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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,228 7,990 51.3 50.1-52.6 4,293 29.1 28.0-30.3 1,792 12.3 11.5-13.2 506 3.6 3.1- 4.2 647 3.6 3.2- 4.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 373 207 54.5 46.7-62.2 95 26.9 20.7-34.1 43 13.1 9.0-18.8 10 2.4 1.1- 5.2 18 3.1 1.8- 5.3
Buncombe 338 169 48.7 42.0-55.5 109 34.1 27.9-41.0 39 12.3 8.1-18.3 11 2.6 1.4- 4.9 10 2.2 1.0- 4.8
Cabarrus 356 191 50.9 43.5-58.2 103 31.9 25.5-39.1 41 11.4 8.0-15.9 10 3.0 1.3- 7.2 11 2.8 1.3- 5.9
Catawba 430 234 58.2 52.2-64.0 123 25.3 20.8-30.4 35 8.2 5.2-12.7 17 4.1 2.3- 7.2 21 4.2 2.4- 7.1
Cumberland 466 248 55.9 49.6-62.0 114 25.1 20.4-30.5 59 11.5 8.4-15.5 16 4.1 2.0- 8.1 29 3.4 2.3- 5.1
Davidson 389 202 49.6 42.8-56.4 115 32.6 26.5-39.4 43 10.8 7.6-15.3 12 2.5 1.3- 4.6 17 4.5 2.2- 8.9
Durham 390 183 46.5 39.3-54.0 138 32.6 26.3-39.5 46 14.3 9.4-21.0 12 2.9 1.3- 6.3 11 3.7 1.6- 8.1
Forsyth 401 202 51.9 45.6-58.2 133 31.5 25.9-37.6 40 10.8 7.3-15.7 14 3.0 1.6- 5.8 12 2.8 1.5- 5.2
Gaston 393 211 48.4 41.4-55.5 102 28.7 22.6-35.6 50 14.3 9.7-20.6 14 5.2 2.0-13.1 16 3.4 1.9- 6.0
Guilford 415 215 53.3 46.3-60.2 120 30.4 24.2-37.4 49 10.0 7.0-14.0 16 2.8 1.6- 4.9 15 3.6 1.9- 6.5
Iredell 417 226 50.7 44.5-56.8 122 33.8 27.9-40.1 39 9.4 6.5-13.5 19 3.3 2.0- 5.3 11 2.9 1.4- 6.0
Johnston 455 239 52.8 46.2-59.2 136 29.8 24.6-35.6 48 9.5 6.8-13.3 14 4.5 1.7-11.2 18 3.4 1.8- 6.4
Mecklenburg 653 335 49.2 44.3-54.0 222 34.5 30.1-39.2 65 10.7 8.0-14.3 12 2.2 1.2- 4.1 19 3.4 1.8- 6.6
New Hanover 360 182 46.7 39.5-54.1 124 32.5 26.5-39.1 37 14.8 9.3-22.8 6 1.1 0.4- 2.7 11 4.9 2.0-11.3
Onslow 395 215 55.6 49.0-62.0 113 29.2 23.4-35.8 47 12.5 8.7-17.7 8 1.3 0.6- 2.8 12 1.4 0.7- 2.5
Orange 368 167 47.4 40.2-54.7 131 34.4 28.1-41.3 51 14.1 10.1-19.3 11 3.0 1.3- 6.6 8 1.1 0.5- 2.4
Pitt 379 202 50.7 43.6-57.8 104 26.1 20.9-32.1 49 15.1 10.1-21.8 15 5.8 2.7-12.0 9 2.3 1.1- 5.0
Randolph 386 219 57.1 49.9-64.1 91 24.6 19.4-30.8 42 11.5 7.0-18.3 14 3.2 1.7- 5.9 20 3.6 2.1- 6.1
Robeson 376 172 42.6 34.9-50.7 64 23.9 15.2-35.4 94 24.3 18.8-30.8 18 4.2 2.3- 7.4 28 5.1 3.2- 7.9
Rowan 429 207 42.9 36.2-49.9 125 28.5 23.0-34.8 51 14.6 9.6-21.6 27 8.6 4.7-15.0 19 5.4 2.8-10.2
Union 400 228 55.6 48.4-62.5 121 30.5 24.4-37.3 25 5.5 3.4- 8.7 10 4.6 1.4-13.8 16 3.8 2.1- 6.8
Wake 568 280 46.1 40.9-51.3 185 33.6 28.8-38.9 73 14.0 10.6-18.2 15 3.1 1.6- 6.1 15 3.2 1.7- 5.9
Wayne 434 230 49.8 42.3-57.4 109 29.8 22.5-38.5 55 14.2 9.7-20.3 11 2.0 0.9- 4.2 29 4.1 2.7- 6.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,082 2,648 52.1 50.0-54.1 1,335 26.4 24.7-28.2 683 14.0 12.6-15.5 158 3.3 2.6- 4.2 258 4.2 3.5- 5.0
Piedmont 7,353 3,866 50.8 49.0-52.6 2,169 30.2 28.6-31.8 801 11.8 10.6-13.1 248 3.8 3.1- 4.7 269 3.4 2.9- 4.1
Western NC 2,793 1,476 52.1 49.4-54.7 789 30.2 27.8-32.7 308 11.1 9.5-12.8 100 3.2 2.5- 4.2 120 3.4 2.7- 4.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,833 993 52.7 49.6-55.9 520 30.6 27.7-33.7 188 10.8 8.8-13.1 65 3.1 2.2- 4.3 67 2.8 2.1- 3.7
Northwest 3,189 1,637 51.0 48.5-53.6 936 30.3 28.0-32.7 349 11.1 9.6-12.8 129 3.9 3.0- 4.9 138 3.7 3.0- 4.7
Charlotte 2,029 1,109 53.0 49.9-56.1 596 30.1 27.4-33.0 196 10.2 8.4-12.3 54 3.2 2.1- 4.8 74 3.5 2.5- 4.9
Greensboro 1,751 924 52.4 48.5-56.3 493 29.4 25.8-33.3 206 10.7 8.9-12.9 57 3.6 2.3- 5.5 71 3.8 2.7- 5.5
Southern Regional 1,482 736 50.4 46.6-54.3 346 25.7 22.5-29.3 252 15.6 13.1-18.4 59 3.9 2.6- 5.8 89 4.4 3.2- 5.9
Coastal 746 401 54.3 49.3-59.2 222 26.8 23.0-31.0 76 11.8 8.8-15.8 15 1.9 1.0- 3.8 32 5.2 3.2- 8.3
Wake 1,667 840 47.4 43.7-51.1 518 30.6 27.4-34.1 202 14.2 11.4-17.5 54 4.6 3.0- 7.0 53 3.1 2.1- 4.6
Area L 447 211 46.4 40.4-52.4 111 25.5 20.6-31.1 74 18.5 13.8-24.4 17 3.6 1.9- 6.7 34 6.0 4.1- 8.7
Eastern 2,084 1,139 54.7 51.4-57.9 551 27.0 24.2-30.0 249 12.7 10.7-14.9 56 2.8 2.0- 4.1 89 2.9 2.2- 3.8

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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