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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,825 1,784 7.8 7.3- 8.3 14,041 92.2 91.7-92.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 390 59 9.2 6.8-12.4 331 90.8 87.6-93.2
Buncombe 345 43 8.8 6.3-12.2 302 91.2 87.8-93.7
Cabarrus 369 39 7.5 5.0-11.2 330 92.5 88.8-95.0
Catawba 448 44 7.8 5.3-11.1 404 92.2 88.9-94.7
Cumberland 476 75 12.0 9.2-15.6 401 88.0 84.4-90.8
Davidson 408 44 6.1 4.3- 8.6 364 93.9 91.4-95.7
Durham 396 36 5.1 3.5- 7.5 360 94.9 92.5-96.5
Forsyth 409 42 8.0 5.6-11.3 367 92.0 88.7-94.4
Gaston 414 55 9.4 6.9-12.7 359 90.6 87.3-93.1
Guilford 421 35 5.6 3.7- 8.3 386 94.4 91.7-96.3
Iredell 430 45 6.8 4.9- 9.4 385 93.2 90.6-95.1
Johnston 470 42 6.6 4.1-10.5 428 93.4 89.5-95.9
Mecklenburg 677 66 6.8 5.1- 9.1 611 93.2 90.9-94.9
New Hanover 371 34 7.7 4.9-11.8 337 92.3 88.2-95.1
Onslow 410 40 5.9 4.0- 8.4 370 94.1 91.6-96.0
Orange 380 32 7.2 4.7-11.0 348 92.8 89.0-95.3
Pitt 391 48 9.4 6.4-13.5 343 90.6 86.5-93.6
Randolph 401 37 5.6 3.9- 8.1 364 94.4 91.9-96.1
Robeson 397 60 9.4 6.9-12.7 337 90.6 87.3-93.1
Rowan 447 59 7.9 5.9-10.5 388 92.1 89.5-94.1
Union 409 24 3.5 2.2- 5.6 385 96.5 94.4-97.8
Wake 586 36 4.7 3.2- 6.9 550 95.3 93.1-96.8
Wayne 447 50 7.1 5.0-10.2 397 92.9 89.8-95.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,299 643 8.7 7.8- 9.6 4,656 91.3 90.4-92.2
Piedmont 7,613 784 7.1 6.4- 7.8 6,829 92.9 92.2-93.6
Western NC 2,913 357 8.9 7.8-10.2 2,556 91.1 89.8-92.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,908 245 9.1 7.7-10.7 1,663 90.9 89.3-92.3
Northwest 3,315 362 8.0 6.9- 9.2 2,953 92.0 90.8-93.1
Charlotte 2,103 216 8.0 6.7- 9.5 1,887 92.0 90.5-93.3
Greensboro 1,814 198 6.8 5.7- 8.3 1,616 93.2 91.7-94.3
Southern Regional 1,545 208 10.0 8.2-12.0 1,337 90.0 88.0-91.8
Coastal 776 74 6.8 5.1- 9.0 702 93.2 91.0-94.9
Wake 1,719 144 5.4 4.3- 6.8 1,575 94.6 93.2-95.7
Area L 474 70 9.4 7.1-12.3 404 90.6 87.7-92.9
Eastern 2,171 267 8.8 7.5-10.3 1,904 91.2 89.7-92.5

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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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