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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity"

On days when you do vigorous 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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  Total
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 5,972 754 12.0 11.0-13.2 1,608 27.4 25.8-29.0 2,145 36.3 34.6-38.0 889 14.5 13.3-15.8 576 9.8 8.7-11.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 137 22 15.3 9.6-23.5 43 26.8 19.2-36.0 42 31.3 21.6-42.9 19 16.6 9.8-26.8 11 10.0 4.4-21.0
Buncombe 166 18 9.2 4.7-17.3 43 31.7 22.4-42.8 63 34.8 26.1-44.6 23 13.9 8.7-21.5 19 10.3 5.9-17.6
Cabarrus 142 14 7.5 3.9-13.8 33 27.8 18.9-38.8 68 46.0 35.9-56.3 16 12.0 6.7-20.7 11 6.7 3.4-12.8
Catawba 143 15 10.0 5.7-16.7 38 25.3 17.1-35.7 45 35.8 26.2-46.7 29 19.6 13.0-28.4 16 9.3 5.4-15.5
Cumberland 168 23 16.5 10.2-25.5 37 19.5 13.6-27.2 70 43.7 34.8-53.0 22 12.0 7.5-18.6 16 8.2 4.7-14.0
Davidson 141 23 17.4 10.4-27.7 27 15.1 9.8-22.4 49 36.4 26.7-47.4 26 21.9 13.4-33.8 16 9.1 5.2-15.5
Durham 192 23 11.5 7.3-17.6 53 29.1 22.0-37.3 86 41.7 33.7-50.0 22 13.0 8.0-20.4 8 4.8 2.3- 9.6
Forsyth 179 21 13.7 7.9-22.7 43 24.7 17.5-33.5 69 35.9 27.7-44.9 30 14.2 9.7-20.3 16 11.6 6.5-20.1
Gaston 133 9 5.0 2.4-10.0 39 24.9 17.0-35.1 48 35.7 23.8-49.6 23 17.7 10.6-28.0 14 16.7 7.5-33.4
Guilford 156 13 6.6 3.6-11.5 51 32.0 23.9-41.2 51 37.7 28.1-48.3 28 15.3 9.8-23.2 13 8.5 4.7-14.8
Iredell 147 23 13.8 8.7-21.1 44 28.8 20.9-38.1 37 20.7 14.6-28.5 26 23.4 15.3-34.2 17 13.3 7.6-22.3
Johnston 137 25 18.3 10.4-30.2 34 24.3 16.6-34.1 44 30.4 21.1-41.7 22 14.2 8.4-23.2 12 12.7 6.1-24.5
Mecklenburg 345 41 11.0 7.9-15.1 114 31.0 25.2-37.4 135 43.4 36.8-50.3 36 10.1 6.8-14.7 19 4.5 2.4- 8.2
New Hanover 162 14 5.9 3.3-10.5 43 30.8 21.8-41.5 69 42.2 33.0-52.0 27 16.0 10.4-23.9 9 5.0 2.5-10.0
Onslow 179 15 6.7 3.8-11.7 45 22.8 16.4-30.7 66 41.3 31.5-51.8 32 20.3 13.3-29.6 21 9.0 5.5-14.4
Orange 203 21 8.2 5.0-13.0 62 34.1 25.7-43.6 75 36.1 28.6-44.5 29 13.8 9.1-20.5 16 7.8 4.3-13.5
Pitt 163 27 16.6 10.8-24.5 40 21.2 15.1-29.0 60 36.4 28.2-45.5 17 12.3 7.0-20.8 19 13.4 7.9-21.8
Randolph 136 17 11.0 6.5-18.0 33 24.1 16.5-33.8 57 43.3 33.3-53.9 17 11.5 6.8-18.9 12 10.0 5.3-18.2
Robeson 144 22 12.3 7.6-19.4 31 21.4 14.4-30.6 51 34.8 25.0-46.0 23 18.7 10.5-31.0 17 12.8 6.8-22.8
Rowan 176 20 11.0 5.8-20.0 44 25.4 18.6-33.7 68 43.5 34.4-53.0 26 11.1 7.0-17.0 18 9.0 5.2-15.0
Union 146 17 10.5 6.0-17.6 37 24.2 17.0-33.3 57 41.3 32.4-50.9 25 18.0 11.7-26.8 10 5.9 2.9-11.6
Wake 356 52 14.2 10.2-19.5 90 25.8 20.0-32.5 149 43.1 36.7-49.8 46 10.3 7.4-14.0 19 6.6 3.5-12.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 175 22 9.9 6.0-16.0 39 25.5 17.0-36.3 66 40.8 32.0-50.3 32 16.6 11.2-23.8 16 7.2 4.0-12.4
Northeast Partnership II 131 13 7.6 4.1-13.5 30 27.2 18.4-38.2 47 31.5 23.0-41.5 23 15.7 10.1-23.7 18 18.0 10.2-29.9
