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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 338 145 47.9 38.7-57.2 142 38.4 30.7-46.9 51 13.6 9.1-19.9
Buncombe 373 185 53.6 47.2-59.9 152 40.3 34.2-46.6 36 6.1 4.2- 8.8
Cabarrus 318 139 45.2 37.3-53.3 134 42.9 35.0-51.1 45 11.9 8.0-17.5
Catawba 334 132 40.6 33.7-47.9 145 45.5 38.0-53.1 57 13.9 10.0-19.0
Cumberland 353 148 50.0 43.1-56.9 134 33.7 27.8-40.2 71 16.3 12.3-21.3
Davidson 384 151 45.5 38.8-52.3 169 42.3 36.0-48.8 64 12.3 9.2-16.2
Durham 397 184 42.9 36.0-50.1 172 46.2 39.0-53.6 41 10.9 5.5-20.2
Forsyth 354 147 42.1 35.3-49.2 156 45.2 38.2-52.3 51 12.8 8.9-18.0
Gaston 316 141 45.2 38.1-52.6 122 40.8 33.7-48.3 53 14.0 9.9-19.4
Guilford 392 160 48.0 40.0-56.1 169 41.2 34.0-48.8 63 10.8 7.8-14.8
Iredell 404 176 48.9 41.8-56.1 160 40.6 34.0-47.6 68 10.5 7.9-13.9
Johnston 331 148 44.0 36.9-51.4 131 42.4 34.8-50.4 52 13.5 9.1-19.7
Mecklenburg 581 267 46.5 41.1-52.0 242 43.1 37.6-48.7 72 10.4 7.7-13.9
New Hanover 381 184 53.9 45.9-61.7 138 33.5 26.7-41.0 59 12.7 7.9-19.6
Onslow 362 192 56.6 50.0-63.0 120 31.0 25.2-37.4 50 12.4 8.7-17.2
Orange 339 160 44.5 38.1-51.0 146 48.1 41.5-54.7 33 7.5 5.1-10.8
Pitt 342 125 42.3 34.9-50.0 160 43.2 36.4-50.3 57 14.5 10.0-20.6
Randolph 323 153 52.1 44.5-59.7 128 35.7 29.0-42.9 42 12.2 8.1-18.0
Robeson 345 101 31.9 25.6-39.0 162 45.8 38.8-53.0 82 22.2 16.9-28.6
Rowan 409 160 39.4 32.9-46.3 168 40.8 34.3-47.6 81 19.9 14.3-27.0
Union 343 177 55.2 47.7-62.5 127 35.0 27.9-42.7 39 9.8 6.4-14.7
Wake 556 256 47.4 41.6-53.4 232 42.0 36.4-47.9 68 10.5 7.8-14.2
Wayne 356 130 43.7 36.4-51.2 155 40.6 33.8-47.8 71 15.7 11.8-20.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,350 1,395 45.0 41.7-48.4 1,361 39.4 36.2-42.7 594 15.6 13.3-18.1
Piedmont 6,279 2,763 46.3 44.2-48.5 2,606 41.5 39.4-43.6 910 12.2 10.9-13.6
Western NC 2,599 1,235 49.7 46.5-53.0 966 37.3 34.3-40.3 398 13.0 11.1-15.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,774 849 50.0 46.8-53.3 659 38.3 35.2-41.5 266 11.7 9.8-13.9
Northwest 2,783 1,181 45.2 42.0-48.6 1,136 40.6 37.5-43.8 466 14.2 12.2-16.3
Charlotte 1,672 785 48.4 44.6-52.2 655 38.8 35.1-42.6 232 12.8 10.5-15.7
Greensboro 1,518 675 47.6 42.8-52.4 635 40.4 36.0-45.0 208 11.9 9.4-15.0
Southern Regional 1,081 414 43.0 38.0-48.2 449 40.5 35.7-45.5 218 16.5 13.4-20.2
Coastal 525 243 44.3 36.0-53.0 199 42.5 33.4-52.1 83 13.2 9.0-18.8
Wake 1,404 634 46.6 42.3-50.9 593 43.0 38.9-47.2 177 10.4 8.3-13.0
Area L 129 48 48.0 35.3-61.0 62 40.8 29.6-53.0 19 11.2 6.4-18.9
Eastern 1,342 564 43.8 38.5-49.3 545 38.4 33.2-43.8 233 17.8 13.4-23.3

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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.

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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