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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,008 6,137 41.7 40.7-42.8 10,871 58.3 57.2-59.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 454 139 37.9 32.0-44.1 315 62.1 55.9-68.0
Buncombe 447 170 47.0 40.9-53.3 277 53.0 46.7-59.1
Cabarrus 421 144 39.5 33.5-45.9 277 60.5 54.1-66.5
Catawba 438 150 39.7 34.0-45.8 288 60.3 54.2-66.0
Cumberland 451 171 43.2 37.5-49.0 280 56.8 51.0-62.5
Davidson 451 145 37.8 31.8-44.1 306 62.2 55.9-68.2
Durham 463 192 40.7 35.2-46.4 271 59.3 53.6-64.8
Forsyth 456 186 46.3 40.4-52.2 270 53.7 47.8-59.6
Gaston 447 138 36.2 29.8-43.1 309 63.8 56.9-70.2
Guilford 459 158 39.6 33.9-45.6 301 60.4 54.4-66.1
Iredell 400 152 42.5 36.6-48.6 248 57.5 51.4-63.4
Johnston 382 139 44.1 37.4-51.1 243 55.9 48.9-62.6
Mecklenburg 866 351 45.1 40.9-49.3 515 54.9 50.7-59.1
New Hanover 441 165 42.2 36.4-48.2 276 57.8 51.8-63.6
Onslow 391 182 54.2 47.7-60.6 209 45.8 39.4-52.3
Orange 418 204 52.2 45.9-58.5 214 47.8 41.5-54.1
Pitt 438 163 41.0 35.2-47.0 275 59.0 53.0-64.8
Randolph 451 142 37.2 31.8-43.0 309 62.8 57.0-68.2
Robeson 443 150 41.6 35.5-48.0 293 58.4 52.0-64.5
Rowan 470 182 43.3 37.6-49.2 288 56.7 50.8-62.4
Union 376 149 42.7 36.9-48.8 227 57.3 51.2-63.1
Wake 848 361 47.5 43.2-51.8 487 52.5 48.2-56.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 464 177 44.2 38.3-50.3 287 55.8 49.7-61.7
Northeast Partnership II 504 136 31.0 26.0-36.4 368 69.0 63.6-74.0
Northeast Partnership I 512 131 30.6 25.7-36.0 381 69.4 64.0-74.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 417 138 40.3 34.0-46.9 279 59.7 53.1-66.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 518 167 38.3 32.5-44.4 351 61.7 55.6-67.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 420 156 42.0 36.4-47.9 264 58.0 52.1-63.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 474 163 38.5 33.0-44.3 311 61.5 55.7-67.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 519 186 37.5 32.4-43.0 333 62.5 57.0-67.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 638 212 39.2 33.7-45.1 426 60.8 54.9-66.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 465 149 37.4 32.0-43.2 316 62.6 56.8-68.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 405 146 42.8 36.5-49.2 259 57.2 50.8-63.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 506 166 39.0 33.6-44.8 340 61.0 55.2-66.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 755 277 42.7 37.8-47.7 478 57.3 52.3-62.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,174 329 34.4 30.7-38.2 845 65.6 61.8-69.3
No 15,834 5,808 42.2 41.1-43.3 10,026 57.8 56.7-58.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,477 1,909 40.2 38.4-42.0 3,568 59.8 58.0-61.6
Piedmont 9,553 3,517 42.4 41.0-43.8 6,036 57.6 56.2-59.0
Western NC 1,978 711 42.4 39.5-45.5 1,267 57.6 54.5-60.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,202 447 44.1 40.2-48.0 755 55.9 52.0-59.8
Northwest 3,245 1,161 41.2 38.9-43.5 2,084 58.8 56.5-61.1
Charlotte 2,519 912 42.1 39.4-44.8 1,607 57.9 55.2-60.6
Greensboro 2,192 775 39.6 36.7-42.6 1,417 60.4 57.4-63.3
Southern Regional 1,769 630 40.7 37.3-44.3 1,139 59.3 55.7-62.7
Coastal 858 317 41.1 37.1-45.3 541 58.9 54.7-62.9
Wake 2,392 938 45.1 42.3-47.9 1,454 54.9 52.1-57.7
Area L 690 194 33.3 28.5-38.5 496 66.7 61.5-71.5
Eastern 2,141 763 41.0 38.3-43.9 1,378 59.0 56.1-61.7

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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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