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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 14,988 6,981 39.9 38.7-41.1 866 6.7 6.1- 7.4 343 2.8 2.4- 3.3 6,798 50.5 49.3-51.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 361 179 38.1 31.5-45.1 16 4.4 2.2- 8.7 6 1.6 0.7- 3.7 160 55.9 48.4-63.1
Buncombe 337 193 55.2 48.5-61.8 29 10.1 6.6-15.2 9 3.1 1.3- 7.2 106 31.5 25.9-37.7
Cabarrus 348 166 44.0 37.1-51.2 17 6.4 3.3-12.2 7 3.3 1.3- 8.1 158 46.2 39.3-53.4
Catawba 429 206 41.5 35.8-47.5 17 3.9 2.2- 6.9 8 2.8 1.0- 7.3 198 51.8 45.6-57.9
Cumberland 453 214 44.2 38.0-50.5 32 6.2 3.7-10.2 10 2.4 1.1- 5.2 197 47.2 40.6-53.9
Davidson 386 167 40.1 33.6-47.1 20 4.9 2.6- 9.1 11 3.4 1.6- 6.9 188 51.6 44.8-58.4
Durham 373 185 40.4 33.6-47.6 28 9.2 5.3-15.4 15 3.2 1.8- 5.7 145 47.2 39.5-54.9
Forsyth 387 181 41.6 35.5-48.0 31 9.2 5.8-14.2 10 2.9 1.5- 5.7 165 46.3 39.9-52.8
Gaston 384 165 33.8 28.0-40.1 13 4.2 2.0- 8.5 9 1.5 0.7- 3.0 197 60.6 53.9-66.9
Guilford 405 202 43.2 36.3-50.3 25 7.3 4.6-11.6 16 4.9 2.8- 8.5 162 44.6 37.5-51.9
Iredell 408 192 44.6 38.6-50.7 21 5.8 3.5- 9.6 16 3.4 1.9- 6.1 179 46.2 40.1-52.3
Johnston 449 203 39.9 33.8-46.4 27 6.5 4.1-10.0 8 1.4 0.7- 2.9 211 52.2 45.6-58.7
Mecklenburg 636 329 47.2 42.3-52.1 43 7.5 5.3-10.5 13 2.7 1.3- 5.6 251 42.6 37.8-47.6
New Hanover 355 193 48.1 40.7-55.5 24 9.7 6.1-15.0 13 4.7 2.4- 9.3 125 37.5 30.3-45.4
Onslow 391 194 42.2 36.1-48.5 19 6.5 3.2-12.8 6 1.6 0.7- 3.7 172 49.7 43.2-56.1
Orange 365 169 38.8 32.5-45.5 33 10.4 6.7-15.9 7 3.0 1.3- 6.8 156 47.7 40.5-55.1
Pitt 373 165 40.7 34.1-47.7 16 5.0 2.5- 9.9 9 1.8 0.9- 3.7 183 52.5 45.3-59.5
Randolph 382 169 35.8 29.6-42.5 21 5.2 3.2- 8.6 5 3.9 1.1-12.7 187 55.1 47.8-62.1
Robeson 361 132 27.6 21.8-34.3 19 4.8 2.7- 8.7 6 1.7 0.6- 4.5 204 65.8 58.4-72.5
Rowan 415 185 38.4 32.1-45.0 22 6.8 3.9-11.6 8 3.5 1.3- 9.1 200 51.3 44.3-58.2
Union 398 168 34.5 28.3-41.3 32 8.6 5.5-13.0 9 3.6 1.4- 8.7 189 53.3 46.3-60.2
Wake 560 282 44.6 39.5-49.9 38 7.0 4.9- 9.9 19 4.2 2.5- 6.8 221 44.2 38.9-49.7
Wayne 426 183 34.1 27.8-40.9 19 4.5 2.7- 7.4 12 3.7 1.9- 7.3 212 57.7 50.4-64.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,004 2,260 38.4 36.5-40.4 264 5.6 4.7- 6.7 113 2.4 1.9- 3.0 2,367 53.5 51.5-55.6
Piedmont 7,208 3,378 40.0 38.3-41.7 432 7.1 6.2- 8.0 176 3.1 2.6- 3.8 3,222 49.8 48.0-51.6
Western NC 2,776 1,343 42.6 40.1-45.2 170 7.5 6.2- 9.1 54 2.3 1.5- 3.3 1,209 47.6 44.9-50.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,827 923 45.2 42.1-48.4 116 8.1 6.4-10.1 31 2.2 1.4- 3.6 757 44.5 41.4-47.6
Northwest 3,134 1,413 39.4 37.0-41.9 176 6.8 5.4- 8.4 78 2.8 2.0- 3.8 1,467 51.0 48.4-53.6
Charlotte 1,982 919 40.7 37.8-43.7 120 7.5 5.9- 9.4 42 2.4 1.5- 3.7 901 49.4 46.3-52.5
Greensboro 1,722 826 38.8 35.2-42.6 104 6.3 4.8- 8.2 37 3.7 2.4- 5.7 755 51.1 47.2-55.0
Southern Regional 1,458 613 36.3 32.9-39.9 85 5.4 4.1- 7.2 33 2.6 1.6- 4.0 727 55.7 51.9-59.4
Coastal 730 384 45.6 40.7-50.6 37 7.9 4.7-12.8 16 2.3 1.3- 4.2 293 44.2 39.1-49.3
Wake 1,636 771 39.9 36.5-43.5 107 7.4 5.8- 9.4 49 3.5 2.4- 5.0 709 49.2 45.4-52.9
Area L 436 181 37.0 31.4-42.9 28 6.5 4.1-10.3 11 2.1 1.1- 3.9 216 54.4 48.3-60.5
Eastern 2,063 951 38.5 35.4-41.6 93 4.6 3.5- 6.0 46 2.4 1.7- 3.5 973 54.5 51.2-57.8

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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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