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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,416 773 6.7 6.0- 7.4 8,643 93.3 92.6-94.0
-Guilford County 446 30 7.2 4.7-10.7 416 92.8 89.3-95.3
GENDER
Male 165 10 8.0 4.1-15.1 155 92.0 84.9-95.9
Female 281 20 6.4 4.0-10.1 261 93.6 89.9-96.0
RACE
White 313 21 7.6 4.6-12.4 292 92.4 87.6-95.4
Other 132 9 6.2 3.0-12.4 123 93.8 87.6-97.0
AGE
18-44 177 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 176 99.2 94.4-99.9
45+ 265 29 13.3 8.8-19.6 236 86.7 80.4-91.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 17 10.5 6.2-17.2 135 89.5 82.8-93.8
Some College + 292 12 4.0 2.2- 7.3 280 96.0 92.7-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 195 19 11.1 6.6-18.3 176 88.9 81.7-93.4
$50,000+ 142 2 1.6 0.4- 6.6 140 98.4 93.4-99.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 452 36 6.6 4.6- 9.4 416 93.4 90.6-95.4
Guilford 446 30 7.2 4.7-10.7 416 92.8 89.3-95.3
Mecklenburg 448 27 4.6 3.0- 7.0 421 95.4 93.0-97.0
Orange 451 25 3.6 2.3- 5.5 426 96.4 94.5-97.7
Wake 452 17 2.4 1.4- 4.1 435 97.6 95.9-98.6
Chatham/Lee 396 32 8.2 4.4-14.9 364 91.8 85.1-95.6
Nash/Wilson 379 35 7.6 5.3-10.9 344 92.4 89.1-94.7
Craven/Pamlico 452 47 8.8 6.3-12.0 405 91.2 88.0-93.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 50 12.7 8.2-19.2 387 87.3 80.8-91.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 455 40 6.6 4.7- 9.2 415 93.4 90.8-95.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 478 38 4.9 3.3- 7.1 440 95.1 92.9-96.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 426 37 6.0 4.0- 8.9 389 94.0 91.1-96.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 473 44 8.3 6.1-11.4 429 91.7 88.6-93.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 417 34 5.9 4.0- 8.5 383 94.1 91.5-96.0
Northeast NC I 459 40 7.0 4.9- 9.9 419 93.0 90.1-95.1
Northeast NC II 511 49 8.5 6.2-11.5 462 91.5 88.5-93.8
Northeastern Partnership 970 89 8.0 6.3-10.1 881 92.0 89.9-93.7
Mountain AHEC 1,304 113 7.3 5.6- 9.4 1,191 92.7 90.6-94.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,303 288 7.2 6.0- 8.6 3,015 92.8 91.4-94.0
Piedmont 4,040 288 5.5 4.7- 6.5 3,752 94.5 93.5-95.3
Western NC 2,073 197 10.1 7.8-12.9 1,876 89.9 87.1-92.2

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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