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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,444 4,158 90.8 89.1-92.2 286 9.2 7.8-10.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Buncombe 98 90 92.0 81.0-96.8 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Catawba 122 112 93.2 85.5-97.0 *** *** ***
Cumberland 117 110 93.1 82.2-97.5 *** *** ***
Davidson 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 192 *** *** *** 11 11.9 5.0-25.7
Forsyth 101 97 96.3 89.1-98.8 *** *** ***
Gaston 124 117 91.5 81.3-96.4 *** *** ***
Guilford 255 242 90.7 77.8-96.4 13 9.3 3.6-22.2
Iredell 97 94 98.1 94.1-99.4 *** *** ***
Johnston 95 92 95.4 86.0-98.6 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 207 191 89.5 81.5-94.3 16 10.5 5.7-18.5
New Hanover 128 119 90.4 81.4-95.3 *** *** ***
Onslow 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 90 84 93.1 84.0-97.2 *** *** ***
Pitt 129 125 97.7 93.1-99.2 *** *** ***
Randolph 187 173 93.5 87.1-96.8 14 6.5 3.2-12.9
Robeson 148 135 92.1 84.0-96.3 13 7.9 3.7-16.0
Rowan 147 135 88.7 75.4-95.2 12 11.3 4.8-24.6
Union 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 162 149 85.7 73.8-92.8 13 14.3 7.2-26.2
Wayne 131 123 95.0 87.5-98.1 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 533 503 95.7 92.7-97.5 30 4.3 2.5- 7.3
Northwest 914 858 90.6 86.1-93.7 56 9.4 6.3-13.9
Charlotte 590 548 90.0 85.3-93.4 42 10.0 6.6-14.7
Greensboro 726 679 89.7 83.8-93.6 47 10.3 6.4-16.2
Southern Regional 408 379 91.3 84.6-95.3 29 8.7 4.7-15.4
Coastal 203 188 89.5 79.4-94.9 15 10.5 5.1-20.6
Wake 505 475 89.6 83.3-93.7 30 10.4 6.3-16.7
Area L 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 509 476 90.1 82.8-94.5 33 9.9 5.5-17.2

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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.

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