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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week,
do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work,
or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,712 5,464 49.8 48.2-51.3 7,248 50.2 48.7-51.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 345 144 51.9 43.0-60.7 201 48.1 39.3-57.0
Buncombe 387 186 55.3 49.1-61.4 201 44.7 38.6-50.9
Cabarrus 331 145 51.7 43.9-59.5 186 48.3 40.5-56.1
Catawba 351 142 46.3 39.1-53.8 209 53.7 46.2-60.9
Cumberland 363 155 53.2 46.5-59.8 208 46.8 40.2-53.5
Davidson 400 156 47.0 40.5-53.6 244 53.0 46.4-59.5
Durham 408 198 49.6 42.3-56.8 210 50.4 43.2-57.7
Forsyth 367 150 47.1 40.2-54.1 217 52.9 45.9-59.8
Gaston 331 133 46.3 39.2-53.7 198 53.7 46.3-60.8
Guilford 406 172 51.7 44.0-59.4 234 48.3 40.6-56.0
Iredell 419 178 53.0 46.2-59.8 241 47.0 40.2-53.8
Johnston 348 147 47.5 40.2-55.0 201 52.5 45.0-59.8
Mecklenburg 595 272 51.1 45.6-56.5 323 48.9 43.5-54.4
New Hanover 395 176 54.6 46.8-62.2 219 45.4 37.8-53.2
Onslow 377 195 59.9 53.7-65.9 182 40.1 34.1-46.3
Orange 355 185 55.4 48.9-61.8 170 44.6 38.2-51.1
Pitt 356 120 38.6 31.5-46.2 236 61.4 53.8-68.5
Randolph 342 149 54.1 46.7-61.4 193 45.9 38.6-53.3
Robeson 356 123 40.7 33.8-48.0 233 59.3 52.0-66.2
Rowan 418 154 40.0 33.5-47.0 264 60.0 53.0-66.5
Union 349 182 59.2 52.0-66.0 167 40.8 34.0-48.0
Wake 581 282 52.6 46.8-58.3 299 47.4 41.7-53.2
Wayne 367 124 45.0 37.7-52.4 243 55.0 47.6-62.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,483 1,412 47.2 43.9-50.5 2,071 52.8 49.5-56.1
Piedmont 6,507 2,844 50.6 48.5-52.7 3,663 49.4 47.3-51.5
Western NC 2,722 1,208 51.2 48.1-54.4 1,514 48.8 45.6-51.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,860 827 51.1 47.9-54.2 1,033 48.9 45.8-52.1
Northwest 2,893 1,183 46.8 43.6-50.1 1,710 53.2 49.9-56.4
Charlotte 1,724 781 51.0 47.3-54.8 943 49.0 45.2-52.7
Greensboro 1,582 716 54.3 49.7-58.8 866 45.7 41.2-50.3
Southern Regional 1,124 450 46.9 41.9-52.0 674 53.1 48.0-58.1
Coastal 545 240 47.4 39.0-55.9 305 52.6 44.1-61.0
Wake 1,457 672 52.6 48.4-56.7 785 47.4 43.3-51.6
Area L 131 44 47.5 34.8-60.6 87 52.5 39.4-65.2
Eastern 1,396 551 45.5 40.1-50.9 845 54.5 49.1-59.9

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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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