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2012 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 11,815 1,381 8.0 7.5- 8.6 10,434 92.0 91.4-92.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 390 47 7.9 5.6-11.0 343 92.1 89.0-94.4
Cumberland 443 57 11.3 8.2-15.3 386 88.7 84.7-91.8
Durham 457 38 5.4 3.6- 8.1 419 94.6 91.9-96.4
Forsyth 424 45 7.1 5.0-10.0 379 92.9 90.0-95.0
Gaston 369 55 10.2 7.0-14.5 314 89.8 85.5-93.0
Guilford 507 58 8.0 5.8-10.8 449 92.0 89.2-94.2
Mecklenburg 677 46 5.0 3.5- 7.0 631 95.0 93.0-96.5
New Hanover 396 44 8.0 5.1-12.4 352 92.0 87.6-94.9
Union 386 35 7.9 5.0-12.1 351 92.1 87.9-95.0
Wake 691 53 5.5 4.0- 7.5 638 94.5 92.5-96.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,885 482 8.7 7.7- 9.8 3,403 91.3 90.2-92.3
Piedmont 6,324 694 7.4 6.7- 8.1 5,630 92.6 91.9-93.3
Western NC 1,606 205 8.8 7.4-10.4 1,401 91.2 89.6-92.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,100 141 8.7 7.0-10.7 959 91.3 89.3-93.0
Northwest 1,901 236 8.4 7.2- 9.8 1,665 91.6 90.2-92.8
Charlotte 1,930 196 6.5 5.4- 7.9 1,734 93.5 92.1-94.6
Greensboro 1,336 161 8.4 6.9-10.0 1,175 91.6 90.0-93.1
Southern Regional 1,543 218 10.1 8.4-12.1 1,325 89.9 87.9-91.6
Southeast 739 90 10.6 7.9-14.1 649 89.4 85.9-92.1
Wake 1,668 163 6.8 5.6- 8.2 1,505 93.2 91.8-94.4
Area L 393 47 7.8 5.5-11.0 346 92.2 89.0-94.5
Eastern 1,205 129 7.5 6.0- 9.2 1,076 92.5 90.8-94.0

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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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