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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,514 3,578 63.7 62.1-65.3 1,552 28.8 27.3-30.3 319 6.3 5.5- 7.2 65 1.2 0.8- 1.6
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 952 613 62.7 58.4-66.8 268 30.3 26.4-34.6 54 5.8 4.2- 7.9 17 1.2 0.7- 2.2
Region 3 507 334 62.0 56.8-67.0 138 29.5 24.9-34.6 32 8.0 5.4-11.7 *** *** ***
Region 4 825 532 63.0 59.1-66.7 237 29.1 25.7-32.7 45 6.0 4.3- 8.3 11 2.0 1.0- 3.7
Region 5 597 391 65.6 61.0-70.0 175 28.3 24.2-32.8 23 4.7 2.9- 7.4 *** *** ***
Region 6 471 297 61.7 56.4-66.7 138 30.5 25.8-35.6 32 7.2 4.9-10.4 *** *** ***
Region 7 675 438 66.2 62.0-70.2 202 28.4 24.7-32.5 31 4.9 3.2- 7.4 *** *** ***
Region 8 487 302 60.2 55.0-65.2 136 29.0 24.5-33.9 42 9.4 6.8-13.0 *** *** ***
Region 9 453 304 67.0 61.1-72.3 119 25.8 20.9-31.3 23 5.6 3.5- 9.1 *** *** ***
Region 10 550 368 65.0 60.1-69.6 140 25.7 21.7-30.2 38 8.5 5.8-12.2 *** *** ***
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,010 1,312 64.0 61.3-66.6 538 27.5 25.1-30.1 136 7.4 6.1- 9.0 24 1.1 0.6- 1.9
Piedmont 2,407 1,560 63.9 61.6-66.1 708 29.2 27.1-31.4 116 5.6 4.6- 6.9 23 1.2 0.8- 2.0
Western NC 1,100 707 62.1 58.1-65.9 307 29.9 26.3-33.9 68 6.9 5.1- 9.3 18 1.0 0.6- 1.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 849 547 62.3 57.7-66.7 239 30.9 26.7-35.5 46 5.3 3.7- 7.4 17 1.5 0.8- 2.7
Northwest 803 510 60.3 56.2-64.3 236 31.6 27.8-35.6 52 7.4 5.5- 9.9 *** *** ***
Charlotte 646 432 65.3 60.9-69.4 171 26.6 22.9-30.6 34 6.1 4.2- 8.8 *** *** ***
Greensboro 474 303 65.1 60.1-69.9 143 27.6 23.4-32.3 21 5.6 3.5- 9.0 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 528 334 59.8 54.8-64.7 146 31.4 26.8-36.3 43 8.0 5.8-11.0 *** *** ***
Southeast 298 181 59.6 53.0-65.9 88 28.8 23.3-35.0 24 9.8 6.3-14.9 *** *** ***
Wake 730 471 64.8 60.6-68.8 225 30.2 26.4-34.3 29 4.5 2.9- 6.8 *** *** ***
Area L & Eastern 1,189 801 68.0 64.5-71.4 305 24.6 21.6-27.9 71 6.6 4.9- 8.8 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 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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