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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Physical Activity Categories (CDC calculated variable)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Highly active Active Insufficently active Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,650 2,213 28.8 27.4-30.2 1,335 18.4 17.2-19.6 1,574 22.2 20.9-23.5 2,528 30.6 29.3-32.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 249 76 25.3 19.0-32.9 47 18.6 13.0-25.9 61 31.5 23.4-40.8 65 24.7 17.5-33.5
Cumberland 336 93 26.6 20.7-33.5 65 20.6 14.3-28.8 74 24.4 18.3-31.7 104 28.4 22.3-35.5
Durham 299 82 26.1 19.9-33.5 66 18.8 13.7-25.3 70 25.0 19.1-32.0 81 30.0 23.4-37.7
Forsyth 309 88 28.7 22.1-36.3 63 23.1 16.7-31.0 53 20.6 15.1-27.6 105 27.6 21.7-34.3
Gaston 273 77 26.1 18.9-34.8 44 15.6 10.0-23.5 49 18.0 12.4-25.4 103 40.3 31.6-49.6
Guilford 316 96 27.3 21.3-34.2 51 16.5 11.5-23.2 72 23.0 17.7-29.4 97 33.1 26.4-40.6
Mecklenburg 441 135 30.4 25.5-35.7 95 22.6 18.3-27.5 99 23.7 19.0-29.1 112 23.4 19.1-28.3
New Hanover 274 95 33.6 25.8-42.4 51 19.3 13.1-27.6 48 21.8 15.3-30.0 80 25.3 17.9-34.5
Union 252 82 25.2 18.4-33.4 53 23.4 15.8-33.1 50 21.9 13.7-33.1 67 29.6 20.4-40.8
Wake 431 124 27.4 22.8-32.5 98 25.2 20.5-30.5 108 25.8 21.2-31.1 101 21.7 17.6-26.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,302 615 27.5 25.0-30.2 383 17.3 15.2-19.7 483 22.4 20.1-24.8 821 32.8 30.1-35.7
Piedmont 4,482 1,329 29.1 27.3-30.9 808 19.4 17.8-21.0 922 22.3 20.6-24.1 1,423 29.3 27.5-31.1
Western NC 866 269 29.1 25.4-33.2 144 16.8 13.8-20.3 169 21.9 18.4-25.9 284 32.2 28.1-36.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 625 187 26.1 21.8-30.9 107 18.0 14.2-22.6 133 24.8 20.3-30.0 198 31.1 26.2-36.4
Northwest 1,240 379 32.6 29.3-36.2 212 16.6 14.0-19.5 209 17.9 15.3-20.8 440 32.9 29.6-36.4
Charlotte 1,345 404 29.4 26.1-33.0 246 20.1 17.2-23.3 277 22.8 19.5-26.4 418 27.7 24.6-31.1
Greensboro 942 278 27.2 23.6-31.2 156 17.3 14.2-21.0 201 23.1 19.7-26.9 307 32.4 28.4-36.6
Southern Regional 1,077 285 26.7 22.9-30.9 168 18.0 14.4-22.2 217 21.3 17.7-25.5 407 34.0 29.6-38.7
Southeast 468 160 33.9 28.2-40.2 87 15.9 12.1-20.7 81 20.7 16.0-26.3 140 29.4 23.9-35.7
Wake 1,144 308 26.7 23.5-30.3 234 22.2 19.1-25.7 261 24.0 20.8-27.4 341 27.1 23.9-30.4
Area L & Eastern 809 212 27.2 23.5-31.3 125 16.4 13.4-19.9 195 23.5 20.1-27.3 277 32.8 28.8-37.1

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*This is a new CDC physical activity variable for 2013.

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.

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