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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Perceived Nutrition Environment

To what degree would you agree with the statement, “It is easy to purchase healthy foods
in my neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables.”

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,848 1,839 48.4 46.2-50.6 1,502 37.7 35.6-39.8 157 4.7 3.8- 5.8 237 6.2 5.3- 7.3 113 3.1 2.4- 3.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 165 71 43.7 34.3-53.5 62 34.9 26.4-44.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 154 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 159 *** *** *** 59 33.4 24.0-44.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 167 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 187 105 63.0 53.8-71.3 61 28.4 21.1-37.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
New Hanover 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 216 132 56.9 48.9-64.5 66 33.6 26.5-41.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,135 485 40.8 36.8-44.9 475 41.1 37.0-45.4 49 5.1 3.3- 7.6 79 7.8 5.9-10.3 47 5.3 3.7- 7.6
Piedmont 2,251 1,130 52.4 49.4-55.4 850 36.2 33.5-39.1 94 4.4 3.4- 5.7 131 5.2 4.1- 6.5 46 1.8 1.2- 2.6
Western NC 462 224 49.6 43.4-55.8 177 35.6 29.9-41.6 *** *** *** 27 6.3 3.9-10.2 20 3.4 2.0- 5.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 340 174 52.6 45.2-60.0 124 33.2 26.8-40.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Northwest 698 314 47.5 42.5-52.5 289 38.3 33.7-43.2 25 4.2 2.5- 6.9 51 7.7 5.4-10.9 *** *** ***
Charlotte 638 321 54.2 48.1-60.2 242 36.1 30.7-41.9 29 3.9 2.3- 6.4 31 4.2 2.6- 6.8 *** *** ***
Greensboro 483 244 50.7 44.6-56.8 178 36.4 30.6-42.6 22 5.6 3.4- 9.1 33 5.7 3.7- 8.6 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 550 234 42.9 36.6-49.5 227 36.4 30.4-42.8 28 6.5 3.8-11.0 41 9.1 6.0-13.5 *** *** ***
Southeast 233 117 45.7 37.1-54.7 86 37.4 29.3-46.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 512 274 52.7 47.2-58.2 178 35.4 30.2-40.9 20 4.1 2.3- 7.1 30 6.0 3.9- 9.2 *** *** ***
Area L & Eastern 394 161 39.1 33.1-45.4 178 45.3 38.8-51.9 *** *** *** 24 6.1 3.7-10.0 18 5.3 3.0- 8.9

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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