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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

On days when you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time,how much total time per day do you spend doing these activities?*

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Respond.^
10-20 minutes 21-30 minutes 31-60 minutes 1-2 hours More than 2 hours
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,901 2,663 19.2 18.3-20.1 4,407 33.2 32.1-34.4 3,804 30.6 29.5-31.7 1,189 10.0 9.3-10.7 838 7.1 6.5- 7.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 341 75 20.1 15.6-25.5 134 36.4 30.4-42.8 89 26.1 20.5-32.5 27 9.6 6.1-15.0 16 7.8 3.9-15.2
Buncombe 348 70 15.8 12.0-20.4 120 33.6 27.1-40.9 111 35.1 28.5-42.3 31 10.7 7.3-15.5 16 4.8 2.5- 8.9
Cabarrus 312 70 23.9 18.1-30.8 112 32.6 26.7-39.2 79 26.2 20.3-32.9 32 11.3 7.2-17.1 19 6.1 3.8- 9.7
Catawba 323 65 18.3 13.9-23.7 107 32.3 26.2-39.0 94 30.6 24.5-37.5 38 12.2 8.5-17.1 19 6.6 3.7-11.6
Cumberland 337 64 19.5 14.6-25.6 124 35.4 29.1-42.3 101 30.6 24.8-37.0 27 7.8 4.7-12.8 21 6.7 3.9-11.1
Davidson 324 77 22.7 17.5-28.8 112 30.9 25.3-37.1 91 28.3 22.1-35.3 23 11.2 6.6-18.3 21 7.0 4.1-11.6
Durham 356 88 26.5 21.1-32.7 118 31.6 26.2-37.5 108 29.0 23.6-35.1 24 8.2 5.2-12.9 18 4.7 2.8- 7.7
Forsyth 351 69 17.0 13.1-21.9 118 32.9 27.1-39.3 113 33.4 27.3-40.1 28 7.2 4.8-10.6 23 9.4 5.2-16.4
Gaston 337 73 19.7 15.2-25.0 108 29.7 24.2-35.8 99 29.5 23.9-35.7 40 14.8 9.3-22.8 17 6.4 3.6-11.1
Guilford 367 68 16.7 12.8-21.4 137 36.8 30.8-43.2 113 32.2 26.4-38.7 24 6.8 4.2-10.7 25 7.6 4.8-11.7
Iredell 322 62 18.2 13.7-23.8 115 38.7 32.3-45.6 91 24.5 19.5-30.2 37 12.0 8.3-17.1 17 6.5 3.7-11.2
Johnston 283 66 19.7 14.8-25.6 92 28.0 21.8-35.2 69 27.7 21.0-35.4 33 15.9 10.6-23.2 23 8.7 5.3-13.9
Mecklenburg 691 152 22.0 18.5-25.9 245 36.2 31.9-40.7 220 29.9 26.0-34.1 53 8.6 6.1-12.1 21 3.3 1.9- 5.9
New Hanover 356 58 14.4 10.9-18.9 132 38.9 32.8-45.4 116 32.8 27.1-39.1 29 6.9 4.6-10.3 21 6.9 4.0-11.7
Onslow 312 45 12.5 8.9-17.2 113 32.9 26.9-39.6 100 32.6 26.4-39.4 33 15.2 9.0-24.6 21 6.8 4.0-11.3
Orange 352 71 18.0 13.9-23.0 124 36.2 29.9-43.0 116 33.4 27.6-39.7 24 7.8 5.0-12.1 17 4.6 2.7- 7.7
Pitt 337 63 19.2 14.5-25.1 128 36.8 30.9-43.2 91 25.1 20.0-30.8 32 11.8 7.9-17.3 23 7.1 4.2-11.5
Randolph 337 75 18.8 14.7-23.6 97 28.7 23.1-35.0 103 32.9 26.8-39.6 34 11.1 7.4-16.2 28 8.6 5.7-12.8
Robeson 301 78 23.9 18.5-30.4 91 28.7 22.7-35.6 81 29.4 22.7-37.2 25 8.3 5.3-12.9 26 9.6 5.9-15.2
Rowan 325 84 23.1 17.8-29.5 90 25.7 19.8-32.7 100 37.9 31.0-45.4 31 8.3 5.6-12.2 20 4.9 3.0- 7.9
Union 313 67 19.8 15.2-25.3 114 37.0 30.9-43.4 103 34.3 28.3-40.7 21 6.4 4.0-10.0 8 2.6 1.2- 5.6
Wake 701 156 21.1 17.8-24.8 226 31.3 27.1-35.8 231 35.3 30.8-40.0 59 8.1 6.0-10.7 29 4.3 2.8- 6.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 369 49 11.7 8.3-16.3 121 38.5 31.8-45.6 127 30.7 25.3-36.7 45 12.0 8.5-16.7 27 7.1 4.6-10.8
Northeast Partnership II 367 66 16.0 12.3-20.5 132 36.1 30.2-42.4 105 29.8 24.3-35.9 32 9.8 6.5-14.5 32 8.4 5.6-12.2
