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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,843 3,103 22.2 21.3-23.2 13,740 77.8 76.8-78.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 452 58 14.6 10.6-20.0 394 85.4 80.0-89.4
Buncombe 443 94 26.5 21.2-32.4 349 73.5 67.6-78.8
Cabarrus 419 67 19.0 14.4-24.5 352 81.0 75.5-85.6
Catawba 431 78 22.4 17.3-28.4 353 77.6 71.6-82.7
Cumberland 448 88 22.5 17.9-28.0 360 77.5 72.0-82.1
Davidson 447 59 16.0 11.7-21.5 388 84.0 78.5-88.3
Durham 463 107 22.6 18.2-27.6 356 77.4 72.4-81.8
Forsyth 449 89 25.7 20.4-31.9 360 74.3 68.1-79.6
Gaston 442 71 17.8 13.7-22.6 371 82.2 77.4-86.3
Guilford 457 92 22.2 17.5-27.7 365 77.8 72.3-82.5
Iredell 395 69 20.9 16.1-26.8 326 79.1 73.2-83.9
Johnston 380 57 17.0 12.5-22.8 323 83.0 77.2-87.5
Mecklenburg 860 199 27.0 23.2-31.2 661 73.0 68.8-76.8
New Hanover 438 92 26.0 20.8-31.9 346 74.0 68.1-79.2
Onslow 388 109 36.9 30.3-44.0 279 63.1 56.0-69.7
Orange 417 115 31.9 26.1-38.3 302 68.1 61.7-73.9
Pitt 438 80 19.9 15.6-25.0 358 80.1 75.0-84.4
Randolph 445 64 18.7 14.1-24.2 381 81.3 75.8-85.9
Robeson 437 63 19.0 13.9-25.6 374 81.0 74.4-86.1
Rowan 464 90 21.2 16.8-26.4 374 78.8 73.6-83.2
Union 373 76 22.2 17.5-27.6 297 77.8 72.4-82.5
Wake 843 179 24.5 20.8-28.7 664 75.5 71.3-79.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 462 105 27.4 22.2-33.4 357 72.6 66.6-77.8
Northeast Partnership II 499 60 14.9 11.1-19.8 439 85.1 80.2-88.9
Northeast Partnership I 506 55 13.7 10.2-18.2 451 86.3 81.8-89.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 415 63 18.1 13.6-23.5 352 81.9 76.5-86.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 511 93 23.3 17.9-29.9 418 76.7 70.1-82.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 415 80 24.1 19.0-29.9 335 75.9 70.1-81.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 468 80 18.3 14.4-22.9 388 81.7 77.1-85.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 513 105 22.3 17.9-27.3 408 77.7 72.7-82.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 632 102 18.6 13.9-24.4 530 81.4 75.6-86.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 457 74 20.0 15.6-25.4 383 80.0 74.6-84.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 400 72 21.5 16.5-27.5 328 78.5 72.5-83.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 497 84 22.1 17.4-27.7 413 77.9 72.3-82.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 739 134 20.7 16.6-25.5 605 79.3 74.5-83.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,162 153 17.1 14.2-20.6 1,009 82.9 79.4-85.8
No 15,681 2,950 22.5 21.6-23.5 12,731 77.5 76.5-78.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,432 963 21.8 20.2-23.5 4,469 78.2 76.5-79.8
Piedmont 9,465 1,780 22.5 21.3-23.8 7,685 77.5 76.2-78.7
Western NC 1,946 360 22.0 19.4-24.7 1,586 78.0 75.3-80.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,182 228 22.6 19.3-26.3 954 77.4 73.7-80.7
Northwest 3,199 561 21.5 19.5-23.6 2,638 78.5 76.4-80.5
Charlotte 2,496 475 23.5 21.1-26.1 2,021 76.5 73.9-78.9
Greensboro 2,176 392 20.9 18.4-23.6 1,784 79.1 76.4-81.6
Southern Regional 1,748 318 22.3 19.0-25.9 1,430 77.7 74.1-81.0
Coastal 850 172 24.4 20.8-28.5 678 75.6 71.5-79.2
Wake 2,378 466 22.8 20.4-25.3 1,912 77.2 74.7-79.6
Area L 686 82 14.2 10.9-18.2 604 85.8 81.8-89.1
Eastern 2,128 409 23.7 21.3-26.4 1,719 76.3 73.6-78.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical ac tivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

^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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