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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

How many days per week do you do these vigorous 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 6,075 1,352 21.5 20.1-23.0 1,366 22.0 20.6-23.5 2,157 36.2 34.6-38.0 721 11.8 10.8-12.9 479 8.4 7.4- 9.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 137 33 21.1 14.4-29.8 38 35.4 25.3-47.0 49 35.0 25.3-46.2 10 5.1 2.3-10.7 7 3.3 1.3- 8.2
Buncombe 167 36 22.1 14.7-31.9 31 19.7 11.9-30.7 65 40.1 30.8-50.2 27 13.9 9.0-20.8 8 4.2 1.6-10.5
Cabarrus 143 30 21.8 14.5-31.4 37 26.5 18.0-37.0 51 34.5 25.5-44.9 14 11.4 6.2-19.9 11 5.9 3.1-11.0
Catawba 148 26 18.4 12.1-26.9 40 22.2 15.6-30.6 52 34.9 25.9-45.1 21 18.1 10.4-29.6 9 6.4 3.2-12.3
Cumberland 170 40 20.3 14.3-27.9 35 22.6 15.8-31.2 50 32.8 24.5-42.4 36 18.7 12.9-26.3 9 5.6 2.7-11.4
Davidson 144 46 33.0 23.7-44.0 32 20.9 13.6-30.7 45 33.3 24.0-44.1 8 4.1 1.9- 8.6 13 8.7 3.8-18.7
Durham 192 37 19.0 13.6-26.1 44 23.5 17.1-31.3 75 36.7 29.2-45.0 31 17.8 11.8-26.0 5 2.9 1.0- 8.3
Forsyth 184 36 17.0 11.8-23.8 50 22.8 16.7-30.2 71 44.6 35.6-54.0 15 8.5 4.9-14.4 12 7.1 3.7-13.2
Gaston 136 31 27.7 15.1-45.3 31 21.7 14.2-31.7 42 27.1 18.9-37.4 20 11.7 7.1-18.8 12 11.7 6.0-21.8
Guilford 157 29 21.5 14.2-31.1 30 19.9 13.4-28.5 66 39.5 30.3-49.5 20 12.5 7.3-20.5 12 6.6 3.4-12.5
Iredell 151 36 21.9 15.1-30.6 38 26.1 18.5-35.4 51 33.8 25.1-43.6 15 11.2 6.4-18.8 11 7.1 3.1-15.4
Johnston 139 32 24.1 15.4-35.6 39 32.1 22.1-44.1 44 26.1 18.6-35.4 13 10.1 5.2-18.7 11 7.5 3.0-17.5
Mecklenburg 349 73 19.2 14.7-24.7 68 18.6 13.9-24.3 145 43.9 37.4-50.7 46 14.2 10.0-19.8 17 4.1 2.3- 7.2
New Hanover 163 31 20.3 13.1-30.1 37 16.9 11.7-23.6 64 41.8 32.5-51.8 18 10.8 6.1-18.6 13 10.2 5.4-18.6
Onslow 181 35 14.0 9.4-20.2 31 16.2 10.3-24.5 72 38.9 30.3-48.3 29 16.7 11.1-24.5 14 14.2 6.5-28.3
Orange 203 38 18.2 12.6-25.4 48 19.9 14.5-26.8 81 43.1 34.4-52.2 19 9.7 5.8-15.7 17 9.2 5.4-15.1
Pitt 163 42 24.2 17.2-32.9 35 24.1 17.0-32.9 51 34.0 25.8-43.2 20 11.6 6.9-18.8 15 6.1 3.5-10.6
Randolph 139 31 20.4 13.8-29.2 36 24.7 17.2-34.1 50 38.1 28.7-48.5 8 8.4 3.6-18.3 14 8.4 4.6-14.9
Robeson 146 43 29.4 20.9-39.6 34 22.0 14.4-32.0 39 27.7 19.3-38.1 20 11.3 5.9-20.4 10 9.7 3.5-23.8
Rowan 181 36 20.1 14.0-28.1 47 27.6 19.7-37.1 63 33.9 25.8-43.0 21 11.2 7.0-17.6 14 7.2 4.0-12.6
Union 149 33 23.4 16.1-32.6 33 19.3 13.4-26.9 55 39.3 30.4-48.9 16 9.0 5.4-14.7 12 9.1 4.8-16.4
Wake 360 81 24.1 18.8-30.3 87 21.9 17.0-27.7 122 31.8 26.2-37.9 49 13.8 9.8-19.0 21 8.5 4.6-15.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 177 31 17.3 10.8-26.5 36 19.7 13.8-27.3 68 39.0 30.3-48.5 22 10.2 6.4-15.9 20 13.8 7.7-23.5
Northeast Partnership II 133 33 25.2 17.1-35.4 34 23.1 15.9-32.4 44 33.4 24.0-44.2 9 6.0 2.8-12.2 13 12.3 6.5-22.3
