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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,885 12,107 82.5 81.7-83.2 635 4.3 3.9- 4.7 705 4.8 4.4- 5.2 637 3.9 3.5- 4.3 801 4.6 4.2- 5.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 322 81.7 76.8-85.7 15 4.2 2.3- 7.6 17 4.2 2.5- 6.9 17 3.4 2.0- 5.8 26 6.5 4.1-10.1
Buncombe 364 281 75.7 70.2-80.4 29 9.0 6.0-13.2 15 5.2 3.1- 8.6 15 3.9 2.2- 6.7 24 6.3 4.0- 9.7
Cabarrus 428 363 85.3 81.2-88.7 15 3.9 2.2- 6.8 15 3.6 2.1- 6.2 15 3.5 2.0- 6.0 20 3.7 2.2- 5.9
Catawba 371 309 83.2 77.3-87.8 12 3.3 1.8- 6.3 13 5.0 2.1-11.5 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7 17 3.8 2.2- 6.4
Cumberland 446 355 79.0 74.4-83.1 14 3.1 1.8- 5.4 27 7.1 4.7-10.8 25 5.9 3.9- 9.0 25 4.8 3.2- 7.3
Davidson 380 308 79.9 74.6-84.4 13 2.9 1.6- 5.3 26 8.6 5.6-13.1 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0 20 6.3 3.8-10.2
Durham 406 321 80.6 75.9-84.6 21 4.8 3.0- 7.6 37 8.3 5.9-11.7 12 3.8 1.9- 7.4 15 2.4 1.4- 4.2
Forsyth 445 372 85.2 81.3-88.4 23 5.0 3.2- 7.8 20 3.9 2.4- 6.1 16 3.2 1.9- 5.5 14 2.7 1.5- 4.8
Gaston 370 287 76.9 71.4-81.5 12 2.9 1.5- 5.4 13 3.6 1.9- 6.6 23 6.1 3.9- 9.3 35 10.6 7.2-15.4
Guilford 419 362 87.2 83.3-90.3 19 4.7 2.9- 7.4 16 3.5 1.9- 6.1 14 2.9 1.7- 5.1 8 1.8 0.9- 3.7
Iredell 431 355 80.5 74.8-85.2 14 3.3 1.9- 5.6 19 4.3 2.7- 6.9 20 6.5 3.2-12.7 23 5.4 3.4- 8.3
Johnston 478 390 81.8 77.1-85.7 15 3.9 2.1- 7.0 22 3.4 2.1- 5.4 17 3.5 2.0- 6.2 34 7.4 4.8-11.0
Mecklenburg 641 534 85.7 82.5-88.3 31 3.9 2.6- 5.8 31 4.3 2.9- 6.3 24 3.3 2.1- 5.3 21 2.8 1.7- 4.4
New Hanover 371 299 82.9 78.3-86.6 10 2.7 1.4- 5.0 26 6.8 4.4-10.3 20 4.5 2.8- 7.2 16 3.2 1.9- 5.5
Onslow 387 306 80.6 75.8-84.7 28 7.1 4.8-10.4 21 5.2 2.9- 9.0 14 3.0 1.7- 5.2 18 4.1 2.5- 6.7
Orange 406 334 85.1 81.1-88.3 30 6.9 4.7-10.1 20 4.0 2.5- 6.3 13 2.6 1.4- 4.7 9 1.5 0.8- 2.9
Pitt 376 316 84.7 80.2-88.4 18 4.4 2.6- 7.3 14 3.7 2.0- 6.8 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7 23 6.1 3.9- 9.5
Randolph 345 285 82.6 77.3-86.9 15 4.4 2.4- 7.9 16 5.2 2.8- 9.3 11 3.2 1.7- 5.8 18 4.6 2.7- 8.0
Robeson 370 287 78.8 73.7-83.1 19 5.2 3.0- 8.7 18 4.8 2.8- 7.9 22 5.1 3.2- 8.1 24 6.2 4.0- 9.4
Rowan 438 343 78.7 73.9-82.9 20 4.2 2.5- 6.7 19 5.9 3.4- 9.8 18 3.5 2.1- 5.6 38 7.8 5.4-11.1
Union 435 359 82.2 77.6-86.1 21 5.3 3.3- 8.5 16 3.4 1.9- 6.1 21 4.6 2.8- 7.6 18 4.4 2.6- 7.2
Wake 596 505 84.9 81.4-87.8 38 6.6 4.7- 9.2 30 5.6 3.8- 8.2 11 1.2 0.6- 2.3 12 1.8 1.0- 3.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 356 294 83.4 78.6-87.2 12 2.8 1.5- 5.1 14 4.2 2.4- 7.1 17 5.5 3.2- 9.3 19 4.2 2.6- 6.7
Northeast Partnership II 478 390 83.5 79.4-87.0 14 2.6 1.4- 4.7 17 3.7 1.9- 7.1 28 5.9 4.0- 8.6 29 4.3 2.9- 6.4
