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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,528 2,735 25.9 24.4-27.4 9,793 74.1 72.6-75.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 342 63 28.1 18.6-40.0 279 71.9 60.0-81.4
Buncombe 381 102 34.6 28.4-41.3 279 65.4 58.7-71.6
Cabarrus 327 72 23.9 18.1-30.9 255 76.1 69.1-81.9
Catawba 344 72 23.0 17.5-29.6 272 77.0 70.4-82.5
Cumberland 359 88 34.6 27.7-42.1 271 65.4 57.9-72.3
Davidson 394 76 26.3 20.4-33.3 318 73.7 66.7-79.6
Durham 406 103 25.8 20.2-32.4 303 74.2 67.6-79.8
Forsyth 363 69 21.2 16.1-27.3 294 78.8 72.7-83.9
Gaston 324 60 21.2 15.6-28.2 264 78.8 71.8-84.4
Guilford 403 89 32.8 24.5-42.3 314 67.2 57.7-75.5
Iredell 416 84 25.5 19.0-33.2 332 74.5 66.8-81.0
Johnston 343 82 27.7 21.9-34.4 261 72.3 65.6-78.1
Mecklenburg 591 148 27.8 23.2-32.9 443 72.2 67.1-76.8
New Hanover 390 95 32.8 25.3-41.2 295 67.2 58.8-74.7
Onslow 367 110 37.0 30.6-43.8 257 63.0 56.2-69.4
Orange 350 94 24.1 19.5-29.4 256 75.9 70.6-80.5
Pitt 354 58 21.3 14.8-29.6 296 78.7 70.4-85.2
Randolph 335 81 33.4 25.9-41.8 254 66.6 58.2-74.1
Robeson 352 45 16.6 11.7-22.9 307 83.4 77.1-88.3
Rowan 414 76 20.0 15.2-26.0 338 80.0 74.0-84.8
Union 346 93 30.1 24.0-36.9 253 69.9 63.1-76.0
Wake 573 146 28.0 23.0-33.6 427 72.0 66.4-77.0
Wayne 359 55 24.7 18.3-32.5 304 75.3 67.5-81.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,432 701 25.5 22.5-28.7 2,731 74.5 71.3-77.5
Piedmont 6,432 1,426 26.1 24.2-28.1 5,006 73.9 71.9-75.8
Western NC 2,664 608 25.5 23.0-28.2 2,056 74.5 71.8-77.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,819 412 28.0 25.0-31.2 1,407 72.0 68.8-75.0
Northwest 2,851 585 22.1 19.7-24.7 2,266 77.9 75.3-80.3
Charlotte 1,705 404 27.1 23.8-30.7 1,301 72.9 69.3-76.2
Greensboro 1,563 356 28.8 24.3-33.8 1,207 71.2 66.2-75.7
Southern Regional 1,111 208 24.5 19.9-29.7 903 75.5 70.3-80.1
Coastal 537 121 24.1 18.0-31.4 416 75.9 68.6-82.0
Wake 1,441 351 27.5 23.8-31.5 1,090 72.5 68.5-76.2
Area L 130 19 27.3 15.0-44.5 111 72.7 55.5-85.0
Eastern 1,371 279 23.5 19.3-28.2 1,092 76.5 71.8-80.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical ac tivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

^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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