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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 9,537 6,519 68.3 66.8-69.8 1,194 12.6 11.6-13.6 456 4.3 3.8- 4.9 759 6.9 6.3- 7.6 609 7.9 6.9- 9.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 262 196 70.7 62.9-77.4 29 13.2 8.8-19.3 9 4.1 1.7- 9.6 12 4.9 2.6- 9.1 16 7.1 3.5-13.9
Buncombe 214 153 72.9 64.8-79.7 32 14.8 10.0-21.4 8 2.9 1.4- 6.1 12 4.0 2.1- 7.4 9 5.4 2.1-13.2
Cabarrus 223 164 72.3 62.4-80.4 22 12.8 6.7-22.9 8 2.8 1.3- 6.1 15 4.7 2.7- 8.3 14 7.4 3.5-14.7
Catawba 262 180 66.5 58.3-73.8 38 15.8 10.3-23.4 13 4.8 2.4- 9.5 13 3.6 1.9- 6.8 18 9.3 5.1-16.2
Cumberland 303 208 69.0 61.9-75.4 40 13.5 9.3-19.2 11 5.3 2.1-13.0 24 6.9 4.4-10.6 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6
Davidson 235 143 66.8 58.4-74.3 33 12.2 8.1-17.9 19 6.1 3.6-10.1 22 9.4 5.2-16.4 18 5.5 3.0- 9.7
Durham 245 182 68.8 60.8-75.7 22 10.2 6.1-16.5 8 1.7 0.8- 3.5 20 10.4 6.3-16.7 13 9.0 5.1-15.3
Forsyth 244 180 71.9 63.2-79.2 31 11.5 7.8-16.8 9 3.3 1.6- 6.7 14 5.2 2.8- 9.6 10 8.1 3.2-19.1
Gaston 236 138 58.4 48.9-67.3 37 15.6 9.8-24.0 19 8.7 4.3-17.0 22 8.2 5.0-13.1 20 9.1 4.6-17.1
Guilford 253 179 65.5 55.5-74.2 31 12.0 7.9-17.9 9 3.7 1.8- 7.5 19 6.6 3.5-12.1 15 12.2 5.4-25.3
Iredell 273 187 67.8 59.9-74.7 31 11.4 7.0-17.9 23 9.0 5.2-15.1 16 5.4 3.1- 9.4 16 6.5 3.5-11.7
Johnston 283 192 69.2 61.7-75.8 44 13.7 9.6-19.2 10 2.5 1.2- 4.8 23 8.6 5.0-14.4 14 6.1 3.2-11.3
Mecklenburg 394 277 72.9 67.2-78.0 52 11.8 8.7-15.9 16 3.2 1.9- 5.5 25 4.5 2.9- 7.0 24 7.5 4.4-12.5
New Hanover 221 168 78.1 71.3-83.7 30 13.0 8.7-19.0 8 3.1 1.5- 6.5 10 3.9 1.8- 8.0 5 1.9 0.8- 4.9
Onslow 234 173 71.1 62.6-78.3 32 14.8 9.5-22.3 9 4.5 2.2- 9.0 13 4.9 2.6- 9.1 7 4.7 1.7-12.8
Orange 220 165 76.9 69.0-83.2 22 7.7 4.9-11.8 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8 21 8.8 5.2-14.4 7 4.4 1.3-13.9
Pitt 265 196 72.2 64.1-79.0 23 9.8 5.6-16.4 10 3.1 1.6- 5.9 20 7.9 4.2-14.6 16 7.0 3.8-12.5
Randolph 245 163 64.5 55.4-72.6 34 16.8 11.0-24.9 16 4.6 2.7- 7.8 15 6.3 3.1-12.5 17 7.7 3.6-15.7
Robeson 250 151 57.2 49.2-64.8 34 15.0 9.9-22.2 13 5.2 2.8- 9.4 26 9.2 5.9-14.1 26 13.4 8.5-20.5
Rowan 261 173 69.0 61.3-75.8 30 13.3 8.7-19.7 21 7.3 4.5-11.6 24 6.7 4.2-10.6 13 3.7 2.0- 6.8
Union 253 171 69.4 61.3-76.5 28 8.5 5.6-12.8 17 5.7 3.3- 9.7 19 6.8 4.0-11.4 18 9.6 4.6-19.0
Wake 332 243 71.0 64.0-77.1 37 14.2 9.4-21.0 11 3.3 1.7- 6.1 21 4.9 2.9- 8.0 20 6.7 4.0-11.0
Wayne 299 212 77.6 71.9-82.4 32 8.7 5.9-12.8 9 2.0 1.0- 4.2 24 6.0 3.9- 9.3 22 5.7 3.5- 9.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,287 2,276 69.3 67.1-71.5 418 12.5 11.1-14.0 127 3.7 2.9- 4.8 250 7.2 6.0- 8.5 216 7.3 6.0- 8.9
Piedmont 4,553 3,164 68.8 66.6-70.9 543 12.2 10.8-13.8 231 4.3 3.6- 5.1 334 6.4 5.5- 7.4 281 8.3 6.8-10.1
Western NC 1,697 1,079 64.0 60.8-67.1 233 14.2 12.0-16.6 98 5.5 4.3- 7.0 175 8.8 7.3-10.5 112 7.5 5.5-10.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,100 695 66.2 62.4-69.8 162 14.4 11.9-17.3 61 4.9 3.6- 6.7 124 9.2 7.3-11.5 58 5.3 3.6- 7.9
Northwest 1,969 1,315 66.8 63.6-69.9 244 12.5 10.6-14.7 129 5.8 4.7- 7.3 146 6.9 5.4- 8.7 135 8.0 6.0-10.5
Charlotte 1,251 845 68.9 65.1-72.4 156 11.9 9.7-14.5 70 5.5 4.0- 7.5 92 5.6 4.4- 7.2 88 8.1 5.9-11.0
Greensboro 1,110 792 68.0 63.2-72.4 128 12.3 9.8-15.3 43 3.8 2.6- 5.6 82 6.7 4.9- 9.0 65 9.3 5.8-14.4
Southern Regional 953 616 65.4 61.0-69.5 124 12.8 10.2-16.0 40 4.4 2.8- 7.0 84 7.4 5.7- 9.6 89 10.0 7.3-13.5
Coastal 459 329 72.7 67.3-77.4 61 14.3 10.5-19.0 17 3.1 1.7- 5.5 26 4.8 3.1- 7.4 26 5.2 3.4- 7.8
Wake 1,023 738 69.5 64.8-73.8 118 12.4 9.4-16.3 32 2.6 1.6- 4.1 79 6.8 5.2- 9.0 56 8.7 5.8-12.7
Area L 303 207 68.9 62.1-75.0 40 12.6 8.6-17.9 13 3.4 1.7- 6.7 23 6.6 4.1-10.6 20 8.5 5.0-14.0
Eastern 1,369 982 70.8 67.0-74.3 161 11.8 9.8-14.3 51 3.5 2.5- 5.0 103 8.0 5.8-10.8 72 5.9 3.9- 8.8

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*This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam 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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