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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 5,114 3,820 74.7 72.4-76.8 1,294 25.3 23.2-27.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 98 68.6 59.1-76.8 41 31.4 23.2-40.9
Buncombe 120 86 72.3 62.3-80.5 34 27.7 19.5-37.7
Cabarrus 128 97 73.0 60.2-82.9 31 27.0 17.1-39.8
Catawba 150 111 75.4 66.9-82.4 39 24.6 17.6-33.1
Cumberland 166 137 83.3 75.5-88.9 29 16.7 11.1-24.5
Davidson 180 140 80.9 73.7-86.5 40 19.1 13.5-26.3
Durham 150 124 85.2 76.9-90.8 26 14.8 9.2-23.1
Forsyth 129 95 75.8 65.6-83.7 34 24.2 16.3-34.4
Gaston 145 108 77.8 69.4-84.3 37 22.2 15.7-30.6
Guilford 164 129 81.3 74.2-86.9 35 18.7 13.1-25.8
Iredell 184 138 79.4 71.3-85.6 46 20.6 14.4-28.7
Johnston 127 98 81.7 71.7-88.8 29 18.3 11.2-28.3
Mecklenburg 225 173 80.4 73.9-85.6 52 19.6 14.4-26.1
New Hanover 187 137 72.5 61.6-81.2 50 27.5 18.8-38.4
Onslow 147 112 74.6 64.8-82.5 35 25.4 17.5-35.2
Orange 109 74 71.3 59.6-80.7 35 28.7 19.3-40.4
Pitt 140 105 77.8 69.4-84.4 35 22.2 15.6-30.6
Randolph 118 85 70.4 57.7-80.6 33 29.6 19.4-42.3
Robeson 161 122 72.0 62.5-79.8 39 28.0 20.2-37.5
Rowan 178 127 68.4 58.1-77.1 51 31.6 22.9-41.9
Union 131 96 76.0 66.2-83.6 35 24.0 16.4-33.8
Wake 196 148 76.9 68.4-83.6 48 23.1 16.4-31.6
Wayne 171 126 76.6 68.7-83.0 45 23.4 17.0-31.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,505 1,142 73.8 69.0-78.1 363 26.2 21.9-31.0
Piedmont 2,532 1,886 75.2 72.2-78.0 646 24.8 22.0-27.8
Western NC 1,077 792 74.7 71.3-77.8 285 25.3 22.2-28.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 746 534 73.1 68.9-76.8 212 26.9 23.2-31.1
Northwest 1,184 889 75.6 71.8-79.0 295 24.4 21.0-28.2
Charlotte 677 510 75.1 69.0-80.3 167 24.9 19.7-31.0
Greensboro 580 417 72.7 65.5-78.8 163 27.3 21.2-34.5
Southern Regional 495 384 75.4 69.0-80.8 111 24.6 19.2-31.0
Coastal 255 187 72.6 62.6-80.7 68 27.4 19.3-37.4
Wake 523 406 77.6 71.1-83.0 117 22.4 17.0-28.9
Area L 57 40 61.6 39.3-79.9 17 38.4 20.1-60.7
Eastern 597 453 76.9 69.5-82.9 144 23.1 17.1-30.5

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*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

^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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