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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,848 7,746 46.7 45.5-47.8 7,102 53.3 52.2-54.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 373 185 41.9 35.5-48.6 188 58.1 51.4-64.5
Buncombe 341 217 59.3 52.4-65.8 124 40.7 34.2-47.6
Cabarrus 376 207 49.1 42.6-55.5 169 50.9 44.5-57.4
Catawba 378 189 43.5 36.7-50.6 189 56.5 49.4-63.3
Cumberland 423 238 50.3 43.9-56.6 185 49.7 43.4-56.1
Davidson 410 203 40.8 35.0-46.8 207 59.2 53.2-65.0
Durham 391 203 44.6 38.0-51.4 188 55.4 48.6-62.0
Forsyth 400 212 48.7 42.5-55.0 188 51.3 45.0-57.5
Gaston 371 187 44.3 37.8-51.0 184 55.7 49.0-62.2
Guilford 421 226 47.8 41.8-53.8 195 52.2 46.2-58.2
Iredell 427 210 46.4 40.1-52.9 217 53.6 47.1-59.9
Johnston 435 200 37.3 31.6-43.3 235 62.7 56.7-68.4
Mecklenburg 792 449 47.8 43.3-52.3 343 52.2 47.7-56.7
New Hanover 379 239 60.4 53.7-66.7 140 39.6 33.3-46.3
Onslow 368 198 44.1 37.7-50.7 170 55.9 49.3-62.3
Orange 351 199 50.4 43.1-57.7 152 49.6 42.3-56.9
Pitt 381 200 49.3 43.2-55.4 181 50.7 44.6-56.8
Randolph 371 202 46.8 39.5-54.2 169 53.2 45.8-60.5
Robeson 369 141 32.6 26.5-39.3 228 67.4 60.7-73.5
Rowan 424 214 46.7 40.7-52.9 210 53.3 47.1-59.3
Union 373 217 54.0 47.1-60.7 156 46.0 39.3-52.9
Wake 626 369 54.6 49.5-59.7 257 45.4 40.3-50.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 396 217 47.8 41.1-54.6 179 52.2 45.4-58.9
Northeast Partnership II*** 485 225 42.9 37.1-48.8 260 57.1 51.2-62.9
Northeast Partnership I*** 410 182 38.6 33.1-44.4 228 61.4 55.6-66.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 414 197 38.9 33.3-44.7 217 61.1 55.3-66.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 441 209 41.1 35.3-47.2 232 58.9 52.8-64.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 408 216 49.7 43.5-55.9 192 50.3 44.1-56.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 380 157 35.1 29.2-41.5 223 64.9 58.5-70.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 438 241 43.6 37.6-49.8 197 56.4 50.2-62.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 539 273 43.1 37.9-48.5 266 56.9 51.5-62.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 395 187 41.0 35.4-47.0 208 59.0 53.0-64.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 395 207 45.0 38.3-51.9 188 55.0 48.1-61.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 423 223 44.9 39.0-51.1 200 55.1 48.9-61.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 544 307 51.7 45.9-57.4 237 48.3 42.6-54.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,023 475 42.7 38.7-46.9 548 57.3 53.1-61.3
No 13,825 7,271 46.9 45.7-48.1 6,554 53.1 51.9-54.3
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 4,952 2,493 44.7 42.8-46.6 2,459 55.3 53.4-57.2
Piedmont 8,325 4,374 46.6 45.1-48.2 3,951 53.4 51.8-54.9
Western NC 1,571 879 50.8 47.4-54.2 692 49.2 45.8-52.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 885 524 54.1 49.5-58.5 361 45.9 41.5-50.5
Northwest 2,954 1,493 44.9 42.5-47.4 1,461 55.1 52.6-57.5
Charlotte 2,272 1,245 47.0 44.1-49.8 1,027 53.0 50.2-55.9
Greensboro 1,912 1,024 46.8 43.7-50.0 888 53.2 50.0-56.3
Southern Regional 1,512 742 43.6 40.1-47.1 770 56.4 52.9-59.9
Coastal 777 456 53.8 49.1-58.4 321 46.2 41.6-50.9
Wake 2,021 1,014 47.2 44.0-50.3 1,007 52.8 49.7-56.0
Area L 632 297 40.8 36.1-45.8 335 59.2 54.2-63.9
Eastern 1,883 951 44.1 41.0-47.3 932 55.9 52.7-59.0

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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