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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,749 9,208 73.5 72.4-74.6 1,079 10.8 10.1-11.7 683 7.1 6.5- 7.8 671 7.3 6.7- 8.0 108 1.3 1.0- 1.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 389 306 73.1 66.7-78.7 43 11.5 8.0-16.1 20 7.3 4.1-12.7 18 6.5 4.0-10.6 *** *** ***
Cumberland 441 358 74.9 69.2-79.9 31 9.7 6.5-14.3 27 8.1 5.4-12.0 21 5.4 3.3- 8.7 *** *** ***
Durham 453 343 68.6 62.4-74.1 50 13.5 9.5-18.8 28 8.0 5.2-12.1 26 8.2 5.2-12.6 *** *** ***
Forsyth 420 347 80.2 75.0-84.6 29 7.8 5.0-11.9 21 4.0 2.5- 6.4 21 7.1 4.4-11.0 *** *** ***
Gaston 365 292 75.7 68.7-81.6 30 10.2 6.4-15.9 23 6.6 3.8-11.3 18 7.3 4.1-12.6 *** *** ***
Guilford 503 386 69.7 63.8-75.0 49 13.4 9.5-18.5 33 9.0 5.9-13.4 30 6.5 4.3- 9.6 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 679 521 75.5 71.3-79.3 81 12.3 9.5-15.8 33 5.4 3.5- 8.2 38 5.8 4.1- 8.2 *** *** ***
New Hanover 392 332 76.4 69.2-82.3 27 12.2 7.6-18.9 *** *** *** 18 5.9 3.3-10.2 *** *** ***
Union 380 281 68.3 60.8-74.9 44 11.7 8.0-16.7 26 10.8 6.5-17.4 26 9.0 5.6-14.2 *** *** ***
Wake 686 529 76.0 71.9-79.7 71 11.2 8.6-14.5 31 4.4 3.0- 6.4 45 7.3 5.1-10.2 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,862 3,066 74.2 72.2-76.0 321 9.9 8.6-11.3 227 7.4 6.4- 8.7 215 7.3 6.2- 8.5 33 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Piedmont 6,284 4,896 73.7 72.2-75.2 606 11.3 10.3-12.5 362 6.8 5.9- 7.7 355 7.1 6.2- 8.0 65 1.1 0.9- 1.5
Western NC 1,603 1,246 71.6 68.4-74.6 152 10.9 8.9-13.2 94 8.2 6.3-10.5 101 8.0 6.4-10.0 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,100 855 72.1 68.2-75.8 106 10.4 8.1-13.3 66 8.1 5.8-11.0 67 7.9 5.9-10.3 *** *** ***
Northwest 1,886 1,485 73.6 70.9-76.2 165 10.5 8.8-12.4 117 8.0 6.4- 9.9 101 6.8 5.5- 8.5 18 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Charlotte 1,921 1,471 73.6 70.7-76.3 212 13.2 11.1-15.6 107 5.9 4.6- 7.6 114 6.5 5.3- 8.1 *** *** ***
Greensboro 1,330 1,026 70.2 66.7-73.5 122 11.1 8.9-13.8 86 9.4 7.2-12.2 83 8.0 6.3-10.1 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 1,530 1,221 74.7 71.4-77.7 127 10.3 8.3-12.9 88 7.0 5.4- 9.1 80 6.4 4.8- 8.5 *** *** ***
Southeast 734 617 78.1 73.4-82.1 51 10.9 7.8-14.9 25 3.9 2.4- 6.3 35 5.9 3.9- 9.0 *** *** ***
Wake 1,654 1,292 74.4 71.4-77.2 160 10.8 9.0-12.9 88 5.6 4.4- 7.1 93 7.8 5.9-10.3 21 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Area L 395 303 70.8 64.4-76.4 35 10.3 6.6-15.6 29 8.9 5.9-13.4 24 8.2 5.2-12.5 *** *** ***
Eastern 1,199 938 74.6 71.4-77.7 101 8.3 6.6-10.4 77 8.2 6.4-10.5 74 7.9 6.1-10.2 *** *** ***

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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