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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,228 5,393 46.4 44.8-48.0 4,933 40.4 38.8-41.9 1,902 13.2 12.2-14.3
-Gaston County 316 141 45.2 38.1-52.6 122 40.8 33.7-48.3 53 14.0 9.9-19.4
GENDER
Male 119 57 49.7 38.0-61.4 49 40.5 29.7-52.4 13 9.8 5.1-18.2
Female 197 84 41.5 33.1-50.4 73 41.0 32.1-50.6 40 17.5 11.7-25.2
RACE
White 271 124 45.0 37.6-52.8 103 41.3 33.6-49.4 44 13.7 9.3-19.7
Other 45 17 46.2 27.4-66.1 19 38.6 22.4-57.9 9 15.2 7.0-30.1
AGE
18-44 88 45 50.8 38.5-63.0 35 39.9 28.5-52.6 8 9.2 4.1-19.4
45+ 224 95 40.4 32.9-48.3 84 41.2 32.9-50.0 45 18.5 13.1-25.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 70 43.7 34.2-53.6 68 40.5 31.0-50.7 34 15.9 10.5-23.2
Some College + 143 71 46.8 36.3-57.5 54 41.2 31.1-52.2 18 12.0 6.6-20.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 178 70 39.7 30.0-50.3 72 40.4 30.9-50.6 36 19.9 13.0-29.2
$50,000+ 83 50 58.0 44.3-70.5 27 36.5 24.3-50.8 6 5.5 2.2-13.0

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*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical activit y, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no activity.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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