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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,487 13,721 86.7 85.8-87.5 1,148 8.4 7.7- 9.1 331 2.8 2.4- 3.3 133 1.1 0.8- 1.4 154 1.1 0.9- 1.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 391 344 84.9 78.1-89.9 32 10.6 6.5-16.9 8 1.7 0.8- 3.7 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 4 2.3 0.6- 8.3
Buncombe 357 312 85.4 79.5-89.8 31 9.9 6.3-15.3 7 2.2 0.9- 5.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 6 2.2 0.8- 6.0
Cabarrus 387 356 90.4 85.3-93.9 23 7.9 4.7-13.1 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
Catawba 402 375 93.6 90.3-95.9 23 5.0 3.2- 7.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
Cumberland 443 402 87.6 82.4-91.4 28 6.9 4.4-10.6 7 3.6 1.5- 8.4 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
Davidson 422 371 84.0 78.5-88.3 25 6.3 4.0- 9.8 14 5.0 2.8- 8.9 8 2.1 1.0- 4.5 4 2.6 0.9- 7.7
Durham 395 351 86.1 79.7-90.7 28 6.7 4.4-10.1 11 4.1 1.8- 8.8 2 2.3 0.4-11.6 3 0.8 0.3- 2.7
Forsyth 415 360 84.2 78.7-88.5 35 8.0 5.4-11.7 13 5.7 2.9-10.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1
Gaston 387 349 88.4 82.7-92.4 27 7.7 4.4-13.0 6 2.6 1.1- 6.2 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 2 0.8 0.1- 4.5
Guilford 441 378 85.7 81.3-89.3 40 8.9 6.2-12.8 11 2.6 1.3- 5.0 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 8 2.2 1.0- 4.9
Iredell 440 404 87.1 80.5-91.7 25 8.8 5.2-14.6 6 2.9 0.9- 9.3 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6
Johnston 450 396 85.3 78.9-90.0 35 7.6 4.9-11.5 9 5.0 1.9-12.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Mecklenburg 822 731 84.3 79.7-88.0 68 12.3 9.0-16.7 17 2.7 1.4- 5.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3
New Hanover 389 349 88.7 84.4-91.9 28 6.9 4.6-10.3 6 2.5 1.1- 5.6 3 1.2 0.4- 3.5 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4
Onslow 387 351 90.0 85.3-93.4 22 5.5 3.4- 8.9 10 3.1 1.2- 7.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9
Orange 359 327 91.7 87.6-94.5 22 6.1 3.8- 9.8 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.0 4 1.0 0.3- 3.4
Pitt 395 361 89.0 84.1-92.5 23 5.7 3.6- 8.9 7 3.8 1.7- 8.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
Randolph 387 333 86.1 80.7-90.2 35 7.9 5.3-11.6 8 2.2 0.8- 5.9 10 3.8 1.7- 8.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Robeson 391 301 73.5 67.2-78.9 52 15.0 10.9-20.4 27 8.9 5.6-13.8 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Rowan 442 386 87.8 83.0-91.3 32 7.0 4.2-11.3 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 7 1.5 0.6- 3.4 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Union 388 350 88.6 82.5-92.7 27 9.2 5.3-15.4 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 6 1.5 0.6- 3.4
Wake 649 611 93.5 90.6-95.5 27 4.1 2.6- 6.2 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7 3 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 417 375 88.3 82.8-92.3 33 9.2 5.7-14.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 4 1.5 0.4- 5.3