Northeast Partnership I 125 23 17.1 10.7-26.1 25 14.5 9.4-21.6 38 33.3 24.3-43.8 23 21.1 13.3-31.8 16 14.0 8.3-22.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 136 17 9.1 5.3-15.4 36 27.3 18.5-38.4 49 34.5 24.4-46.1 22 16.3 9.9-25.7 12 12.7 6.5-23.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 160 22 13.6 8.5-21.1 51 29.5 20.8-40.0 53 33.5 24.4-44.1 18 8.3 4.9-13.9 16 15.0 6.5-30.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 151 26 16.9 11.0-25.2 40 23.5 16.8-31.8 45 32.7 24.3-42.4 17 10.7 6.4-17.2 23 16.2 9.4-26.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 157 19 11.1 6.3-18.8 47 26.9 19.8-35.5 50 34.4 25.6-44.4 20 13.2 8.0-21.0 21 14.4 8.8-22.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 180 25 12.7 8.2-19.3 48 24.8 17.9-33.3 60 36.4 27.9-45.9 21 12.1 7.4-19.2 26 13.9 8.9-20.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 206 27 11.7 7.5-17.9 67 31.8 22.8-42.5 59 25.9 18.7-34.6 30 17.9 9.5-31.1 23 12.7 7.0-22.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 141 16 19.2 11.2-31.1 42 27.2 19.7-36.4 43 29.0 20.9-38.7 22 14.4 9.1-22.2 18 10.0 5.6-17.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 141 18 11.3 6.7-18.2 41 26.9 19.1-36.3 39 22.4 15.6-31.1 27 25.0 15.4-38.0 16 14.5 7.7-25.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 157 20 11.9 7.2-19.0 51 36.3 26.9-46.9 50 32.4 23.9-42.1 22 11.3 6.5-19.0 14 8.1 4.4-14.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 261 31 11.4 7.5-16.8 67 31.7 24.2-40.4 87 28.4 21.9-35.8 48 19.5 12.5-29.1 28 9.0 5.8-13.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 317 46 11.0 7.9-15.2 70 26.1 19.2-34.3 107 32.9 26.8-39.7 57 17.2 12.8-22.8 37 12.7 8.5-18.7
No 5,655 708 12.1 11.0-13.3 1,538 27.5 25.9-29.1 2,038 36.4 34.7-38.2 832 14.4 13.2-15.7 539 9.7 8.5-10.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,864 254 12.8 10.9-14.8 463 24.3 21.7-27.1 667 37.0 34.0-40.1 281 14.7 12.8-16.8 199 11.3 9.1-14.1
Piedmont 3,429 421 11.8 10.4-13.3 960 28.1 26.0-30.3 1,252 37.7 35.5-40.0 492 13.4 12.0-14.9 304 9.0 7.7-10.5
Western NC 679 79 11.5 8.7-15.0 185 30.4 25.8-35.4 226 29.6 25.4-34.2 116 18.5 14.3-23.6 73 10.0 7.6-13.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 427 49 10.6 7.5-14.8 110 31.7 25.7-38.5 150 30.6 25.3-36.5 71 17.5 12.4-24.2 47 9.5 6.7-13.3
Northwest 1,115 144 14.7 11.8-18.1 295 25.4 22.3-28.8 366 31.5 28.1-35.1 193 17.8 14.9-21.2 117 10.6 8.4-13.3
Charlotte 889 93 9.3 7.3-11.8 267 30.7 26.6-35.2 345 39.9 35.5-44.5 116 12.5 9.8-15.9 68 7.5 5.3-10.6
Greensboro 759 93 9.5 7.5-12.1 222 29.7 25.5-34.3 263 36.2 31.3-41.4 111 14.6 11.5-18.2 70 10.0 7.4-13.3
Southern Regional 609 92 15.7 12.1-20.1 155 24.0 19.2-29.6 215 35.9 30.3-41.8 82 12.1 9.2-15.9 65 12.3 7.4-19.8
Coastal 309 36 10.9 7.4-15.8 80 26.1 20.4-32.6 119 38.9 32.5-45.8 43 12.9 9.2-17.8 31 11.1 7.0-17.2
Wake 924 127 13.1 10.4-16.4 243 26.4 22.6-30.7 352 39.6 35.4-44.0 124 11.5 9.4-14.1 78 9.4 6.8-12.7
Area L 190 27 11.6 7.4-17.6 53 25.0 18.0-33.6 65 35.8 26.6-46.1 30 18.8 12.3-27.6 15 8.9 4.5-16.8
Eastern 750 93 11.0 8.6-13.9 183 25.3 21.2-29.9 270 38.1 33.6-42.8 119 15.5 12.6-18.9 85 10.1 7.8-12.9

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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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