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2013 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 8,749 6,824 78.7 77.5-79.9 394 5.2 4.6- 5.8 465 5.6 5.0- 6.3 511 5.3 4.7- 6.0 555 5.2 4.6- 5.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 286 225 80.1 72.9-85.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 7.0 4.0-12.0 *** *** ***
Cumberland 385 294 79.3 73.2-84.2 19 5.3 3.0- 9.1 *** *** *** 29 5.7 3.5- 9.2 *** *** ***
Durham 348 276 77.8 70.6-83.6 19 5.6 3.2- 9.6 25 7.4 4.4-12.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 347 267 80.8 75.0-85.5 *** *** *** 24 4.5 2.8- 7.2 25 5.5 3.4- 9.0 18 3.4 1.9- 5.9
Gaston 307 233 76.3 68.3-82.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 8.1 4.6-13.8 33 7.6 4.6-12.2
Guilford 371 308 85.2 80.2-89.1 17 3.9 2.3- 6.6 21 6.7 3.9-11.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 493 389 77.9 73.2-82.0 42 9.0 6.4-12.6 26 6.1 4.0- 9.4 21 3.9 2.4- 6.3 *** *** ***
New Hanover 321 247 75.5 67.7-81.8 21 7.8 4.3-13.8 21 8.8 5.0-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 288 238 80.8 71.5-87.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 505 409 80.5 76.1-84.3 27 4.8 3.2- 7.2 32 6.6 4.5- 9.5 17 4.6 2.7- 7.9 20 3.5 2.0- 5.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,662 2,055 78.9 76.6-80.9 108 4.2 3.3- 5.4 148 5.7 4.6- 7.0 169 5.6 4.4- 7.0 182 5.7 4.6- 7.0
Piedmont 5,096 4,021 79.3 77.7-80.7 253 6.0 5.1- 7.0 275 5.7 4.9- 6.6 265 4.7 4.0- 5.6 282 4.3 3.7- 5.1
Western NC 991 748 76.8 73.0-80.2 33 3.2 2.1- 5.0 42 5.1 3.5- 7.4 77 7.3 5.4- 9.9 91 7.6 5.6-10.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 708 540 79.1 74.7-82.8 23 2.7 1.6- 4.6 29 5.2 3.3- 8.2 56 7.2 5.0-10.1 60 5.9 4.0- 8.6
Northwest 1,416 1,091 77.3 74.2-80.1 49 4.5 3.2- 6.5 86 5.4 4.1- 7.1 90 6.4 4.8- 8.4 100 6.4 4.8- 8.4
Charlotte 1,512 1,183 78.0 74.9-80.8 81 7.4 5.6- 9.6 70 5.5 4.0- 7.4 82 4.4 3.3- 5.9 96 4.8 3.5- 6.4
Greensboro 1,075 856 80.5 77.2-83.5 60 5.8 4.2- 8.0 50 5.2 3.6- 7.4 58 4.6 3.2- 6.4 51 3.9 2.8- 5.5
Southern Regional 1,228 938 78.8 75.1-82.1 47 4.3 2.9- 6.2 59 4.5 3.0- 6.6 86 5.5 3.9- 7.8 98 7.0 5.0- 9.5
Southeast 549 430 78.3 73.1-82.6 31 6.4 4.0-10.3 31 6.9 4.5-10.5 27 5.1 3.2- 8.1 30 3.3 2.0- 5.5
Wake 1,328 1,046 78.6 75.6-81.4 70 5.5 4.2- 7.2 89 7.0 5.4- 9.0 53 4.3 2.9- 6.2 70 4.6 3.3- 6.4
Area L & Eastern 933 740 80.7 77.3-83.6 33 3.2 2.2- 4.6 51 5.1 3.6- 7.1 59 6.0 4.2- 8.6 50 5.0 3.6- 6.9

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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 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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