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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

On days when you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time,how much total time per day
do you spend doing these activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
10-20 minutes 21-30 minutes 31-60 minutes 1-2 hours More than 2 hours
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,106 2,228 21.0 19.7-22.4 3,127 31.2 29.5-32.9 2,917 28.0 26.5-29.6 1,024 11.0 9.9-12.2 810 8.8 7.7-10.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 279 65 21.2 14.9-29.4 77 29.7 19.8-41.9 84 28.1 20.3-37.5 35 15.5 9.7-23.8 18 5.5 3.1- 9.6
Buncombe 334 82 24.9 19.5-31.3 98 28.0 22.6-34.1 98 29.4 23.7-35.9 29 9.5 6.1-14.5 27 8.1 5.1-12.7
Cabarrus 268 61 18.3 13.2-24.8 95 38.2 29.8-47.4 75 29.6 21.8-38.9 21 7.5 4.1-13.1 16 6.4 3.5-11.4
Catawba 268 67 24.0 18.4-30.5 73 28.8 22.6-35.9 82 30.0 23.9-36.9 26 10.3 6.3-16.5 20 6.9 4.3-11.0
Cumberland 276 59 20.9 15.0-28.4 80 24.3 18.7-31.0 85 32.2 25.6-39.5 26 15.0 8.9-24.3 26 7.6 4.9-11.5
Davidson 313 67 18.6 13.8-24.5 101 35.9 28.9-43.5 84 23.3 17.8-29.8 28 10.4 6.9-15.4 33 11.9 7.6-18.1
Durham 344 80 23.5 18.0-30.1 112 30.4 24.7-36.8 91 24.3 19.0-30.6 38 12.7 8.2-19.1 23 9.1 5.0-15.7
Forsyth 297 70 20.0 14.6-26.8 99 30.0 24.0-36.8 80 32.4 24.8-40.9 24 7.3 4.8-11.1 24 10.3 6.6-15.7
Gaston 258 48 16.5 11.2-23.7 88 34.1 26.7-42.3 76 30.5 23.6-38.4 26 11.6 7.3-18.0 20 7.2 4.4-11.6
Guilford 327 72 20.2 15.1-26.5 111 37.3 28.2-47.3 86 24.5 18.7-31.5 31 9.1 5.8-14.0 27 8.9 5.6-13.8
Iredell 326 78 22.0 16.5-28.7 104 35.2 27.3-43.9 82 23.8 18.3-30.3 31 9.0 6.0-13.3 31 10.1 6.5-15.3
Johnston 273 56 20.0 14.5-26.9 81 27.0 20.9-34.0 80 26.5 20.6-33.3 30 11.2 7.3-16.8 26 15.4 8.1-27.2
Mecklenburg 501 112 23.1 18.0-29.3 166 30.8 25.9-36.2 146 28.0 23.3-33.3 49 10.9 7.7-15.2 28 7.2 4.4-11.5
New Hanover 321 63 20.9 15.0-28.3 105 33.2 25.7-41.6 105 34.8 26.8-43.7 31 7.5 5.1-11.0 17 3.6 2.0- 6.5
Onslow 302 53 15.6 10.8-22.0 104 33.2 27.0-40.0 93 32.3 25.7-39.7 33 13.2 9.0-19.0 19 5.7 3.4- 9.3
Orange 299 69 25.9 20.1-32.7 93 29.5 23.3-36.5 91 31.5 25.4-38.3 36 10.3 7.0-15.0 10 2.7 1.4- 5.4
Pitt 275 79 26.1 20.4-32.8 75 30.6 22.6-39.9 81 28.9 22.4-36.3 23 8.9 5.5-14.3 17 5.5 3.2- 9.3
Randolph 275 60 19.7 13.8-27.5 76 26.5 20.0-34.2 88 30.4 23.4-38.3 29 14.7 8.7-23.7 22 8.7 5.2-14.2
Robeson 258 77 25.6 19.8-32.5 64 26.0 19.4-34.0 60 20.1 14.6-27.0 20 12.0 6.5-21.1 37 16.3 11.0-23.6
Rowan 317 69 22.0 16.8-28.3 102 32.3 25.5-40.0 86 26.9 21.0-33.9 35 10.3 6.9-15.2 25 8.4 5.4-12.8
Union 293 63 22.4 15.2-31.7 93 30.1 23.8-37.3 94 31.2 24.8-38.4 26 12.3 7.5-19.6 17 3.9 2.3- 6.6
Wake 477 109 20.6 16.4-25.5 164 40.6 34.2-47.2 146 28.1 22.7-34.1 33 6.7 4.3-10.2 25 4.1 2.7- 6.3
Wayne 283 76 28.9 21.7-37.3 88 28.1 21.5-35.7 73 24.0 18.0-31.3 25 8.9 5.5-14.1 21 10.1 5.5-17.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,696 618 21.8 19.1-24.8 808 28.0 24.8-31.5 774 28.4 25.3-31.7 273 11.5 9.2-14.3 223 10.2 7.8-13.4
Piedmont 5,240 1,173 21.0 19.3-22.9 1,676 33.0 30.8-35.2 1,507 28.0 26.0-30.1 510 10.5 9.1-12.1 374 7.4 6.4- 8.7
Western NC 2,170 437 19.5 17.2-22.0 643 29.5 26.5-32.7 636 27.3 24.7-30.1 241 12.0 9.4-15.3 213 11.7 8.7-15.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,484 304 21.5 18.7-24.6 436 30.4 27.3-33.7 447 28.4 25.4-31.5 155 10.4 8.5-12.8 142 9.3 7.5-11.4
Northwest 2,266 498 19.2 16.9-21.6 707 31.3 28.2-34.5 619 28.1 25.0-31.5 234 10.3 8.1-13.0 208 11.2 8.6-14.4
Charlotte 1,409 297 20.6 17.2-24.6 467 30.8 27.4-34.4 416 27.7 24.4-31.1 134 13.1 10.1-16.9 95 7.8 5.8-10.3
Greensboro 1,284 288 20.1 16.9-23.8 388 33.6 28.4-39.4 377 26.2 22.4-30.5 146 11.7 8.9-15.2 85 8.3 5.6-12.1
Southern Regional 844 196 23.1 18.2-28.9 248 30.0 25.0-35.6 239 28.2 23.6-33.2 80 10.5 7.5-14.4 81 8.2 5.4-12.4
Coastal 436 94 24.2 17.3-32.6 134 31.3 21.4-43.4 138 30.2 22.7-38.9 45 7.8 4.9-12.3 25 6.5 2.9-14.0
Wake 1,194 268 21.4 18.2-25.0 390 34.8 30.5-39.3 347 28.4 24.3-32.9 108 8.9 6.6-11.9 81 6.4 4.7- 8.8
Area L 108 33 29.6 19.2-42.6 27 17.1 10.2-27.3 23 18.6 11.3-29.1 14 17.5 8.2-33.5 11 17.2 6.7-37.4
Eastern 1,081 250 18.6 15.2-22.7 330 28.4 23.6-33.7 311 31.9 26.2-38.2 108 11.5 8.1-16.2 82 9.5 6.7-13.2

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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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