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2006 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 15,462 12,398 81.1 80.2-81.9 750 5.4 4.9- 5.9 797 5.2 4.8- 5.8 800 4.6 4.2- 5.0 717 3.7 3.4- 4.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 390 310 81.4 75.9-85.8 19 6.5 3.6-11.3 20 4.6 2.6- 7.8 21 4.5 2.7- 7.3 20 3.1 1.9- 5.0
Buncombe 353 277 81.4 76.4-85.5 20 6.2 3.8-10.0 26 6.5 4.2- 9.9 13 2.4 1.3- 4.3 17 3.5 2.0- 5.9
Cabarrus 386 308 79.0 73.0-84.0 27 7.0 4.5-10.9 24 7.1 4.3-11.4 16 4.3 1.9- 9.8 11 2.5 1.3- 5.0
Catawba 395 324 84.1 79.0-88.2 19 5.9 3.3-10.2 16 3.0 1.7- 5.2 17 3.1 1.8- 5.2 19 3.9 2.1- 7.3
Cumberland 440 354 82.0 77.0-86.1 18 4.5 2.6- 7.7 20 4.9 2.7- 8.9 23 4.4 2.6- 7.2 25 4.2 2.6- 6.6
Davidson 422 337 80.1 74.4-84.8 21 5.1 3.2- 8.1 19 4.4 2.6- 7.2 24 4.6 2.9- 7.1 21 5.9 2.8-11.8
Durham 398 320 79.9 73.7-84.9 27 6.1 3.8- 9.5 18 3.9 2.2- 6.6 20 7.2 3.7-13.4 13 3.0 1.5- 5.7
Forsyth 417 345 82.2 77.3-86.2 20 3.8 2.4- 6.1 19 4.5 2.7- 7.3 26 7.6 4.8-11.8 7 1.9 0.8- 4.4
Gaston 385 306 81.7 76.4-86.0 19 3.7 2.2- 6.0 19 5.4 2.9- 9.8 17 3.9 2.2- 6.8 24 5.4 3.3- 8.7
Guilford 444 353 80.9 76.0-85.0 26 7.3 4.6-11.4 37 7.4 5.1-10.7 19 3.0 1.8- 4.9 9 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Iredell 434 357 82.4 77.4-86.5 24 6.0 3.7- 9.5 18 3.0 1.8- 4.9 17 5.2 2.8- 9.4 18 3.3 2.0- 5.5
Johnston 446 361 80.5 73.6-85.9 22 6.2 3.2-11.7 25 3.9 2.5- 6.1 22 5.5 2.4-11.7 16 3.9 1.8- 8.5
Mecklenburg 825 669 81.7 78.1-84.8 56 7.5 5.5-10.2 48 5.9 4.1- 8.4 29 2.4 1.6- 3.7 23 2.5 1.5- 4.2
New Hanover 391 325 84.0 78.3-88.4 18 6.7 3.4-12.8 17 3.3 2.0- 5.6 18 3.4 2.0- 5.5 13 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Onslow 392 314 80.1 74.6-84.7 19 5.0 3.0- 8.2 25 5.9 3.7- 9.1 14 4.6 2.3- 9.0 20 4.4 2.4- 7.7
Orange 361 289 80.4 72.8-86.3 24 5.8 3.7- 8.9 21 8.3 3.7-17.5 15 3.5 2.0- 6.2 12 2.0 1.0- 3.7
Pitt 390 315 81.9 77.0-86.0 17 3.8 2.2- 6.3 26 7.5 4.7-11.7 17 3.5 2.0- 5.9 15 3.3 1.9- 5.8
Randolph 384 319 81.9 73.6-88.0 14 5.6 2.4-12.7 13 5.3 1.8-14.7 24 4.3 2.4- 7.4 14 2.9 1.6- 5.3
Robeson 391 311 83.3 78.7-87.1 11 2.8 1.4- 5.6 16 3.7 2.1- 6.4 31 5.8 3.8- 8.5 22 4.4 2.7- 7.2
Rowan 440 342 77.7 71.8-82.8 19 4.4 2.6- 7.2 23 6.6 3.8-11.3 24 5.6 2.7-11.0 32 5.7 3.7- 8.5
Union 390 322 83.5 77.3-88.3 13 3.1 1.6- 5.9 19 5.0 2.9- 8.5 22 5.8 2.6-12.2 14 2.6 1.3- 5.1
Wake 650 531 83.1 79.2-86.4 47 6.6 4.5- 9.6 28 4.6 2.9- 7.2 33 4.1 2.8- 6.0 11 1.6 0.8- 3.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 414 322 80.4 75.1-84.8 20 3.7 2.3- 5.9 32 8.1 5.0-12.8 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3 15 3.2 1.8- 5.5
