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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,051 6,956 39.8 38.6-41.0 929 7.2 6.6- 7.8 397 3.4 3.0- 4.0 6,769 49.6 48.3-50.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 365 190 41.5 34.6-48.8 21 7.1 3.4-14.1 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 149 50.1 42.2-57.9
Buncombe 337 192 54.6 47.8-61.3 34 12.8 8.6-18.7 12 4.7 2.3- 9.5 99 27.8 22.5-33.8
Cabarrus 351 172 44.1 37.0-51.5 17 5.5 3.0-10.1 8 5.1 2.1-12.0 154 45.2 37.9-52.7
Catawba 434 192 38.6 33.0-44.4 30 8.8 5.5-13.8 14 3.9 1.8- 8.2 198 48.7 42.5-54.8
Cumberland 450 218 43.4 37.2-49.8 32 5.8 3.9- 8.5 12 3.7 1.8- 7.4 188 47.1 40.5-53.8
Davidson 386 166 39.8 33.3-46.8 19 3.4 2.0- 5.5 10 3.2 1.5- 6.8 191 53.6 46.7-60.3
Durham 374 177 38.4 31.4-45.8 30 9.4 5.6-15.5 19 5.1 2.9- 8.7 148 47.1 39.6-54.8
Forsyth 387 178 40.8 34.8-47.2 24 7.4 4.3-12.4 17 4.6 2.6- 8.1 168 47.2 40.7-53.7
Gaston 386 160 34.6 28.6-41.2 17 4.8 2.5- 9.1 10 1.7 0.9- 3.4 199 58.8 51.9-65.4
Guilford 406 197 41.8 35.1-48.9 23 6.5 4.0-10.5 17 4.9 2.9- 8.4 169 46.7 39.6-54.0
Iredell 412 183 40.7 34.9-46.8 21 6.2 3.7-10.2 18 4.3 2.5- 7.2 190 48.8 42.7-55.0
Johnston 450 205 38.4 32.5-44.7 25 4.3 2.8- 6.8 11 1.8 0.9- 3.5 209 55.4 49.0-61.7
Mecklenburg 637 332 46.3 41.4-51.2 49 8.7 6.3-11.9 21 4.4 2.5- 7.8 235 40.6 35.8-45.7
New Hanover 355 194 47.9 40.6-55.2 26 12.2 7.2-20.0 11 2.9 1.2- 6.9 124 37.1 29.8-44.9
Onslow 391 198 43.9 37.7-50.2 20 7.6 4.0-14.0 8 2.6 1.2- 5.6 165 46.0 39.6-52.4
Orange 362 156 35.6 29.6-42.2 35 11.6 7.6-17.3 9 3.6 1.7- 7.3 162 49.2 41.9-56.5
Pitt 375 163 39.3 32.7-46.2 18 5.8 3.0-10.8 9 2.4 1.0- 5.7 185 52.6 45.4-59.6
Randolph 383 166 33.7 28.0-40.0 25 8.2 5.1-13.0 5 2.7 0.9- 7.2 187 55.4 48.5-62.1
Robeson 367 127 25.7 20.2-32.1 27 5.4 3.5- 8.4 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 206 67.2 60.2-73.6
Rowan 422 176 32.9 27.5-38.8 27 7.4 4.6-11.6 8 4.0 1.3-11.4 211 55.7 49.0-62.2
Union 397 177 36.8 30.5-43.7 27 8.2 5.2-12.7 13 4.5 2.1- 9.5 180 50.4 43.4-57.4
Wake 557 274 44.0 38.8-49.2 39 7.0 4.9- 9.8 21 4.6 2.9- 7.4 223 44.4 39.1-49.9
Wayne 433 185 35.8 29.5-42.8 18 3.1 1.8- 5.2 17 4.9 2.8- 8.4 213 56.2 48.9-63.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,025 2,282 38.6 36.7-40.5 283 6.4 5.4- 7.7 128 2.9 2.3- 3.8 2,332 52.0 49.9-54.1
Piedmont 7,236 3,335 39.7 38.0-41.4 467 7.3 6.4- 8.2 212 3.9 3.2- 4.7 3,222 49.2 47.4-51.0
Western NC 2,790 1,339 42.6 40.0-45.2 179 8.4 7.0-10.1 57 2.7 1.9- 3.9 1,215 46.3 43.7-48.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,835 914 43.7 40.7-46.8 118 8.9 7.1-11.2 38 3.0 1.9- 4.5 765 44.4 41.3-47.5
Northwest 3,156 1,386 39.2 36.7-41.7 190 6.8 5.6- 8.3 87 3.2 2.4- 4.2 1,493 50.9 48.3-53.4
Charlotte 1,990 932 41.0 38.1-44.0 129 7.9 6.4- 9.7 56 3.6 2.5- 5.2 873 47.5 44.4-50.6
Greensboro 1,725 817 39.0 35.3-42.7 117 7.2 5.6- 9.2 40 3.6 2.4- 5.5 751 50.2 46.3-54.2
Southern Regional 1,457 617 36.6 33.2-40.2 99 6.8 5.2- 8.8 36 3.0 1.9- 4.7 705 53.6 49.7-57.4
Coastal 731 388 46.4 41.5-51.4 40 8.9 5.4-14.3 16 2.0 1.0- 3.7 287 42.7 37.7-47.9
Wake 1,637 756 39.0 35.6-42.5 107 6.7 5.3- 8.6 58 4.5 3.1- 6.5 716 49.8 46.0-53.5
Area L 441 187 35.1 29.8-40.7 27 7.1 4.5-11.2 10 2.0 0.9- 4.3 217 55.8 49.7-61.6
Eastern 2,079 959 39.7 36.6-42.9 102 5.8 4.3- 7.9 56 3.5 2.4- 5.2 962 50.9 47.6-54.3

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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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