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2006 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 15,641 1,511 7.1 6.6- 7.6 14,130 92.9 92.4-93.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 392 36 6.3 4.4- 9.1 356 93.7 90.9-95.6
Buncombe 359 40 7.4 5.2-10.4 319 92.6 89.6-94.8
Cabarrus 389 32 5.3 3.5- 7.8 357 94.7 92.2-96.5
Catawba 402 33 9.9 5.2-18.0 369 90.1 82.0-94.8
Cumberland 445 48 9.2 6.3-13.2 397 90.8 86.8-93.7
Davidson 427 38 6.5 4.3- 9.6 389 93.5 90.4-95.7
Durham 399 30 4.6 2.8- 7.4 369 95.4 92.6-97.2
Forsyth 421 30 5.1 3.3- 7.7 391 94.9 92.3-96.7
Gaston 390 46 8.5 5.9-12.0 344 91.5 88.0-94.1
Guilford 450 39 6.6 4.5- 9.6 411 93.4 90.4-95.5
Iredell 442 39 6.7 4.6- 9.6 403 93.3 90.4-95.4
Johnston 452 45 7.1 4.8-10.5 407 92.9 89.5-95.2
Mecklenburg 833 42 4.0 2.7- 5.8 791 96.0 94.2-97.3
New Hanover 394 34 6.8 4.6- 9.8 360 93.2 90.2-95.4
Onslow 394 40 7.4 5.1-10.6 354 92.6 89.4-94.9
Orange 364 29 5.9 3.4-10.1 335 94.1 89.9-96.6
Pitt 395 44 9.6 6.9-13.2 351 90.4 86.8-93.1
Randolph 389 38 6.6 4.1-10.3 351 93.4 89.7-95.9
Robeson 396 48 9.0 6.4-12.5 348 91.0 87.5-93.6
Rowan 450 49 7.8 5.6-10.6 401 92.2 89.4-94.4
Union 392 22 4.2 2.6- 6.6 370 95.8 93.4-97.4
Wake 653 38 5.3 3.5- 7.8 615 94.7 92.2-96.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 419 42 7.4 5.2-10.6 377 92.6 89.4-94.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 508 47 7.6 5.4-10.7 461 92.4 89.3-94.6
Northeast Partnership I*** 437 67 12.0 9.2-15.5 370 88.0 84.5-90.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 446 48 6.3 4.6- 8.5 398 93.7 91.5-95.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 475 60 8.6 6.3-11.5 415 91.4 88.5-93.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 433 48 10.1 7.4-13.6 385 89.9 86.4-92.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 394 41 8.2 5.7-11.5 353 91.8 88.5-94.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 458 38 5.0 3.4- 7.3 420 95.0 92.7-96.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 574 67 8.8 6.3-12.3 507 91.2 87.7-93.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 426 58 10.7 7.4-15.3 368 89.3 84.7-92.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 418 47 7.2 5.1-10.0 371 92.8 90.0-94.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 455 52 8.1 5.9-11.0 403 91.9 89.0-94.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 570 56 7.0 4.9- 9.9 514 93.0 90.1-95.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,080 127 9.3 7.5-11.4 953 90.7 88.6-92.5
No 14,561 1,384 6.9 6.4- 7.4 13,177 93.1 92.6-93.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,239 571 8.3 7.5- 9.2 4,668 91.7 90.8-92.5
Piedmont 8,738 758 6.3 5.7- 6.9 7,980 93.7 93.1-94.3
Western NC 1,664 182 7.6 6.2- 9.4 1,482 92.4 90.6-93.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 929 96 7.1 5.5- 9.3 833 92.9 90.7-94.5
Northwest 3,124 311 7.7 6.5- 9.0 2,813 92.3 91.0-93.5
Charlotte 2,391 186 5.7 4.7- 6.8 2,205 94.3 93.2-95.3
Greensboro 2,009 190 6.7 5.5- 8.1 1,819 93.3 91.9-94.5
Southern Regional 1,601 180 8.8 7.2-10.7 1,421 91.2 89.3-92.8
Coastal 822 81 8.7 6.8-11.1 741 91.3 88.9-93.2
Wake 2,096 173 5.7 4.6- 7.1 1,923 94.3 92.9-95.4
Area L 679 79 8.1 6.2-10.5 600 91.9 89.5-93.8
Eastern 1,990 215 7.9 6.7- 9.2 1,775 92.1 90.8-93.3

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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.

**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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