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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

How many days per week do you do these moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 day 2 days 3-4 days 5-6 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,333 684 5.0 4.6- 5.6 1,650 12.2 11.5-13.0 4,496 34.3 33.2-35.4 2,478 18.5 17.6-19.4 4,025 29.9 28.9-31.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 350 22 5.1 3.1- 8.2 53 16.9 11.9-23.4 107 27.2 22.2-32.9 61 20.3 15.2-26.5 107 30.5 24.7-37.0
Buncombe 365 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 39 8.7 6.1-12.4 110 31.9 25.9-38.6 86 21.2 16.8-26.4 119 35.6 28.9-42.9
Cabarrus 319 17 5.2 3.1- 8.7 48 14.1 10.1-19.4 118 38.4 31.9-45.4 57 15.9 12.0-20.8 79 26.4 20.3-33.4
Catawba 335 17 5.0 2.8- 8.8 43 11.5 8.3-15.7 103 29.6 24.0-36.0 72 22.8 17.2-29.5 100 31.1 25.3-37.6
Cumberland 355 23 5.7 3.7- 8.9 34 8.9 5.9-13.2 126 36.5 30.4-43.2 60 17.2 12.3-23.5 112 31.7 26.0-38.0
Davidson 336 24 7.2 4.5-11.3 51 15.1 11.0-20.5 108 32.8 26.7-39.5 56 16.8 11.8-23.4 97 28.1 22.4-34.7
Durham 365 15 6.1 3.1-11.7 56 17.2 12.8-22.7 118 31.0 25.7-36.8 70 17.1 13.2-22.0 106 28.6 23.3-34.5
Forsyth 358 19 4.8 2.8- 8.0 40 9.6 6.6-13.6 137 42.4 35.9-49.2 62 17.4 12.9-23.1 100 25.8 20.6-31.9
Gaston 347 20 6.3 3.8-10.2 39 9.3 6.5-13.1 112 33.3 27.5-39.7 70 23.8 17.6-31.4 106 27.3 22.1-33.2
Guilford 377 11 2.9 1.5- 5.7 38 10.3 7.1-14.8 140 37.4 31.6-43.7 78 21.4 16.3-27.6 110 27.9 22.8-33.6
Iredell 332 12 3.3 1.7- 6.1 40 12.3 8.5-17.5 117 35.7 29.7-42.3 68 20.3 15.4-26.3 95 28.4 22.9-34.6
Johnston 287 18 6.7 3.8-11.8 38 10.5 6.9-15.8 103 34.5 28.0-41.6 54 20.0 14.6-26.8 74 28.2 21.2-36.4
Mecklenburg 707 43 6.4 4.2- 9.5 68 10.2 7.8-13.3 259 37.8 33.5-42.3 149 20.3 17.0-24.1 188 25.3 21.6-29.3
New Hanover 369 17 4.3 2.5- 7.2 43 14.0 9.9-19.5 124 31.5 26.1-37.5 69 18.0 13.9-23.2 116 32.1 26.5-38.4
Onslow 322 16 3.7 2.2- 6.3 33 10.4 7.0-15.3 113 33.7 27.6-40.4 66 19.9 15.2-25.7 94 32.2 25.1-40.3
Orange 355 6 2.2 0.8- 5.5 52 11.9 8.7-16.1 110 30.4 25.0-36.4 78 23.0 18.1-28.7 109 32.5 26.2-39.4
Pitt 347 29 9.3 5.9-14.3 48 13.9 10.0-18.9 119 35.0 29.2-41.4 54 14.8 11.0-19.6 97 27.0 21.7-33.0
Randolph 351 26 7.0 4.5-10.8 50 14.8 10.7-20.1 107 31.3 25.9-37.4 64 16.6 12.5-21.6 104 30.3 24.5-36.8
Robeson 311 17 4.7 2.8- 7.7 47 15.1 10.8-20.7 81 24.8 19.3-31.2 62 22.9 17.2-29.8 104 32.6 25.9-40.1
Rowan 337 15 3.8 2.0- 7.0 40 13.0 8.5-19.2 109 29.8 24.2-36.1 62 20.5 14.6-28.1 111 32.9 26.8-39.6
Union 318 9 3.2 1.4- 7.3 32 12.4 8.6-17.6 124 38.8 32.8-45.1 56 15.5 11.7-20.2 97 30.1 24.5-36.4
Wake 715 34 4.8 3.2- 7.2 110 14.7 11.9-18.1 265 38.1 33.7-42.7 127 18.6 15.2-22.6 179 23.8 20.0-27.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 380 20 5.3 2.7-10.1 53 15.1 10.5-21.3 113 28.9 23.3-35.1 73 18.4 14.2-23.6 121 32.3 26.5-38.7
Northeast Partnership II 383 20 6.0 3.5-10.3 45 11.3 8.2-15.5 140 35.3 29.7-41.4 63 16.2 12.4-20.8 115 31.1 25.6-37.2
