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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Exercise

Muscle Strengthening Recommendations
(CDC calculated variable)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Met muscle strengthening Did not meet muscle strengthening
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,979 2,684 27.7 26.3-29.1 8,295 72.3 70.9-73.7
-Western NC 1,869 389 24.6 21.5-28.1 1,480 75.4 71.9-78.5
GENDER
Male 719 171 29.3 24.0-35.2 548 70.7 64.8-76.0
Female 1,150 218 20.3 17.1-24.0 932 79.7 76.0-82.9
RACE
White 1,719 350 23.6 20.5-27.0 1,369 76.4 73.0-79.5
Other minorities 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,816 378 24.5 21.4-27.9 1,438 75.5 72.1-78.6
AGE
18-34 155 45 34.9 25.8-45.3 110 65.1 54.7-74.2
35-54 527 113 22.8 18.1-28.4 414 77.2 71.6-81.9
55-64 450 94 19.8 15.7-24.7 356 80.2 75.3-84.3
65-74 406 77 21.2 16.2-27.3 329 78.8 72.7-83.8
75+ 314 56 18.5 13.8-24.3 258 81.5 75.7-86.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 266 38 25.5 17.2-36.2 228 74.5 63.8-82.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 552 78 17.2 12.5-23.4 474 82.8 76.6-87.5
Some Post-H.S. 495 106 26.1 20.3-32.8 389 73.9 67.2-79.7
College Graduate 554 167 31.6 26.3-37.4 387 68.4 62.6-73.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 362 70 23.1 16.5-31.2 292 76.9 68.8-83.5
$25,000- 34,999 230 40 17.0 11.5-24.3 190 83.0 75.7-88.5
$35,000- 49,999 224 48 26.8 18.9-36.6 176 73.2 63.4-81.1
$50,000+ 458 123 29.1 23.1-35.9 335 70.9 64.1-76.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 687 122 19.7 15.0-25.4 565 80.3 74.6-85.0
No 1,173 266 27.1 23.1-31.6 907 72.9 68.4-76.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 268 59 19.1 14.3-25.1 209 80.9 74.9-85.7
Non-Veteran 1,601 330 25.3 21.9-29.2 1,271 74.7 70.8-78.1

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This is a new recommendation based on the type of physical activity respondents reported doing in the past month.

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.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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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