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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 5,113 3,626 71.6 69.4-73.7 1,487 28.4 26.3-30.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 99 67.2 57.0-76.0 40 32.8 24.0-43.0
Buncombe 121 96 82.1 73.5-88.4 25 17.9 11.6-26.5
Cabarrus 127 91 68.7 56.2-79.0 36 31.3 21.0-43.8
Catawba 151 106 69.9 60.9-77.6 45 30.1 22.4-39.1
Cumberland 166 119 73.0 64.6-80.0 47 27.0 20.0-35.4
Davidson 179 120 73.2 65.4-79.7 59 26.8 20.3-34.6
Durham 149 117 84.7 77.6-89.9 32 15.3 10.1-22.4
Forsyth 130 94 77.1 67.9-84.2 36 22.9 15.8-32.1
Gaston 145 88 59.1 49.0-68.5 57 40.9 31.5-51.0
Guilford 163 114 72.3 63.8-79.5 49 27.7 20.5-36.2
Iredell 182 120 74.0 65.1-81.3 62 26.0 18.7-34.9
Johnston 128 87 60.4 43.1-75.4 41 39.6 24.6-56.9
Mecklenburg 226 172 78.6 71.7-84.1 54 21.4 15.9-28.3
New Hanover 186 130 68.5 58.1-77.3 56 31.5 22.7-41.9
Onslow 146 108 75.5 66.6-82.6 38 24.5 17.4-33.4
Orange 108 83 74.3 61.9-83.7 25 25.7 16.3-38.1
Pitt 140 95 64.3 53.5-73.9 45 35.7 26.1-46.5
Randolph 118 85 77.0 67.7-84.3 33 23.0 15.7-32.3
Robeson 160 98 60.6 51.2-69.3 62 39.4 30.7-48.8
Rowan 176 119 70.7 61.7-78.4 57 29.3 21.6-38.3
Union 131 89 71.5 61.6-79.7 42 28.5 20.3-38.4
Wake 196 154 81.1 73.5-86.8 42 18.9 13.2-26.5
Wayne 169 112 66.3 57.0-74.4 57 33.7 25.6-43.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,503 1,024 63.7 58.9-68.2 479 36.3 31.8-41.1
Piedmont 2,527 1,803 75.2 72.5-77.7 724 24.8 22.3-27.5
Western NC 1,083 799 75.4 72.0-78.4 284 24.6 21.6-28.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 752 557 76.1 72.2-79.6 195 23.9 20.4-27.8
Northwest 1,181 825 74.4 70.9-77.6 356 25.6 22.4-29.1
Charlotte 677 478 72.5 66.6-77.7 199 27.5 22.3-33.4
Greensboro 578 419 75.3 69.2-80.4 159 24.7 19.6-30.8
Southern Regional 496 344 70.2 64.0-75.8 152 29.8 24.2-36.0
Coastal 253 179 70.6 60.8-78.8 74 29.4 21.2-39.2
Wake 524 388 75.8 70.0-80.9 136 24.2 19.1-30.0
Area L 57 33 47.4 29.6-65.8 24 52.6 34.2-70.4
Eastern 595 403 63.4 55.8-70.4 192 36.6 29.6-44.2

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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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