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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 8,309 1,997 28.0 26.6-29.4 6,312 72.0 70.6-73.4
-Eastern NC 2,507 615 29.7 27.0-32.4 1,892 70.3 67.6-73.0
GENDER
Male 953 307 37.0 32.8-41.4 646 63.0 58.6-67.2
Female 1,554 308 22.8 19.7-26.2 1,246 77.2 73.8-80.3
RACE
White 1,442 385 30.3 27.2-33.7 1,057 69.7 66.3-72.8
African American 597 129 28.0 22.5-34.1 468 72.0 65.9-77.5
Other minorities 429 87 26.1 18.4-35.7 342 73.9 64.3-81.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,387 586 29.9 27.2-32.8 1,801 70.1 67.2-72.8
AGE
18-34 387 158 42.9 37.0-49.1 229 57.1 50.9-63.0
35-54 722 185 27.4 23.2-32.0 537 72.6 68.0-76.8
55-64 553 118 22.0 17.8-27.0 435 78.0 73.0-82.2
65-74 477 89 18.4 14.3-23.5 388 81.6 76.5-85.7
75+ 341 63 18.7 13.7-25.0 278 81.3 75.0-86.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 355 55 18.6 13.1-25.6 300 81.4 74.4-86.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 734 147 27.5 22.9-32.8 587 72.5 67.2-77.1
Some Post-H.S. 731 199 32.6 27.7-37.8 532 67.4 62.2-72.3
College Graduate 684 213 36.9 32.2-41.8 471 63.1 58.2-67.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 350 61 21.2 15.6-28.1 289 78.8 71.9-84.4
$15,000- 24,999 463 99 23.5 18.5-29.4 364 76.5 70.6-81.5
$25,000- 34,999 268 73 36.6 28.6-45.4 195 63.4 54.6-71.4
$35,000- 49,999 298 71 27.4 20.6-35.5 227 72.6 64.5-79.4
$50,000+ 673 208 33.7 28.9-38.9 465 66.3 61.1-71.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 785 147 20.5 16.7-25.0 638 79.5 75.0-83.3
No 1,706 464 32.9 29.6-36.3 1,242 67.1 63.7-70.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 411 140 37.9 31.9-44.2 271 62.1 55.8-68.1
Non-Veteran 2,095 475 27.9 25.0-31.0 1,620 72.1 69.0-75.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,842 431 29.5 26.5-32.7 1,411 70.5 67.3-73.5
No 665 184 30.4 25.6-35.7 481 69.6 64.3-74.4

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This is a new recommendation (initiated in 2011) 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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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).
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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