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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as brisk walking,bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,344 3,320 78.0 76.1-79.8 1,024 22.0 20.2-23.9
AGE
18-24 231 199 86.0 78.5-91.1 32 14.0 8.9-21.5
25-34 588 500 85.7 81.1-89.3 88 14.3 10.7-18.9
35-44 765 634 84.2 80.3-87.4 131 15.8 12.6-19.7
45-54 840 685 80.3 75.7-84.2 155 19.7 15.8-24.3
55-64 728 554 77.7 72.7-82.0 174 22.3 18.0-27.3
65-74 633 444 68.2 62.5-73.4 189 31.8 26.6-37.5
75+ 530 282 54.1 47.8-60.2 248 45.9 39.8-52.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 576 326 55.6 49.3-61.7 250 44.4 38.3-50.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,287 965 77.5 73.8-80.8 322 22.5 19.2-26.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,160 935 83.9 80.8-86.6 225 16.1 13.4-19.2
College Graduate 1,312 1,088 83.0 79.9-85.8 224 17.0 14.2-20.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 302 63.9 56.6-70.5 157 36.1 29.5-43.4
$15,000- 24,999 737 560 77.3 72.5-81.5 177 22.7 18.5-27.5
$25,000- 34,999 478 380 81.8 76.1-86.3 98 18.2 13.7-23.9
$35,000- 49,999 575 482 85.3 80.5-89.1 93 14.7 10.9-19.5
$50,000-74,999 487 414 86.4 81.6-90.1 73 13.6 9.9-18.4
$75,000+ 581 511 89.0 85.2-92.0 70 11.0 8.0-14.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 243 178 76.0 69.7-81.4 65 24.0 18.6-30.3
Guilford 201 168 83.9 77.1-89.0 33 16.1 11.0-22.9
Mecklenburg 183 150 83.6 77.1-88.5 33 16.4 11.5-22.9
Orange 237 200 78.7 63.4-88.8 37 21.3 11.2-36.6
Wake 197 162 82.4 75.5-87.7 35 17.6 12.3-24.5
Chatham/Lee 173 128 77.5 70.4-83.3 45 22.5 16.7-29.6
Nash/Wilson 151 108 73.1 64.5-80.2 43 26.9 19.8-35.5
Craven/Pamlico 220 165 75.6 68.7-81.3 55 24.4 18.7-31.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 257 190 73.4 66.2-79.4 67 26.6 20.6-33.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 216 82.1 76.2-86.7 58 17.9 13.3-23.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 138 75.8 65.6-83.7 47 24.2 16.3-34.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 174 75.5 67.3-82.2 55 24.5 17.8-32.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 86 73.2 63.6-81.1 32 26.8 18.9-36.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 122 70.5 62.5-77.5 55 29.5 22.5-37.5
Northeast NC I 137 95 70.6 61.7-78.1 42 29.4 21.9-38.3
Northeast NC II 221 174 80.5 74.4-85.5 47 19.5 14.5-25.6
Northeastern Partnership 358 269 77.8 72.8-82.1 89 22.2 17.9-27.2
Mountain AHEC 735 558 77.3 73.0-81.1 177 22.7 18.9-27.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,320 981 77.3 73.7-80.6 339 22.7 19.4-26.3
Piedmont 1,832 1,437 78.9 76.1-81.4 395 21.1 18.6-23.9
Western NC 1,192 902 76.4 72.8-79.6 290 23.6 20.4-27.2

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*If a respondent reported less than 10 mins activity/week for the next phy. activity quest., that respondent was counted in NO category

^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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