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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as brisk walking,bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,056 13,422 78.8 77.9-79.6 3,634 21.2 20.4-22.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 454 353 78.3 72.5-83.1 101 21.7 16.9-27.5
Buncombe 449 367 82.5 77.7-86.5 82 17.5 13.5-22.3
Cabarrus 421 320 73.5 67.3-78.9 101 26.5 21.1-32.7
Catawba 438 336 77.5 72.4-81.9 102 22.5 18.1-27.6
Cumberland 451 355 80.8 76.1-84.7 96 19.2 15.3-23.9
Davidson 453 338 72.9 66.5-78.4 115 27.1 21.6-33.5
Durham 465 366 75.2 68.9-80.6 99 24.8 19.4-31.1
Forsyth 457 360 77.4 72.0-82.1 97 22.6 17.9-28.0
Gaston 447 349 78.2 71.8-83.4 98 21.8 16.6-28.2
Guilford 464 378 79.5 73.9-84.1 86 20.5 15.9-26.1
Iredell 401 333 82.8 77.7-87.0 68 17.2 13.0-22.3
Johnston 382 288 76.5 70.2-81.8 94 23.5 18.2-29.8
Mecklenburg 870 713 78.4 74.3-82.1 157 21.6 17.9-25.7
New Hanover 441 371 82.5 77.2-86.8 70 17.5 13.2-22.8
Onslow 389 322 81.6 75.5-86.4 67 18.4 13.6-24.5
Orange 417 356 79.6 72.6-85.1 61 20.4 14.9-27.4
Pitt 438 347 77.5 71.0-82.9 91 22.5 17.1-29.0
Randolph 450 352 78.2 73.2-82.5 98 21.8 17.5-26.8
Robeson 446 317 71.2 65.4-76.4 129 28.8 23.6-34.6
Rowan 470 338 75.1 70.2-79.4 132 24.9 20.6-29.8
Union 378 319 84.4 79.2-88.5 59 15.6 11.5-20.8
Wake 852 715 83.0 79.1-86.2 137 17.0 13.8-20.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 467 384 84.4 80.1-87.9 83 15.6 12.1-19.9
Northeast Partnership II 504 387 78.6 73.8-82.7 117 21.4 17.3-26.2
Northeast Partnership I 512 360 71.1 65.2-76.4 152 28.9 23.6-34.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 419 317 75.7 69.8-80.8 102 24.3 19.2-30.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 520 393 75.7 70.7-80.0 127 24.3 20.0-29.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 423 322 75.3 69.6-80.3 101 24.7 19.7-30.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 476 362 73.3 67.6-78.3 114 26.7 21.7-32.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 521 407 75.8 70.5-80.4 114 24.2 19.6-29.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 641 499 77.2 71.7-81.9 142 22.8 18.1-28.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 467 366 78.7 73.7-82.9 101 21.3 17.1-26.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 405 325 79.0 73.2-83.8 80 21.0 16.2-26.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 508 393 80.4 75.7-84.4 115 19.6 15.6-24.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 760 614 81.8 77.7-85.2 146 18.2 14.8-22.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,174 878 77.7 74.4-80.7 296 22.3 19.3-25.6
No 15,882 12,544 78.8 77.9-79.7 3,338 21.2 20.3-22.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,488 4,235 77.6 76.1-79.1 1,253 22.4 20.9-23.9
Piedmont 9,580 7,590 78.8 77.6-80.0 1,990 21.2 20.0-22.4
Western NC 1,988 1,597 80.6 78.2-82.9 391 19.4 17.1-21.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,209 981 82.0 78.9-84.8 228 18.0 15.2-21.1
Northwest 3,251 2,521 77.9 75.9-79.8 730 22.1 20.2-24.1
Charlotte 2,527 2,027 78.9 76.4-81.2 500 21.1 18.8-23.6
Greensboro 2,196 1,759 78.7 75.9-81.2 437 21.3 18.8-24.1
Southern Regional 1,775 1,338 76.5 73.7-79.1 437 23.5 20.9-26.3
Coastal 861 696 78.3 74.4-81.8 165 21.7 18.2-25.6
Wake 2,402 1,904 79.5 77.0-81.7 498 20.5 18.3-23.0
Area L 690 489 70.1 65.0-74.7 201 29.9 25.3-35.0
Eastern 2,145 1,707 81.0 78.7-83.1 438 19.0 16.9-21.3

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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, 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.

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