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2005 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 17,108 13,700 81.3 80.5-82.0 855 5.6 5.1- 6.1 938 5.5 5.0- 5.9 884 4.4 4.0- 4.8 731 3.3 3.0- 3.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 458 365 77.3 71.5-82.2 21 5.0 3.0- 8.1 31 9.9 6.1-15.5 24 4.6 2.9- 7.2 17 3.3 2.0- 5.5
Buncombe 453 353 79.9 75.1-83.9 23 4.6 3.0- 7.2 31 7.2 4.7-10.9 24 4.6 2.9- 7.4 22 3.7 2.3- 5.8
Cabarrus 419 336 83.0 78.4-86.8 25 6.1 3.8- 9.6 17 3.2 1.9- 5.4 24 5.3 3.2- 8.7 17 2.3 1.4- 3.9
Catawba 444 365 84.3 79.7-88.0 16 2.8 1.5- 5.0 24 5.2 3.3- 8.0 19 4.6 2.4- 8.7 20 3.1 1.9- 5.0
Cumberland 456 348 76.6 71.1-81.4 26 5.6 3.5- 8.9 30 5.4 3.6- 8.0 31 6.3 4.2- 9.3 21 6.1 3.1-11.6
Davidson 457 369 81.8 76.8-85.9 24 6.7 4.0-10.9 23 4.8 3.0- 7.5 18 2.3 1.4- 3.7 23 4.5 2.7- 7.6
Durham 462 375 84.6 80.4-88.0 30 6.3 4.1- 9.4 23 4.3 2.5- 7.3 19 2.9 1.8- 4.7 15 2.0 1.1- 3.5
Forsyth 457 355 75.8 70.2-80.6 44 13.1 9.1-18.5 27 4.7 3.0- 7.0 20 4.3 2.6- 7.2 11 2.1 1.1- 4.0
Gaston 446 348 78.7 72.5-83.8 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0 24 6.9 3.4-13.7 35 7.4 4.9-11.0 23 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Guilford 466 362 78.6 73.7-82.7 30 6.7 4.4-10.0 29 5.9 3.8- 9.0 31 6.3 4.1- 9.4 14 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Iredell 406 326 82.3 77.4-86.3 19 6.4 3.7-10.8 20 4.3 2.6- 7.1 27 4.5 2.9- 6.9 14 2.6 1.5- 4.6
Johnston 387 297 79.5 73.8-84.2 21 6.2 3.7-10.1 20 6.8 3.8-11.9 22 3.5 2.2- 5.7 27 4.0 2.6- 6.0
Mecklenburg 876 709 81.4 77.8-84.5 56 7.7 5.5-10.7 48 5.2 3.6- 7.4 37 3.1 2.1- 4.4 26 2.7 1.6- 4.3
New Hanover 445 356 80.4 75.5-84.5 29 8.1 5.2-12.3 20 4.0 2.4- 6.5 24 4.6 2.8- 7.2 16 3.0 1.7- 5.1
Onslow 392 309 80.9 76.0-85.0 21 5.5 3.4- 9.0 26 7.3 4.8-11.0 25 4.2 2.7- 6.4 11 2.0 1.1- 3.9
Orange 420 333 81.4 76.7-85.4 27 6.0 3.9- 9.2 26 6.3 4.0- 9.7 21 4.3 2.6- 6.9 13 2.0 1.1- 3.6
Pitt 441 362 83.3 78.7-87.1 21 5.6 3.4- 9.0 23 4.5 2.8- 7.2 17 3.1 1.7- 5.6 18 3.5 1.9- 6.2
Randolph 452 373 84.3 80.1-87.8 16 2.5 1.5- 4.2 19 4.5 2.7- 7.4 19 3.9 2.3- 6.5 25 4.8 3.0- 7.6
Robeson 440 337 78.9 74.1-83.1 16 3.7 2.1- 6.5 24 5.8 3.6- 9.0 31 6.3 4.2- 9.2 32 5.3 3.5- 7.9
Rowan 469 387 84.9 80.8-88.3 12 1.9 1.1- 3.4 24 4.7 3.0- 7.3 20 3.4 2.1- 5.3 26 5.1 3.0- 8.5
Union 381 325 86.0 81.3-89.7 15 3.7 2.1- 6.3 19 4.4 2.6- 7.4 14 3.8 1.8- 7.8 8 2.1 1.0- 4.4
Wake 857 711 83.8 80.4-86.7 59 7.6 5.6-10.2 40 4.3 2.8- 6.6 30 3.0 1.9- 4.8 17 1.3 0.7- 2.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 468 384 80.7 75.2-85.3 23 4.1 2.6- 6.4 26 8.5 5.0-14.0 20 3.8 2.2- 6.4 15 2.9 1.6- 5.2
Northeast Partnership II 506 402 82.0 77.9-85.4 15 2.7 1.6- 4.7 31 6.0 4.0- 8.8 35 5.4 3.6- 7.9 23 4.0 2.5- 6.4