Northeast Partnership II*** 505 441 85.8 81.3-89.4 41 9.5 6.5-13.8 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 10 1.8 0.9- 3.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 432 379 86.0 79.6-90.7 32 6.3 4.3- 9.2 12 5.3 2.0-13.1 5 1.8 0.6- 5.3 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 439 386 84.4 79.2-88.5 34 9.5 6.4-14.0 12 4.5 2.4- 8.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 6 1.2 0.5- 3.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 467 404 85.7 80.4-89.8 41 7.6 5.4-10.8 12 5.0 2.2-11.0 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8 5 1.0 0.3- 2.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 429 373 87.4 83.3-90.6 34 7.3 5.0-10.7 15 3.9 2.2- 6.8 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 391 349 84.6 77.6-89.7 21 9.1 4.9-16.2 8 1.6 0.7- 3.5 8 2.2 1.0- 4.7 5 2.5 0.9- 6.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 457 411 86.2 79.5-91.0 31 10.2 5.9-17.1 8 1.9 0.9- 4.2 4 0.7 0.3- 2.2 3 0.9 0.2- 3.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 566 492 83.2 77.8-87.4 42 7.3 5.0-10.4 18 4.4 2.4- 8.2 7 2.8 1.1- 7.2 7 2.3 0.8- 6.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 416 359 83.3 77.4-87.9 35 10.9 7.0-16.8 10 3.2 1.6- 6.3 4 1.3 0.4- 3.6 8 1.3 0.6- 2.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 417 354 83.6 77.9-88.1 41 12.3 8.2-18.1 13 2.6 1.4- 4.7 6 1.0 0.4- 2.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 449 397 86.7 81.5-90.6 32 9.4 6.0-14.5 9 2.0 0.9- 4.4 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 6 1.1 0.4- 3.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 563 503 88.0 83.1-91.6 43 7.9 5.1-12.1 7 1.5 0.6- 3.8 7 2.5 1.0- 6.3 3 0.1 0.0- 0.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,071 932 85.0 81.4-88.0 90 9.7 7.2-12.9 23 2.9 1.6- 5.3 9 1.0 0.4- 2.1 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4
No 14,416 12,789 86.8 85.9-87.6 1,058 8.3 7.6- 9.0 308 2.8 2.4- 3.3 124 1.1 0.8- 1.4 137 1.1 0.8- 1.3
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,188 4,560 86.2 84.7-87.6 402 8.0 7.1- 9.1 130 3.8 3.0- 5.0 35 0.8 0.5- 1.2 61 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Piedmont 8,653 7,713 86.9 85.7-88.0 609 8.3 7.4- 9.3 169 2.5 2.1- 3.1 83 1.1 0.8- 1.5 79 1.1 0.9- 1.5
Western NC 1,646 1,448 86.9 84.2-89.2 137 9.2 7.3-11.6 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9 15 1.4 0.6- 2.9 14 0.7 0.3- 1.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 920 815 87.2 83.5-90.1 74 8.5 6.1-11.7 14 1.7 0.9- 3.3 8 1.8 0.7- 4.4 9 0.8 0.3- 1.9
Northwest 3,089 2,734 86.0 84.0-87.9 227 8.8 7.3-10.6 67 3.0 2.2- 4.2 33 0.9 0.6- 1.4 28 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Charlotte 2,366 2,117 85.8 83.2-88.0 175 10.3 8.3-12.7 43 2.6 1.7- 3.9 13 0.6 0.3- 1.4 18 0.7 0.4- 1.1
Greensboro 1,989 1,748 85.7 83.3-87.9 156 9.1 7.4-11.2 40 2.3 1.6- 3.5 23 1.3 0.7- 2.2 22 1.6 0.9- 2.7
Southern Regional 1,587 1,367 84.6 81.5-87.1 133 8.6 6.8-10.9 52 4.4 2.8- 6.6 14 1.2 0.6- 2.2 21 1.3 0.7- 2.5
Coastal 812 715 87.2 84.2-89.8 64 8.1 6.1-10.7 20 2.8 1.8- 4.4 6 0.8 0.3- 1.8 7 1.1 0.4- 2.6
Wake 2,083 1,876 89.9 87.9-91.6 127 5.5 4.4- 6.8 41 2.3 1.5- 3.6 20 1.4 0.7- 2.7 19 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Area L 669 591 84.2 79.6-88.0 49 8.8 6.3-12.3 17 5.1 2.7- 9.3 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Eastern 1,972 1,758 87.5 85.0-89.7 143 7.8 6.2- 9.8 37 2.8 1.6- 4.7 13 0.8 0.4- 1.5 21 1.1 0.6- 2.0

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^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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