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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Women's Health

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,422 4,083 68.0 66.3-69.7 1,020 13.9 12.8-15.1 374 5.0 4.3- 5.8 790 8.8 7.9- 9.7 155 4.3 3.3- 5.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 149 96 62.3 52.2-71.4 24 19.0 12.4-28.1 5 3.8 1.4- 9.7 19 9.3 5.7-14.9 5 5.6 1.7-17.1
Buncombe 142 83 64.5 54.4-73.5 32 20.1 13.6-28.7 7 3.6 1.5- 8.6 16 6.3 3.6-10.7 4 5.5 1.7-16.3
Cabarrus 141 99 67.3 54.8-77.7 16 11.7 6.1-21.4 9 5.1 2.3-11.1 13 7.3 3.7-13.8 4 8.6 2.7-24.1
Catawba 176 110 62.0 52.4-70.8 34 18.4 12.3-26.6 11 7.2 3.3-15.2 15 5.8 3.1-10.5 6 6.5 2.4-16.5
Cumberland 215 143 68.1 59.6-75.6 31 15.3 10.2-22.4 11 7.2 2.9-16.4 27 8.6 5.6-13.0 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6
Davidson 157 95 70.2 60.5-78.4 24 12.9 7.5-21.4 12 5.2 2.7- 9.6 24 11.1 6.9-17.5 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5
Durham 190 137 70.7 62.2-77.9 21 11.7 7.2-18.4 11 4.7 2.3- 9.3 18 9.8 5.7-16.2 3 3.2 1.0- 9.8
Forsyth 171 117 71.1 60.8-79.6 23 10.5 6.7-16.1 10 4.2 2.1- 8.2 18 9.8 4.5-20.3 3 4.3 0.9-17.5
Gaston 150 87 62.6 50.9-73.0 28 13.4 8.5-20.4 9 8.2 3.0-20.4 21 10.4 6.1-17.0 5 5.4 1.4-19.3
Guilford 174 123 75.9 65.9-83.7 18 8.3 4.6-14.6 9 2.8 1.3- 5.8 18 6.7 3.3-13.1 6 6.3 2.2-16.9
Iredell 183 115 66.6 57.4-74.7 29 16.3 10.3-24.9 13 6.5 3.4-12.3 24 8.8 5.4-13.9 2 1.8 0.3-10.1
Johnston 190 130 75.5 67.2-82.2 32 12.4 8.3-18.2 5 1.5 0.6- 4.0 22 9.1 5.2-15.4 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7
Mecklenburg 296 198 74.6 68.5-79.9 53 14.7 10.9-19.6 10 2.5 1.3- 4.9 31 7.6 4.7-12.2 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
New Hanover 152 106 75.8 67.7-82.4 25 11.9 7.7-17.9 6 3.4 1.4- 8.1 14 8.4 4.6-14.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5
Onslow 161 113 73.7 64.1-81.4 25 13.5 8.3-21.3 8 2.7 1.2- 5.9 10 4.3 2.0- 9.0 5 5.8 1.9-16.0
Orange 168 111 68.5 59.2-76.6 28 15.8 10.4-23.4 9 4.6 2.3- 9.1 18 7.2 4.2-12.0 2 3.9 0.7-18.4
Pitt 191 131 71.8 62.8-79.4 23 8.6 5.4-13.6 11 4.6 2.3- 8.9 19 6.9 4.2-11.2 7 8.1 3.3-18.6
Randolph 156 85 56.7 45.6-67.2 33 22.8 15.0-33.1 15 5.8 3.3-10.0 20 10.5 5.7-18.5 3 4.1 0.8-19.6
Robeson 172 97 53.5 44.0-62.7 32 22.2 14.7-32.0 9 4.7 2.3- 9.2 29 15.5 10.3-22.7 5 4.1 1.5-11.1
Rowan 168 94 63.9 53.7-72.9 25 12.6 7.7-19.8 16 8.7 4.8-15.1 31 14.5 9.6-21.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Union 179 108 62.2 52.5-71.1 31 14.6 9.7-21.2 15 7.0 4.0-12.2 22 8.9 5.4-14.4 3 7.3 2.1-22.0
Wake 269 189 70.9 62.9-77.7 41 14.7 10.2-20.6 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 22 5.7 3.5- 9.1 6 6.2 2.3-15.8
Wayne 201 132 74.1 66.3-80.6 31 12.8 8.2-19.5 13 5.2 2.9- 9.4 25 7.9 5.0-12.3 0 0.0 . - .
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,205 1,448 69.5 66.9-72.1 344 13.7 12.0-15.7 117 5.9 4.3- 7.9 248 8.0 6.9- 9.3 48 2.9 1.9- 4.2
Piedmont 3,136 2,028 69.1 66.6-71.5 484 13.2 11.8-14.9 189 4.5 3.7- 5.4 367 8.4 7.2- 9.7 68 4.8 3.3- 7.0
Western NC 1,081 607 59.4 55.3-63.3 192 17.4 14.5-20.9 68 5.7 4.2- 7.6 175 12.5 10.3-15.0 39 5.0 3.1- 8.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 722 387 59.9 55.0-64.6 140 17.3 14.0-21.1 49 6.2 4.4- 8.7 125 12.5 10.0-15.5 21 4.1 2.2- 7.8
Northwest 1,271 790 65.6 61.7-69.4 195 14.6 12.1-17.5 85 5.2 4.0- 6.7 167 10.7 8.3-13.5 34 3.9 2.3- 6.6
Charlotte 855 553 69.8 65.5-73.8 137 12.9 10.5-15.7 48 5.0 3.4- 7.3 100 8.6 6.6-11.2 17 3.7 1.9- 7.3
Greensboro 738 468 69.3 64.1-74.0 119 13.6 10.7-17.2 41 3.9 2.7- 5.7 90 8.3 6.0-11.3 20 4.9 2.6- 9.3
Southern Regional 668 423 66.1 60.8-70.9 108 15.2 11.8-19.2 37 5.8 3.5- 9.3 83 9.2 7.0-12.1 17 3.8 1.7- 8.2
Coastal 309 201 68.2 61.5-74.3 57 16.9 12.4-22.8 16 5.2 2.8- 9.4 27 6.4 4.2- 9.6 8 3.2 1.4- 7.2
Wake 763 530 69.7 64.5-74.5 108 13.1 10.2-16.7 34 3.4 2.3- 5.2 76 7.4 5.5- 9.7 15 6.4 3.3-12.2
Area L 196 126 70.5 62.6-77.4 27 12.3 7.9-18.7 15 7.8 4.2-14.1 19 6.8 4.1-11.1 9 2.6 1.3- 5.1
Eastern 900 605 71.6 67.0-75.8 129 11.8 9.4-14.5 49 6.4 3.6-11.0 103 7.6 6.0- 9.6 14 2.7 1.4- 5.3

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*Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator. This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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