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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do?*
Would you say:

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  Total
Respond.^
Mostly sitting/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,061 3,976 62.3 60.2-64.4 1,378 23.9 22.0-25.8 707 13.8 12.3-15.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 153 94 46.4 33.7-59.7 43 41.8 27.5-57.5 16 11.8 6.5-20.3
Buncombe 196 137 66.8 57.8-74.7 33 16.3 10.9-23.7 26 16.9 10.7-25.6
Cabarrus 161 115 64.2 53.0-74.1 34 27.1 17.8-38.9 12 8.7 4.7-15.6
Catawba 167 106 57.6 46.5-68.0 38 25.6 15.9-38.5 23 16.8 10.6-25.5
Cumberland 174 115 61.4 51.4-70.6 43 29.2 20.6-39.6 16 9.4 5.4-15.9
Davidson 157 100 61.3 51.2-70.5 30 16.7 11.3-24.1 27 22.0 14.1-32.5
Durham 236 183 66.9 57.4-75.2 39 22.4 15.3-31.5 14 10.7 5.6-19.5
Forsyth 191 138 65.5 55.5-74.3 38 22.7 15.4-32.3 15 11.8 6.4-20.8
Gaston 134 78 55.9 45.5-65.7 36 30.2 21.7-40.3 20 13.9 8.1-23.0
Guilford 221 153 66.7 56.3-75.6 52 23.8 16.3-33.3 16 9.5 5.1-17.2
Iredell 199 115 59.1 49.7-67.9 60 29.0 21.6-37.7 24 11.8 7.5-18.3
Johnston 187 115 55.1 44.9-64.9 42 23.9 16.9-32.5 30 21.0 12.8-32.7
Mecklenburg 325 234 69.5 62.6-75.6 68 22.1 16.9-28.4 23 8.4 5.1-13.5
New Hanover 170 120 68.4 57.6-77.6 39 25.1 16.6-36.1 11 6.4 3.2-12.5
Onslow 184 122 62.0 52.4-70.8 32 21.3 13.8-31.5 30 16.6 11.1-24.2
Orange 199 154 73.7 65.3-80.7 32 19.6 13.3-28.0 13 6.7 3.7-11.8
Pitt 172 109 58.1 48.5-67.1 52 31.2 23.4-40.2 11 10.8 4.9-21.8
Randolph 170 100 50.1 40.2-59.9 45 25.9 18.4-35.0 25 24.1 15.4-35.6
Robeson 159 92 53.0 42.4-63.3 46 28.9 20.1-39.7 21 18.1 10.8-28.6
Rowan 188 125 64.4 53.8-73.7 43 25.1 16.7-35.9 20 10.5 5.7-18.7
Union 177 115 61.6 52.5-70.0 45 26.2 18.7-35.3 17 12.2 7.3-19.6
Wake 327 264 76.6 69.0-82.8 44 14.3 10.1-19.8 19 9.1 4.7-17.1
Wayne 161 95 60.7 51.0-69.5 40 23.3 16.6-31.7 26 16.1 10.1-24.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,646 1,041 61.5 56.9-65.9 407 25.2 21.2-29.7 198 13.2 10.5-16.5
Piedmont 3,218 2,194 63.3 60.5-66.0 705 23.5 21.2-25.9 319 13.2 11.2-15.6
Western NC 1,197 741 59.3 54.9-63.5 266 22.7 19.3-26.6 190 18.0 15.1-21.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 790 497 59.2 54.5-63.8 162 20.6 17.0-24.8 131 20.2 16.5-24.4
Northwest 1,339 844 60.8 56.6-64.9 325 25.2 21.6-29.1 170 14.0 11.4-17.0
Charlotte 844 562 61.2 56.1-66.0 197 24.5 20.6-28.9 85 14.4 10.5-19.4
Greensboro 807 541 58.3 51.7-64.7 184 27.2 21.8-33.4 82 14.5 10.1-20.3
Southern Regional 532 326 61.3 54.3-67.9 144 25.9 20.0-32.7 62 12.8 8.9-18.3
Coastal 237 161 55.1 39.7-69.5 58 34.6 20.2-52.5 18 10.3 4.6-21.7
Wake 798 591 69.1 63.9-73.9 141 19.6 15.9-24.0 66 11.3 7.7-16.1
Area L 62 44 70.3 53.9-82.7 9 15.7 7.3-30.6 9 14.0 6.1-29.1
Eastern 652 410 63.9 57.2-70.1 158 22.1 17.4-27.7 84 14.0 9.8-19.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being employed or self-employed.

^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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