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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,312 634 16.3 14.6-18.1 3,678 83.7 81.9-85.4
AGE
18-24 231 70 33.3 24.6-43.3 161 66.7 56.7-75.4
25-34 585 125 22.2 17.7-27.3 460 77.8 72.7-82.3
35-44 761 150 16.8 13.7-20.5 611 83.2 79.5-86.3
45-54 835 138 16.7 13.4-20.6 697 83.3 79.4-86.6
55-64 717 79 12.6 9.2-16.9 638 87.4 83.1-90.8
65-74 626 51 8.8 6.1-12.6 575 91.2 87.4-93.9
75+ 527 20 2.5 1.3- 4.6 507 97.5 95.4-98.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 574 20 3.7 1.8- 7.2 554 96.3 92.8-98.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,273 118 10.8 8.3-13.8 1,155 89.2 86.2-91.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,150 176 21.1 17.3-25.5 974 78.9 74.5-82.7
College Graduate 1,306 319 22.7 19.6-26.0 987 77.3 74.0-80.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 41 10.2 6.7-15.2 417 89.8 84.8-93.3
$15,000- 24,999 727 72 10.1 7.0-14.4 655 89.9 85.6-93.0
$25,000- 34,999 470 69 18.7 13.0-26.1 401 81.3 73.9-87.0
$35,000- 49,999 572 90 19.2 14.4-25.3 482 80.8 74.7-85.6
$50,000-74,999 485 108 22.4 17.6-28.2 377 77.6 71.8-82.4
$75,000+ 578 165 26.5 22.1-31.3 413 73.5 68.7-77.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 37 17.4 11.9-24.7 205 82.6 75.3-88.1
Guilford 199 39 19.5 13.9-26.7 160 80.5 73.3-86.1
Mecklenburg 183 44 23.7 17.5-31.3 139 76.3 68.7-82.5
Orange 236 69 31.3 22.6-41.5 167 68.7 58.5-77.4
Wake 197 46 23.2 17.3-30.4 151 76.8 69.6-82.7
Chatham/Lee 173 21 12.8 8.1-19.7 152 87.2 80.3-91.9
Nash/Wilson 151 16 10.8 6.3-17.9 135 89.2 82.1-93.7
Craven/Pamlico 218 36 19.0 13.6-25.9 182 81.0 74.1-86.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 252 31 13.8 9.1-20.3 221 86.2 79.7-90.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 271 30 14.9 7.1-28.7 241 85.1 71.3-92.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 19 11.3 6.3-19.3 165 88.7 80.7-93.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 227 28 13.7 9.0-20.1 199 86.3 79.9-91.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 9 7.4 3.7-14.1 109 92.6 85.9-96.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 174 12 7.8 4.2-14.0 162 92.2 86.0-95.8
Northeast NC I 134 14 10.5 6.0-17.5 120 89.5 82.5-94.0
Northeast NC II 220 30 16.3 11.0-23.4 190 83.7 76.6-89.0
Northeastern Partnership 354 44 14.7 10.6-20.1 310 85.3 79.9-89.4
Mountain AHEC 730 101 16.0 12.4-20.2 629 84.0 79.8-87.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,311 170 17.4 14.0-21.5 1,141 82.6 78.5-86.0
Piedmont 1,820 313 15.3 13.2-17.6 1,507 84.7 82.4-86.8
Western NC 1,181 151 17.7 14.0-22.2 1,030 82.3 77.8-86.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical a ctivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

^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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