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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC 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 11,031 1,351 8.1 7.5- 8.8 9,680 91.9 91.2-92.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 276 42 8.6 5.8-12.7 234 91.4 87.3-94.2
Buncombe 250 29 6.2 3.8-10.0 221 93.8 90.0-96.2
Cabarrus 289 32 8.7 4.7-15.5 257 91.3 84.5-95.3
Catawba 276 43 14.6 9.0-22.6 233 85.4 77.4-91.0
Cumberland 276 47 11.1 7.5-16.0 229 88.9 84.0-92.5
Davidson 285 35 7.3 4.6-11.5 250 92.7 88.5-95.4
Durham 524 60 5.5 3.7- 8.2 464 94.5 91.8-96.3
Forsyth 278 19 4.1 2.0- 8.1 259 95.9 91.9-98.0
Gaston 240 56 20.6 13.2-30.9 184 79.4 69.1-86.8
Guilford 605 77 6.6 4.7- 9.1 528 93.4 90.9-95.3
Iredell 280 23 7.2 2.9-17.0 257 92.8 83.0-97.1
Johnston 273 24 5.3 3.3- 8.3 249 94.7 91.7-96.7
Mecklenburg 630 65 6.1 4.3- 8.5 565 93.9 91.5-95.7
New Hanover 312 35 7.7 4.5-13.1 277 92.3 86.9-95.5
Onslow 327 46 12.1 6.6-21.2 281 87.9 78.8-93.4
Orange 329 24 4.6 2.5- 8.1 305 95.4 91.9-97.5
Pitt 325 38 4.5 2.9- 6.9 287 95.5 93.1-97.1
Randolph 398 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Robeson 301 52 13.9 8.9-21.3 249 86.1 78.7-91.1
Rowan 310 39 11.0 5.9-19.6 271 89.0 80.4-94.1
Union 336 27 5.4 3.4- 8.7 309 94.6 91.3-96.6
Wake 553 44 5.2 3.5- 7.6 509 94.8 92.4-96.5
Wayne 309 50 8.4 5.7-12.2 259 91.6 87.8-94.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,230 174 10.5 8.0-13.5 1,056 89.5 86.5-92.0
Northwest 2,163 262 7.9 6.4- 9.7 1,901 92.1 90.3-93.6
Charlotte 1,610 190 8.4 6.7-10.5 1,420 91.6 89.5-93.3
Greensboro 1,748 202 8.1 6.1-10.8 1,546 91.9 89.2-93.9
Southern Regional 916 148 10.5 8.0-13.5 768 89.5 86.5-92.0
Coastal 487 53 8.2 5.5-12.0 434 91.8 88.0-94.5
Wake 1,487 146 5.9 4.6- 7.5 1,341 94.1 92.5-95.4
Area L 147 *** *** *** 138 97.0 93.3-98.7
Eastern 1,243 167 7.4 5.6- 9.7 1,076 92.6 90.3-94.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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.

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