Northeast Partnership I 512 403 79.1 73.4-83.9 13 5.1 2.1-11.9 34 6.3 4.1- 9.6 29 4.9 3.2- 7.3 33 4.6 3.1- 6.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 419 342 85.2 81.0-88.7 15 2.6 1.5- 4.5 22 4.5 2.6- 7.8 25 5.0 3.1- 7.8 15 2.6 1.5- 4.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 521 404 81.7 77.8-85.1 25 3.6 2.2- 5.6 32 6.1 4.2- 8.8 31 4.7 3.1- 7.1 29 3.9 2.6- 5.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 422 328 76.8 71.3-81.6 21 4.9 3.0- 7.8 25 7.4 4.4-12.0 22 4.0 2.5- 6.3 26 7.0 4.3-11.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 475 383 81.1 76.4-85.0 22 4.3 2.7- 6.7 37 8.5 5.7-12.4 13 2.3 1.2- 4.4 20 3.8 2.2- 6.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 521 435 84.4 79.9-88.0 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2 28 5.4 3.3- 8.5 29 6.1 3.7- 9.9 17 2.4 1.4- 4.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 644 526 83.0 79.0-86.4 31 4.3 2.9- 6.5 23 3.8 2.4- 6.0 30 4.5 2.6- 7.8 34 4.3 2.9- 6.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 462 371 81.5 76.6-85.5 22 4.9 2.9- 8.2 26 5.9 3.7- 9.3 23 4.9 2.8- 8.3 20 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 409 315 76.3 70.3-81.4 24 7.7 4.3-13.6 25 7.3 4.6-11.4 25 5.5 3.5- 8.4 20 3.2 1.9- 5.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 505 390 79.0 74.5-82.9 28 5.8 3.7- 9.0 28 5.5 3.6- 8.3 32 5.1 3.4- 7.6 27 4.7 3.0- 7.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 760 616 83.4 79.8-86.5 37 4.8 3.1- 7.4 33 3.2 2.1- 5.0 38 4.6 3.1- 6.8 36 3.9 2.5- 5.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,176 937 81.2 78.0-84.1 37 3.9 2.5- 6.2 72 6.4 4.6- 9.0 71 4.7 3.6- 6.2 59 3.7 2.7- 5.0
No 15,932 12,763 81.3 80.5-82.1 818 5.7 5.2- 6.2 866 5.4 4.9- 5.9 813 4.4 4.0- 4.8 672 3.3 3.0- 3.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,505 4,353 80.5 79.1-81.8 252 4.6 4.0- 5.4 305 6.0 5.2- 6.9 319 4.7 4.1- 5.4 276 4.2 3.6- 4.9
Piedmont 9,611 7,777 81.8 80.7-82.8 497 6.0 5.3- 6.8 524 5.4 4.8- 6.0 455 4.1 3.6- 4.6 358 2.7 2.4- 3.1
Western NC 1,992 1,570 80.8 78.5-82.9 106 5.7 4.4- 7.3 109 4.8 3.8- 6.0 110 4.9 3.9- 6.1 97 3.8 3.0- 4.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,213 969 82.3 79.5-84.8 60 4.8 3.4- 6.6 64 4.5 3.3- 6.1 62 4.6 3.4- 6.2 58 3.8 2.7- 5.2
Northwest 3,265 2,612 80.3 78.4-82.0 172 7.0 5.7- 8.6 173 4.8 4.0- 5.8 162 4.3 3.5- 5.3 146 3.6 2.9- 4.4
Charlotte 2,533 2,048 81.5 79.3-83.4 136 6.2 4.9- 7.7 129 5.3 4.1- 6.7 131 4.4 3.6- 5.5 89 2.7 2.1- 3.5
Greensboro 2,208 1,752 79.7 77.3-81.9 115 5.2 4.0- 6.5 136 6.9 5.5- 8.6 117 5.2 4.0- 6.7 88 3.1 2.3- 4.0
Southern Regional 1,775 1,402 80.6 78.1-83.0 67 3.6 2.6- 4.8 91 5.0 3.9- 6.3 112 5.4 4.3- 6.8 103 5.4 4.0- 7.3
Coastal 867 685 78.7 75.0-81.9 53 6.6 4.8- 9.0 48 6.7 4.7- 9.6 45 3.9 2.8- 5.4 36 4.1 2.7- 6.1
Wake 2,406 1,959 83.4 81.4-85.3 134 6.3 5.1- 7.8 133 5.1 4.0- 6.5 95 3.2 2.4- 4.2 85 2.0 1.5- 2.5
Area L 696 556 82.6 78.7-85.9 19 3.6 1.8- 7.0 35 4.1 2.8- 6.0 48 5.6 3.9- 7.8 38 4.1 2.8- 6.1
Eastern 2,145 1,717 81.1 78.9-83.2 99 4.3 3.5- 5.4 129 6.9 5.4- 8.7 112 4.4 3.4- 5.5 88 3.3 2.5- 4.2

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** 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.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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