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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,939 1,826 10.5 9.8-11.2 3,614 22.0 21.0-23.1 7,116 50.4 49.2-51.7 1,629 12.1 11.3-13.0 754 4.9 4.4- 5.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 355 45 8.8 6.1-12.5 76 17.7 13.3-23.2 171 53.5 45.4-61.3 43 15.4 9.3-24.4 20 4.7 2.6- 8.2
Buncombe 338 39 8.8 5.4-13.9 75 21.3 16.6-26.9 177 54.5 47.7-61.1 32 10.1 6.5-15.5 15 5.4 2.9- 9.6
Cabarrus 349 46 10.0 6.9-14.2 85 19.1 14.7-24.4 161 54.4 47.0-61.5 42 11.9 8.2-17.0 15 4.7 2.3- 9.3
Catawba 426 39 8.5 5.5-13.0 101 20.9 16.6-26.1 218 54.9 48.7-60.9 46 10.8 7.7-15.0 22 4.9 2.9- 7.9
Cumberland 452 73 14.5 10.9-19.1 126 26.2 21.0-32.2 199 44.8 38.5-51.2 32 10.6 5.8-18.6 22 3.9 2.3- 6.5
Davidson 378 42 7.9 5.5-11.2 84 18.4 13.7-24.3 177 51.6 44.7-58.4 48 14.1 10.1-19.3 27 8.0 5.1-12.4
Durham 372 42 10.1 6.9-14.6 105 27.4 21.0-34.7 178 48.4 40.8-56.0 32 10.9 7.0-16.8 15 3.2 1.8- 5.9
Forsyth 392 42 8.6 6.0-12.3 86 20.0 15.7-25.1 212 56.8 50.4-62.9 39 12.1 8.2-17.3 13 2.6 1.3- 5.2
Gaston 385 53 11.4 8.2-15.8 105 27.1 21.0-34.1 170 49.6 42.4-56.8 40 8.0 5.4-11.7 17 3.9 2.3- 6.5
Guilford 406 49 11.7 7.3-18.1 103 21.5 16.8-27.2 197 50.6 43.5-57.7 37 9.6 6.2-14.6 20 6.6 3.9-10.9
Iredell 407 34 6.7 4.3-10.3 116 25.5 20.6-31.0 192 50.5 44.4-56.7 45 11.9 8.4-16.7 20 5.4 3.1- 9.1
Johnston 447 44 8.7 6.0-12.6 94 18.1 14.1-23.0 229 55.0 48.4-61.4 57 14.2 9.8-20.2 23 3.9 2.4- 6.4
Mecklenburg 635 81 11.8 9.0-15.4 196 30.3 25.9-35.1 278 44.7 39.8-49.7 56 10.3 7.6-13.9 24 2.9 1.8- 4.5
New Hanover 357 29 7.5 4.8-11.6 96 24.8 18.8-32.0 156 44.5 37.3-51.9 47 15.7 10.7-22.5 29 7.5 4.8-11.6
Onslow 390 36 7.0 4.5-10.6 76 16.0 12.2-20.7 191 46.7 40.2-53.2 59 22.3 16.4-29.6 28 8.0 5.1-12.4
Orange 366 46 11.2 7.9-15.7 104 29.9 22.9-38.0 167 43.9 37.1-51.0 34 10.8 6.7-17.0 15 4.1 2.3- 7.5
Pitt 367 51 11.1 7.6-15.8 79 15.5 12.0-19.9 183 55.2 48.0-62.1 39 14.0 9.3-20.5 15 4.3 2.1- 8.4
Randolph 385 47 9.0 6.5-12.5 87 17.2 13.3-21.9 186 51.5 44.2-58.7 44 14.1 9.6-20.3 21 8.2 4.2-15.4
Robeson 363 73 15.6 11.4-21.1 91 22.6 17.2-29.0 157 50.0 41.4-58.7 23 7.8 4.5-13.2 19 3.9 2.3- 6.6
Rowan 419 55 11.7 7.8-17.1 96 21.7 16.8-27.7 200 49.6 42.7-56.5 47 11.9 8.2-17.1 21 5.1 2.7- 9.2
Union 395 50 9.9 7.0-14.0 92 19.1 14.9-24.2 195 48.1 41.2-55.1 40 15.7 10.0-23.7 18 7.2 3.4-14.8
Wake 561 56 9.2 6.6-12.8 139 24.4 20.2-29.2 286 52.8 47.4-58.0 64 11.8 8.5-16.1 16 1.8 1.1- 3.0
Wayne 419 69 13.8 10.0-18.8 106 20.6 15.8-26.5 182 49.3 41.6-57.0 41 8.5 5.8-12.4 21 7.8 3.0-19.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 4,998 693 12.0 10.9-13.3 1,189 20.8 19.2-22.5 2,303 48.6 46.5-50.8 531 12.6 11.2-14.2 282 5.9 4.9- 7.2
Piedmont 7,191 860 10.3 9.3-11.4 1,803 23.2 21.7-24.7 3,424 50.8 49.0-52.6 769 11.5 10.4-12.8 335 4.2 3.6- 4.9
Western NC 2,750 273 8.1 6.8- 9.5 622 19.7 17.8-21.7 1,389 52.4 49.7-55.1 329 13.8 11.9-16.1 137 6.0 4.6- 7.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,809 177 7.5 6.1- 9.3 427 21.2 18.9-23.8 924 53.3 50.1-56.4 199 12.4 10.4-14.7 82 5.6 4.1- 7.6
Northwest 3,119 324 8.5 7.3- 9.8 711 20.1 18.2-22.1 1,546 53.1 50.5-55.7 369 12.8 11.1-14.8 169 5.5 4.4- 7.0
Charlotte 1,987 256 11.1 9.4-13.1 530 25.9 23.3-28.7 912 48.1 45.0-51.2 204 10.9 9.1-13.0 85 4.0 2.9- 5.4
Greensboro 1,714 217 10.8 8.6-13.6 422 22.1 18.9-25.7 808 49.4 45.5-53.4 179 11.9 9.5-14.7 88 5.8 4.2- 7.8
Southern Regional 1,452 236 13.9 11.5-16.6 379 22.6 19.8-25.7 643 47.4 43.5-51.4 119 11.3 8.6-14.7 75 4.8 3.2- 7.1
Coastal 738 62 7.1 5.2- 9.7 189 24.0 20.0-28.5 344 50.4 45.3-55.4 83 11.2 8.5-14.6 60 7.3 5.2-10.1
Wake 1,631 189 10.2 8.2-12.5 389 22.1 19.3-25.1 798 52.8 49.1-56.5 190 12.1 9.9-14.8 65 2.8 2.0- 4.0
Area L 446 77 14.2 10.9-18.3 102 18.3 14.6-22.6 207 49.9 43.8-56.0 42 11.2 7.8-15.8 18 6.4 3.3-12.3
Eastern 2,043 288 12.4 10.5-14.6 465 19.6 16.9-22.7 934 47.3 43.9-50.7 244 14.5 12.3-17.1 112 6.2 4.6- 8.3

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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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