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2008 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 15,652 12,382 80.8 79.8-81.6 752 5.2 4.7- 5.7 857 5.5 5.0- 6.1 897 4.8 4.4- 5.3 764 3.7 3.4- 4.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 386 298 80.4 74.8-85.0 26 8.0 4.9-12.8 22 3.6 2.2- 5.8 17 3.3 1.8- 6.0 23 4.7 2.9- 7.5
Buncombe 340 249 75.7 69.8-80.8 25 7.3 4.5-11.7 22 5.7 3.5- 9.3 26 7.4 4.7-11.4 18 3.9 2.3- 6.6
Cabarrus 364 290 79.7 73.3-84.8 17 6.3 3.2-11.9 22 5.6 3.3- 9.1 24 5.5 3.2- 9.3 11 3.0 1.4- 6.6
Catawba 448 358 79.7 74.3-84.2 17 3.5 2.0- 5.9 29 6.3 4.0- 9.8 33 8.2 5.1-12.9 11 2.3 1.2- 4.5
Cumberland 469 360 76.9 71.4-81.6 18 3.7 2.1- 6.3 27 6.2 3.9- 9.9 36 6.9 4.6-10.2 28 6.3 3.7-10.5
Davidson 398 331 83.5 77.6-88.1 15 3.6 1.7- 7.4 17 6.9 3.7-12.6 14 2.6 1.4- 4.8 21 3.4 2.1- 5.5
Durham 394 323 83.0 77.6-87.4 18 5.0 2.8- 8.6 25 5.2 3.2- 8.3 18 4.7 2.5- 8.9 10 2.0 0.9- 4.4
Forsyth 406 327 81.7 76.4-86.0 17 5.7 3.1-10.3 27 6.6 4.2-10.3 21 3.8 2.3- 6.1 14 2.2 1.2- 3.8
Gaston 406 312 78.8 72.7-83.8 17 4.5 2.6- 7.6 26 7.4 3.9-13.6 27 4.8 3.0- 7.4 24 4.6 2.9- 7.2
Guilford 420 349 86.0 81.4-89.6 20 4.4 2.5- 7.6 18 3.8 2.0- 7.2 18 3.8 2.2- 6.4 15 2.0 1.1- 3.7
Iredell 426 356 86.5 82.5-89.7 20 5.1 3.1- 8.4 20 3.6 2.1- 6.1 19 3.6 2.2- 5.8 11 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Johnston 462 360 78.9 72.9-83.8 28 6.7 4.1-10.8 19 4.5 2.7- 7.6 29 5.9 2.9-11.6 26 3.9 2.4- 6.3
Mecklenburg 675 561 82.8 78.7-86.2 30 4.6 3.0- 7.0 26 5.6 3.5- 8.9 29 3.5 2.2- 5.4 29 3.5 2.2- 5.6
New Hanover 369 296 79.0 72.9-84.0 21 5.4 3.3- 8.8 24 8.2 4.9-13.5 17 4.3 2.5- 7.3 11 3.1 1.5- 6.1
Onslow 408 329 82.2 76.6-86.6 20 4.3 2.6- 6.8 22 6.5 3.3-12.2 25 5.5 3.5- 8.6 12 1.6 0.8- 3.0
Orange 380 290 76.2 70.4-81.2 32 9.3 6.2-13.8 35 8.4 5.8-12.1 14 4.0 2.1- 7.5 9 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Pitt 388 311 80.3 74.1-85.4 19 4.3 2.6- 7.1 23 5.1 3.2- 8.0 21 7.2 3.8-13.4 14 3.0 1.3- 6.8
Randolph 398 304 76.3 69.4-82.1 23 10.3 5.7-17.8 24 4.3 2.6- 7.0 22 5.0 3.1- 8.0 25 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Robeson 391 286 75.7 69.4-81.1 20 5.7 3.3- 9.4 19 4.3 2.3- 7.7 34 6.6 4.4- 9.9 32 7.7 4.9-11.9
Rowan 444 343 75.1 68.0-81.1 24 7.3 3.6-14.2 30 8.7 5.2-14.3 26 5.3 3.1- 8.9 21 3.6 2.2- 5.8
Union 407 335 83.4 77.8-87.9 17 6.0 3.1-11.4 23 4.7 2.7- 8.1 17 3.2 1.7- 5.8 15 2.7 1.5- 4.7
Wake 585 483 84.3 80.4-87.5 36 5.2 3.5- 7.7 32 5.6 3.7- 8.4 19 2.4 1.4- 4.1 15 2.5 1.3- 4.9
Wayne 440 356 84.0 79.5-87.7 17 4.1 2.4- 7.1 20 4.1 2.4- 6.9 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3 22 3.0 1.8- 5.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,232 4,092 79.8 78.3-81.3 240 4.4 3.8- 5.2 276 5.4 4.6- 6.4 334 5.5 4.8- 6.3 290 4.8 4.1- 5.6
Piedmont 7,549 6,061 81.7 80.4-83.0 376 5.4 4.7- 6.2 431 5.6 4.9- 6.5 374 4.2 3.6- 4.8 307 3.1 2.6- 3.6
Western NC 2,871 2,229 78.5 76.4-80.4 136 5.8 4.7- 7.2 150 5.0 4.1- 6.2 189 6.1 5.1- 7.4 167 4.6 3.8- 5.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,880 1,460 78.4 75.8-80.8 84 5.0 3.8- 6.6 98 5.6 4.3- 7.2 131 6.8 5.5- 8.5 107 4.1 3.3- 5.2
Northwest 3,279 2,621 81.1 79.2-82.9 150 5.4 4.4- 6.8 185 5.7 4.7- 6.9 178 4.4 3.7- 5.4 145 3.3 2.7- 4.1
Charlotte 2,082 1,678 80.8 78.3-83.1 89 5.0 3.9- 6.6 107 5.5 4.2- 7.2 110 4.4 3.4- 5.7 98 4.3 3.2- 5.7
Greensboro 1,803 1,409 82.3 79.7-84.6 115 6.3 4.9- 8.1 107 3.9 3.0- 5.2 86 4.5 3.3- 6.0 86 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Southern Regional 1,529 1,161 78.5 75.6-81.1 72 4.9 3.6- 6.5 84 5.5 4.2- 7.2 118 6.0 4.8- 7.6 94 5.1 3.8- 6.7
Coastal 766 602 79.5 75.7-82.9 42 5.5 3.9- 7.8 51 6.6 4.7- 9.2 38 4.4 3.0- 6.5 33 4.0 2.6- 6.0
Wake 1,701 1,377 81.8 79.0-84.4 94 5.6 4.3- 7.3 96 6.4 4.8- 8.5 77 3.7 2.6- 5.3 57 2.5 1.6- 3.7
Area L 468 370 83.5 79.5-86.9 14 2.6 1.4- 4.8 20 3.6 2.2- 6.0 31 5.2 3.4- 7.8 33 5.0 3.4- 7.3
Eastern 2,144 1,704 80.2 77.6-82.5 92 4.0 3.1- 5.2 109 5.4 4.1- 7.2 128 5.6 4.4- 7.0 111 4.8 3.7- 6.2

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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 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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