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2009 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 12,979 11,716 81.9 80.3-83.5 1,263 18.1 16.5-19.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 344 323 86.6 72.9-93.9 21 13.4 6.1-27.1
Buncombe 391 354 82.4 75.6-87.7 37 17.6 12.3-24.4
Cabarrus 344 309 83.2 75.8-88.7 35 16.8 11.3-24.2
Catawba 361 330 82.2 72.7-89.0 31 17.8 11.0-27.3
Cumberland 373 332 79.7 71.7-85.9 41 20.3 14.1-28.3
Davidson 407 366 79.9 72.5-85.7 41 20.1 14.3-27.5
Durham 407 372 76.3 66.7-83.8 35 23.7 16.2-33.3
Forsyth 375 344 85.0 77.9-90.1 31 15.0 9.9-22.1
Gaston 346 315 85.1 78.4-89.9 31 14.9 10.1-21.6
Guilford 414 378 82.8 71.2-90.4 36 17.2 9.6-28.8
Iredell 431 394 81.5 73.8-87.3 37 18.5 12.7-26.2
Johnston 368 319 77.5 68.3-84.6 49 22.5 15.4-31.7
Mecklenburg 599 547 81.8 75.4-86.8 52 18.2 13.2-24.6
New Hanover 406 373 77.2 67.3-84.7 33 22.8 15.3-32.7
Onslow 375 324 81.8 75.3-86.8 51 18.2 13.2-24.7
Orange 361 333 87.4 81.1-91.9 28 12.6 8.1-18.9
Pitt 362 327 86.5 80.8-90.8 35 13.5 9.2-19.2
Randolph 350 309 75.0 66.1-82.1 41 25.0 17.9-33.9
Robeson 366 313 75.4 67.5-81.9 53 24.6 18.1-32.5
Rowan 425 388 81.0 72.6-87.4 37 19.0 12.6-27.4
Union 361 335 83.2 73.6-89.8 26 16.8 10.2-26.4
Wake 592 551 83.8 76.8-89.0 41 16.2 11.0-23.2
Wayne 367 328 78.5 70.0-85.1 39 21.5 14.9-30.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,579 3,169 80.9 77.4-84.0 410 19.1 16.0-22.6
Piedmont 6,630 6,062 82.6 80.4-84.6 568 17.4 15.4-19.6
Western NC 2,770 2,485 81.2 77.6-84.3 285 18.8 15.7-22.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,891 1,710 83.2 79.8-86.0 181 16.8 14.0-20.2
Northwest 2,958 2,667 80.6 77.1-83.7 291 19.4 16.3-22.9
Charlotte 1,765 1,614 83.9 80.3-86.9 151 16.1 13.1-19.7
Greensboro 1,605 1,471 83.1 77.5-87.5 134 16.9 12.5-22.5
Southern Regional 1,166 1,022 84.2 80.2-87.6 144 15.8 12.4-19.8
Coastal 564 514 78.1 66.7-86.4 50 21.9 13.6-33.3
Wake 1,485 1,343 79.7 74.9-83.8 142 20.3 16.2-25.1
Area L 137 120 79.0 62.9-89.3 17 21.0 10.7-37.1
Eastern 1,408 1,255 83.0 77.2-87.6 153 17.0 12.4-22.8

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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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