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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,339 1,157 28.3 26.2-30.4 3,182 71.7 69.6-73.8
AGE
18-24 231 109 48.2 38.6-57.9 122 51.8 42.1-61.4
25-34 587 220 39.1 33.6-44.9 367 60.9 55.1-66.4
35-44 764 269 31.6 27.3-36.3 495 68.4 63.7-72.7
45-54 840 243 27.9 23.8-32.5 597 72.1 67.5-76.2
55-64 724 164 23.1 18.8-28.1 560 76.9 71.9-81.2
65-74 633 97 16.2 12.6-20.7 536 83.8 79.3-87.4
75+ 530 47 6.1 4.0- 9.4 483 93.9 90.6-96.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 575 60 10.2 7.0-14.6 515 89.8 85.4-93.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,286 255 21.4 18.1-25.1 1,031 78.6 74.9-81.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,159 322 33.8 29.5-38.3 837 66.2 61.7-70.5
College Graduate 1,310 518 37.8 34.1-41.6 792 62.2 58.4-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 74 18.1 13.3-24.1 384 81.9 75.9-86.7
$15,000- 24,999 735 160 22.7 18.3-27.8 575 77.3 72.2-81.7
$25,000- 34,999 477 138 32.7 26.0-40.3 339 67.3 59.7-74.0
$35,000- 49,999 575 172 32.2 26.4-38.6 403 67.8 61.4-73.6
$50,000-74,999 487 181 37.7 31.7-44.0 306 62.3 56.0-68.3
$75,000+ 580 261 42.2 36.9-47.7 319 57.8 52.3-63.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 243 67 29.8 23.3-37.2 176 70.2 62.8-76.7
Guilford 201 62 31.4 24.3-39.4 139 68.6 60.6-75.7
Mecklenburg 183 66 37.2 29.7-45.4 117 62.8 54.6-70.3
Orange 237 106 44.9 34.5-55.8 131 55.1 44.2-65.5
Wake 197 71 34.8 27.8-42.5 126 65.2 57.5-72.2
Chatham/Lee 173 37 21.8 15.6-29.4 136 78.2 70.6-84.4
Nash/Wilson 151 27 17.4 11.6-25.2 124 82.6 74.8-88.4
Craven/Pamlico 219 56 28.4 22.1-35.8 163 71.6 64.2-77.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 255 60 25.0 19.2-31.9 195 75.0 68.1-80.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 273 73 33.4 24.2-44.2 200 66.6 55.8-75.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 49 25.0 18.0-33.6 136 75.0 66.4-82.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 60 27.6 21.3-34.8 169 72.4 65.2-78.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 23 20.4 13.4-29.8 95 79.6 70.2-86.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 38 23.0 16.8-30.7 139 77.0 69.3-83.2
Northeast NC I 137 31 22.2 15.6-30.5 106 77.8 69.5-84.4
Northeast NC II 221 51 27.8 21.2-35.5 170 72.2 64.5-78.8
Northeastern Partnership 358 82 26.2 21.0-32.3 276 73.8 67.7-79.0
Mountain AHEC 735 192 27.0 22.8-31.6 543 73.0 68.4-77.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,319 322 31.0 27.0-35.5 997 69.0 64.5-73.0
Piedmont 1,830 529 26.3 23.7-29.2 1,301 73.7 70.8-76.3
Western NC 1,190 306 30.0 25.9-34.4 884 70.0 65.6-74.1

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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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