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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,118 3,242 37.7 36.1-39.4 3,675 39.9 38.3-41.6 2,201 22.4 21.0-23.8
-Guilford County 437 165 41.0 35.5-46.7 195 42.1 36.7-47.7 77 16.9 13.1-21.6
GENDER
Male 164 69 46.3 37.5-55.3 62 35.0 27.3-43.6 33 18.7 12.8-26.6
Female 273 96 36.1 29.6-43.1 133 48.7 41.7-55.7 44 15.3 10.9-20.9
RACE
White 308 121 41.1 34.7-47.9 137 42.3 36.0-48.9 50 16.6 12.1-22.2
Other 128 44 41.0 30.8-52.1 58 41.9 31.9-52.7 26 17.0 10.7-26.1
AGE
18-44 175 71 45.8 37.0-54.8 81 41.3 32.9-50.2 23 12.9 8.1-20.0
45+ 258 92 36.3 29.8-43.4 113 42.8 36.0-49.8 53 20.9 15.5-27.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 147 46 30.3 22.3-39.7 56 41.4 32.3-51.3 45 28.2 20.6-37.4
Some College + 288 119 47.7 40.9-54.7 138 42.9 36.4-49.7 31 9.4 6.3-13.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 62 34.2 26.1-43.4 94 45.5 37.0-54.2 34 20.3 13.9-28.7
$50,000+ 139 68 52.4 42.9-61.7 56 39.0 30.2-48.7 15 8.6 4.9-14.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 439 169 39.5 34.1-45.2 167 39.5 34.1-45.1 103 21.0 17.0-25.7
Guilford 437 165 41.0 35.5-46.7 195 42.1 36.7-47.7 77 16.9 13.1-21.6
Mecklenburg 443 167 37.3 31.6-43.5 187 41.7 35.9-47.6 89 21.0 16.7-26.1
Orange 440 212 45.7 38.5-53.1 158 36.1 29.0-43.8 70 18.2 12.1-26.4
Wake 440 177 38.9 33.5-44.5 183 42.2 36.7-48.0 80 18.9 14.6-24.1
Chatham/Lee 382 124 30.2 24.9-36.2 151 38.8 32.5-45.4 107 31.0 25.2-37.5
Nash/Wilson 367 100 29.3 24.0-35.2 165 43.5 37.5-49.7 102 27.2 22.3-32.8
Craven/Pamlico 442 158 37.1 31.8-42.8 164 35.3 30.1-40.8 120 27.6 22.7-33.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 424 124 29.6 24.7-35.0 190 45.8 39.9-51.9 110 24.6 20.1-29.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 441 163 41.1 34.4-48.2 195 40.6 34.5-47.0 83 18.3 13.1-25.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 463 144 35.0 26.3-44.9 193 39.2 32.2-46.6 126 25.8 19.7-32.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 409 186 42.9 33.3-53.1 141 27.2 20.7-34.7 82 29.9 17.5-46.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 459 132 31.3 26.4-36.7 178 37.7 32.6-43.0 149 31.0 26.3-36.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 404 115 29.0 24.0-34.6 154 39.9 33.6-46.6 135 31.0 25.8-36.8
Northeast NC I 441 135 28.9 24.1-34.3 175 43.2 36.5-50.0 131 27.9 23.0-33.4
Northeast NC II 491 177 35.7 30.7-41.0 190 41.5 36.2-46.9 124 22.9 18.8-27.5
Northeastern Partnership 932 312 33.3 29.6-37.3 365 42.1 37.9-46.3 255 24.6 21.4-28.2
Mountain AHEC 1,256 510 41.3 36.8-45.9 477 38.1 34.2-42.2 269 20.6 17.3-24.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,193 1,053 36.6 33.7-39.5 1,247 39.3 36.4-42.3 893 24.1 21.7-26.7
Piedmont 3,921 1,421 37.6 35.3-39.9 1,630 40.9 38.7-43.2 870 21.5 19.6-23.4
Western NC 2,004 768 40.4 36.8-44.2 798 37.3 34.1-40.6 438 22.3 19.3-25.5

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*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous
physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical acti vity, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no activity.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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