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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,611 11,931 72.0 70.8-73.1 1,711 12.9 12.1-13.8 945 7.4 6.8- 8.2 902 6.6 5.9- 7.4 122 1.0 0.8- 1.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 385 323 76.8 68.3-83.6 29 11.6 6.1-21.0 19 6.6 3.8-11.1 13 4.4 2.3- 8.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
Buncombe 341 261 73.6 66.9-79.4 34 12.7 8.6-18.4 24 7.9 4.5-13.4 19 5.0 3.0- 8.4 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5
Cabarrus 364 276 73.4 66.8-79.2 46 14.1 9.8-19.8 16 4.6 2.5- 8.3 20 5.4 3.3- 8.8 6 2.5 0.9- 6.9
Catawba 442 341 74.1 68.4-79.1 45 10.1 7.1-14.3 34 9.3 6.4-13.4 20 5.4 3.2- 9.0 2 1.1 0.3- 4.6
Cumberland 465 371 71.8 64.2-78.3 40 14.3 9.7-20.7 25 7.8 3.6-16.0 25 5.6 3.4- 9.1 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Davidson 406 291 64.8 57.6-71.3 42 12.2 8.2-17.7 31 11.2 6.5-18.5 36 9.7 6.5-14.0 6 2.2 0.9- 5.0
Durham 393 315 73.2 65.9-79.4 39 13.2 9.0-19.0 26 9.4 5.4-15.7 13 4.3 2.2- 8.1 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 407 290 67.1 60.8-72.9 63 16.5 12.5-21.5 28 7.8 5.0-12.1 21 6.9 3.9-11.8 5 1.7 0.5- 5.6
Gaston 406 302 66.8 59.1-73.7 53 18.3 12.4-26.2 25 5.9 3.8- 8.9 23 6.6 3.6-11.8 3 2.4 0.7- 8.3
Guilford 420 328 78.8 73.2-83.5 46 11.0 7.6-15.7 25 6.4 4.0-10.1 17 3.1 1.7- 5.6 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Iredell 423 333 76.1 70.3-81.1 43 12.6 8.7-17.9 19 4.7 2.8- 7.8 23 5.8 3.5- 9.3 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Johnston 464 342 66.3 59.8-72.3 61 15.4 11.6-20.1 34 10.6 6.4-17.0 22 6.9 4.2-11.2 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
Mecklenburg 670 501 70.4 65.5-74.9 86 15.6 12.1-19.9 47 8.2 5.8-11.3 31 4.7 2.9- 7.5 5 1.1 0.3- 3.4
New Hanover 369 293 72.8 64.4-79.9 36 12.1 7.4-19.3 24 10.9 5.9-19.3 14 3.7 2.0- 6.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
Onslow 402 324 77.3 71.4-82.3 49 14.2 10.4-19.0 13 5.3 2.6-10.5 14 3.1 1.7- 5.6 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8
Orange 375 268 65.4 57.4-72.6 61 18.3 13.8-24.0 18 4.1 2.5- 6.7 25 11.7 5.9-22.0 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7
Pitt 389 323 79.0 72.1-84.6 30 9.3 5.7-14.9 14 4.3 2.2- 8.4 20 7.2 3.9-12.8 2 0.2 0.0- 0.6
Randolph 388 286 68.1 60.9-74.6 48 16.4 11.3-23.3 25 7.4 4.5-11.8 26 7.4 4.5-11.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Robeson 392 282 64.4 56.5-71.6 43 13.7 9.2-19.8 33 10.3 6.8-15.2 27 7.8 4.7-12.6 7 3.8 1.6- 9.2
Rowan 440 334 70.8 63.4-77.2 46 10.8 6.9-16.7 26 9.0 5.0-15.9 28 7.0 4.4-10.9 6 2.4 0.9- 6.2
Union 404 285 62.7 55.1-69.7 61 18.7 13.5-25.2 33 7.1 4.7-10.7 21 6.8 3.5-12.7 4 4.8 1.4-14.8
Wake 577 451 77.7 73.0-81.8 65 11.5 8.5-15.3 39 5.8 4.1- 8.2 21 4.9 2.8- 8.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Wayne 439 344 72.6 63.9-79.8 48 16.7 10.1-26.5 17 3.9 2.2- 6.8 25 4.9 3.1- 7.6 5 1.9 0.6- 5.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,230 4,118 72.9 70.8-74.8 539 12.8 11.4-14.3 267 7.0 5.8- 8.4 267 6.4 5.4- 7.5 39 1.0 0.7- 1.6
Piedmont 7,517 5,702 72.3 70.6-73.9 871 13.2 12.0-14.5 476 7.4 6.5- 8.4 406 6.1 5.2- 7.2 62 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Western NC 2,864 2,111 68.8 66.1-71.4 301 12.2 10.5-14.1 202 8.8 7.1-10.8 229 9.4 7.8-11.3 21 0.8 0.4- 1.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,880 1,349 67.3 64.1-70.3 213 13.2 11.0-15.8 150 9.4 7.6-11.5 152 9.3 7.6-11.4 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Northwest 3,270 2,476 70.9 68.4-73.3 349 12.3 10.8-14.0 198 7.8 6.3- 9.6 218 7.8 6.4- 9.5 29 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Charlotte 2,073 1,547 70.2 67.2-73.1 262 14.7 12.5-17.2 134 7.2 5.7- 9.1 111 5.9 4.5- 7.6 19 2.0 1.1- 3.5
Greensboro 1,787 1,373 73.6 69.9-77.0 200 13.1 10.4-16.4 104 7.1 5.4- 9.4 95 5.2 3.9- 6.9 15 1.0 0.5- 1.8
Southern Regional 1,525 1,172 71.3 67.4-74.8 158 13.2 10.7-16.1 95 7.3 5.1-10.2 86 7.1 5.3- 9.5 14 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Coastal 768 610 74.7 69.9-79.1 77 11.8 8.9-15.7 41 7.3 4.7-11.0 35 5.1 3.4- 7.8 5 1.0 0.3- 3.0
Wake 1,699 1,304 73.4 69.7-76.7 195 12.3 10.1-15.0 119 7.8 6.1-10.0 73 6.2 4.1- 9.3 8 0.3 0.1- 0.6
Area L 471 380 71.6 65.1-77.4 41 11.5 8.0-16.2 26 10.8 6.6-17.3 22 5.3 3.3- 8.5 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2
Eastern 2,138 1,720 75.4 72.2-78.3 216 12.5 10.3-15.1 78 4.6 3.3- 6.3 110 6.7 5.1- 8.6 14 0.9 0.4- 1.8

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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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