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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

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  Total
Respond.^
Mostly sitting/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,201 5,813 58.5 57.1-59.9 2,323 26.2 25.0-27.5 1,065 15.3 14.2-16.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 237 142 52.7 44.4-60.8 70 34.2 26.5-42.9 25 13.1 8.5-19.8
Buncombe 227 141 53.6 45.3-61.8 55 27.4 20.4-35.8 31 18.9 12.7-27.3
Cabarrus 249 155 58.7 50.7-66.3 65 25.9 19.7-33.3 29 15.3 9.7-23.4
Catawba 223 135 54.8 46.5-62.9 63 28.8 21.9-36.8 25 16.4 10.5-24.7
Cumberland 258 164 57.4 49.4-65.1 59 20.3 15.2-26.5 35 22.3 15.4-31.3
Davidson 245 134 49.2 41.0-57.5 68 31.4 23.9-39.9 43 19.5 13.5-27.2
Durham 297 219 67.7 60.1-74.5 52 19.4 14.3-25.8 26 12.9 7.8-20.5
Forsyth 252 174 69.9 62.4-76.5 55 21.0 15.3-28.1 23 9.1 5.8-13.9
Gaston 211 137 64.6 56.1-72.2 56 23.7 17.7-30.9 18 11.8 7.0-19.1
Guilford 267 173 57.5 49.6-65.1 69 29.6 22.6-37.7 25 12.9 8.2-19.6
Iredell 227 135 56.0 48.1-63.6 58 29.8 22.8-37.9 34 14.2 10.0-19.8
Johnston 217 141 60.5 51.5-68.9 45 20.3 14.2-28.2 31 19.2 12.7-27.9
Mecklenburg 513 377 68.4 62.7-73.6 110 25.5 20.6-31.1 26 6.1 3.8- 9.6
New Hanover 233 159 64.4 56.3-71.8 49 19.4 14.1-26.2 25 16.2 10.4-24.3
Onslow 216 136 61.8 52.8-70.2 51 24.1 17.1-32.8 29 14.1 9.1-21.1
Orange 263 193 65.7 57.2-73.3 55 27.4 20.1-36.2 15 6.9 3.8-12.2
Pitt 242 148 61.4 53.4-68.8 77 30.9 24.2-38.5 17 7.7 4.6-12.7
Randolph 250 148 53.2 45.8-60.5 76 34.4 27.5-41.9 26 12.4 8.1-18.7
Robeson 227 136 54.4 46.2-62.3 69 31.1 24.1-39.0 22 14.5 9.0-22.6
Rowan 227 135 54.2 45.7-62.5 56 23.6 17.7-30.7 36 22.2 15.3-31.1
Union 223 135 56.2 48.5-63.5 56 24.6 18.6-31.8 32 19.3 13.6-26.5
Wake 549 417 68.3 62.8-73.3 93 20.9 16.6-25.9 39 10.9 7.5-15.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 248 144 53.9 45.8-61.8 55 24.5 18.3-32.1 49 21.6 15.5-29.3
Northeast Partnership II 256 155 54.1 46.3-61.7 70 27.2 20.8-34.8 31 18.7 12.5-27.0
Northeast Partnership I 217 130 56.4 47.7-64.7 63 30.7 23.5-39.0 24 12.9 8.1-20.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 232 134 51.6 43.1-59.9 62 28.1 21.2-36.3 36 20.3 14.4-28.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 282 170 52.3 44.2-60.3 87 31.1 24.6-38.5 25 16.6 9.5-27.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 205 129 57.5 49.2-65.5 48 24.5 18.2-32.2 28 17.9 11.8-26.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 270 154 50.4 43.1-57.7 80 34.9 27.9-42.7 36 14.7 10.2-20.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 238 147 55.7 47.6-63.4 61 25.6 19.2-33.3 30 18.7 12.8-26.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 321 194 56.0 49.3-62.5 99 32.4 26.3-39.0 28 11.6 7.7-17.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 226 119 49.4 41.7-57.2 68 30.1 23.5-37.6 39 20.5 14.7-27.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 212 131 56.6 48.3-64.5 58 31.1 23.9-39.2 23 12.3 7.6-19.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 264 158 55.5 47.6-63.1 63 22.3 16.6-29.4 43 22.2 15.9-30.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 377 214 52.4 45.7-59.0 102 27.4 21.8-33.9 61 20.2 14.9-26.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 570 341 54.3 48.8-59.7 149 26.0 21.5-31.1 80 19.7 15.1-25.1
No 8,631 5,472 58.7 57.3-60.2 2,174 26.2 24.9-27.5 985 15.0 13.9-16.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,900 1,789 56.4 53.8-58.9 755 26.0 23.9-28.2 356 17.6 15.4-20.1
Piedmont 5,304 3,428 60.5 58.6-62.3 1,306 26.0 24.4-27.8 570 13.5 12.2-14.9
Western NC 997 596 54.9 50.8-58.9 262 27.2 23.8-31.0 139 17.9 14.7-21.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 604 355 52.8 47.5-58.0 157 27.4 22.9-32.5 92 19.8 15.6-24.8
Northwest 1,701 1,028 58.1 55.0-61.1 445 27.0 24.3-29.8 228 14.9 12.8-17.2
Charlotte 1,410 933 62.1 58.5-65.6 340 25.0 21.9-28.4 137 12.9 10.5-15.8
Greensboro 1,211 766 56.1 52.1-60.1 327 30.3 26.6-34.4 118 13.5 10.7-16.9
Southern Regional 921 560 53.4 48.5-58.2 259 27.0 23.3-31.1 102 19.6 14.9-25.4
Coastal 442 288 59.8 54.0-65.3 101 24.4 19.8-29.7 53 15.8 11.6-21.2
Wake 1,435 993 64.1 60.5-67.5 297 22.8 19.8-26.0 145 13.1 10.7-16.1
Area L 350 199 52.1 45.0-59.2 103 28.9 23.0-35.7 48 18.9 13.7-25.6
Eastern 1,127 691 57.7 53.8-61.6 294 26.2 23.0-29.8 142 16.0 13.2-19.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being employed or self-employed.

^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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