Northeast Partnership I 355 19 6.5 3.9-10.5 53 16.6 12.2-22.2 128 35.7 30.0-41.9 46 10.9 7.8-15.0 109 30.3 24.8-36.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 315 15 4.9 2.7- 8.9 48 16.9 11.4-24.3 103 30.0 24.3-36.5 59 18.7 13.7-25.0 90 29.5 23.3-36.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 388 21 5.3 3.0- 9.1 61 13.6 10.2-17.9 124 32.3 26.5-38.8 57 14.7 11.0-19.3 125 34.1 27.5-41.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 320 21 6.5 4.2-10.2 22 6.1 3.8- 9.5 115 35.9 30.1-42.2 46 14.1 9.9-19.6 116 37.4 31.5-43.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 360 16 3.9 2.2- 6.8 50 13.2 9.5-17.9 113 32.1 26.3-38.6 75 20.1 15.6-25.5 106 30.7 25.2-36.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 405 16 3.7 2.1- 6.4 33 8.6 5.7-12.7 124 30.9 25.5-36.9 86 21.9 17.4-27.2 146 35.0 29.5-40.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 491 30 5.0 3.2- 7.6 64 12.6 9.0-17.3 165 31.2 26.2-36.6 85 21.6 16.4-27.8 147 29.7 24.6-35.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 360 19 4.5 2.7- 7.4 49 13.6 9.7-18.8 127 35.8 29.9-42.1 60 15.8 11.9-20.6 105 30.4 24.7-36.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 322 13 4.5 2.2- 8.9 37 11.9 8.3-16.7 96 28.0 22.7-34.2 64 18.8 14.0-24.7 112 36.8 30.1-44.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 388 21 6.0 3.4-10.4 37 10.2 7.0-14.8 134 33.5 27.9-39.5 68 17.2 12.8-22.7 128 33.1 27.4-39.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 608 32 5.0 3.2- 7.6 56 9.8 7.1-13.5 204 36.9 31.8-42.2 115 17.8 14.2-22.1 201 30.5 25.7-35.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 869 45 5.8 4.0- 8.4 114 13.8 10.9-17.4 308 33.7 29.8-37.8 134 14.5 11.9-17.4 268 32.2 28.2-36.5
No 12,464 639 5.0 4.5- 5.6 1,536 12.1 11.4-12.9 4,188 34.4 33.2-35.5 2,344 18.7 17.8-19.7 3,757 29.8 28.7-30.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,201 242 5.8 4.9- 6.8 535 12.6 11.3-14.1 1,419 33.0 31.1-34.9 712 16.6 15.2-18.1 1,293 32.0 30.1-34.0
Piedmont 7,550 370 4.8 4.2- 5.6 950 12.5 11.5-13.5 2,575 35.1 33.7-36.6 1,448 19.5 18.2-20.8 2,207 28.0 26.7-29.4
Western NC 1,582 72 4.5 3.3- 5.9 165 10.4 8.6-12.5 502 33.9 30.8-37.1 318 18.3 16.1-20.8 525 32.9 29.8-36.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 973 43 4.2 2.9- 6.0 95 9.5 7.3-12.2 314 35.2 31.3-39.5 201 18.9 16.0-22.2 320 32.1 28.1-36.4
Northwest 2,505 128 4.9 4.0- 6.1 311 12.1 10.5-13.8 828 34.0 31.6-36.5 472 18.4 16.5-20.5 766 30.6 28.2-33.0
Charlotte 2,013 102 5.6 4.2- 7.3 225 10.8 9.2-12.7 726 36.9 34.2-39.7 395 19.6 17.3-22.0 565 27.1 24.6-29.8
Greensboro 1,749 80 4.0 3.0- 5.3 235 13.0 10.9-15.3 569 32.8 29.9-35.8 333 19.9 17.3-22.8 532 30.3 27.4-33.4
Southern Regional 1,322 76 5.3 3.9- 7.1 150 10.4 8.4-12.8 425 31.9 28.4-35.7 233 18.3 15.5-21.6 438 34.1 30.2-38.2
Coastal 692 39 5.6 3.9- 7.8 74 11.7 8.9-15.1 234 33.5 29.4-37.9 117 16.2 13.1-19.8 228 33.1 29.0-37.4
Wake 1,900 95 5.1 3.9- 6.6 265 14.0 12.1-16.2 657 35.7 32.8-38.6 360 19.0 16.7-21.5 523 26.3 23.7-29.1
Area L 481 19 5.6 3.3- 9.2 78 17.8 13.1-23.7 167 34.0 28.9-39.6 85 14.7 11.5-18.5 132 28.0 23.3-33.2
Eastern 1,698 102 5.9 4.5- 7.7 217 13.1 11.0-15.5 576 32.5 29.7-35.4 282 16.7 14.6-19.0 521 31.8 28.9-34.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing moderate activities at least 10 minutes at a time.

^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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