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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,473 7,116 45.8 44.6-47.0 7,507 48.5 47.2-49.7 675 4.6 4.0- 5.2 175 1.2 0.9- 1.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 374 161 37.5 30.6-44.9 195 57.7 50.1-65.0 15 4.3 2.2- 8.3 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5
Buncombe 342 168 46.6 40.0-53.2 150 48.2 41.4-54.9 21 4.7 2.6- 8.1 3 0.6 0.2- 2.5
Cabarrus 362 169 49.9 42.6-57.2 175 45.0 38.0-52.2 15 4.5 2.4- 8.2 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Catawba 439 218 48.9 42.9-55.0 191 44.0 38.0-50.0 23 6.2 3.5-11.0 7 0.9 0.4- 2.2
Cumberland 465 180 39.3 33.0-45.9 250 52.1 45.6-58.5 23 5.0 3.1- 8.1 12 3.6 1.6- 7.9
Davidson 399 173 43.0 36.3-49.9 197 51.4 44.6-58.1 27 5.5 3.5- 8.5 2 0.2 0.0- 0.6
Durham 390 178 39.6 33.0-46.7 186 52.5 45.2-59.8 19 6.0 3.2-11.0 7 1.8 0.7- 4.5
Forsyth 402 190 45.9 39.7-52.2 192 49.2 42.9-55.5 19 4.7 2.7- 8.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
Gaston 404 163 36.0 30.0-42.5 209 53.3 46.3-60.2 19 7.0 3.4-13.9 13 3.7 1.5- 8.9
Guilford 418 206 50.3 43.3-57.3 189 45.7 38.7-52.8 13 2.4 1.3- 4.5 10 1.7 0.8- 3.3
Iredell 419 204 51.9 45.7-57.9 199 45.0 39.0-51.1 13 2.8 1.5- 5.3 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0
Johnston 459 225 46.4 39.9-52.9 212 47.3 40.9-53.8 19 5.8 2.7-11.9 3 0.6 0.1- 2.2
Mecklenburg 663 328 47.2 42.5-52.1 310 48.5 43.6-53.3 21 3.6 2.1- 6.0 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1
New Hanover 366 186 50.7 43.4-58.0 162 45.6 38.3-52.9 15 2.8 1.5- 5.4 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
Onslow 401 196 52.4 45.9-58.8 191 44.9 38.5-51.4 12 2.6 1.3- 4.9 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0
Orange 370 180 49.2 42.0-56.4 177 47.2 40.2-54.4 13 3.6 1.8- 7.2 0 0.0 . - .
Pitt 388 186 48.4 41.5-55.5 183 47.4 40.4-54.5 17 3.8 1.9- 7.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6
Randolph 393 164 40.4 33.8-47.4 202 53.6 46.6-60.6 22 5.0 3.0- 8.2 5 0.9 0.3- 2.8
Robeson 382 142 33.1 26.4-40.6 222 63.0 55.3-70.1 14 3.3 1.8- 5.9 4 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Rowan 436 162 35.3 29.3-41.9 248 57.8 50.9-64.4 21 6.1 3.3-10.9 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0
Union 403 212 53.8 46.8-60.6 173 40.7 34.2-47.6 14 4.6 1.9-11.2 4 0.9 0.3- 2.4
Wake 574 292 51.5 46.2-56.7 252 43.6 38.4-48.9 29 4.3 2.7- 6.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Wayne 444 207 48.6 41.2-56.1 216 45.7 38.3-53.3 17 5.2 2.3-11.1 4 0.5 0.1- 1.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,181 2,367 45.6 43.6-47.7 2,539 48.9 46.8-50.9 217 4.3 3.6- 5.3 58 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Piedmont 7,449 3,459 46.1 44.4-47.9 3,589 47.9 46.1-49.6 324 4.8 4.0- 5.8 77 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Western NC 2,843 1,290 44.4 41.9-47.0 1,379 50.3 47.7-52.9 134 4.1 3.3- 5.1 40 1.1 0.8- 1.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,864 871 45.3 42.3-48.4 871 48.9 45.7-52.0 97 4.7 3.6- 6.2 25 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Northwest 3,240 1,437 44.3 41.8-46.8 1,621 50.3 47.8-52.9 147 4.7 3.7- 5.9 35 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Charlotte 2,063 984 46.9 43.9-49.9 979 47.8 44.8-50.8 75 4.3 3.1- 5.9 25 1.0 0.6- 1.9
Greensboro 1,770 817 46.2 42.4-50.1 862 49.5 45.6-53.4 72 3.4 2.5- 4.5 19 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Southern Regional 1,501 620 42.7 38.9-46.5 786 50.9 47.0-54.7 71 4.4 3.2- 6.0 24 2.1 1.1- 3.9
Coastal 765 369 48.6 43.6-53.5 357 48.0 43.0-52.9 30 2.4 1.5- 3.6 9 1.1 0.6- 2.3
Wake 1,679 794 45.7 42.1-49.4 790 46.5 42.9-50.2 80 6.0 3.9- 9.0 15 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Area L 463 198 43.2 37.4-49.2 231 47.6 41.7-53.6 31 8.9 5.5-14.1 3 0.3 0.1- 0.8
Eastern 2,128 1,026 49.1 45.7-52.4 1,010 46.5 43.2-49.9 72 3.5 2.5- 4.9 20 0.9 0.5- 1.7

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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