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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Aging and Caregiving

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,577 4,111 28.1 27.2-29.1 10,466 71.9 70.9-72.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 392 106 28.3 23.4-33.7 286 71.7 66.3-76.6
Buncombe 358 94 27.5 22.6-33.0 264 72.5 67.0-77.4
Cabarrus 408 121 28.9 24.2-34.1 287 71.1 65.9-75.8
Catawba 362 92 26.9 22.0-32.4 270 73.1 67.6-78.0
Cumberland 430 102 23.8 19.5-28.7 328 76.2 71.3-80.5
Davidson 374 107 27.7 22.8-33.2 267 72.3 66.8-77.2
Durham 402 101 23.4 19.0-28.5 301 76.6 71.5-81.0
Forsyth 435 124 29.7 25.0-34.9 311 70.3 65.1-75.0
Gaston 364 105 30.7 25.6-36.4 259 69.3 63.6-74.4
Guilford 413 116 28.0 23.2-33.3 297 72.0 66.7-76.8
Iredell 418 122 28.6 24.0-33.7 296 71.4 66.3-76.0
Johnston 471 132 25.6 21.1-30.6 339 74.4 69.4-78.9
Mecklenburg 618 156 23.5 20.0-27.3 462 76.5 72.7-80.0
New Hanover 366 96 27.1 22.3-32.5 270 72.9 67.5-77.7
Onslow 378 81 19.9 16.0-24.6 297 80.1 75.4-84.0
Orange 403 92 23.3 18.9-28.3 311 76.7 71.7-81.1
Pitt 373 116 29.0 24.2-34.4 257 71.0 65.6-75.8
Randolph 343 107 32.5 27.0-38.7 236 67.5 61.3-73.0
Robeson 368 113 28.4 23.5-33.8 255 71.6 66.2-76.5
Rowan 441 130 27.6 23.1-32.6 311 72.4 67.4-76.9
Union 418 111 26.4 21.9-31.5 307 73.6 68.5-78.1
Wake 584 135 23.2 19.5-27.4 449 76.8 72.6-80.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 349 95 29.3 24.2-35.1 254 70.7 64.9-75.8
Northeast Partnership II 466 138 31.3 26.6-36.4 328 68.7 63.6-73.4
Northeast Partnership I 387 121 32.7 27.5-38.4 266 67.3 61.6-72.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 354 110 32.7 27.1-38.8 244 67.3 61.2-72.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 452 123 26.7 22.2-31.6 329 73.3 68.4-77.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 396 129 30.2 25.5-35.4 267 69.8 64.6-74.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 391 121 31.6 26.6-36.9 270 68.4 63.1-73.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 443 122 27.5 23.0-32.6 321 72.5 67.4-77.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 520 153 30.2 25.8-35.1 367 69.8 64.9-74.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 355 108 31.4 26.2-37.0 247 68.6 63.0-73.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 350 109 30.5 25.1-36.5 241 69.5 63.5-74.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 417 146 35.5 30.4-41.0 271 64.5 59.0-69.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 578 177 31.7 27.2-36.6 401 68.3 63.4-72.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 962 294 32.4 29.0-36.1 668 67.6 63.9-71.0
No 13,615 3,817 27.9 26.9-28.8 9,798 72.1 71.2-73.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,875 1,387 28.1 26.6-29.7 3,488 71.9 70.3-73.4
Piedmont 8,114 2,241 27.2 26.0-28.5 5,873 72.8 71.5-74.0
Western NC 1,588 483 31.6 28.8-34.5 1,105 68.4 65.5-71.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 915 264 30.8 27.1-34.7 651 69.2 65.3-72.9
Northwest 2,831 833 30.2 28.1-32.3 1,998 69.8 67.7-71.9
Charlotte 2,150 605 27.4 25.2-29.8 1,545 72.6 70.2-74.8
Greensboro 1,890 525 29.0 26.4-31.7 1,365 71.0 68.3-73.6
Southern Regional 1,526 428 26.8 24.2-29.5 1,098 73.2 70.5-75.8
Coastal 734 214 28.7 25.1-32.6 520 71.3 67.4-74.9
Wake 2,006 523 24.4 22.1-26.9 1,483 75.6 73.1-77.9
Area L 575 185 34.3 29.8-39.0 390 65.7 61.0-70.2
Eastern 1,841 518 28.8 26.3-31.4 1,323 71.2 68.6-73.7

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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