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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 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 130 88.8 78.3-94.6 9 11.2 5.4-21.7
Buncombe 120 111 88.7 76.8-94.9 9 11.3 5.1-23.2
Cabarrus 128 115 86.9 75.1-93.6 13 13.1 6.4-24.9
Catawba 149 135 87.8 79.1-93.2 14 12.2 6.8-20.9
Cumberland 165 155 90.9 82.7-95.4 10 9.1 4.6-17.3
Davidson 179 164 89.9 82.0-94.5 15 10.1 5.5-18.0
Durham 149 132 79.2 65.4-88.5 17 20.8 11.5-34.6
Forsyth 129 123 83.2 64.4-93.1 6 16.8 6.9-35.6
Gaston 144 136 94.5 88.7-97.4 8 5.5 2.6-11.3
Guilford 164 155 91.9 82.9-96.4 9 8.1 3.6-17.1
Iredell 182 167 87.5 77.3-93.5 15 12.5 6.5-22.7
Johnston 129 120 76.8 52.6-90.8 9 23.2 9.2-47.4
Mecklenburg 224 201 83.3 74.1-89.7 23 16.7 10.3-25.9
New Hanover 187 171 83.0 70.5-90.9 16 17.0 9.1-29.5
Onslow 147 130 81.7 71.9-88.7 17 18.3 11.3-28.1
Orange 108 95 83.2 70.5-91.1 13 16.8 8.9-29.5
Pitt 140 133 91.2 80.8-96.2 7 8.8 3.8-19.2
Randolph 117 105 85.8 73.1-93.1 12 14.2 6.9-26.9
Robeson 161 151 89.9 81.8-94.6 10 10.1 5.4-18.2
Rowan 178 160 86.4 77.1-92.3 18 13.6 7.7-22.9
Union 131 115 81.4 70.9-88.7 16 18.6 11.3-29.1
Wake 198 177 85.5 76.7-91.4 21 14.5 8.6-23.3
Wayne 170 164 96.0 90.1-98.5 6 4.0 1.5- 9.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,504 1,395 87.0 82.1-90.7 109 13.0 9.3-17.9
Piedmont 2,526 2,303 87.0 84.2-89.4 223 13.0 10.6-15.8
Western NC 1,085 1,008 90.8 88.0-93.0 77 9.2 7.0-12.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 753 703 91.5 87.9-94.1 50 8.5 5.9-12.1
Northwest 1,181 1,084 87.5 83.0-90.9 97 12.5 9.1-17.0
Charlotte 675 613 85.3 78.5-90.2 62 14.7 9.8-21.5
Greensboro 578 530 90.1 85.3-93.4 48 9.9 6.6-14.7
Southern Regional 494 458 89.5 84.2-93.1 36 10.5 6.9-15.8
Coastal 255 234 85.8 75.8-92.0 21 14.2 8.0-24.2
Wake 527 477 85.0 78.8-89.6 50 15.0 10.4-21.2
Area L 56 53 80.8 45.8-95.4 3 19.2 4.6-54.2
Eastern 596 554 89.4 83.5-93.4 42 10.6 6.6-16.5

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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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