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2012 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 11,724 9,230 79.4 78.4-80.3 544 5.5 4.9- 6.1 636 5.7 5.1- 6.3 677 5.1 4.7- 5.7 637 4.4 3.9- 4.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 389 298 75.0 68.8-80.3 26 7.2 4.6-11.3 20 6.0 3.4-10.3 21 5.7 3.4- 9.4 24 6.1 3.4-10.7
Cumberland 442 346 77.8 72.5-82.3 17 4.9 2.8- 8.5 29 6.5 4.2- 9.7 24 4.6 2.7- 7.8 26 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Durham 458 367 78.6 73.1-83.3 36 9.1 5.9-13.8 19 4.2 2.4- 7.3 21 6.0 3.7- 9.7 *** *** ***
Forsyth 424 347 83.9 79.3-87.6 16 2.9 1.7- 5.0 28 6.6 4.2-10.2 15 3.0 1.6- 5.3 18 3.6 2.1- 6.3
Gaston 360 287 82.1 76.2-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 5.1 3.0- 8.3
Guilford 498 399 78.5 73.3-82.8 27 6.1 3.9- 9.4 21 5.7 3.2- 9.8 33 6.9 4.6-10.3 18 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Mecklenburg 676 536 80.4 76.6-83.7 39 6.2 4.3- 8.8 41 6.0 4.1- 8.6 36 4.5 3.1- 6.5 24 3.0 1.9- 4.7
New Hanover 393 328 84.3 78.7-88.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 382 309 78.9 72.4-84.2 20 5.3 3.0- 9.2 *** *** *** 22 7.8 4.5-13.2 *** *** ***
Wake 694 554 79.2 75.3-82.7 41 6.7 4.8- 9.4 39 6.9 4.7- 9.9 35 4.7 3.2- 6.8 25 2.5 1.6- 3.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,852 3,009 79.7 78.0-81.3 143 4.3 3.5- 5.3 221 5.3 4.5- 6.2 230 5.1 4.3- 6.0 249 5.6 4.8- 6.6
Piedmont 6,274 4,988 79.6 78.2-80.9 326 6.1 5.3- 7.0 338 6.0 5.2- 6.9 337 4.9 4.3- 5.6 285 3.4 2.9- 3.9
Western NC 1,598 1,233 78.5 75.9-81.0 75 4.7 3.6- 6.2 77 4.3 3.3- 5.7 110 6.3 5.0- 7.9 103 6.1 4.8- 7.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,097 831 77.8 74.5-80.8 58 5.2 3.8- 7.1 48 4.0 2.8- 5.8 88 6.7 5.1- 8.6 72 6.3 4.6- 8.6
Northwest 1,880 1,497 80.7 78.4-82.8 86 5.3 4.1- 6.8 106 5.2 4.1- 6.5 92 4.5 3.5- 5.7 99 4.4 3.5- 5.5
Charlotte 1,906 1,518 80.4 78.0-82.7 92 5.5 4.3- 7.1 100 5.9 4.5- 7.5 109 4.8 3.8- 6.1 87 3.4 2.6- 4.5
Greensboro 1,326 1,054 78.3 75.1-81.2 61 5.1 3.8- 6.9 72 6.8 4.9- 9.4 76 6.2 4.7- 8.1 63 3.6 2.6- 4.8
Southern Regional 1,530 1,166 78.8 75.8-81.5 54 4.1 2.9- 5.8 103 6.8 5.2- 8.8 94 4.7 3.4- 6.5 113 5.6 4.3- 7.2
Southeast 736 589 80.2 76.3-83.7 31 4.7 3.0- 7.3 33 3.7 2.4- 5.8 36 4.1 2.8- 6.0 47 7.2 5.0-10.2
Wake 1,664 1,328 78.7 75.9-81.3 102 7.5 5.8- 9.8 87 6.0 4.6- 7.8 81 4.7 3.6- 6.0 66 3.1 2.3- 4.2
Area L 393 316 82.6 77.8-86.5 15 5.4 3.1- 9.3 25 5.9 3.8- 9.1 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 19 2.6 1.5- 4.5
Eastern 1,192 931 79.3 76.4-82.0 45 3.9 2.7- 5.7 62 4.7 3.4- 6.3 83 6.3 4.9- 8.2 71 5.7 4.4- 7.5

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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.

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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