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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,919 1,268 7.1 6.7- 7.6 13,651 92.9 92.4-93.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 400 41 9.2 6.5-12.7 359 90.8 87.3-93.5
Buncombe 366 32 7.8 5.3-11.3 334 92.2 88.7-94.7
Cabarrus 426 28 6.3 4.2- 9.4 398 93.7 90.6-95.8
Catawba 372 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8 349 95.6 93.2-97.2
Cumberland 441 33 7.1 4.8-10.3 408 92.9 89.7-95.2
Davidson 383 37 7.6 5.2-10.8 346 92.4 89.2-94.8
Durham 409 28 5.9 3.9- 8.8 381 94.1 91.2-96.1
Forsyth 444 35 7.1 4.9-10.2 409 92.9 89.8-95.1
Gaston 374 42 12.7 9.0-17.5 332 87.3 82.5-91.0
Guilford 422 27 4.7 3.1- 7.1 395 95.3 92.9-96.9
Iredell 430 27 6.0 3.9- 9.0 403 94.0 91.0-96.1
Johnston 478 43 8.2 5.5-11.8 435 91.8 88.2-94.5
Mecklenburg 634 35 4.1 2.8- 6.0 599 95.9 94.0-97.2
New Hanover 372 25 6.0 3.9- 9.1 347 94.0 90.9-96.1
Onslow 386 29 5.8 3.9- 8.6 357 94.2 91.4-96.1
Orange 410 22 4.9 2.9- 8.2 388 95.1 91.8-97.1
Pitt 377 23 5.2 3.3- 7.9 354 94.8 92.1-96.7
Randolph 349 30 7.8 5.2-11.5 319 92.2 88.5-94.8
Robeson 374 34 7.8 5.3-11.2 340 92.2 88.8-94.7
Rowan 443 46 9.0 6.5-12.5 397 91.0 87.5-93.5
Union 432 35 7.5 5.1-11.1 397 92.5 88.9-94.9
Wake 593 30 4.3 2.9- 6.4 563 95.7 93.6-97.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 360 35 7.6 5.3-10.8 325 92.4 89.2-94.7
Northeast Partnership II 479 51 8.3 6.1-11.1 428 91.7 88.9-93.9
Northeast Partnership I 399 56 12.6 9.4-16.8 343 87.4 83.2-90.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 364 36 9.7 6.6-13.9 328 90.3 86.1-93.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 464 38 6.2 4.4- 8.8 426 93.8 91.2-95.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 410 45 10.8 7.9-14.6 365 89.2 85.4-92.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 404 29 5.8 3.8- 8.6 375 94.2 91.4-96.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 455 34 5.9 4.0- 8.6 421 94.1 91.4-96.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 534 61 9.1 6.8-12.0 473 90.9 88.0-93.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 360 34 8.3 5.8-11.9 326 91.7 88.1-94.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 356 44 11.3 8.1-15.6 312 88.7 84.4-91.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 424 38 8.6 5.8-12.4 386 91.4 87.6-94.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 595 62 8.1 5.9-10.9 533 91.9 89.1-94.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 994 117 9.5 7.8-11.6 877 90.5 88.4-92.2
No 13,925 1,151 7.0 6.5- 7.5 12,774 93.0 92.5-93.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,996 464 8.0 7.2- 8.9 4,532 92.0 91.1-92.8
Piedmont 8,300 637 6.2 5.7- 6.9 7,663 93.8 93.1-94.3
Western NC 1,623 167 8.7 7.2-10.5 1,456 91.3 89.5-92.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 940 93 8.1 6.3-10.3 847 91.9 89.7-93.7
Northwest 2,885 258 8.2 7.1- 9.6 2,627 91.8 90.4-92.9
Charlotte 2,212 167 6.1 5.1- 7.3 2,045 93.9 92.7-94.9
Greensboro 1,933 151 6.3 5.2- 7.7 1,782 93.7 92.3-94.8
Southern Regional 1,557 144 7.6 6.2- 9.1 1,413 92.4 90.9-93.8
Coastal 753 64 8.7 6.6-11.2 689 91.3 88.8-93.4
Wake 2,042 140 5.3 4.3- 6.6 1,902 94.7 93.4-95.7
Area L 593 65 10.0 7.5-13.2 528 90.0 86.8-92.5
Eastern 1,881 174 7.6 6.4- 9.0 1,707 92.4 91.0-93.6

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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.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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