Northeast Partnership II*** 497 387 76.7 71.4-81.3 20 6.3 3.6-11.0 20 5.1 3.0- 8.5 38 5.4 3.8- 7.6 32 6.5 4.4- 9.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 431 350 80.3 75.1-84.6 12 4.1 2.1- 7.8 22 4.2 2.6- 6.5 23 5.6 3.4- 9.0 24 5.9 3.6- 9.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 441 351 82.1 77.4-86.0 28 7.1 4.5-10.9 18 2.7 1.6- 4.6 25 5.3 3.2- 8.5 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 469 362 79.7 74.8-83.8 19 4.2 2.6- 6.9 24 5.7 3.6- 8.9 29 4.0 2.5- 6.2 35 6.4 4.0-10.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 427 350 81.8 76.9-85.8 20 5.1 3.1- 8.5 18 4.1 2.5- 6.9 24 6.4 4.0-10.0 15 2.6 1.4- 4.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 393 323 80.7 74.1-86.0 12 5.4 2.3-12.4 22 5.0 2.8- 8.7 16 4.9 2.6- 9.0 20 4.0 2.5- 6.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 455 370 85.0 80.9-88.3 27 5.4 3.4- 8.4 15 3.3 1.8- 5.9 23 3.8 2.4- 5.9 20 2.5 1.6- 4.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 567 446 78.8 73.5-83.3 20 3.6 1.8- 6.8 30 5.4 3.2- 8.9 36 6.7 4.3-10.3 35 5.5 3.3- 9.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 333 80.2 75.0-84.6 17 3.7 2.2- 6.2 20 3.5 2.2- 5.5 22 6.7 3.7-11.7 33 6.0 4.0- 8.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 412 318 77.6 71.8-82.4 13 4.2 2.0- 8.6 27 7.3 4.7-11.3 20 4.5 2.6- 7.7 34 6.4 4.3- 9.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 445 348 79.4 74.0-83.8 21 4.9 2.9- 8.2 21 5.6 3.0-10.3 32 6.1 4.0- 9.1 23 4.0 2.5- 6.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 562 449 81.0 76.1-85.1 21 4.6 2.4- 8.8 31 6.2 4.0- 9.5 25 2.9 1.7- 4.9 36 5.2 3.4- 7.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,060 838 78.2 74.7-81.3 37 5.0 3.2- 7.5 50 4.8 3.4- 6.7 72 5.9 4.5- 7.7 63 6.1 4.6- 8.1
No 14,402 11,560 81.2 80.3-82.1 713 5.4 4.9- 6.0 747 5.3 4.8- 5.8 728 4.5 4.1- 5.0 654 3.6 3.2- 4.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,174 4,144 80.9 79.4-82.3 221 4.9 4.1- 5.8 270 5.1 4.4- 6.0 287 4.7 4.0- 5.4 252 4.4 3.7- 5.2
Piedmont 8,648 6,961 81.4 80.3-82.6 461 5.8 5.1- 6.5 430 5.1 4.4- 5.8 435 4.6 4.1- 5.3 361 3.1 2.6- 3.5
Western NC 1,640 1,293 79.9 77.2-82.4 68 4.8 3.4- 6.6 97 6.2 4.8- 7.9 78 4.1 2.9- 5.5 104 5.1 3.9- 6.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 915 726 81.1 77.5-84.3 41 5.1 3.3- 7.9 57 6.3 4.6- 8.7 38 2.8 1.8- 4.2 53 4.7 3.3- 6.6
Northwest 3,078 2,463 80.8 78.9-82.6 138 4.4 3.6- 5.3 149 4.7 3.8- 5.8 161 5.6 4.5- 7.0 167 4.5 3.6- 5.5
Charlotte 2,366 1,905 80.6 78.3-82.8 129 6.0 4.8- 7.5 130 6.0 4.6- 7.6 108 4.2 3.2- 5.4 94 3.3 2.5- 4.3
Greensboro 1,990 1,599 81.5 78.9-83.9 106 6.6 5.0- 8.6 104 5.8 4.3- 7.7 99 3.5 2.8- 4.5 82 2.6 2.0- 3.5
Southern Regional 1,586 1,257 80.6 77.8-83.2 60 4.3 3.1- 5.9 78 5.0 3.7- 6.7 96 4.7 3.6- 6.2 95 5.3 3.9- 7.1
Coastal 813 674 82.8 79.1-85.9 36 5.8 3.8- 8.9 34 3.7 2.4- 5.6 42 5.0 3.5- 7.1 27 2.7 1.7- 4.3
Wake 2,082 1,681 81.7 79.2-83.9 124 6.1 4.8- 7.8 99 4.4 3.3- 5.8 111 5.4 4.1- 6.9 67 2.4 1.7- 3.4
Area L 673 541 80.3 76.3-83.8 36 6.7 4.5- 9.9 25 3.2 2.0- 5.1 34 4.3 2.9- 6.4 37 5.4 3.7- 7.9
Eastern 1,959 1,552 80.7 78.3-82.9 80 4.3 3.2- 5.7 121 6.5 5.1- 8.2 111 4.6 3.7- 5.7 95 3.9 3.1- 5.0

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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.

**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.

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

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