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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 7,572 6,324 79.4 78.1-80.6 644 10.2 9.3-11.2 401 7.1 6.3- 8.0 203 3.3 2.8- 3.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 249 206 75.9 67.8-82.5 24 13.0 8.2-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 317 275 86.9 81.3-91.0 24 8.1 4.9-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 309 264 82.0 75.4-87.1 27 9.3 5.9-14.3 14 7.1 3.9-12.5 *** *** ***
Forsyth 315 264 75.3 67.7-81.6 23 10.1 6.1-16.2 21 10.6 6.6-16.6 *** *** ***
Gaston 269 234 81.5 72.2-88.2 21 13.1 7.2-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 325 269 80.4 74.3-85.4 30 7.9 5.2-11.6 17 8.6 5.1-14.3 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 395 308 76.3 71.1-80.9 47 13.0 9.6-17.5 32 9.0 6.2-13.0 *** *** ***
New Hanover 294 256 75.9 66.6-83.3 *** *** *** 18 10.8 6.1-18.4 *** *** ***
Union 261 *** *** *** 20 12.1 6.6-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 404 314 77.9 72.9-82.2 52 12.9 9.6-17.0 20 4.5 2.8- 7.4 18 4.7 2.7- 8.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,282 1,943 79.8 77.2-82.2 166 8.5 7.0-10.3 117 8.2 6.5-10.2 56 3.5 2.5- 4.8
Piedmont 4,418 3,675 79.1 77.4-80.7 387 10.7 9.5-12.0 241 7.1 6.1- 8.3 115 3.1 2.5- 3.9
Western NC 872 706 78.2 74.3-81.7 91 11.4 8.9-14.6 43 6.3 4.2- 9.2 32 4.0 2.7- 6.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 624 507 78.1 73.0-82.4 60 10.7 7.7-14.6 34 6.9 4.3-10.9 23 4.3 2.7- 6.9
Northwest 1,241 1,032 79.5 76.3-82.3 106 9.9 7.9-12.3 68 7.0 5.3- 9.3 35 3.6 2.4- 5.3
Charlotte 1,305 1,086 77.6 74.1-80.7 115 11.8 9.5-14.5 74 8.2 6.1-10.8 30 2.5 1.5- 4.0
Greensboro 947 771 77.9 74.2-81.2 91 11.1 8.8-14.0 58 7.9 5.8-10.7 27 3.1 1.9- 4.8
Southern Regional 1,056 904 81.1 76.7-84.8 80 8.5 6.2-11.6 46 6.9 4.4-10.7 26 3.4 2.0- 5.9
Southeast 492 422 79.5 73.8-84.3 25 7.1 4.4-11.4 29 8.3 5.4-12.7 16 5.0 2.8- 8.8
Wake 1,124 934 79.6 76.3-82.5 107 10.9 8.7-13.4 52 6.0 4.4- 8.1 31 3.6 2.4- 5.5
Area L & Eastern 783 668 80.8 76.9-84.2 60 8.7 6.5-11.6 40 7.7 5.5-10.8 *** *** ***

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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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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