Northeast Partnership I 336 87 25.9 20.6-32.1 108 27.5 22.4-33.2 79 23.3 18.3-29.2 28 9.8 6.3-15.0 34 13.5 9.4-19.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 305 71 20.8 16.0-26.5 105 29.1 23.5-35.4 84 30.7 24.2-38.1 24 9.8 5.2-17.6 21 9.6 5.9-15.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 374 77 22.5 16.4-30.1 135 32.1 26.6-38.2 103 30.8 24.7-37.7 34 8.4 5.7-12.0 25 6.2 4.0- 9.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 307 67 19.8 15.3-25.3 103 31.0 25.5-37.0 87 29.8 24.3-36.0 28 11.7 7.7-17.4 22 7.7 4.8-12.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 342 77 20.1 15.7-25.4 100 29.1 23.7-35.2 98 30.3 24.4-36.9 34 10.1 6.9-14.6 33 10.3 7.1-14.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 388 75 17.2 13.4-21.9 132 35.4 29.6-41.6 116 31.1 25.7-37.0 39 10.6 7.5-14.7 26 5.8 3.8- 8.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 469 93 17.6 13.9-22.0 168 37.2 31.5-43.2 126 26.2 21.3-31.8 46 8.6 5.9-12.4 36 10.4 6.9-15.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 348 67 19.7 15.0-25.4 119 34.2 28.4-40.5 85 23.4 18.5-29.1 41 12.5 8.5-18.1 36 10.2 7.0-14.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 315 63 19.7 15.0-25.3 123 34.0 28.1-40.4 82 27.0 20.7-34.3 30 13.7 8.7-20.8 17 5.7 3.3- 9.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 370 71 16.3 12.5-21.0 131 37.6 31.5-44.2 107 28.6 23.1-34.8 31 9.4 5.9-14.6 30 8.1 5.2-12.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 585 104 16.9 13.5-21.0 173 27.8 23.2-32.9 186 32.5 27.6-37.7 72 12.5 9.3-16.5 50 10.4 6.8-15.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 832 172 18.5 15.5-21.9 275 32.6 28.4-37.1 228 28.0 24.2-32.1 78 10.4 8.1-13.4 79 10.5 8.1-13.4
No 12,069 2,491 19.2 18.3-20.1 4,132 33.3 32.1-34.4 3,576 30.7 29.6-31.9 1,111 9.9 9.2-10.7 759 6.9 6.2- 7.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,050 795 18.5 16.9-20.3 1,412 33.6 31.7-35.6 1,168 29.8 28.0-31.8 379 10.5 9.2-11.9 296 7.6 6.6- 8.7
Piedmont 7,326 1,570 19.9 18.8-21.1 2,493 33.7 32.2-35.2 2,174 30.7 29.2-32.2 655 9.2 8.4-10.2 434 6.5 5.7- 7.3
Western NC 1,525 298 17.6 15.4-19.9 502 31.0 28.0-34.1 462 31.4 28.4-34.6 155 11.7 9.6-14.1 108 8.3 6.3-10.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 933 174 16.5 13.9-19.6 293 29.7 25.8-33.8 297 33.3 29.3-37.5 103 11.9 9.4-14.9 66 8.5 5.9-12.1
Northwest 2,424 517 19.9 18.0-22.0 808 32.2 29.8-34.6 706 29.4 27.1-31.9 231 10.4 8.8-12.2 162 8.1 6.5- 9.9
Charlotte 1,964 426 20.3 18.2-22.6 706 36.6 33.8-39.5 566 28.2 25.7-30.9 177 9.9 8.0-12.2 89 5.0 3.8- 6.5
Greensboro 1,700 340 17.3 15.2-19.6 602 35.9 32.8-39.1 510 30.9 27.8-34.1 138 8.7 7.1-10.7 110 7.3 5.7- 9.2
Southern Regional 1,263 263 20.9 17.2-25.0 430 32.9 29.4-36.7 366 30.7 26.9-34.7 114 8.4 6.5-10.6 90 7.2 5.5- 9.3
Coastal 667 124 17.5 14.3-21.1 233 33.5 29.4-37.9 203 30.8 26.7-35.1 60 10.3 7.6-13.9 47 7.9 5.6-10.9
Wake 1,844 425 21.4 19.2-23.9 586 30.5 27.7-33.4 549 33.0 30.0-36.1 166 8.9 7.4-10.7 118 6.2 4.9- 7.7
Area L 463 99 20.0 16.1-24.6 164 30.9 26.2-36.1 131 30.5 25.3-36.2 36 11.1 6.7-17.6 33 7.6 5.1-11.1
Eastern 1,643 295 16.4 14.3-18.7 585 36.1 33.0-39.4 476 28.8 26.1-31.7 164 11.2 9.2-13.5 123 7.5 6.1- 9.3

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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.

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