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2013 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 8,784 1,199 9.3 8.6-10.0 7,585 90.7 90.0-91.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 285 39 8.6 5.4-13.3 246 91.4 86.7-94.6
Cumberland 383 70 13.0 9.4-17.7 313 87.0 82.3-90.6
Durham 347 36 5.5 3.6- 8.3 311 94.5 91.7-96.4
Forsyth 349 44 8.9 5.7-13.5 305 91.1 86.5-94.3
Gaston 309 57 13.1 9.0-18.7 252 86.9 81.3-91.0
Guilford 370 41 8.4 5.6-12.5 329 91.6 87.5-94.4
Mecklenburg 491 39 6.7 4.6- 9.7 452 93.3 90.3-95.4
New Hanover 318 41 9.3 5.7-14.7 277 90.7 85.3-94.3
Union 287 27 7.6 4.3-13.1 260 92.4 86.9-95.7
Wake 499 36 5.7 3.8- 8.2 463 94.3 91.8-96.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,670 410 10.3 9.0-11.8 2,260 89.7 88.2-91.0
Piedmont 5,119 624 8.0 7.2- 8.9 4,495 92.0 91.1-92.8
Western NC 995 165 12.0 9.6-14.9 830 88.0 85.1-90.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 712 116 9.9 7.6-12.7 596 90.1 87.3-92.4
Northwest 1,424 197 10.7 8.8-12.9 1,227 89.3 87.1-91.2
Charlotte 1,519 189 8.1 6.6-10.0 1,330 91.9 90.0-93.4
Greensboro 1,084 135 8.8 7.0-11.0 949 91.2 89.0-93.0
Southern Regional 1,235 205 12.2 9.9-15.0 1,030 87.8 85.0-90.1
Southeast 548 76 10.0 7.4-13.4 472 90.0 86.6-92.6
Wake 1,323 150 7.3 5.9- 9.1 1,173 92.7 90.9-94.1
Area L & Eastern 939 131 8.9 7.2-10.9 808 91.1 89.1-92.8

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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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