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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Physical Activity

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%)
North Carolina 9,118 3,242 37.7 36.1-39.4 3,675 39.9 38.3-41.6 2,201 22.4 21.0-23.8
-Piedmont NC 3,921 1,421 37.6 35.3-39.9 1,630 40.9 38.7-43.2 870 21.5 19.6-23.4
GENDER
Male 1,474 564 40.6 36.9-44.4 594 39.9 36.3-43.5 316 19.5 16.8-22.6
Female 2,447 857 34.8 32.1-37.6 1,036 41.9 39.2-44.7 554 23.3 20.9-25.8
RACE
White 2,881 1,118 39.9 37.2-42.6 1,201 42.3 39.7-44.9 562 17.8 15.9-19.9
African American 784 238 36.3 31.3-41.6 346 39.0 34.3-43.9 200 24.8 20.7-29.3
Other Minorities 201 48 22.4 15.2-31.7 59 30.0 21.6-40.0 94 47.6 37.8-57.6
AGE
18-24 239 117 52.9 43.9-61.7 79 31.5 24.0-40.2 43 15.5 10.5-22.4
25-34 625 247 38.0 32.8-43.5 273 41.5 36.3-46.9 105 20.5 16.2-25.7
35-44 830 328 40.5 36.0-45.3 366 43.4 38.8-48.1 136 16.1 12.9-19.9
45-54 800 281 31.6 27.2-36.3 354 47.9 42.9-53.0 165 20.5 16.6-25.0
55-64 588 205 35.6 30.3-41.2 248 41.4 36.1-47.0 135 23.0 18.3-28.3
65-74 441 141 32.0 26.3-38.3 171 37.5 31.5-43.8 129 30.6 24.7-37.1
75+ 368 93 25.5 19.8-32.2 128 34.9 28.8-41.6 147 39.6 33.0-46.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 558 115 19.2 15.0-24.3 197 33.5 28.0-39.6 246 47.3 41.1-53.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,024 315 35.2 30.6-40.2 426 39.0 34.6-43.5 283 25.8 22.1-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 930 354 44.0 39.2-48.9 419 41.9 37.4-46.7 157 14.1 11.3-17.4
College Graduate 1,396 633 43.2 39.6-46.8 585 45.6 42.0-49.3 178 11.2 9.3-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 347 99 30.6 23.5-38.7 128 31.2 24.7-38.7 120 38.2 30.3-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 645 199 33.3 27.8-39.4 260 37.9 32.5-43.7 186 28.8 23.7-34.4
$25,000- 34,999 392 141 35.8 29.0-43.3 168 42.5 35.2-50.1 83 21.7 15.9-28.8
$35,000- 49,999 532 206 39.4 33.6-45.4 252 44.4 38.5-50.3 74 16.2 12.2-21.3
$50,000-74,999 463 193 39.2 33.1-45.7 211 49.4 43.1-55.8 59 11.4 8.2-15.5
$75,000+ 654 322 50.5 45.2-55.8 275 42.2 37.2-47.5 57 7.3 5.2-10.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 439 169 39.5 34.1-45.2 167 39.5 34.1-45.1 103 21.0 17.0-25.7
Guilford 437 165 41.0 35.5-46.7 195 42.1 36.7-47.7 77 16.9 13.1-21.6
Mecklenburg 443 167 37.3 31.6-43.5 187 41.7 35.9-47.6 89 21.0 16.7-26.1
Orange 440 212 45.7 38.5-53.1 158 36.1 29.0-43.8 70 18.2 12.1-26.4
Wake 440 177 38.9 33.5-44.5 183 42.2 36.7-48.0 80 18.9 14.6-24.1
Chatham/Lee 382 124 30.2 24.9-36.2 151 38.8 32.5-45.4 107 31.0 25.2-37.5
Nash/Wilson 367 100 29.3 24.0-35.2 165 43.5 37.5-49.7 102 27.2 22.3-32.8
Craven/Pamlico 442 158 37.1 31.8-42.8 164 35.3 30.1-40.8 120 27.6 22.7-33.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 424 124 29.6 24.7-35.0 190 45.8 39.9-51.9 110 24.6 20.1-29.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 441 163 41.1 34.4-48.2 195 40.6 34.5-47.0 83 18.3 13.1-25.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 463 144 35.0 26.3-44.9 193 39.2 32.2-46.6 126 25.8 19.7-32.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 409 186 42.9 33.3-53.1 141 27.2 20.7-34.7 82 29.9 17.5-46.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 459 132 31.3 26.4-36.7 178 37.7 32.6-43.0 149 31.0 26.3-36.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 404 115 29.0 24.0-34.6 154 39.9 33.6-46.6 135 31.0 25.8-36.8
Northeast NC I 441 135 28.9 24.1-34.3 175 43.2 36.5-50.0 131 27.9 23.0-33.4
Northeast NC II 491 177 35.7 30.7-41.0 190 41.5 36.2-46.9 124 22.9 18.8-27.5
Northeastern Partnership 932 312 33.3 29.6-37.3 365 42.1 37.9-46.3 255 24.6 21.4-28.2
Mountain AHEC 1,256 510 41.3 36.8-45.9 477 38.1 34.2-42.2 269 20.6 17.3-24.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,193 1,053 36.6 33.7-39.5 1,247 39.3 36.4-42.3 893 24.1 21.7-26.7
Piedmont 3,921 1,421 37.6 35.3-39.9 1,630 40.9 38.7-43.2 870 21.5 19.6-23.4
Western NC 2,004 768 40.4 36.8-44.2 798 37.3 34.1-40.6 438 22.3 19.3-25.5

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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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