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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Exercise

What type of physical activity or exercise did you spend the most time doing during the past month?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Walking Gardening Running Aerobics Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,515 4,656 37.3 35.9-38.7 697 4.7 4.2- 5.3 444 6.5 5.7- 7.4 295 2.1 1.8- 2.5 5,423 49.4 47.9-50.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 286 114 36.8 28.1-46.6 25 8.0 4.3-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 129 43.8 34.4-53.5
Buncombe 257 104 31.0 23.5-39.6 17 4.1 2.2- 7.5 12 6.6 3.0-13.9 *** *** *** 121 57.7 48.3-66.5
Cabarrus 304 124 40.1 31.4-49.4 13 3.4 1.6- 7.2 13 4.4 2.4- 7.9 *** *** *** 148 51.6 42.2-60.9
Catawba 287 101 26.4 19.9-34.2 16 6.7 3.0-14.5 12 5.0 2.3-10.7 *** *** *** 153 60.9 51.4-69.6
Cumberland 290 102 35.4 27.6-44.1 12 3.2 1.5- 6.6 17 9.4 5.0-17.1 *** *** *** 152 50.5 41.8-59.2
Davidson 296 109 26.8 20.5-34.3 17 4.7 2.5- 8.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 163 64.9 56.6-72.4
Durham 544 250 40.1 32.2-48.5 24 2.6 1.4- 4.7 34 8.9 5.4-14.4 15 2.8 1.3- 5.9 221 45.6 36.8-54.8
Forsyth 289 120 41.4 33.3-49.9 16 4.0 2.2- 7.1 *** *** *** 11 2.8 1.4- 5.4 133 44.6 36.4-53.1
Gaston 259 96 39.0 29.3-49.7 19 3.5 1.8- 6.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 638 263 36.2 30.2-42.6 32 3.8 2.5- 5.9 22 5.6 3.0-10.4 31 2.6 1.3- 5.2 290 51.7 45.0-58.3
Iredell 299 120 38.8 30.6-47.5 22 6.0 3.7- 9.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 139 47.1 38.2-56.2
Johnston 284 117 39.2 31.1-47.9 26 6.7 4.1-10.8 12 10.2 4.9-20.2 *** *** *** 124 42.9 34.5-51.7
Mecklenburg 656 262 35.2 30.5-40.2 21 2.5 1.5- 4.2 45 11.4 7.9-16.3 26 3.1 1.8- 5.2 302 47.8 42.5-53.1
New Hanover 320 129 43.3 34.0-53.1 19 4.4 2.3- 8.4 11 7.2 3.2-15.0 12 2.0 0.9- 4.8 149 43.1 33.9-52.8
Onslow 341 125 30.4 21.3-41.3 19 2.0 1.1- 3.6 29 13.2 7.4-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 340 167 42.9 34.1-52.2 13 4.8 1.6-13.6 20 9.4 4.9-17.1 *** *** *** 130 39.0 30.0-49.0
Pitt 343 141 30.2 22.1-39.8 18 2.4 1.0- 5.5 13 9.9 3.9-23.2 11 1.3 0.6- 2.7 *** *** ***
Randolph 414 176 35.0 26.9-44.0 29 5.3 3.1- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 197 54.4 44.2-64.3
Robeson 312 114 33.7 25.3-43.2 28 8.0 4.3-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 160 53.0 43.4-62.5
Rowan 323 123 33.3 25.8-41.8 23 5.2 3.0- 8.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 160 51.3 41.9-60.7
Union 356 149 46.3 37.7-55.2 26 5.1 2.3-11.0 20 8.5 4.5-15.4 12 2.1 1.0- 4.4 149 37.9 30.2-46.3
Wake 583 227 37.1 31.9-42.6 26 3.4 2.1- 5.6 42 7.8 5.5-11.0 22 3.2 1.9- 5.3 266 48.4 42.9-54.0
Wayne 323 140 41.9 32.5-51.9 17 2.3 1.3- 4.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 147 37.1 28.3-46.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,283 523 35.9 31.6-40.4 93 5.1 3.8- 6.9 35 5.6 3.5- 8.9 21 1.9 0.9- 4.2 611 51.5 46.6-56.3
Northwest 2,248 904 38.8 35.5-42.2 153 5.7 4.4- 7.2 49 3.7 2.2- 6.0 52 2.0 1.3- 3.0 1,090 49.9 46.4-53.4
Charlotte 1,697 671 36.0 32.6-39.5 84 3.4 2.4- 4.9 85 8.9 6.6-11.9 47 1.9 1.2- 3.0 810 49.8 46.0-53.6
Greensboro 1,823 777 35.9 32.1-40.0 112 5.6 4.1- 7.8 65 6.3 4.3- 9.0 57 2.4 1.5- 3.7 812 49.8 45.4-54.2
Southern Regional 952 350 38.5 33.0-44.2 64 5.1 3.3- 7.7 38 6.4 4.0-10.0 19 1.4 0.7- 2.8 481 48.7 43.0-54.4
Coastal 502 200 41.8 35.0-49.0 26 2.9 1.6- 5.1 13 3.4 1.6- 7.0 17 2.7 1.2- 5.7 246 49.2 42.1-56.3
Wake 1,552 653 38.5 34.7-42.5 86 3.9 2.8- 5.4 94 8.7 6.6-11.3 45 2.6 1.7- 3.8 674 46.3 42.3-50.3
Area L 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,301 511 31.7 27.4-36.4 71 3.4 2.2- 5.2 62 9.6 6.4-14.1 35 2.2 0.9- 5.3 622 53.1 47.8-58.3

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*Asked only of those who reported any exercise in the past month.
NOTE: There are 69 exercise categories available for this question. The four categories featured in this table
had highest frequency of any single category.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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.

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