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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as brisk walking,bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,056 13,422 78.8 77.9-79.6 3,634 21.2 20.4-22.1
-Piedmont NC 9,580 7,590 78.8 77.6-80.0 1,990 21.2 20.0-22.4
GENDER
Male 3,497 2,765 78.2 76.2-80.2 732 21.8 19.8-23.8
Female 6,083 4,825 79.4 78.1-80.8 1,258 20.6 19.2-21.9
RACE
White 7,457 6,124 84.2 83.1-85.3 1,333 15.8 14.7-16.9
African American 1,544 1,122 71.5 68.3-74.6 422 28.5 25.4-31.7
Other Minorities 539 312 50.6 44.7-56.4 227 49.4 43.6-55.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 551 280 45.2 39.6-50.9 271 54.8 49.1-60.4
Non-Hispanic 9,023 7,304 82.6 81.5-83.6 1,719 17.4 16.4-18.5
AGE
18-24 431 337 76.6 70.8-81.5 94 23.4 18.5-29.2
25-34 1,341 1,088 78.9 75.8-81.7 253 21.1 18.3-24.2
35-44 1,868 1,544 80.4 77.7-82.9 324 19.6 17.1-22.3
45-54 1,826 1,504 81.7 79.4-83.9 322 18.3 16.1-20.6
55-64 1,721 1,382 81.4 79.0-83.5 339 18.6 16.5-21.0
65-74 1,287 986 76.6 73.6-79.3 301 23.4 20.7-26.4
75+ 1,059 711 68.5 65.1-71.8 348 31.5 28.2-34.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,493 923 58.5 54.5-62.5 570 41.5 37.5-45.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,721 2,085 76.8 74.5-78.8 636 23.2 21.2-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,283 1,878 83.5 81.2-85.7 405 16.5 14.3-18.8
College Graduate 3,066 2,694 87.6 86.0-89.1 372 12.4 10.9-14.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,030 701 64.1 59.4-68.5 329 35.9 31.5-40.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,622 1,165 67.4 63.5-71.0 457 32.6 29.0-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,131 891 76.3 72.2-79.9 240 23.7 20.1-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,255 1,060 85.2 82.5-87.5 195 14.8 12.5-17.5
$50,000-74,999 1,302 1,148 88.2 85.7-90.3 154 11.8 9.7-14.3
$75,000+ 1,799 1,611 89.5 87.5-91.2 188 10.5 8.8-12.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,830 1,928 69.0 66.6-71.4 902 31.0 28.6-33.4
No 6,565 5,525 82.5 81.1-83.8 1,040 17.5 16.2-18.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,144 896 80.6 77.6-83.3 248 19.4 16.7-22.4
Non-Veteran 8,432 6,693 78.7 77.3-79.9 1,739 21.3 20.1-22.7

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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, 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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