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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
Arthritis Back Pain** Accident or Injury Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 999 297 25.6 22.7-28.8 121 12.3 10.0-15.0 160 17.0 14.3-20.2 421 45.1 41.3-48.8
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 115 33 24.8 17.0-34.5 16 16.8 9.0-29.1 19 12.9 7.7-20.6 *** *** ***
Region 3 88 23 18.5 11.4-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Region 4 158 47 28.3 21.1-36.8 23 14.0 9.0-21.2 23 13.3 8.2-20.8 65 44.4 35.6-53.5
Region 5 126 40 26.5 19.0-35.8 *** *** *** 24 21.6 14.0-31.9 52 43.1 33.5-53.3
Region 6 127 49 31.6 23.4-41.1 13 10.8 6.1-18.6 16 14.6 8.7-23.5 49 43.0 33.3-53.3
Region 7 139 34 22.8 16.1-31.1 16 11.3 6.6-18.7 22 17.5 10.6-27.5 67 48.4 39.0-57.9
Region 8 150 47 29.6 21.7-38.8 21 10.5 6.4-16.7 29 23.5 15.9-33.5 53 36.4 27.8-46.0
Region 9 & 10 96 24 22.1 14.4-32.5 14 14.2 8.3-23.4 17 18.6 11.2-29.2 *** *** ***
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 376 115 26.5 21.8-31.8 52 12.9 9.5-17.3 65 19.1 14.8-24.4 144 41.4 35.6-47.6
Piedmont 477 143 26.3 22.1-31.0 50 10.8 7.9-14.5 72 16.0 12.2-20.6 212 47.0 41.7-52.3
Western NC 146 39 22.2 15.7-30.5 19 14.7 8.5-24.0 23 15.3 8.9-25.0 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 90 22 18.8 11.6-28.9 *** *** *** 16 13.0 7.3-22.1 *** *** ***
Northwest 162 51 27.5 20.5-35.9 19 11.0 6.5-18.0 18 12.4 6.8-21.6 74 49.0 39.6-58.6
Charlotte 110 31 25.2 17.2-35.3 16 15.5 9.3-24.8 18 14.8 8.7-24.1 *** *** ***
Greensboro 107 28 21.6 14.3-31.3 *** *** *** 23 23.2 14.8-34.4 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 162 62 33.1 25.3-42.0 17 9.4 5.5-15.6 23 16.1 10.4-24.1 60 41.3 32.6-50.6
Southeast 70 *** *** *** 11 12.6 6.6-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 149 45 27.5 20.3-36.1 15 10.1 5.7-17.3 22 17.6 10.5-28.1 67 44.7 35.8-54.0
Area L & Eastern 149 39 23.9 17.1-32.3 22 13.2 8.4-20.2 26 18.8 12.5-27.4 62 44.1 34.8-53.8
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 141 40 27.0 19.1-36.7 19 16.7 9.4-27.8 20 11.4 6.9-18.2 *** *** ***
Region 2 120 37 24.1 16.7-33.4 13 11.1 5.6-20.9 14 13.4 6.8-24.6 *** *** ***
Region 3 100 26 22.8 15.3-32.7 15 16.1 9.5-26.0 18 15.4 9.1-25.0 *** *** ***
Region 4 119 37 25.2 17.7-34.6 *** *** *** 23 22.6 14.5-33.6 49 43.0 33.1-53.6
Region 5 158 64 34.3 26.2-43.5 17 10.3 5.9-17.2 20 15.1 9.4-23.4 57 40.3 31.3-50.1
Region 6 90 23 26.1 17.3-37.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.
**Includes sciatica, slipped or ruptured discs, and spondylosis.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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