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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity & Nutrition

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  Total
Respond.^
Lose weight Maintain weight Do neither
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,132 6,088 37.8 36.8-38.9 5,268 34.2 33.1-35.3 3,776 28.0 26.9-29.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 377 158 40.9 34.3-47.8 116 29.6 23.9-36.1 103 29.5 23.3-36.5
Buncombe 348 133 35.4 29.4-42.0 132 37.8 31.7-44.3 83 26.8 20.9-33.6
Cabarrus 381 169 40.8 34.8-47.0 116 31.1 25.3-37.5 96 28.1 22.4-34.7
Catawba 398 168 41.3 34.5-48.4 122 28.8 22.9-35.4 108 30.0 24.2-36.5
Cumberland 435 184 38.0 32.4-43.9 140 30.0 24.9-35.7 111 32.0 25.8-38.9
Davidson 417 164 38.6 32.8-44.7 143 32.0 26.6-37.9 110 29.5 23.6-36.1
Durham 390 167 35.4 29.7-41.6 139 36.5 30.0-43.6 84 28.0 21.6-35.5
Forsyth 403 159 37.1 31.5-43.1 141 33.7 28.1-39.8 103 29.1 23.4-35.6
Gaston 379 153 42.2 35.7-49.0 136 34.5 28.4-41.2 90 23.3 18.4-29.0
Guilford 433 167 37.5 32.0-43.4 156 33.4 28.0-39.2 110 29.0 23.7-35.0
Iredell 427 185 41.6 35.6-47.9 139 30.0 24.7-35.9 103 28.4 22.5-35.0
Johnston 438 184 43.4 36.8-50.2 139 27.5 22.4-33.3 115 29.1 23.1-35.9
Mecklenburg 802 342 37.6 33.4-42.0 274 34.6 30.2-39.3 186 27.7 23.5-32.5
New Hanover 387 170 42.7 36.4-49.3 137 36.1 29.9-42.9 80 21.1 16.0-27.3
Onslow 376 138 37.2 31.1-43.7 127 31.9 26.1-38.3 111 30.9 24.7-37.9
Orange 359 157 38.3 32.0-45.0 141 36.8 30.4-43.7 61 24.9 17.8-33.5
Pitt 384 175 44.7 38.7-50.8 126 32.3 26.8-38.4 83 23.0 18.3-28.5
Randolph 381 131 30.4 24.7-36.9 152 39.8 32.7-47.3 98 29.8 23.3-37.3
Robeson 371 129 31.3 25.5-37.7 126 35.7 29.1-42.9 116 33.0 26.8-39.9
Rowan 426 157 34.7 29.1-40.8 155 35.9 30.3-41.9 114 29.4 24.1-35.4
Union 381 151 37.4 31.2-43.9 141 33.9 28.1-40.3 89 28.7 22.6-35.7
Wake 630 272 39.3 34.7-44.1 241 40.3 35.3-45.6 117 20.4 16.2-25.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 408 158 33.4 28.0-39.3 152 40.5 33.8-47.5 98 26.1 20.6-32.6
Northeast Partnership II*** 493 208 42.7 36.9-48.7 152 28.6 23.8-34.0 133 28.7 23.5-34.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 426 166 41.1 35.0-47.6 157 33.2 27.9-38.9 103 25.7 20.3-31.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 421 154 34.7 29.2-40.7 159 40.6 34.7-46.7 108 24.7 19.8-30.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 449 193 39.3 33.7-45.3 145 35.0 29.1-41.5 111 25.6 20.3-31.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 421 167 36.7 31.3-42.4 156 34.2 29.0-39.8 98 29.1 23.2-35.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 384 154 40.5 33.9-47.5 130 31.3 25.1-38.2 100 28.2 22.4-34.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 446 184 36.6 31.0-42.5 158 33.5 28.0-39.4 104 29.9 23.5-37.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 547 199 34.1 29.1-39.3 195 33.5 28.6-38.8 153 32.5 27.1-38.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 413 169 38.0 32.5-43.8 142 32.8 27.6-38.5 102 29.2 23.3-35.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 408 161 35.3 29.5-41.6 141 35.8 29.1-43.1 106 28.9 22.7-35.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 440 171 37.7 32.1-43.7 142 29.3 24.1-35.1 127 33.0 27.3-39.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 553 191 35.6 30.4-41.1 200 32.1 27.2-37.4 162 32.3 27.1-38.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,049 424 40.7 36.7-44.9 362 32.4 28.8-36.3 263 26.9 23.2-30.9
No 14,083 5,664 37.7 36.6-38.8 4,906 34.3 33.2-35.4 3,513 28.1 26.9-29.2
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,049 2,032 38.1 36.3-40.0 1,737 34.3 32.4-36.2 1,280 27.6 25.8-29.5
Piedmont 8,470 3,451 38.3 36.8-39.7 2,962 34.4 33.0-35.9 2,057 27.3 25.9-28.8
Western NC 1,613 605 35.5 32.5-38.7 569 33.0 30.0-36.1 439 31.5 28.3-34.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 901 324 35.5 31.4-39.8 332 33.8 29.9-38.0 245 30.6 26.5-35.1
Northwest 3,024 1,220 37.9 35.6-40.3 1,011 31.4 29.2-33.7 793 30.6 28.2-33.2
Charlotte 2,315 961 38.8 36.1-41.6 787 33.5 30.8-36.4 567 27.7 25.0-30.5
Greensboro 1,956 765 36.6 33.7-39.6 721 35.1 32.2-38.1 470 28.3 25.4-31.4
Southern Regional 1,533 587 36.0 32.7-39.4 527 33.2 29.8-36.7 419 30.9 27.4-34.6
Coastal 798 338 40.8 36.4-45.2 287 33.9 29.8-38.2 173 25.4 21.1-30.2
Wake 2,035 864 39.6 36.7-42.6 710 36.8 33.7-40.0 461 23.6 20.9-26.6
Area L 648 248 35.8 31.1-40.7 241 38.5 33.7-43.5 159 25.7 21.3-30.7
Eastern 1,922 781 38.0 35.1-41.0 652 34.7 31.6-37.9 489 27.3 24.4-30.4

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^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.

**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.

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

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