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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week,
do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as
brisk walking, bicycling,vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that cause s small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,752 10,603 84.8 83.6-85.9 2,149 15.2 14.1-16.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 346 286 84.0 77.5-88.9 60 16.0 11.1-22.5
Buncombe 388 345 90.7 86.1-93.8 43 9.3 6.2-13.9
Cabarrus 332 280 85.5 79.7-89.9 52 14.5 10.1-20.3
Catawba 351 288 80.7 71.9-87.2 63 19.3 12.8-28.1
Cumberland 366 290 82.4 77.2-86.5 76 17.6 13.5-22.8
Davidson 399 329 86.7 82.7-89.9 70 13.3 10.1-17.3
Durham 409 359 85.3 76.3-91.3 50 14.7 8.7-23.7
Forsyth 370 313 85.9 80.6-89.9 57 14.1 10.1-19.4
Gaston 332 273 84.7 79.3-88.9 59 15.3 11.1-20.7
Guilford 408 342 88.1 83.7-91.4 66 11.9 8.6-16.3
Iredell 418 343 87.0 82.8-90.3 75 13.0 9.7-17.2
Johnston 350 292 84.4 78.2-89.1 58 15.6 10.9-21.8
Mecklenburg 597 515 86.8 82.8-90.1 82 13.2 9.9-17.2
New Hanover 398 336 87.5 80.9-92.1 62 12.5 7.9-19.1
Onslow 375 314 83.1 77.5-87.6 61 16.9 12.4-22.5
Orange 357 315 91.3 87.9-93.8 42 8.7 6.2-12.1
Pitt 357 289 83.4 77.4-88.0 68 16.6 12.0-22.6
Randolph 340 292 86.7 81.0-90.9 48 13.3 9.1-19.0
Robeson 358 268 75.6 69.0-81.1 90 24.4 18.9-31.0
Rowan 423 332 77.4 70.1-83.4 91 22.6 16.6-29.9
Union 353 300 86.9 81.8-90.7 53 13.1 9.3-18.2
Wake 578 500 88.2 84.6-91.1 78 11.8 8.9-15.4
Wayne 369 294 84.2 79.4-88.1 75 15.8 11.9-20.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,500 2,833 82.9 80.4-85.2 667 17.1 14.8-19.6
Piedmont 6,522 5,483 85.5 84.0-86.9 1,039 14.5 13.1-16.0
Western NC 2,730 2,287 85.4 83.1-87.5 443 14.6 12.5-16.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,867 1,567 86.3 83.8-88.4 300 13.7 11.6-16.2
Northwest 2,900 2,386 83.6 81.0-85.8 514 16.4 14.2-19.0
Charlotte 1,733 1,461 84.6 81.6-87.2 272 15.4 12.8-18.4
Greensboro 1,583 1,345 86.6 83.5-89.2 238 13.4 10.8-16.5
Southern Regional 1,133 891 82.6 79.0-85.8 242 17.4 14.2-21.0
Coastal 549 455 83.6 77.4-88.4 94 16.4 11.6-22.6
Wake 1,457 1,252 87.2 84.2-89.6 205 12.8 10.4-15.8
Area L 135 114 87.9 80.0-92.9 21 12.1 7.1-20.0
Eastern 1,395 1,132 81.3 75.9-85.6 263 18.7 14.4-24.1

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*If a respondent reported less than 10 mins activity/week for the next phy. activity quest., that respondent was counted in NO category

^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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