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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't pay attention to health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,505 3,384 61.1 59.5-62.7 1,471 26.1 24.7-27.6 310 6.1 5.3- 7.0 99 1.9 1.4- 2.4 241 4.8 4.1- 5.6
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 951 569 58.6 54.2-62.8 259 27.5 23.8-31.5 56 6.1 4.3- 8.7 20 2.2 1.2- 3.9 47 5.7 3.9- 8.2
Region 3 509 322 61.5 56.4-66.4 130 25.2 21.0-29.9 24 5.3 3.4- 8.3 *** *** *** 24 6.0 3.9- 9.1
Region 4 826 506 59.0 55.1-62.8 219 26.7 23.4-30.2 51 6.8 5.0- 9.4 11 2.0 1.0- 3.7 39 5.5 3.9- 7.7
Region 5 597 404 68.9 64.5-73.0 129 20.1 16.7-23.9 39 7.1 4.9-10.1 *** *** *** 18 3.1 1.8- 5.2
Region 6 471 277 57.3 52.0-62.5 140 30.1 25.4-35.2 21 5.3 3.2- 8.8 *** *** *** 24 5.8 3.8- 8.9
Region 7 674 414 63.3 59.0-67.4 200 28.5 24.8-32.5 29 4.0 2.5- 6.3 13 2.1 1.1- 4.1 18 2.1 1.2- 3.6
Region 8 486 282 55.9 50.6-61.0 129 27.3 22.9-32.1 33 7.6 5.2-11.0 13 2.6 1.3- 5.2 29 6.7 4.5-10.0
Region 9 449 272 60.9 54.9-66.6 125 25.9 21.1-31.5 24 5.2 3.2- 8.4 *** *** *** 20 5.7 3.3- 9.7
Region 10 545 339 60.0 55.0-64.8 141 26.0 22.0-30.5 33 6.5 4.4- 9.6 *** *** *** 23 5.9 3.6- 9.3
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,999 1,207 59.5 56.8-62.2 539 27.0 24.6-29.5 119 6.2 5.0- 7.8 38 1.7 1.2- 2.6 96 5.6 4.4- 7.0
Piedmont 2,409 1,515 62.4 60.2-64.7 639 25.6 23.6-27.6 126 6.0 4.9- 7.3 39 1.8 1.3- 2.7 90 4.2 3.3- 5.3
Western NC 1,100 663 59.0 55.0-62.9 294 26.7 23.3-30.4 65 6.2 4.5- 8.5 22 2.2 1.3- 3.8 56 5.9 4.2- 8.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 847 513 59.7 55.1-64.2 223 26.3 22.5-30.5 53 6.8 4.7- 9.8 19 2.3 1.3- 4.1 39 4.9 3.2- 7.5
Northwest 808 489 58.0 53.9-62.0 226 29.0 25.4-32.9 41 5.5 3.9- 7.6 12 1.9 1.0- 3.5 40 5.6 4.0- 7.8
Charlotte 645 405 60.8 56.3-65.0 162 24.2 20.8-28.1 38 7.0 4.8-10.0 *** *** *** 31 6.0 4.1- 8.7
Greensboro 476 316 67.0 62.0-71.6 106 21.1 17.3-25.5 29 7.1 4.6-10.7 *** *** *** 17 3.5 2.0- 5.9
Southern Regional 531 306 54.8 49.8-59.7 156 31.1 26.6-36.0 25 5.7 3.6- 8.9 11 1.6 0.8- 3.1 33 6.8 4.7- 9.8
Southeast 294 176 57.7 51.1-64.1 74 25.1 19.9-31.1 21 7.3 4.4-11.8 *** *** *** 16 7.2 4.2-11.9
Wake 728 459 65.6 61.4-69.4 206 25.8 22.4-29.6 32 4.4 2.9- 6.6 14 2.0 1.1- 3.9 17 2.2 1.3- 3.8
Area L & Eastern 1,179 721 61.0 57.2-64.6 319 26.8 23.6-30.2 71 6.4 4.7- 8.5 19 1.4 0.8- 2.2 49 4.6 3.2- 6.4

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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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