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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Physical Activity

When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do? Would you say:

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  Total
Respond.^
Mostly sitting/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,201 5,813 58.5 57.1-59.9 2,323 26.2 25.0-27.5 1,065 15.3 14.2-16.5
-Piedmont NC 5,304 3,428 60.5 58.6-62.3 1,306 26.0 24.4-27.8 570 13.5 12.2-14.9
GENDER
Male 2,239 1,271 53.6 50.9-56.4 551 26.1 23.7-28.7 417 20.2 18.1-22.6
Female 3,065 2,157 69.5 67.3-71.5 755 26.0 23.9-28.1 153 4.6 3.8- 5.5
RACE
White 4,071 2,696 63.4 61.4-65.4 927 23.5 21.8-25.4 448 13.1 11.6-14.6
African American 875 557 59.2 54.7-63.6 247 28.9 24.9-33.1 71 11.9 9.0-15.6
Other Minorities 336 159 41.6 34.7-48.8 128 39.4 32.2-47.1 49 19.0 13.6-26.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 332 133 31.8 25.7-38.5 154 49.4 42.0-56.8 45 18.9 13.4-25.9
Non-Hispanic 4,970 3,294 63.9 62.1-65.7 1,152 23.2 21.7-24.8 524 12.8 11.5-14.2
AGE
18-24 255 117 40.9 33.6-48.7 99 39.9 32.4-48.0 39 19.1 13.3-26.7
25-34 1,017 627 56.2 52.2-60.0 263 27.4 24.0-31.0 127 16.5 13.5-19.9
35-44 1,480 962 64.2 61.0-67.3 355 23.9 21.1-27.0 163 11.9 10.0-14.1
45-54 1,400 932 65.5 62.3-68.6 314 21.8 19.2-24.6 154 12.7 10.6-15.1
55-64 915 638 70.5 66.8-74.0 200 20.9 17.9-24.3 77 8.6 6.6-11.1
65-74 172 112 63.2 54.1-71.5 51 29.7 22.1-38.6 9 7.1 3.5-13.7
75+ 40 25 60.9 42.9-76.3 14 36.3 21.4-54.5 1 2.8 0.4-17.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 462 176 32.4 26.7-38.6 201 44.9 38.4-51.6 85 22.7 17.3-29.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,402 787 49.9 46.3-53.5 398 29.7 26.4-33.2 217 20.4 17.4-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,337 843 58.5 54.7-62.1 326 26.7 23.4-30.2 168 14.9 12.3-17.8
College Graduate 2,101 1,621 76.9 74.5-79.2 380 17.7 15.6-19.9 100 5.4 4.3- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 216 107 42.3 33.2-52.0 83 40.6 31.7-50.2 26 17.0 10.5-26.4
$15,000- 24,999 729 367 40.9 35.7-46.4 253 40.1 34.5-45.9 109 19.0 14.9-23.8
$25,000- 34,999 676 399 52.4 47.0-57.7 174 25.0 20.7-29.8 103 22.7 17.8-28.4
$35,000- 49,999 854 528 57.6 53.2-61.9 219 26.9 23.2-31.0 107 15.5 12.3-19.4
$50,000-74,999 950 639 64.8 60.7-68.8 205 22.5 19.1-26.3 106 12.7 10.1-15.8
$75,000+ 1,410 1,100 77.3 74.5-80.0 239 17.1 14.8-19.7 71 5.5 4.2- 7.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 883 575 61.6 57.0-66.1 196 23.9 19.9-28.4 112 14.5 11.6-17.9
No 4,314 2,790 60.7 58.6-62.7 1,079 26.0 24.3-27.9 445 13.3 11.8-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 278 52.5 46.6-58.4 131 27.5 22.3-33.4 83 20.0 15.3-25.6
Non-Veteran 4,809 3,147 61.3 59.3-63.2 1,175 25.9 24.2-27.7 487 12.8 11.4-14.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being employed or self-employed.

^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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