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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,446 3,259 68.0 66.1-69.9 1,187 32.0 30.1-33.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 86 73 80.5 67.0-89.4 13 19.5 10.6-33.0
Buncombe 106 82 75.0 64.3-83.3 24 25.0 16.7-35.7
Cabarrus 103 72 67.8 56.6-77.3 31 32.2 22.7-43.4
Catawba 134 102 71.2 61.0-79.6 32 28.8 20.4-39.0
Cumberland 117 85 68.1 57.7-77.0 32 31.9 23.0-42.3
Davidson 126 90 64.6 54.4-73.7 36 35.4 26.3-45.6
Durham 100 82 77.7 65.6-86.5 18 22.3 13.5-34.4
Forsyth 127 87 68.7 59.0-77.0 40 31.3 23.0-41.0
Gaston 124 83 58.1 47.6-67.9 41 41.9 32.1-52.4
Guilford 117 75 58.3 47.2-68.7 42 41.7 31.3-52.8
Iredell 109 78 64.8 53.2-74.8 31 35.2 25.2-46.8
Johnston 123 90 65.7 55.3-74.8 33 34.3 25.2-44.7
Mecklenburg 210 156 64.4 55.9-72.1 54 35.6 27.9-44.1
New Hanover 110 85 70.0 58.4-79.5 25 30.0 20.5-41.6
Onslow 121 94 74.4 64.1-82.6 27 25.6 17.4-35.9
Orange 120 82 60.0 49.4-69.7 38 40.0 30.3-50.6
Pitt 89 72 74.3 59.9-84.8 17 25.7 15.2-40.1
Randolph 102 71 65.3 53.6-75.4 31 34.7 24.6-46.4
Robeson 98 64 56.8 44.4-68.4 34 43.2 31.6-55.6
Rowan 137 100 61.3 49.8-71.7 37 38.7 28.3-50.2
Union 107 75 64.4 52.8-74.5 32 35.6 25.5-47.2
Wake 168 127 72.7 64.3-79.8 41 27.3 20.2-35.7
Wayne 106 77 63.7 49.7-75.8 29 36.3 24.2-50.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,416 1,058 68.2 64.9-71.4 358 31.8 28.6-35.1
Piedmont 2,144 1,557 67.7 65.0-70.3 587 32.3 29.7-35.0
Western NC 886 644 68.9 64.8-72.7 242 31.1 27.3-35.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 588 435 70.2 65.0-74.9 153 29.8 25.1-35.0
Northwest 978 704 68.2 64.4-71.8 274 31.8 28.2-35.6
Charlotte 609 432 63.6 58.3-68.6 177 36.4 31.4-41.7
Greensboro 481 342 64.4 58.4-70.0 139 35.6 30.0-41.6
Southern Regional 399 287 68.6 62.5-74.0 112 31.4 26.0-37.5
Coastal 232 181 71.8 63.9-78.5 51 28.2 21.5-36.1
Wake 455 344 71.5 65.8-76.7 111 28.5 23.3-34.2
Area L 125 94 70.3 59.9-79.0 31 29.7 21.0-40.1
Eastern 579 440 68.3 62.5-73.5 139 31.7 26.5-37.5

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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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