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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

How many days per week do you do these moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 day 2 days 3-4 days 5-6 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,523 514 5.8 4.9- 6.8 1,095 10.9 9.9-12.0 3,466 32.6 31.1-34.2 2,281 21.0 19.6-22.5 3,167 29.7 28.1-31.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 285 15 3.7 2.1- 6.6 27 9.1 5.6-14.6 101 31.5 24.0-40.2 60 21.5 14.4-30.7 82 34.2 23.9-46.2
Buncombe 343 14 3.9 1.9- 7.6 34 10.3 7.0-14.9 108 32.2 26.3-38.7 81 21.0 16.2-26.6 106 32.7 26.9-39.1
Cabarrus 280 15 4.9 2.5- 9.4 35 14.7 9.1-22.9 95 35.5 27.6-44.2 59 18.2 13.0-24.7 76 26.8 19.5-35.5
Catawba 283 13 4.7 2.6- 8.6 31 11.9 7.8-17.7 99 33.5 27.3-40.3 60 21.7 16.7-27.8 80 28.1 22.1-35.1
Cumberland 287 19 8.0 4.6-13.8 31 11.8 7.3-18.7 100 31.2 24.9-38.3 58 17.3 12.7-23.1 79 31.6 24.6-39.7
Davidson 329 19 4.7 2.7- 7.9 37 11.6 7.8-17.0 119 33.6 27.4-40.4 70 21.6 16.0-28.6 84 28.5 22.1-35.9
Durham 357 20 6.5 3.2-12.7 44 12.7 8.9-17.7 131 37.7 31.2-44.7 80 22.4 17.2-28.5 82 20.8 15.7-27.0
Forsyth 311 22 6.4 4.0-10.2 36 10.8 7.2-15.8 98 35.5 28.5-43.2 68 19.2 14.2-25.4 87 28.1 21.6-35.7
Gaston 270 10 4.4 2.2- 8.8 30 9.8 6.2-15.0 79 30.6 23.9-38.3 58 23.1 16.4-31.5 93 32.1 25.5-39.6
Guilford 339 23 6.8 3.8-11.9 30 8.2 5.4-12.4 120 34.5 27.5-42.2 61 18.1 12.7-25.1 105 32.4 23.7-42.4
Iredell 343 14 3.4 1.7- 6.7 28 5.7 3.7- 8.7 108 30.9 24.5-38.0 90 27.9 20.9-36.2 103 32.2 25.5-39.6
Johnston 291 14 4.4 2.4- 8.0 33 16.3 9.8-25.9 106 37.8 30.2-46.0 46 13.6 9.8-18.7 92 27.9 22.0-34.6
Mecklenburg 515 24 5.0 3.0- 8.4 58 12.4 8.8-17.2 186 37.2 31.6-43.0 117 21.2 17.1-25.9 130 24.2 19.5-29.6
New Hanover 333 14 5.2 2.0-12.7 36 11.4 6.8-18.5 106 29.3 22.6-37.1 82 22.8 17.0-29.8 95 31.3 23.9-39.9
Onslow 313 9 3.1 1.3- 7.3 24 10.2 6.0-16.9 95 26.7 21.4-32.8 86 26.5 20.6-33.5 99 33.4 27.1-40.3
Orange 311 9 3.3 1.6- 6.7 38 12.6 8.6-18.0 95 33.0 26.6-40.0 73 22.4 17.3-28.6 96 28.7 23.1-35.1
Pitt 285 14 4.3 2.4- 7.7 36 14.3 9.5-20.9 102 38.2 30.3-46.9 48 16.4 11.6-22.6 85 26.8 20.7-34.0
Randolph 289 14 5.1 2.6- 9.8 40 12.9 8.6-18.9 88 31.1 24.3-38.8 64 21.4 15.4-29.0 83 29.5 22.1-38.2
Robeson 265 21 8.8 5.0-15.2 35 12.1 8.1-17.7 94 39.3 31.4-47.9 32 9.8 6.6-14.4 83 29.9 23.2-37.6
Rowan 329 11 2.8 1.4- 5.3 44 13.4 9.5-18.6 104 32.2 25.8-39.4 71 20.2 15.5-26.0 99 31.4 24.8-38.9
Union 299 8 1.7 0.8- 3.6 17 7.3 3.6-14.2 98 33.8 26.4-42.2 68 23.2 17.2-30.5 108 34.0 27.4-41.3
Wake 496 21 4.0 2.4- 6.6 51 10.9 7.6-15.4 176 35.9 30.0-42.2 121 22.7 18.4-27.7 127 26.5 20.9-33.0
Wayne 291 11 2.6 1.4- 4.9 30 9.6 5.6-16.2 104 35.5 28.5-43.3 55 16.8 11.8-23.4 91 35.4 27.5-44.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,809 155 7.7 5.5-10.7 302 10.8 8.9-13.1 945 32.0 28.8-35.3 555 19.2 16.3-22.4 852 30.3 27.1-33.6
Piedmont 5,450 271 5.4 4.4- 6.6 595 11.1 9.8-12.5 1,815 33.5 31.5-35.6 1,212 21.7 19.9-23.6 1,557 28.3 26.2-30.5
Western NC 2,264 88 3.5 2.6- 4.7 198 10.3 8.4-12.5 706 30.0 27.1-33.1 514 22.0 19.0-25.2 758 34.3 31.0-37.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,551 56 3.5 2.4- 5.1 127 9.8 7.9-12.2 484 30.5 27.5-33.7 350 21.4 18.8-24.1 534 34.9 31.7-38.2
Northwest 2,369 115 4.8 3.7- 6.3 251 10.6 8.8-12.8 771 31.7 28.7-34.9 535 22.0 19.2-25.1 697 30.9 27.6-34.4
Charlotte 1,456 64 4.8 3.4- 6.8 150 11.1 8.8-14.0 475 32.6 29.0-36.3 329 23.0 19.6-26.7 438 28.5 24.9-32.4
Greensboro 1,333 71 6.8 4.2-10.6 153 11.6 9.1-14.7 430 31.0 26.9-35.4 281 19.0 15.5-23.0 398 31.6 26.6-37.2
Southern Regional 883 63 9.2 6.3-13.4 103 10.7 8.0-14.2 297 32.8 27.9-38.0 156 17.3 13.7-21.6 264 30.0 24.7-35.8
Coastal 452 21 12.2 4.3-30.2 50 10.3 6.5-16.1 144 30.6 23.2-39.0 110 22.2 15.7-30.4 127 24.7 18.5-32.1
Wake 1,245 63 4.4 3.1- 6.2 137 11.3 8.9-14.3 452 37.0 32.7-41.4 264 21.7 18.2-25.7 329 25.6 21.8-29.9
Area L 113 7 4.1 1.7- 9.4 14 11.2 5.7-21.1 39 31.1 20.1-44.9 19 20.0 9.3-37.9 34 33.6 22.5-46.9
Eastern 1,121 54 6.8 4.5-10.1 110 10.5 7.3-15.0 374 31.9 26.7-37.4 237 20.4 16.0-25.7 346 30.4 25.5-35.7

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing moderate activities at least 10 minutes at a time.

^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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