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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stoke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,673 301 4.7 3.8- 5.9 6,372 95.3 94.1-96.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 166 8 3.3 1.5- 7.1 158 96.7 92.9-98.5
Buncombe 209 7 4.2 1.9- 9.0 202 95.8 91.0-98.1
Cabarrus 174 8 2.6 1.2- 5.8 166 97.4 94.2-98.8
Catawba 206 2 1.0 0.2- 4.7 204 99.0 95.3-99.8
Cumberland 184 10 5.5 2.6-11.1 174 94.5 88.9-97.4
Davidson 239 9 2.5 1.2- 5.1 230 97.5 94.9-98.8
Durham 191 8 3.1 1.5- 6.3 183 96.9 93.7-98.5
Forsyth 176 9 4.6 2.1- 9.7 167 95.4 90.3-97.9
Gaston 178 9 6.0 2.9-12.1 169 94.0 87.9-97.1
Guilford 212 8 4.6 1.7-11.7 204 95.4 88.3-98.3
Iredell 218 9 3.3 1.5- 7.3 209 96.7 92.7-98.5
Johnston 183 15 7.3 4.1-12.8 168 92.7 87.2-95.9
Mecklenburg 310 19 6.7 3.7-11.7 291 93.3 88.3-96.3
New Hanover 213 4 1.5 0.5- 4.0 209 98.5 96.0-99.5
Onslow 202 9 2.9 1.4- 6.0 193 97.1 94.0-98.6
Orange 194 14 5.4 2.9- 9.9 180 94.6 90.1-97.1
Pitt 177 7 3.5 1.5- 7.8 170 96.5 92.2-98.5
Randolph 181 2 1.1 0.2- 4.4 179 98.9 95.6-99.8
Robeson 210 9 4.0 1.7- 9.3 201 96.0 90.7-98.3
Rowan 214 12 5.2 2.7- 9.5 202 94.8 90.5-97.3
Union 193 12 7.4 3.9-13.6 181 92.6 86.4-96.1
Wake 283 14 5.5 2.5-11.5 269 94.5 88.5-97.5
Wayne 195 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 193 99.1 96.3-99.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,842 84 4.9 3.0- 7.9 1,758 95.1 92.1-97.0
Piedmont 3,382 155 4.7 3.6- 6.2 3,227 95.3 93.8-96.4
Western NC 1,449 62 4.5 3.2- 6.3 1,387 95.5 93.7-96.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 907 42 4.9 3.2- 7.5 865 95.1 92.5-96.8
Northwest 1,632 63 3.5 2.5- 4.8 1,569 96.5 95.2-97.5
Charlotte 916 49 5.2 3.5- 7.5 867 94.8 92.5-96.5
Greensboro 815 34 3.1 1.8- 5.4 781 96.9 94.6-98.2
Southern Regional 590 32 7.8 3.8-15.2 558 92.2 84.8-96.2
Coastal 300 11 3.4 1.7- 6.7 289 96.6 93.3-98.3
Wake 719 41 5.1 3.1- 8.3 678 94.9 91.7-96.9
Area L 70 4 5.2 1.8-14.3 66 94.8 85.7-98.2
Eastern 724 25 5.3 1.6-15.8 699 94.7 84.2-98.4

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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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