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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Disability

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,759 3,190 21.7 20.8-22.6 8,569 78.3 77.4-79.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 388 115 23.8 19.2-29.2 273 76.2 70.8-80.8
Cumberland 442 118 24.4 19.9-29.6 324 75.6 70.4-80.1
Durham 457 94 16.1 12.6-20.4 363 83.9 79.6-87.4
Forsyth 423 103 19.1 15.1-23.7 320 80.9 76.3-84.9
Gaston 368 121 25.3 20.1-31.3 247 74.7 68.7-79.9
Guilford 504 127 21.0 17.0-25.8 377 79.0 74.2-83.0
Mecklenburg 674 134 17.7 14.4-21.5 540 82.3 78.5-85.6
New Hanover 394 107 21.8 16.8-27.8 287 78.2 72.2-83.2
Union 384 86 25.9 18.9-34.4 298 74.1 65.6-81.1
Wake 691 127 14.5 11.9-17.5 564 85.5 82.5-88.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,864 1,140 23.7 22.0-25.4 2,724 76.3 74.6-78.0
Piedmont 6,298 1,581 20.0 18.8-21.2 4,717 80.0 78.8-81.2
Western NC 1,597 469 24.4 21.9-27.2 1,128 75.6 72.8-78.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,095 330 24.8 21.6-28.3 765 75.2 71.7-78.4
Northwest 1,888 511 21.6 19.5-23.7 1,377 78.4 76.3-80.5
Charlotte 1,921 475 19.9 17.7-22.4 1,446 80.1 77.6-82.3
Greensboro 1,328 357 22.5 19.9-25.4 971 77.5 74.6-80.1
Southern Regional 1,538 504 25.4 22.7-28.4 1,034 74.6 71.6-77.3
Southeast 736 214 26.6 22.6-31.1 522 73.4 68.9-77.4
Wake 1,667 371 17.3 15.3-19.5 1,296 82.7 80.5-84.7
Area L 390 101 18.6 14.8-23.1 289 81.4 76.9-85.2
Eastern 1,196 327 23.2 20.5-26.1 869 76.8 73.9-79.5

Back to Disability.

In 2011, the definition for disability status changed: only the 2 questions in the BRFSS Core Questionnaire have been used to define the North Carolina disability population. In previous years, the NC disability population was defined by 4 screener questions. These included the 2 core questions and the 2 North Carolina questions on self-perceived disability and trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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