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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Physical Activity & Nutrition

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,127 9,353 61.8 60.7-62.9 5,774 38.2 37.1-39.3
-Western NC 1,619 972 59.5 56.2-62.7 647 40.5 37.3-43.8
GENDER
Male 606 309 51.1 45.8-56.4 297 48.9 43.6-54.2
Female 1,013 663 67.1 63.2-70.8 350 32.9 29.2-36.8
RACE
White 1,470 882 60.2 56.7-63.5 588 39.8 36.5-43.3
African American 43 29 59.6 39.7-76.9 14 40.4 23.1-60.3
Other Minorities 97 59 53.6 39.9-66.9 38 46.4 33.1-60.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 33 49.2 34.0-64.5 26 50.8 35.5-66.0
Non-Hispanic 1,554 937 60.3 56.9-63.6 617 39.7 36.4-43.1
AGE
18-24 50 34 72.5 57.0-84.0 16 27.5 16.0-43.0
25-34 164 106 54.1 44.4-63.5 58 45.9 36.5-55.6
35-44 241 153 60.0 52.3-67.2 88 40.0 32.8-47.7
45-54 310 195 62.0 54.9-68.7 115 38.0 31.3-45.1
55-64 345 199 59.2 52.9-65.2 146 40.8 34.8-47.1
65-74 285 166 54.1 47.1-60.9 119 45.9 39.1-52.9
75+ 218 114 54.6 46.5-62.4 104 45.4 37.6-53.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 259 139 47.2 37.9-56.7 120 52.8 43.3-62.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 499 304 60.9 54.9-66.7 195 39.1 33.3-45.1
Some Post-H.S. 407 252 62.4 56.1-68.2 155 37.6 31.8-43.9
College Graduate 448 272 62.3 56.5-67.8 176 37.7 32.2-43.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 217 127 52.3 42.5-61.9 90 47.7 38.1-57.5
$15,000- 24,999 300 181 52.8 44.7-60.7 119 47.2 39.3-55.3
$25,000- 34,999 236 155 66.6 57.8-74.3 81 33.4 25.7-42.2
$35,000- 49,999 254 156 63.6 55.8-70.7 98 36.4 29.3-44.2
$50,000-74,999 191 114 58.7 49.9-66.9 77 41.3 33.1-50.1
$75,000+ 192 119 58.4 49.7-66.7 73 41.6 33.3-50.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 657 392 59.8 54.6-64.9 265 40.2 35.1-45.4
No 951 573 59.2 54.9-63.4 378 40.8 36.6-45.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 126 53.9 46.1-61.5 114 46.1 38.5-53.9
Non-Veteran 1,379 846 60.4 56.7-63.9 533 39.6 36.1-43.3

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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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