Northeast Partnership I 390 306 79.0 73.7-83.5 11 2.7 1.4- 5.1 17 3.8 2.0- 6.9 25 6.0 3.8- 9.3 31 8.6 5.8-12.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 360 286 83.0 78.3-86.9 18 3.8 2.2- 6.2 19 5.6 3.2- 9.6 11 2.1 1.1- 3.9 26 5.6 3.7- 8.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 470 378 82.0 77.9-85.5 21 4.9 3.1- 7.6 25 4.9 3.2- 7.4 20 4.1 2.5- 6.5 26 4.2 2.7- 6.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 408 332 81.6 77.0-85.4 8 1.7 0.8- 3.7 19 4.4 2.8- 7.0 23 4.8 3.0- 7.5 26 7.5 4.9-11.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 403 329 82.1 77.5-85.9 21 5.2 3.1- 8.4 15 3.9 2.3- 6.7 15 4.2 2.5- 7.1 23 4.6 2.9- 7.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 455 376 84.4 80.2-87.8 24 5.0 3.1- 8.0 21 3.6 2.2- 5.8 17 3.4 2.0- 6.0 17 3.6 2.1- 6.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 529 422 82.3 78.3-85.6 17 3.4 1.9- 6.1 24 3.5 2.2- 5.4 33 6.0 4.1- 8.8 33 4.8 3.3- 6.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 362 289 81.8 77.1-85.7 9 1.8 0.9- 3.6 23 7.1 4.6-10.7 22 5.3 3.3- 8.4 19 4.0 2.4- 6.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 357 283 78.6 71.7-84.2 12 3.0 1.7- 5.3 21 8.1 3.9-16.0 14 3.2 1.7- 6.0 27 7.1 4.6-10.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 424 350 81.4 76.5-85.4 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6 18 4.2 2.4- 7.2 22 4.9 3.1- 7.7 25 6.8 4.3-10.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 593 479 81.8 77.6-85.4 27 5.1 3.1- 8.1 21 3.0 1.8- 4.9 24 4.2 2.6- 6.8 42 6.0 4.1- 8.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 985 791 81.8 78.9-84.5 30 2.7 1.8- 4.0 43 4.4 3.0- 6.5 55 5.3 4.0- 7.1 66 5.7 4.3- 7.5
No 13,900 11,316 82.5 81.7-83.3 605 4.4 3.9- 4.8 662 4.8 4.4- 5.3 582 3.8 3.4- 4.2 735 4.5 4.1- 4.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,982 4,007 81.7 80.4-83.0 195 3.6 3.1- 4.2 243 4.9 4.2- 5.7 235 4.5 3.8- 5.2 302 5.3 4.7- 6.1
Piedmont 8,279 6,810 83.6 82.6-84.6 364 4.4 3.9- 5.0 391 4.8 4.2- 5.4 327 3.4 3.0- 3.9 387 3.7 3.3- 4.2
Western NC 1,624 1,290 79.6 77.0-81.9 76 5.0 3.7- 6.5 71 4.5 3.4- 6.1 75 4.5 3.4- 5.9 112 6.5 5.1- 8.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 937 742 79.6 76.2-82.7 56 6.4 4.6- 8.8 36 3.7 2.6- 5.4 38 4.2 2.8- 6.2 65 6.1 4.5- 8.3
Northwest 2,881 2,339 81.3 79.4-83.1 107 3.5 2.8- 4.4 138 5.3 4.3- 6.5 129 4.4 3.5- 5.4 168 5.6 4.6- 6.8
Charlotte 2,215 1,820 83.7 81.8-85.5 87 3.8 2.9- 4.8 96 4.2 3.3- 5.3 99 4.0 3.2- 5.1 113 4.3 3.4- 5.4
Greensboro 1,923 1,592 85.0 83.0-86.8 92 4.5 3.5- 5.8 88 4.2 3.2- 5.4 74 3.3 2.5- 4.3 77 3.1 2.3- 4.1
Southern Regional 1,563 1,252 80.9 78.4-83.1 64 4.2 3.1- 5.6 76 5.2 4.0- 6.7 82 4.9 3.8- 6.4 89 4.9 3.8- 6.1
Coastal 749 606 82.2 78.9-85.0 19 2.2 1.4- 3.6 42 5.1 3.7- 7.1 39 4.7 3.3- 6.6 43 5.8 4.1- 8.1
Wake 2,031 1,668 83.5 81.4-85.5 99 5.5 4.3- 7.0 111 5.4 4.3- 6.8 66 2.5 1.9- 3.4 87 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Area L 582 452 80.5 76.6-83.9 25 3.8 2.5- 5.9 29 4.7 2.9- 7.5 27 3.4 2.3- 5.2 49 7.5 5.5-10.2
Eastern 1,875 1,523 82.4 80.2-84.3 84 3.9 3.0- 5.1 81 4.4 3.4- 5.8 80 4.6 3.6- 5.9 107 4.7 3.8- 5.8

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

^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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