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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do? Would you say: *

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  Total
Respond.^
Mostly sitting,/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,147 1,509 69.8 66.8-72.7 514 25.0 22.3-27.9 124 5.2 3.8- 7.0
AGE
18-24 113 71 63.5 49.7-75.3 32 27.3 17.3-40.2 10 9.3 3.4-22.6
25-34 411 291 69.8 62.9-75.9 96 26.0 20.2-32.8 24 4.2 2.3- 7.5
35-44 541 384 71.6 65.9-76.8 128 22.6 18.1-27.9 29 5.7 3.2-10.0
45-54 616 434 70.1 64.5-75.1 144 25.8 21.0-31.4 38 4.1 2.6- 6.4
55-64 347 251 72.8 65.1-79.4 82 23.1 17.0-30.4 14 4.1 1.8- 9.2
65-74 88 56 61.5 45.9-75.0 26 31.5 19.1-47.4 6 7.0 2.6-17.2
75+ 15 11 63.8 23.7-90.9 3 33.8 7.6-76.0 1 2.5 0.3-17.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 50 56.7 41.9-70.4 41 30.7 19.4-44.9 18 12.6 6.0-24.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 592 388 64.6 58.5-70.3 162 27.9 22.8-33.7 42 7.5 4.7-11.7
Some Post-H.S. 610 457 73.4 67.8-78.4 122 23.5 18.7-29.2 31 3.0 1.8- 5.0
College Graduate 835 614 72.6 67.6-77.0 188 23.2 19.2-27.8 33 4.2 2.2- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 94 53 53.1 38.8-66.8 30 39.4 26.1-54.5 11 7.5 3.7-14.7
$15,000- 24,999 315 181 58.9 50.5-66.8 98 32.3 25.1-40.5 36 8.8 5.3-14.1
$25,000- 34,999 266 193 67.0 56.7-75.9 60 23.8 16.7-32.8 13 9.2 3.9-20.0
$35,000- 49,999 385 272 69.9 62.4-76.5 97 26.6 20.3-34.1 16 3.5 1.7- 6.9
$50,000-74,999 331 246 72.5 65.2-78.9 76 25.6 19.4-32.9 9 1.9 0.7- 4.9
$75,000+ 415 328 80.6 74.7-85.3 79 18.3 13.6-24.2 8 1.1 0.5- 2.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 128 86 68.5 58.8-76.9 34 26.1 18.5-35.5 8 5.4 2.5-11.3
Guilford 117 92 76.6 65.7-84.9 24 22.7 14.5-33.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
Mecklenburg 89 68 75.9 64.2-84.8 16 17.2 9.9-28.1 5 6.8 2.6-16.9
Orange 135 104 68.7 52.5-81.3 25 27.9 15.7-44.5 6 3.4 1.2- 9.2
Wake 114 86 76.1 66.6-83.6 26 22.0 14.9-31.3 2 1.9 0.4- 8.5
Chatham/Lee 78 52 63.0 49.7-74.5 22 29.7 19.1-43.2 4 7.3 2.8-17.8
Nash/Wilson 66 49 72.9 59.1-83.3 15 24.8 14.7-38.6 2 2.3 0.6- 9.4
Craven/Pamlico 88 61 68.4 56.6-78.2 21 24.5 15.7-36.0 6 7.2 3.0-16.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 116 80 70.7 61.0-78.8 31 25.8 18.1-35.3 5 3.5 1.4- 8.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 134 90 71.0 61.9-78.6 32 20.4 14.1-28.5 12 8.7 4.7-15.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 87 65 76.8 65.1-85.4 16 15.8 9.2-25.8 6 7.4 2.9-17.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 118 78 67.7 57.5-76.5 27 20.2 13.5-29.1 13 12.1 6.8-20.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 66 47 67.3 53.7-78.5 14 22.9 13.6-36.0 5 9.8 4.0-22.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 80 59 69.4 56.6-79.8 21 30.6 20.2-43.4 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast NC I 72 49 69.5 56.8-79.8 18 22.6 14.2-34.1 5 7.9 2.8-20.3
Northeast NC II 107 73 66.9 55.8-76.3 25 25.5 16.8-36.6 9 7.7 3.9-14.6
Northeastern Partnership 179 122 67.6 59.1-75.2 43 24.6 17.8-33.0 14 7.7 4.4-13.3
Mountain AHEC 366 245 70.8 64.6-76.4 94 23.4 18.3-29.3 27 5.8 3.6- 9.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 631 436 67.0 60.9-72.5 155 27.2 22.1-33.1 40 5.8 3.5- 9.3
Piedmont 940 683 70.4 66.0-74.5 217 24.7 21.0-28.9 40 4.8 3.0- 7.8
Western NC 576 390 72.3 67.3-76.7 142 22.3 18.2-27.0 44 5.5 3.8- 7.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being employed or self-employed.

^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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