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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Leisure Time Physical Activity *

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,357 3,214 75.3 73.3-77.2 1,143 24.7 22.8-26.7
AGE
18-24 231 187 84.3 77.0-89.7 44 15.7 10.3-23.0
25-34 591 482 82.5 77.7-86.4 109 17.5 13.6-22.3
35-44 764 593 78.6 74.1-82.5 171 21.4 17.5-25.9
45-54 841 640 77.9 73.4-81.9 201 22.1 18.1-26.6
55-64 729 515 67.7 62.1-72.8 214 32.3 27.2-37.9
65-74 637 461 73.3 68.0-77.9 176 26.7 22.1-32.0
75+ 533 311 58.2 51.9-64.2 222 41.8 35.8-48.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 305 53.7 47.5-59.8 276 46.3 40.2-52.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,290 860 67.9 63.8-71.7 430 32.1 28.3-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,163 908 82.8 79.6-85.6 255 17.2 14.4-20.4
College Graduate 1,314 1,135 85.1 82.1-87.7 179 14.9 12.3-17.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 461 269 54.2 47.1-61.1 192 45.8 38.9-52.9
$15,000- 24,999 737 507 71.4 66.2-76.1 230 28.6 23.9-33.8
$25,000- 34,999 478 353 72.5 65.5-78.5 125 27.5 21.5-34.5
$35,000- 49,999 575 470 85.3 80.2-89.3 105 14.7 10.7-19.8
$50,000-74,999 488 406 85.1 80.3-88.8 82 14.9 11.2-19.7
$75,000+ 581 509 86.8 82.5-90.2 72 13.2 9.8-17.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 192 76.2 69.3-81.9 53 23.8 18.1-30.7
Guilford 201 157 78.8 71.5-84.6 44 21.2 15.4-28.5
Mecklenburg 183 154 84.8 78.3-89.5 29 15.2 10.5-21.7
Orange 237 211 87.1 73.4-94.3 26 12.9 5.7-26.6
Wake 197 165 83.4 76.5-88.6 32 16.6 11.4-23.5
Chatham/Lee 175 126 74.6 67.2-80.9 49 25.4 19.1-32.8
Nash/Wilson 151 104 71.2 62.7-78.4 47 28.8 21.6-37.3
Craven/Pamlico 221 165 74.9 68.1-80.6 56 25.1 19.4-31.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 181 70.4 63.7-76.4 77 29.6 23.6-36.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 273 192 72.7 65.5-78.9 81 27.3 21.1-34.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 116 61.8 51.7-71.0 69 38.2 29.0-48.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 162 72.6 65.6-78.6 67 27.4 21.4-34.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 119 82 70.7 61.1-78.8 37 29.3 21.2-38.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 116 67.8 59.9-74.9 61 32.2 25.1-40.1
Northeast NC I 138 94 67.5 58.4-75.4 44 32.5 24.6-41.6
Northeast NC II 221 164 74.5 67.6-80.4 57 25.5 19.6-32.4
Northeastern Partnership 359 258 72.6 67.1-77.5 101 27.4 22.5-32.9
Mountain AHEC 737 544 72.7 68.1-76.9 193 27.3 23.1-31.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,326 951 76.5 73.0-79.7 375 23.5 20.3-27.0
Piedmont 1,836 1,404 75.9 73.0-78.6 432 24.1 21.4-27.0
Western NC 1,195 859 71.5 67.7-75.0 336 28.5 25.0-32.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the exercise question.
Yes = Respondents who report any level of physical activity or exercise.
No = Respondents reporting no physical activity or exercise.

^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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