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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 to 5 years ago 5 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,331 10,276 79.2 77.8-80.6 1,214 11.2 10.3-12.3 446 5.0 4.3- 5.9 208 2.1 1.7- 2.6 187 2.4 1.8- 3.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 334 289 75.7 63.2-84.9 30 17.3 8.9-30.9 11 6.3 2.8-13.6 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Buncombe 379 311 77.3 70.8-82.6 40 11.0 7.5-16.0 16 7.0 3.9-12.3 5 1.5 0.5- 5.0 7 3.2 1.4- 7.4
Cabarrus 317 259 75.9 67.5-82.8 36 12.5 8.2-18.6 12 5.8 2.2-14.2 4 2.4 0.7- 7.7 6 3.4 1.2- 9.2
Catawba 348 307 81.5 72.3-88.1 25 9.4 6.1-14.3 10 6.6 2.1-19.1 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 3 1.5 0.4- 6.1
Cumberland 353 305 82.9 76.3-88.0 26 8.4 5.5-12.8 16 6.8 3.3-13.7 5 1.2 0.5- 3.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3
Davidson 391 324 73.3 65.8-79.6 29 11.3 7.0-17.8 23 9.0 5.2-15.2 7 3.4 1.4- 7.9 8 3.0 1.2- 7.4
Durham 393 313 66.6 57.8-74.5 48 18.4 11.8-27.7 15 6.4 3.3-12.3 8 2.9 0.9- 8.8 9 5.6 2.5-12.1
Forsyth 357 298 81.4 75.3-86.2 39 10.6 7.1-15.4 10 3.8 1.7- 8.0 5 2.0 0.7- 5.3 5 2.3 0.8- 6.0
Gaston 319 264 79.4 72.8-84.7 34 12.7 8.6-18.3 11 5.0 2.4-10.2 3 1.2 0.3- 4.1 7 1.8 0.7- 4.1
Guilford 397 333 78.3 71.8-83.6 39 13.9 9.5-20.0 15 5.6 3.1-10.1 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6
Iredell 405 339 81.0 75.1-85.7 48 14.9 10.5-20.5 11 2.9 1.5- 5.5 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 3 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Johnston 336 273 79.2 73.2-84.2 33 10.0 6.8-14.6 18 6.5 4.0-10.5 6 2.3 0.9- 6.0 6 1.9 0.7- 4.9
Mecklenburg 577 461 73.6 67.6-78.8 74 17.0 12.4-22.7 30 6.7 4.3-10.3 9 2.3 1.0- 5.3 3 0.5 0.1- 1.9
New Hanover 387 342 83.3 75.4-89.0 26 10.2 5.7-17.6 8 4.3 1.6-10.7 9 1.9 0.8- 4.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Onslow 358 305 85.2 80.0-89.2 40 11.9 8.3-16.8 8 2.0 0.9- 4.2 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9 3 0.7 0.2- 3.2
Orange 351 279 76.0 70.0-81.2 47 15.9 11.6-21.5 10 2.9 1.5- 5.5 4 1.7 0.5- 5.6 11 3.4 1.7- 6.7
Pitt 345 289 79.0 70.0-85.8 35 13.6 7.8-22.6 13 3.6 1.9- 6.6 7 3.7 1.1-11.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Randolph 328 273 78.5 70.9-84.5 32 10.0 6.3-15.5 10 3.9 1.5- 9.3 7 2.4 1.0- 5.6 6 5.2 2.1-12.1
Robeson 342 287 78.6 72.0-84.0 21 8.3 5.1-13.3 14 5.1 2.8- 9.1 11 5.5 2.6-11.0 9 2.6 1.2- 5.1
Rowan 412 343 79.7 73.5-84.8 41 12.2 8.5-17.3 16 5.3 2.6-10.7 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6
Union 343 281 79.6 72.9-85.1 39 11.1 7.8-15.5 15 5.8 3.1-10.6 6 3.1 0.9-10.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
Wake 555 441 75.9 69.6-81.3 70 11.6 8.8-15.2 24 4.7 2.6- 8.3 12 2.6 1.2- 5.4 8 5.2 1.9-13.3
Wayne 359 302 79.3 71.9-85.2 31 12.4 7.7-19.5 14 5.6 2.8-11.0 8 1.4 0.6- 3.3 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,364 2,861 82.3 79.6-84.8 284 9.0 7.4-10.9 111 4.0 2.9- 5.5 68 2.4 1.5- 3.8 40 2.2 1.2- 4.3
Piedmont 6,316 5,221 77.9 76.0-79.7 671 12.5 11.1-14.0 243 5.5 4.5- 6.7 91 1.9 1.4- 2.6 90 2.2 1.5- 3.3
Western NC 2,651 2,194 78.4 75.8-80.8 259 10.5 9.0-12.2 92 5.2 3.9- 6.8 49 2.4 1.7- 3.3 57 3.5 2.3- 5.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,817 1,485 76.4 73.2-79.3 190 11.6 9.7-13.9 63 5.7 4.1- 8.0 37 2.7 1.8- 4.1 42 3.6 2.3- 5.6
Northwest 2,819 2,381 80.7 78.1-83.0 256 10.5 8.9-12.3 103 4.6 3.5- 6.2 40 2.0 1.2- 3.4 39 2.2 1.3- 3.6
Charlotte 1,669 1,363 77.1 73.5-80.4 193 13.6 11.0-16.7 71 6.3 4.4- 9.0 24 2.1 1.2- 3.6 18 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Greensboro 1,540 1,285 77.9 73.5-81.8 162 13.7 10.6-17.5 51 5.8 3.6- 9.2 15 0.8 0.5- 1.4 27 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Southern Regional 1,085 919 84.9 81.3-87.9 82 6.9 5.2- 9.1 40 4.3 2.6- 7.3 29 2.7 1.7- 4.4 15 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Coastal 532 465 80.4 72.4-86.5 39 11.6 7.1-18.6 11 4.6 1.8-11.6 12 1.4 0.7- 2.9 5 1.9 0.6- 5.6
Wake 1,399 1,123 76.1 71.9-79.8 158 11.8 9.4-14.7 64 5.6 3.9- 7.9 27 2.2 1.2- 3.8 27 4.4 2.3- 8.3
Area L 124 109 82.3 70.5-90.1 9 9.7 4.4-20.3 3 3.7 1.1-11.9 2 1.7 0.4- 6.7 1 2.5 0.3-15.6
Eastern 1,346 1,146 82.7 77.5-86.9 125 8.7 6.5-11.5 40 2.5 1.5- 4.0 22 3.1 1.2- 7.4 13 3.1 1.0- 9.2

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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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