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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity & Nutrition

In a typical week, how many days do you eat a main meal that is prepared at home?

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Respond.^
1-2 days 3-4 days 5-6 days Every day Do not eat main meal at home
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,479 376 5.8 5.0- 6.8 952 17.7 16.2-19.4 1,844 33.4 31.3-35.5 2,203 41.5 39.2-43.9 104 1.6 1.0- 2.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 157 15 5.5 2.9-10.2 30 18.3 10.4-30.2 56 40.7 24.8-58.8 50 34.1 21.3-49.7 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3
Buncombe 164 14 9.1 4.5-17.7 27 14.0 9.1-20.9 55 36.5 28.0-46.0 66 38.9 30.1-48.4 2 1.5 0.3- 6.4
Cabarrus 144 11 6.2 3.2-11.9 25 23.1 14.1-35.6 41 23.7 16.0-33.7 65 46.4 35.1-58.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Catawba 133 11 7.9 4.2-14.4 24 18.0 11.8-26.4 46 32.4 23.4-43.0 49 38.1 28.5-48.8 3 3.6 1.0-12.3
Cumberland 161 11 4.7 2.3- 9.4 32 20.0 13.3-29.0 44 29.8 21.9-39.2 69 44.1 34.8-53.8 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7
Davidson 148 10 4.7 2.4- 9.3 35 29.5 20.7-40.1 51 33.2 24.7-43.0 48 29.9 21.4-39.9 4 2.6 0.8- 8.0
Durham 202 11 4.7 2.3- 9.7 36 17.2 11.6-24.8 74 28.5 20.9-37.5 78 49.0 38.5-59.6 3 0.5 0.2- 1.9
Forsyth 176 13 6.9 3.6-13.0 35 18.4 12.5-26.2 67 32.4 24.1-41.9 57 40.1 29.6-51.6 4 2.3 0.7- 7.1
Gaston 134 9 7.9 3.5-17.2 28 18.3 11.4-27.9 44 33.4 23.8-44.6 48 38.2 26.9-50.8 5 2.2 0.7- 6.3
Guilford 183 18 6.1 3.5-10.3 31 17.6 11.5-26.0 59 33.1 24.4-43.1 73 42.8 33.1-53.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Iredell 181 16 12.2 5.6-24.5 32 21.0 13.6-31.0 55 33.6 23.2-45.9 74 32.1 22.8-43.2 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8
Johnston 152 10 7.8 3.7-15.9 27 15.2 9.6-23.2 51 37.2 27.3-48.4 63 39.6 28.2-52.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Mecklenburg 259 17 5.1 2.7- 9.4 48 19.4 13.8-26.6 86 32.5 25.7-40.1 100 38.4 30.8-46.5 8 4.7 1.2-16.7
New Hanover 169 13 13.8 6.6-26.8 17 16.8 9.7-27.5 69 36.8 27.6-47.1 69 32.3 23.8-42.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
Onslow 154 9 4.1 1.7- 9.8 30 24.8 16.9-35.0 58 41.5 32.4-51.2 54 27.2 19.6-36.4 3 2.4 0.6- 9.1
Orange 150 8 5.9 2.5-13.3 19 13.4 7.5-22.8 64 44.1 34.8-53.9 56 35.4 27.1-44.8 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8
Pitt 158 10 7.5 2.4-21.2 33 22.9 15.4-32.8 61 41.6 32.2-51.7 49 26.0 19.0-34.5 5 1.9 0.6- 6.0
Randolph 141 12 7.6 3.1-17.7 23 16.9 10.0-27.0 55 42.7 30.7-55.6 48 28.5 19.3-40.0 3 4.3 0.9-17.6
Robeson 126 13 7.9 3.9-15.1 24 23.3 14.8-34.7 28 22.8 15.0-33.2 60 44.9 34.6-55.7 1 1.1 0.1- 7.1
Rowan 187 18 6.9 3.9-11.8 41 21.6 14.2-31.6 60 32.8 23.4-43.7 64 37.5 27.1-49.1 4 1.3 0.4- 3.6
Union 146 7 6.8 2.2-18.8 26 18.3 11.3-28.1 61 33.9 24.4-44.8 50 37.3 25.0-51.4 2 3.8 0.7-18.4
Wake 268 7 1.7 0.8- 3.7 38 13.5 9.4-19.0 117 43.4 35.2-52.0 102 40.6 32.1-49.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.1
Wayne 155 15 7.7 4.2-13.9 26 15.2 9.5-23.5 45 29.4 20.8-39.6 67 46.6 36.3-57.1 2 1.1 0.2- 5.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,461 104 5.5 4.1- 7.4 258 18.2 15.2-21.6 455 30.0 26.0-34.3 620 44.9 40.3-49.6 24 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Piedmont 2,842 197 5.3 4.3- 6.4 505 17.9 15.8-20.1 1,019 35.1 32.3-38.0 1,060 40.1 37.0-43.2 61 1.7 1.0- 2.9
Western NC 1,176 75 8.8 5.6-13.6 189 16.4 13.7-19.4 370 32.6 28.9-36.5 523 41.0 36.9-45.2 19 1.3 0.6- 2.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 887 50 7.4 5.0-10.8 130 14.7 12.0-17.9 289 35.1 31.0-39.4 402 41.3 37.0-45.7 16 1.5 0.7- 3.2
Northwest 1,149 95 8.7 5.8-12.7 231 20.2 17.0-23.7 376 32.0 28.0-36.3 425 37.6 32.8-42.7 22 1.5 0.9- 2.7
Charlotte 733 46 5.2 3.5- 7.7 134 18.8 14.8-23.6 244 30.1 25.2-35.4 291 42.9 37.0-49.0 18 3.0 1.1- 8.2
Greensboro 695 58 6.5 4.5- 9.4 112 18.9 14.5-24.2 258 35.2 29.5-41.4 252 38.2 32.4-44.4 15 1.2 0.5- 2.6
Southern Regional 472 36 5.7 3.5- 9.0 83 17.2 12.7-23.0 120 27.6 21.9-34.0 223 47.3 40.2-54.6 10 2.2 0.8- 6.2
Coastal 226 20 8.8 4.8-15.8 21 9.8 5.7-16.5 81 25.4 17.7-35.1 103 55.8 43.9-67.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
Wake 674 30 3.1 2.0- 4.7 114 16.2 12.7-20.5 258 39.1 33.4-45.0 263 41.1 35.2-47.3 9 0.5 0.3- 1.2
Area L 49 1 2.4 0.3-15.4 10 13.9 6.5-27.3 18 50.5 30.8-70.1 19 32.5 17.9-51.6 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
Eastern 594 40 4.8 2.8- 7.9 117 21.2 16.1-27.4 200 30.9 25.1-37.4 225 41.3 34.1-48.9 12 1.9 0.7- 4.7

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^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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