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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 4,217 1,529 38.0 35.7-40.2 1,740 41.0 38.8-43.2 948 21.1 19.3-23.0
AGE
18-24 226 116 52.5 42.8-62.1 81 34.4 25.9-44.1 29 13.1 8.0-20.5
25-34 581 245 41.8 36.2-47.6 261 45.4 39.8-51.2 75 12.8 9.3-17.3
35-44 754 320 42.7 37.7-47.8 321 42.9 38.0-48.0 113 14.4 11.3-18.2
45-54 824 306 35.7 31.1-40.6 379 45.5 40.5-50.6 139 18.8 14.9-23.5
55-64 703 250 37.6 32.4-43.2 296 41.5 36.3-46.9 157 20.9 16.5-26.0
65-74 602 183 32.8 27.6-38.5 234 34.6 29.5-40.2 185 32.5 27.2-38.4
75+ 499 101 18.7 14.1-24.5 155 34.3 28.4-40.7 243 47.0 40.6-53.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 542 123 23.5 18.6-29.3 176 30.1 24.8-36.1 243 46.4 40.1-52.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,237 372 32.8 28.8-37.1 556 44.6 40.4-48.9 309 22.6 19.2-26.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,139 436 44.0 39.5-48.5 501 41.5 37.2-45.9 202 14.5 11.9-17.6
College Graduate 1,292 595 43.2 39.4-47.2 506 41.7 37.9-45.7 191 15.0 12.4-18.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 443 120 29.0 23.2-35.7 172 35.0 28.7-41.8 151 36.0 29.3-43.3
$15,000- 24,999 715 246 35.8 30.4-41.6 299 41.7 36.3-47.2 170 22.5 18.3-27.4
$25,000- 34,999 464 168 39.8 32.7-47.4 203 42.0 35.2-49.3 93 18.1 13.5-24.0
$35,000- 49,999 562 206 42.8 36.5-49.4 275 43.4 37.4-49.7 81 13.8 10.1-18.6
$50,000-74,999 479 208 43.4 37.2-49.7 213 44.9 38.8-51.2 58 11.7 8.3-16.4
$75,000+ 576 298 51.0 45.4-56.5 227 40.9 35.5-46.6 51 8.1 5.6-11.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 236 81 34.5 27.7-42.0 93 41.9 34.9-49.3 62 23.6 18.2-30.0
Guilford 196 75 37.3 29.9-45.4 93 48.9 40.8-57.1 28 13.8 9.1-20.4
Mecklenburg 182 79 43.1 35.3-51.2 74 41.8 34.1-50.0 29 15.1 10.3-21.6
Orange 232 124 52.6 40.9-63.9 77 28.2 20.1-38.1 31 19.2 9.3-35.5
Wake 195 86 43.2 35.6-51.1 77 40.6 33.1-48.6 32 16.3 11.1-23.1
Chatham/Lee 165 58 36.3 28.5-44.8 67 42.2 33.8-51.0 40 21.6 15.7-28.9
Nash/Wilson 145 36 27.9 20.2-37.1 67 44.8 36.1-53.9 42 27.3 20.0-36.0
Craven/Pamlico 214 83 41.3 34.1-48.9 82 36.0 29.3-43.3 49 22.7 17.1-29.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 249 70 29.5 23.3-36.6 116 46.0 38.9-53.2 63 24.5 18.7-31.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 266 94 40.6 31.3-50.7 119 42.8 34.5-51.5 53 16.6 12.1-22.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 179 61 32.8 24.5-42.4 73 43.3 34.0-53.2 45 23.8 15.8-34.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 225 86 39.1 31.9-46.8 89 38.2 31.2-45.8 50 22.7 16.0-31.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 114 30 26.9 19.0-36.6 54 46.5 36.7-56.5 30 26.6 18.6-36.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 172 49 31.6 24.1-40.2 70 39.7 31.8-48.2 53 28.7 21.7-36.8
Northeast NC I 135 47 35.6 27.2-44.9 49 36.5 28.2-45.8 39 27.8 20.4-36.7
Northeast NC II 211 81 40.6 33.3-48.5 86 40.6 33.4-48.3 44 18.7 13.8-24.9
Northeastern Partnership 346 128 39.2 33.4-45.4 135 39.5 33.7-45.6 83 21.3 17.0-26.3
Mountain AHEC 714 261 37.4 32.7-42.3 284 39.4 34.8-44.3 169 23.2 19.3-27.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,276 446 40.1 35.8-44.5 516 38.8 34.7-43.0 314 21.2 18.0-24.8
Piedmont 1,785 681 37.0 33.9-40.2 745 42.8 39.6-46.1 359 20.2 17.7-23.0
Western NC 1,156 402 37.9 33.6-42.3 479 38.5 34.7-42.5 275 23.6 20.3-27.3

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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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