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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not Sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,498 8,165 62.8 61.3-64.4 1,623 15.1 14.0-16.3 2,710 22.0 20.7-23.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 338 228 67.1 58.6-74.7 44 13.0 8.2-19.9 66 19.9 14.3-27.0
Buncombe 379 244 63.4 57.1-69.3 56 18.0 13.2-24.0 79 18.6 14.5-23.6
Cabarrus 325 202 58.9 50.6-66.8 50 19.3 13.2-27.4 73 21.7 15.8-29.2
Catawba 349 211 56.1 48.5-63.4 44 17.2 10.8-26.4 94 26.7 21.2-33.0
Cumberland 357 239 64.2 57.3-70.5 46 11.9 8.5-16.4 72 23.9 18.2-30.8
Davidson 395 284 69.4 62.9-75.3 33 10.8 6.8-16.9 78 19.7 15.3-25.1
Durham 398 260 56.2 48.5-63.7 56 18.9 12.3-27.9 82 24.8 19.0-31.8
Forsyth 361 255 68.1 60.9-74.5 36 12.1 7.9-18.1 70 19.8 14.6-26.2
Gaston 326 201 61.3 54.0-68.1 50 14.7 10.4-20.5 75 24.0 18.1-31.0
Guilford 401 261 61.7 54.9-68.1 61 19.3 13.9-26.2 79 18.9 14.5-24.4
Iredell 407 263 63.3 56.1-69.8 55 17.2 11.9-24.1 89 19.6 14.9-25.3
Johnston 338 231 65.9 58.8-72.3 44 15.8 11.1-21.8 63 18.4 13.8-24.0
Mecklenburg 589 357 54.5 48.9-59.9 92 20.3 16.0-25.5 140 25.2 20.8-30.2
New Hanover 392 267 63.3 55.0-70.8 58 18.4 12.8-25.9 67 18.3 12.6-25.9
Onslow 364 241 63.7 57.1-69.9 39 10.9 7.5-15.5 84 25.4 19.9-31.9
Orange 355 226 62.9 56.3-69.0 54 14.1 10.5-18.6 75 23.1 17.6-29.6
Pitt 350 255 72.5 65.9-78.2 32 9.8 6.4-14.7 63 17.7 13.1-23.4
Randolph 334 223 61.9 54.0-69.3 33 15.8 10.1-24.0 78 22.2 16.8-28.8
Robeson 348 211 57.3 50.0-64.4 47 17.4 12.1-24.3 90 25.3 19.5-32.2
Rowan 414 263 57.8 50.4-64.8 50 13.4 9.0-19.3 101 28.9 22.2-36.6
Union 347 227 63.2 55.9-70.0 45 14.5 10.2-20.1 75 22.3 16.7-29.1
Wake 565 371 64.5 58.4-70.1 77 13.2 10.1-17.1 117 22.3 17.1-28.6
Wayne 363 236 64.6 57.4-71.3 45 14.5 9.7-21.0 82 20.9 15.8-27.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,410 2,259 63.6 60.2-66.9 432 14.8 12.5-17.5 719 21.6 18.7-24.8
Piedmont 6,404 4,170 62.4 60.4-64.4 845 15.5 14.0-17.1 1,389 22.1 20.4-24.0
Western NC 2,684 1,736 63.1 59.9-66.2 346 14.2 12.1-16.6 602 22.7 20.0-25.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,833 1,190 63.5 60.3-66.5 243 15.6 13.1-18.4 400 21.0 18.6-23.5
Northwest 2,850 1,867 63.7 60.4-66.8 331 12.6 10.7-14.9 652 23.7 20.9-26.8
Charlotte 1,704 1,066 59.3 55.6-62.9 254 17.9 15.2-21.1 384 22.8 19.9-26.0
Greensboro 1,559 1,029 63.7 59.2-67.9 209 15.8 12.8-19.4 321 20.5 17.0-24.5
Southern Regional 1,103 700 65.6 60.7-70.1 145 12.3 9.7-15.5 258 22.1 18.1-26.7
Coastal 538 366 62.9 53.0-71.8 74 12.9 9.0-18.3 98 24.2 15.4-35.7
Wake 1,419 941 62.3 58.0-66.4 191 15.0 12.2-18.4 287 22.7 19.0-26.8
Area L 128 80 58.8 45.5-70.9 23 25.5 15.2-39.4 25 15.7 9.2-25.5
Eastern 1,364 926 65.5 59.7-70.9 153 13.6 10.0-18.4 285 20.8 16.3-26.3

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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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