Northeast Partnership I 128 38 30.5 22.1-40.6 27 19.0 12.4-27.9 45 32.6 24.1-42.4 7 6.7 2.6-16.1 11 11.1 5.5-21.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 137 32 21.6 14.4-31.2 36 30.4 20.0-43.2 38 23.1 15.9-32.3 20 16.0 9.5-25.7 11 8.9 4.4-17.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 165 29 16.4 10.7-24.2 35 18.1 12.2-26.0 66 43.2 32.8-54.2 20 9.1 5.5-14.8 15 13.2 5.2-29.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 154 40 24.5 17.6-33.0 22 10.6 6.8-16.2 53 39.4 30.1-49.5 18 12.3 7.4-19.6 21 13.2 8.2-20.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 162 33 17.5 12.0-24.7 41 32.6 23.3-43.5 47 25.7 18.7-34.2 23 11.8 7.4-18.2 18 12.4 7.4-20.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 184 40 17.8 12.5-24.9 29 17.9 11.9-26.0 75 38.5 30.4-47.3 22 15.7 9.7-24.3 18 10.1 5.4-18.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 210 52 20.9 14.6-28.9 49 28.0 19.1-38.9 71 36.8 26.7-48.3 22 8.8 5.3-14.0 16 5.5 3.2- 9.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 144 32 21.8 14.4-31.8 32 20.8 14.2-29.3 47 29.4 21.4-39.0 20 16.8 10.2-26.5 13 11.1 5.9-19.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 145 30 18.9 12.8-27.0 38 28.9 19.3-40.8 46 31.3 22.5-41.6 16 8.8 4.8-15.5 15 12.1 6.4-21.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 162 40 21.8 14.8-31.0 33 19.6 13.4-27.7 56 40.4 30.9-50.7 15 8.2 4.7-14.0 18 9.9 5.8-16.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 272 67 24.6 18.5-31.9 53 22.2 15.7-30.3 98 37.6 29.6-46.3 31 8.7 5.6-13.2 23 7.0 4.2-11.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 323 79 25.2 19.2-32.5 75 21.6 16.7-27.6 115 33.9 27.6-40.9 23 6.7 4.2-10.6 31 12.5 7.8-19.5
No 5,752 1,273 21.3 19.9-22.8 1,291 22.0 20.6-23.6 2,042 36.4 34.6-38.1 698 12.0 11.0-13.2 448 8.2 7.2- 9.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,890 438 21.6 19.3-24.1 404 20.5 18.1-23.0 647 35.4 32.5-38.5 234 11.7 10.0-13.6 167 10.8 8.5-13.7
Piedmont 3,488 748 20.8 19.0-22.8 821 23.0 21.1-24.9 1,262 36.5 34.3-38.8 403 12.3 10.8-13.9 254 7.4 6.2- 8.9
Western NC 697 166 23.9 19.9-28.3 141 21.3 17.2-26.1 248 36.8 31.9-41.9 84 10.2 7.9-13.1 58 7.9 5.7-10.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 439 103 23.7 18.8-29.5 84 21.3 16.1-27.6 163 38.5 32.2-45.1 58 10.5 7.7-14.1 31 6.0 3.8- 9.3
Northwest 1,146 258 21.6 18.7-24.8 283 23.2 20.2-26.5 392 35.7 32.0-39.5 118 10.5 8.4-13.0 95 9.0 7.0-11.6
Charlotte 904 196 20.8 17.3-24.9 199 20.4 17.2-24.1 340 41.2 36.8-45.9 107 11.5 9.0-14.6 62 5.9 4.4- 8.0
Greensboro 767 162 20.4 16.7-24.7 178 23.4 19.6-27.7 291 37.4 32.8-42.4 75 11.1 8.2-14.8 61 7.7 5.4-10.7
Southern Regional 620 147 19.8 16.1-24.2 125 20.6 16.4-25.6 211 36.4 30.7-42.6 87 12.4 9.6-15.9 50 10.7 6.0-18.3
Coastal 314 70 22.9 17.7-29.2 60 13.9 10.5-18.2 116 39.8 33.1-46.9 37 12.4 8.6-17.6 31 10.9 7.3-16.0
Wake 936 197 21.6 18.1-25.5 237 25.5 21.9-29.5 314 30.8 27.0-34.7 124 14.0 11.2-17.3 64 8.1 5.5-11.9
Area L 191 62 31.7 23.8-40.9 39 22.3 14.1-33.3 54 25.0 18.0-33.7 22 12.9 7.7-20.8 14 8.1 4.4-14.4
Eastern 758 157 19.0 15.6-22.9 161 20.0 16.7-23.7 276 38.0 33.6-42.6 93 11.4 9.0-14.3 71 11.6 8.4-15.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing vigorous 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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