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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,078 8,430 79.2 77.9-80.5 875 10.8 9.8-11.8 489 6.7 5.9- 7.6 284 3.3 2.8- 3.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 259 223 79.3 69.4-86.6 17 7.8 4.3-14.0 11 11.7 5.8-22.1 *** *** ***
Buncombe 231 187 74.9 64.8-82.9 21 10.2 5.9-16.9 15 11.3 5.7-21.3 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 264 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 5.9 2.8-12.2
Catawba 260 222 81.3 71.5-88.2 20 9.0 4.6-16.8 16 5.9 3.3-10.5 *** *** ***
Cumberland 247 210 79.7 71.1-86.2 19 10.8 6.1-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Davidson 256 220 85.2 75.1-91.7 20 6.1 3.5-10.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 495 427 76.9 67.8-84.0 40 13.7 8.4-21.5 18 7.2 3.3-15.1 *** *** ***
Forsyth 259 213 73.9 64.5-81.6 26 17.1 10.6-26.4 18 8.4 4.5-15.4 *** *** ***
Gaston 226 196 86.2 77.2-92.0 15 8.1 3.6-17.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 562 470 73.2 65.3-79.9 45 14.4 9.0-22.1 29 8.0 4.5-13.9 18 4.5 2.2- 8.8
Iredell 274 228 78.9 69.8-85.8 22 10.0 5.8-16.9 20 9.9 5.0-18.9 *** *** ***
Johnston 248 210 75.4 65.1-83.4 15 9.3 4.3-18.7 16 9.7 5.0-18.0 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 565 472 78.5 73.2-82.9 58 13.5 10.0-18.0 24 5.7 3.4- 9.6 11 2.3 1.1- 4.9
New Hanover 287 244 76.4 66.0-84.4 23 11.6 5.8-21.8 12 6.9 3.4-13.4 *** *** ***
Onslow 291 *** *** *** 24 5.8 3.0-11.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 290 226 72.6 63.7-80.0 40 16.2 10.8-23.7 18 7.7 4.0-14.2 *** *** ***
Pitt 299 253 85.3 77.6-90.7 31 10.4 6.1-17.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Randolph 361 298 84.0 76.6-89.4 29 5.4 3.2- 9.2 22 7.5 3.6-14.8 12 3.0 1.5- 5.9
Robeson 265 228 80.6 70.7-87.7 23 12.4 6.7-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 282 233 80.5 72.7-86.4 30 10.8 6.7-16.9 12 6.2 2.9-12.8 *** *** ***
Union 306 252 77.3 69.3-83.7 26 11.7 6.9-19.0 17 7.5 4.2-12.8 11 3.6 1.7- 7.2
Wake 527 413 73.8 68.3-78.7 61 13.7 10.0-18.5 35 8.0 5.4-11.9 18 4.4 2.6- 7.4
Wayne 284 250 82.9 74.0-89.2 22 10.3 5.9-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,121 924 75.8 71.0-80.0 91 10.4 7.7-13.9 58 8.4 5.6-12.4 48 5.5 3.6- 8.3
Northwest 1,998 1,680 79.0 75.5-82.1 172 10.9 8.6-13.7 104 7.5 5.7-10.0 42 2.6 1.4- 4.6
Charlotte 1,467 1,224 79.8 76.3-82.9 134 12.5 9.9-15.6 64 4.9 3.4- 6.9 45 2.8 1.9- 4.2
Greensboro 1,590 1,306 76.8 72.4-80.7 148 12.2 9.1-16.0 86 7.6 5.4-10.7 50 3.4 2.1- 5.5
Southern Regional 813 698 82.5 77.1-86.9 68 10.5 6.9-15.8 24 2.9 1.7- 5.0 23 4.0 2.3- 6.9
Coastal 448 386 81.1 74.1-86.5 30 7.6 4.3-12.9 20 8.0 4.5-13.8 12 3.4 1.5- 7.6
Wake 1,393 1,155 76.1 72.2-79.6 129 13.3 10.5-16.7 74 7.2 5.3- 9.8 35 3.4 2.2- 5.2
Area L 132 114 86.3 74.9-93.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,116 943 79.4 74.0-83.9 96 8.6 6.2-11.8 52 8.2 5.0-13.2 25 3.8 2.0- 7.1

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Asked of those who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

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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