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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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 16,491 6,556 42.1 41.0-43.1 6,756 39.7 38.7-40.8 3,179 18.2 17.4-19.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 441 148 36.0 30.3-42.1 200 43.4 37.5-49.5 93 20.6 15.8-26.4
Buncombe 433 196 50.9 44.6-57.1 165 34.1 28.6-40.0 72 15.1 11.5-19.6
Cabarrus 412 137 36.2 30.3-42.5 186 40.5 34.8-46.6 89 23.3 18.1-29.5
Catawba 426 171 42.0 36.2-48.0 159 36.4 31.0-42.2 96 21.6 17.2-26.8
Cumberland 433 169 44.0 38.1-50.2 181 38.6 33.2-44.4 83 17.3 13.5-22.0
Davidson 439 141 33.7 27.9-40.0 196 41.8 35.9-47.8 102 24.6 19.1-31.0
Durham 456 182 36.3 31.0-41.9 191 41.6 35.9-47.4 83 22.1 16.8-28.6
Forsyth 446 171 41.5 35.7-47.6 195 41.2 35.6-47.1 80 17.3 13.4-22.1
Gaston 433 165 40.9 34.8-47.4 180 41.9 35.7-48.4 88 17.1 13.5-21.5
Guilford 451 192 42.4 36.7-48.3 181 39.0 33.5-44.7 78 18.6 14.1-24.2
Iredell 391 168 45.0 39.0-51.2 168 41.9 36.1-48.1 55 13.0 9.6-17.5
Johnston 377 122 35.0 28.9-41.7 168 44.9 38.3-51.7 87 20.1 15.4-25.8
Mecklenburg 849 362 43.4 39.2-47.7 357 40.5 36.4-44.7 130 16.1 13.0-19.8
New Hanover 426 191 47.0 41.2-53.0 172 38.3 32.7-44.2 63 14.7 11.1-19.1
Onslow 379 195 56.1 49.4-62.5 132 30.5 25.1-36.6 52 13.4 9.3-18.9
Orange 413 213 52.9 46.5-59.3 156 32.2 27.0-37.9 44 14.9 9.8-21.8
Pitt 429 158 37.3 31.8-43.3 192 43.0 37.1-49.0 79 19.7 14.4-26.3
Randolph 433 154 37.5 32.0-43.4 190 43.1 37.5-48.8 89 19.4 15.5-24.1
Robeson 427 155 40.0 33.9-46.5 159 36.7 31.0-42.8 113 23.3 18.7-28.6
Rowan 459 185 44.5 38.6-50.6 167 35.1 29.8-40.9 107 20.4 16.4-25.0
Union 368 160 42.8 37.0-48.8 158 43.3 37.4-49.3 50 14.0 10.0-19.2
Wake 835 342 42.0 37.8-46.4 379 44.6 40.4-48.9 114 13.4 10.5-16.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 451 214 49.6 43.6-55.6 165 36.4 30.6-42.6 72 14.0 10.6-18.3
Northeast Partnership II 479 167 37.6 32.2-43.3 201 41.1 35.8-46.6 111 21.3 17.1-26.3
Northeast Partnership I 484 149 31.1 26.2-36.5 196 40.8 35.3-46.5 139 28.1 22.7-34.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 407 146 39.2 33.1-45.7 173 41.3 35.1-47.7 88 19.5 15.0-25.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 499 186 41.1 35.2-47.2 199 37.4 32.2-42.9 114 21.6 17.5-26.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 406 166 45.1 39.3-51.1 156 36.0 30.8-41.6 84 18.9 14.7-23.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 459 177 38.6 33.3-44.2 184 38.1 32.7-43.7 98 23.3 18.4-29.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 502 226 44.6 39.2-50.1 174 33.2 28.3-38.4 102 22.2 17.7-27.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 607 229 44.2 38.6-50.0 251 35.9 31.2-40.9 127 19.9 16.2-24.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 446 160 37.8 32.4-43.5 192 41.7 36.2-47.4 94 20.5 16.2-25.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 392 171 45.4 39.1-51.9 152 37.8 32.0-44.0 69 16.8 12.7-21.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 481 186 44.3 38.6-50.3 193 38.8 33.4-44.4 102 16.9 13.3-21.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 722 302 41.3 36.4-46.3 288 41.9 37.1-46.9 132 16.8 13.5-20.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,119 391 38.3 34.6-42.2 453 39.8 36.0-43.6 275 21.9 18.9-25.3
No 15,372 6,165 42.3 41.2-43.4 6,303 39.7 38.7-40.8 2,904 18.0 17.1-18.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,287 2,046 41.7 39.9-43.6 2,129 38.6 36.9-40.4 1,112 19.6 18.2-21.1
Piedmont 9,302 3,706 41.8 40.4-43.2 3,871 40.3 39.0-41.7 1,725 17.9 16.8-19.0
Western NC 1,902 804 43.8 40.8-46.8 756 39.5 36.7-42.5 342 16.7 14.6-19.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,155 498 44.4 40.5-48.4 453 39.4 35.6-43.2 204 16.2 13.6-19.2
Northwest 3,148 1,231 41.3 39.0-43.7 1,288 40.1 37.8-42.4 629 18.6 16.9-20.4
Charlotte 2,454 971 42.6 39.9-45.3 1,048 40.5 37.9-43.1 435 17.0 15.0-19.1
Greensboro 2,132 854 41.4 38.4-44.4 892 39.4 36.6-42.3 386 19.2 16.7-21.9
Southern Regional 1,696 668 44.0 40.4-47.6 642 34.8 31.8-38.0 386 21.2 18.7-23.9
Coastal 826 354 44.2 40.1-48.5 331 38.3 34.3-42.4 141 17.5 14.5-21.0
Wake 2,342 918 40.7 38.0-43.5 996 42.4 39.6-45.1 428 16.9 14.8-19.2
Area L 663 214 31.7 27.3-36.5 266 41.3 36.3-46.4 183 27.0 22.5-32.1
Eastern 2,075 848 44.4 41.6-47.2 840 38.8 36.1-41.6 387 16.8 14.9-18.9

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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 activit y, 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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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