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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

General Preparedness

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  Total
Respond.^
Well prepared Somewhat prepared Not prepared at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,506 3,761 30.7 29.3-32.1 6,221 55.2 53.7-56.7 1,524 14.1 13.1-15.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 292 102 31.4 24.5-39.2 146 51.9 43.7-59.9 44 16.7 11.5-23.8
Buncombe 255 100 37.5 29.9-45.7 126 49.4 41.4-57.5 29 13.1 8.2-20.3
Cabarrus 288 82 24.4 18.1-31.9 162 58.6 50.5-66.3 44 17.0 11.9-23.7
Catawba 285 86 23.2 17.6-29.9 164 62.0 54.1-69.3 35 14.8 10.2-21.2
Cumberland 279 85 32.9 26.3-40.2 156 55.7 48.2-63.0 38 11.4 7.8-16.5
Davidson 343 104 27.0 20.2-35.0 191 58.8 50.3-66.8 48 14.2 9.7-20.3
Durham 599 158 24.4 19.6-30.0 344 60.7 54.8-66.3 97 14.9 11.6-18.8
Forsyth 266 81 29.1 21.9-37.5 153 59.5 51.1-67.5 32 11.4 7.7-16.5
Gaston 256 75 27.1 19.2-36.8 133 52.5 43.0-61.9 48 20.4 13.9-28.8
Guilford 655 167 25.1 20.7-30.2 395 59.4 53.9-64.6 93 15.5 11.9-19.9
Iredell 322 105 30.8 24.3-38.1 179 59.3 51.8-66.4 38 9.9 6.7-14.4
Johnston 261 79 28.1 20.9-36.5 148 59.5 50.3-68.0 34 12.4 7.9-19.1
Mecklenburg 576 149 23.0 18.6-28.1 331 60.3 54.6-65.8 96 16.7 13.1-21.0
New Hanover 318 140 38.0 31.6-44.9 145 47.9 40.7-55.2 33 14.1 9.3-20.7
Onslow 286 124 38.5 31.1-46.4 144 55.0 46.9-62.8 18 6.6 3.5-12.1
Orange 285 81 27.9 20.6-36.6 161 56.5 48.0-64.7 43 15.6 10.9-21.8
Pitt 321 115 32.6 25.6-40.5 171 54.0 45.7-62.0 35 13.4 8.4-20.8
Randolph 376 129 28.3 22.7-34.7 182 52.7 45.2-60.0 65 19.0 13.2-26.7
Robeson 285 90 30.3 23.4-38.2 141 47.7 39.6-56.0 54 22.0 15.9-29.7
Rowan 357 108 22.7 17.9-28.4 197 62.3 55.4-68.7 52 15.0 10.5-20.9
Union 330 100 29.5 22.2-38.0 183 55.2 46.4-63.6 47 15.3 10.5-21.8
Wake 676 189 26.0 21.5-31.0 399 58.8 53.2-64.1 88 15.2 11.6-19.8
Wayne 349 116 37.2 29.3-45.8 196 51.2 43.0-59.3 37 11.6 6.8-19.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,974 1,055 35.0 32.0-38.0 1,564 51.8 48.7-55.0 355 13.2 11.2-15.6
Piedmont 6,662 1,984 27.8 26.1-29.6 3,716 57.4 55.4-59.3 962 14.8 13.5-16.2
Western NC 1,870 722 34.6 31.7-37.7 941 52.3 49.1-55.5 207 13.1 11.0-15.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,279 518 36.3 32.7-40.1 626 51.3 47.4-55.2 135 12.4 9.9-15.4
Northwest 2,278 728 29.9 26.8-33.1 1,257 57.0 53.7-60.2 293 13.2 11.3-15.3
Charlotte 1,626 467 27.2 23.8-30.8 904 56.4 52.6-60.2 255 16.4 14.0-19.2
Greensboro 1,802 555 29.4 26.4-32.7 983 54.9 51.3-58.3 264 15.7 13.1-18.7
Southern Regional 996 315 31.8 27.0-36.9 533 53.9 48.6-59.2 148 14.3 11.0-18.4
Coastal 476 190 34.1 27.7-41.2 239 53.6 46.4-60.7 47 12.3 8.1-18.2
Wake 1,713 479 25.8 22.7-29.1 989 60.0 56.2-63.6 245 14.2 11.8-17.0
Area L 120 41 32.6 23.2-43.7 61 52.0 41.0-62.8 18 15.4 8.9-25.3
Eastern 1,216 468 40.7 35.4-46.2 629 47.4 42.0-52.9 119 11.9 8.6-16.1

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NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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