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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

How many days per week do you do these vigorous 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 5,411 1,149 19.5 17.8-21.4 1,238 24.4 22.3-26.7 1,867 34.2 31.9-36.6 752 14.4 12.7-16.2 405 7.4 6.3- 8.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 142 37 19.5 12.4-29.4 35 22.5 14.4-33.5 51 38.5 24.0-55.4 13 11.8 4.4-28.0 6 7.6 2.1-23.7
Buncombe 186 35 14.2 9.6-20.6 38 20.7 14.6-28.6 69 34.5 26.6-43.2 25 16.3 10.2-25.1 19 14.3 8.2-23.8
Cabarrus 144 26 23.2 13.6-36.5 39 28.3 18.5-40.8 55 35.4 25.6-46.5 17 9.9 5.2-18.3 7 3.2 1.5- 7.0
Catawba 139 25 16.7 10.4-25.8 34 30.0 18.2-45.3 58 36.8 26.7-48.2 10 9.0 4.2-18.2 12 7.5 3.2-16.5
Cumberland 155 28 13.8 8.4-21.8 30 17.6 11.6-25.7 59 41.9 31.7-52.9 26 16.5 10.4-25.1 12 10.2 5.0-19.7
Davidson 153 34 17.6 11.5-26.0 37 22.8 15.4-32.4 53 38.2 28.5-49.0 21 18.0 10.4-29.5 8 3.4 1.5- 7.4
Durham 198 33 17.3 11.0-26.2 52 27.7 19.9-37.1 76 36.5 27.9-46.0 26 10.3 6.6-15.8 11 8.2 3.7-17.4
Forsyth 148 38 23.7 16.5-32.9 35 27.3 17.6-39.7 50 34.1 24.9-44.7 19 10.7 6.2-17.8 6 4.2 1.8- 9.7
Gaston 132 33 21.5 14.6-30.6 33 25.6 16.8-36.9 43 39.0 27.9-51.4 16 10.4 5.9-17.6 7 3.5 1.5- 7.7
Guilford 170 33 14.0 8.9-21.5 43 20.1 13.4-29.1 65 51.6 39.0-64.0 17 7.3 4.1-12.7 12 6.9 3.5-13.1
Iredell 176 40 29.4 20.9-39.8 40 17.3 12.0-24.4 56 28.1 20.1-37.9 29 20.8 11.8-34.0 11 4.4 2.2- 8.3
Johnston 147 25 14.1 8.8-21.7 29 22.6 12.6-37.3 58 40.7 30.7-51.6 24 16.2 10.4-24.4 11 6.4 3.3-12.1
Mecklenburg 271 50 15.1 11.0-20.6 63 24.8 18.6-32.2 96 35.2 28.2-43.0 47 19.7 14.1-26.7 15 5.2 2.7- 9.9
New Hanover 174 35 17.3 10.8-26.6 35 20.9 13.3-31.2 70 44.5 33.4-56.2 28 14.2 8.1-23.7 6 3.1 1.1- 8.5
Onslow 190 38 17.4 11.9-24.9 33 17.2 10.9-25.9 67 33.6 25.7-42.7 38 24.5 17.5-33.2 14 7.3 3.7-13.8
Orange 182 40 25.6 18.3-34.6 41 25.5 18.6-33.7 61 27.1 20.8-34.5 19 11.3 7.0-17.7 21 10.5 6.2-17.4
Pitt 119 28 18.4 11.9-27.4 31 25.9 17.1-37.2 43 42.9 29.8-57.0 11 6.7 3.3-13.2 6 6.1 2.3-15.4
Randolph 148 27 14.7 9.1-22.7 32 21.5 13.8-31.8 55 33.0 23.8-43.6 24 21.3 12.2-34.6 10 9.6 3.8-22.0
Robeson 122 33 28.7 18.1-42.3 38 27.2 18.9-37.4 24 20.0 12.0-31.5 17 17.5 10.2-28.4 10 6.6 3.1-13.6
Rowan 154 28 17.5 10.5-27.6 38 26.7 17.7-38.2 43 26.1 18.5-35.5 28 17.0 9.9-27.7 17 12.6 6.9-21.9
Union 181 43 20.1 14.1-27.8 38 26.2 17.0-38.2 57 32.7 24.6-42.0 31 16.6 10.8-24.7 12 4.4 2.3- 8.2
Wake 280 60 20.9 15.6-27.4 64 23.6 17.9-30.5 102 32.0 25.6-39.2 38 13.6 9.3-19.5 16 9.9 4.8-19.1
Wayne 121 28 16.7 10.2-26.1 28 24.5 15.6-36.4 42 34.7 24.6-46.4 12 13.3 6.1-26.5 11 10.8 4.6-23.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,398 310 18.8 15.7-22.4 306 22.7 18.6-27.4 476 35.1 30.2-40.4 201 14.9 11.7-18.9 105 8.5 6.2-11.5
Piedmont 2,820 587 19.4 17.1-21.9 678 25.3 22.6-28.1 984 34.2 31.3-37.3 384 14.5 12.3-17.0 187 6.6 5.1- 8.4
Western NC 1,193 252 21.4 17.5-25.9 254 24.2 18.9-30.5 407 32.2 28.2-36.6 167 12.8 10.4-15.6 113 9.3 7.1-12.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 817 171 19.1 15.9-22.7 172 20.6 17.2-24.5 276 34.4 30.0-39.0 117 14.3 11.2-18.1 81 11.6 8.5-15.5
Northwest 1,168 251 23.2 19.2-27.7 269 25.8 20.6-31.7 400 32.5 28.2-37.2 161 13.2 10.5-16.3 87 5.4 4.1- 7.1
Charlotte 777 159 17.5 14.2-21.4 182 23.6 19.5-28.4 272 34.0 29.2-39.2 120 20.5 15.4-26.7 44 4.4 2.9- 6.6
Greensboro 708 152 16.4 12.9-20.7 172 28.1 21.6-35.6 248 38.3 31.2-46.0 81 9.8 7.0-13.6 55 7.4 5.0-10.7
Southern Regional 449 112 21.5 16.0-28.1 106 22.7 17.2-29.4 133 33.2 25.7-41.6 63 15.0 9.9-22.0 35 7.7 4.6-12.7
Coastal 238 50 22.9 15.2-32.9 52 20.4 13.9-28.9 86 32.7 23.5-43.3 37 14.3 8.5-23.0 13 9.8 4.1-21.8
Wake 670 128 21.3 16.3-27.5 159 24.2 19.6-29.4 247 33.0 27.7-38.6 94 13.1 9.7-17.4 42 8.5 5.1-13.7
Area L 44 9 14.6 6.3-30.1 11 20.0 8.8-39.4 15 47.4 25.9-69.9 6 10.0 3.3-26.6 3 8.0 2.1-26.7
Eastern 540 117 16.7 12.2-22.4 115 27.5 19.4-37.5 190 30.7 24.3-38.0 73 15.6 10.0-23.5 45 9.4 6.1-14.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing vigorous 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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