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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,008 6,137 41.7 40.7-42.8 10,871 58.3 57.2-59.3
-Piedmont NC 9,553 3,517 42.4 41.0-43.8 6,036 57.6 56.2-59.0
GENDER
Male 3,486 1,619 51.6 49.3-53.9 1,867 48.4 46.1-50.7
Female 6,067 1,898 33.4 31.8-35.0 4,169 66.6 65.0-68.2
RACE
White 7,439 2,890 46.0 44.5-47.6 4,549 54.0 52.4-55.5
African American 1,536 465 35.7 32.2-39.3 1,071 64.3 60.7-67.8
Other Minorities 538 145 26.0 21.3-31.4 393 74.0 68.6-78.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 551 130 24.8 20.1-30.2 421 75.2 69.8-79.9
Non-Hispanic 8,996 3,383 44.3 42.9-45.7 5,613 55.7 54.3-57.1
AGE
18-24 429 217 55.3 49.2-61.2 212 44.7 38.8-50.8
25-34 1,337 634 49.6 46.2-53.0 703 50.4 47.0-53.8
35-44 1,861 871 48.5 45.6-51.3 990 51.5 48.7-54.4
45-54 1,821 740 42.4 39.6-45.3 1,081 57.6 54.7-60.4
55-64 1,717 553 33.9 31.2-36.7 1,164 66.1 63.3-68.8
65-74 1,283 332 26.9 24.1-29.9 951 73.1 70.1-75.9
75+ 1,058 158 15.4 12.9-18.3 900 84.6 81.7-87.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,490 286 26.9 23.0-31.1 1,204 73.1 68.9-77.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,709 853 36.6 34.0-39.3 1,856 63.4 60.7-66.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,278 816 43.1 40.2-46.1 1,462 56.9 53.9-59.8
College Graduate 3,059 1,560 54.5 52.3-56.7 1,499 45.5 43.3-47.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,029 210 24.5 20.5-29.1 819 75.5 70.9-79.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,618 421 29.2 25.8-32.8 1,197 70.8 67.2-74.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,130 417 40.4 36.5-44.5 713 59.6 55.5-63.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,252 517 45.8 42.0-49.6 735 54.2 50.4-58.0
$50,000-74,999 1,300 590 47.8 44.2-51.4 710 52.2 48.6-55.8
$75,000+ 1,793 976 60.1 57.4-62.8 817 39.9 37.2-42.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,823 608 25.9 23.5-28.4 2,215 74.1 71.6-76.5
No 6,556 2,842 47.9 46.2-49.6 3,714 52.1 50.4-53.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,143 441 45.2 41.3-49.1 702 54.8 50.9-58.7
Non-Veteran 8,406 3,075 42.0 40.5-43.5 5,331 58.0 56.5-59.5

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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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