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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,491 6,556 42.1 41.0-43.1 6,756 39.7 38.7-40.8 3,179 18.2 17.4-19.0
-Piedmont NC 9,302 3,706 41.8 40.4-43.2 3,871 40.3 39.0-41.7 1,725 17.9 16.8-19.0
GENDER
Male 3,399 1,498 45.7 43.4-48.0 1,332 37.9 35.8-40.1 569 16.4 14.7-18.2
Female 5,903 2,208 37.9 36.4-39.6 2,539 42.7 41.1-44.4 1,156 19.3 18.0-20.7
RACE
White 7,244 3,088 45.6 44.0-47.2 3,000 41.3 39.7-42.8 1,156 13.2 12.2-14.2
African American 1,486 456 35.3 31.8-39.0 672 40.7 37.4-44.1 358 24.0 21.1-27.1
Other Minorities 532 144 23.7 19.4-28.6 184 33.1 27.8-38.8 204 43.2 37.5-49.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 547 147 24.2 19.9-29.1 155 27.8 22.8-33.4 245 48.0 42.2-53.8
Non-Hispanic 8,749 3,556 43.8 42.3-45.2 3,713 41.8 40.4-43.2 1,480 14.5 13.6-15.5
AGE
18-24 421 199 49.8 43.6-55.9 146 32.2 26.8-38.2 76 18.0 13.8-23.1
25-34 1,314 561 41.7 38.4-45.1 551 42.1 38.8-45.5 202 16.2 13.7-19.0
35-44 1,834 773 42.4 39.6-45.3 799 41.7 38.9-44.4 262 15.9 13.6-18.5
45-54 1,784 756 42.8 39.9-45.7 750 41.1 38.3-44.0 278 16.1 14.1-18.4
55-64 1,673 636 40.1 37.3-43.0 745 44.1 41.3-47.0 292 15.7 13.8-17.9
65-74 1,233 457 37.0 33.8-40.3 500 40.2 37.0-43.5 276 22.8 20.0-25.8
75+ 1,004 308 31.3 28.0-34.9 366 37.4 33.8-41.1 330 31.3 28.0-34.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,423 387 29.8 26.0-33.8 507 33.0 29.3-36.9 529 37.2 33.4-41.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,631 944 38.6 36.0-41.3 1,129 40.8 38.3-43.4 558 20.5 18.5-22.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,217 908 44.6 41.7-47.6 959 41.9 39.2-44.8 350 13.4 11.6-15.5
College Graduate 3,014 1,462 48.3 46.0-50.5 1,271 42.6 40.3-44.8 281 9.2 7.8-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 980 291 31.8 27.5-36.4 380 34.2 30.1-38.7 309 34.0 29.7-38.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,570 528 33.5 30.0-37.1 631 37.3 33.7-40.9 411 29.3 25.7-33.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,099 449 41.7 37.7-45.7 451 39.9 36.0-44.1 199 18.4 15.4-21.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,233 502 41.8 38.0-45.7 565 45.7 41.9-49.4 166 12.5 10.4-15.0
$50,000-74,999 1,285 570 45.2 41.6-48.8 597 45.7 42.2-49.3 118 9.1 7.3-11.4
$75,000+ 1,763 887 51.5 48.6-54.4 749 42.3 39.5-45.2 127 6.2 5.0- 7.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,732 811 31.9 29.5-34.4 1,078 39.1 36.7-41.7 843 29.0 26.7-31.4
No 6,407 2,831 45.0 43.4-46.7 2,733 41.0 39.4-42.7 843 13.9 12.7-15.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,112 492 47.2 43.3-51.1 420 37.1 33.5-40.8 200 15.7 13.3-18.6
Non-Veteran 8,186 3,213 41.1 39.6-42.6 3,451 40.8 39.3-42.3 1,522 18.1 16.9-19.4

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*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical activit y, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no activity.

^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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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.

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