SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Physical Activity

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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 5,280 833 14.6 13.1-16.3 1,326 24.4 22.4-26.6 1,872 36.4 34.0-38.8 746 14.5 12.8-16.4 503 10.1 8.6-11.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 141 30 16.9 10.4-26.3 28 23.8 13.1-39.1 44 38.9 24.1-56.0 22 12.2 7.0-20.4 17 8.3 4.3-15.2
Buncombe 180 24 12.7 7.7-20.1 56 30.7 23.0-39.7 65 37.6 29.1-46.9 22 13.6 8.1-22.0 13 5.4 2.9-10.0
Cabarrus 141 23 13.4 7.7-22.3 38 33.8 22.4-47.4 51 28.5 20.1-38.7 21 16.9 9.6-27.9 8 7.4 3.0-17.1
Catawba 135 21 11.8 7.1-18.9 35 24.9 16.5-35.6 50 36.8 26.4-48.6 23 21.2 10.1-39.1 6 5.3 1.6-16.8
Cumberland 151 24 17.3 9.3-29.7 34 25.0 17.1-35.1 59 37.7 28.4-47.9 22 13.4 7.9-21.7 12 6.7 2.6-15.9
Davidson 150 25 17.9 11.2-27.4 39 26.6 18.1-37.2 42 25.8 17.6-36.1 21 13.3 7.9-21.4 23 16.4 9.7-26.6
Durham 196 28 10.8 7.0-16.3 42 20.3 14.1-28.4 92 53.0 43.6-62.3 26 12.0 7.8-17.9 8 3.9 1.6- 9.3
Forsyth 146 27 19.9 12.0-31.2 29 26.6 17.0-38.9 58 34.2 25.4-44.3 21 12.9 8.0-20.4 11 6.4 3.1-12.6
Gaston 126 15 14.7 7.4-27.0 39 30.0 20.7-41.2 39 36.7 25.8-49.1 20 11.8 7.3-18.6 13 6.8 3.6-12.7
Guilford 169 23 10.0 6.1-16.0 35 18.7 12.2-27.6 69 48.0 35.0-61.3 25 13.5 8.1-21.5 17 9.9 5.1-18.4
Iredell 175 33 19.1 12.7-27.6 48 31.6 21.3-44.1 47 27.5 19.7-37.0 27 14.2 8.8-22.0 20 7.6 4.3-13.0
Johnston 142 19 11.3 6.6-18.6 41 27.3 19.3-37.1 54 37.0 27.3-47.8 14 11.5 6.4-19.7 14 13.0 4.7-31.2
Mecklenburg 268 39 16.7 11.4-23.7 65 21.5 16.3-27.9 112 44.0 36.4-51.9 33 10.3 6.6-15.8 19 7.5 4.3-12.9
New Hanover 171 27 18.3 11.0-28.8 31 15.3 9.5-23.7 77 40.4 30.0-51.7 19 13.5 6.4-26.3 17 12.6 6.4-23.3
Onslow 185 21 10.1 6.3-16.0 62 30.8 23.4-39.2 64 35.6 27.1-45.1 26 17.0 10.3-26.7 12 6.5 3.3-12.4
Orange 180 28 17.2 11.4-24.9 56 28.9 22.0-37.0 70 39.9 31.6-48.8 19 10.1 6.3-15.9 7 3.9 1.8- 8.3
Pitt 118 12 7.1 3.6-13.4 39 42.7 29.5-57.0 41 32.0 22.1-43.7 16 13.1 7.3-22.6 10 5.1 2.6- 9.9
Randolph 142 26 14.2 8.7-22.4 32 23.7 15.3-34.9 44 30.3 20.9-41.7 24 20.9 11.7-34.5 16 10.9 5.7-19.8
Robeson 119 25 22.0 12.8-35.3 24 19.3 12.2-29.1 38 30.7 20.7-42.9 13 12.2 6.1-23.0 19 15.7 9.1-25.7
Rowan 150 26 13.8 8.8-21.1 31 21.5 13.2-33.0 55 31.7 23.3-41.4 25 21.9 13.2-34.0 13 11.1 5.0-23.0
Union 179 25 12.8 8.2-19.4 52 31.2 21.7-42.5 66 39.1 30.2-48.9 20 11.9 7.3-18.9 16 5.0 2.8- 8.7
Wake 274 39 12.4 8.7-17.4 82 30.7 23.8-38.7 109 37.0 30.0-44.6 34 16.9 11.2-24.6 10 3.0 1.5- 5.6
Wayne 116 23 14.1 8.2-23.2 38 43.1 31.2-55.9 35 27.7 18.8-38.8 8 4.0 1.7- 9.2 12 11.1 4.9-23.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,361 211 14.7 11.8-18.3 347 22.5 18.9-26.5 486 34.9 30.1-40.1 176 14.9 11.3-19.5 141 12.9 9.4-17.6
Piedmont 2,769 442 14.8 12.9-17.0 682 24.1 21.4-26.9 1,019 38.2 35.1-41.3 391 14.2 12.1-16.6 235 8.7 7.0-10.8
Western NC 1,150 180 13.5 11.1-16.3 297 29.9 24.3-36.2 367 31.2 26.9-35.8 179 14.9 12.3-18.0 127 10.5 7.9-13.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 786 127 15.5 12.5-19.1 203 25.5 21.6-29.8 257 34.0 29.5-38.9 114 15.7 12.4-19.6 85 9.3 7.1-12.1
Northwest 1,141 190 15.7 12.7-19.3 282 29.6 24.2-35.6 365 29.1 25.1-33.4 183 14.2 11.6-17.3 121 11.4 8.2-15.6
Charlotte 762 110 15.9 11.9-20.9 200 24.3 20.2-29.0 285 39.6 34.2-45.2 102 12.8 9.7-16.6 65 7.4 5.2-10.3
Greensboro 697 114 11.7 9.0-15.2 164 20.3 15.8-25.6 253 41.3 34.0-49.1 101 15.2 10.5-21.4 65 11.5 7.6-17.0
Southern Regional 437 77 18.8 13.5-25.7 91 21.2 15.7-28.0 151 33.0 26.1-40.7 70 15.5 9.9-23.4 48 11.5 6.6-19.0
Coastal 232 39 18.2 10.8-29.0 49 18.7 12.4-27.3 98 38.8 29.1-49.5 23 9.9 5.1-18.4 23 14.4 7.5-25.9
Wake 656 92 12.1 9.0-16.1 170 26.4 20.9-32.7 275 39.6 34.0-45.6 80 14.8 10.8-20.0 39 7.1 4.2-11.6
Area L 43 9 15.0 6.1-32.6 8 14.7 6.1-31.2 14 40.3 19.8-64.9 3 3.1 0.7-12.2 9 26.9 10.8-52.8
Eastern 526 75 13.1 9.1-18.6 159 26.3 19.7-34.2 174 31.7 24.4-40.0 70 20.6 13.4-30.3 48 8.2 5.3-12.7

Back to Physical Activity.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09JUN10.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook