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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Exercise

During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises
such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,644 11,529 76.2 75.3-77.1 4,115 23.8 22.9-24.7
-Western NC 1,668 1,212 73.7 70.8-76.5 456 26.3 23.5-29.2
GENDER
Male 620 465 75.0 70.2-79.3 155 25.0 20.7-29.8
Female 1,048 747 72.6 68.9-76.0 301 27.4 24.0-31.1
RACE
White 1,507 1,110 75.5 72.5-78.3 397 24.5 21.7-27.5
African American 47 31 60.9 41.9-77.1 16 39.1 22.9-58.1
Other Minorities 104 63 56.0 42.7-68.5 41 44.0 31.5-57.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 31 47.2 32.9-61.9 35 52.8 38.1-67.1
Non-Hispanic 1,595 1,178 75.6 72.7-78.3 417 24.4 21.7-27.3
AGE
18-24 53 44 86.0 73.0-93.3 9 14.0 6.7-27.0
25-34 172 121 66.3 56.8-74.7 51 33.7 25.3-43.2
35-44 246 198 79.4 72.5-85.0 48 20.6 15.0-27.5
45-54 320 251 76.3 69.6-81.9 69 23.7 18.1-30.4
55-64 355 248 71.7 65.9-76.8 107 28.3 23.2-34.1
65-74 293 203 69.2 62.6-75.1 90 30.8 24.9-37.4
75+ 222 141 64.9 57.1-72.0 81 35.1 28.0-42.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 145 53.9 44.7-62.8 125 46.1 37.2-55.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 515 343 69.3 63.7-74.4 172 30.7 25.6-36.3
Some Post-H.S. 415 316 77.0 71.6-81.7 99 23.0 18.3-28.4
College Graduate 460 401 89.0 84.8-92.1 59 11.0 7.9-15.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 119 47.8 38.5-57.2 104 52.2 42.8-61.5
$15,000- 24,999 307 211 67.3 59.5-74.3 96 32.7 25.7-40.5
$25,000- 34,999 241 169 69.7 61.4-77.0 72 30.3 23.0-38.6
$35,000- 49,999 261 203 80.7 74.1-85.9 58 19.3 14.1-25.9
$50,000-74,999 193 159 83.1 76.0-88.3 34 16.9 11.7-24.0
$75,000+ 196 177 89.2 82.3-93.7 19 10.8 6.3-17.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 666 415 63.0 57.8-67.9 251 37.0 32.1-42.2
No 952 759 79.2 75.5-82.4 193 20.8 17.6-24.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 244 182 76.1 69.2-82.0 62 23.9 18.0-30.8
Non-Veteran 1,422 1,028 73.3 70.1-76.4 394 26.7 23.6-29.9

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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, 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.

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