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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 277 73 34.3 26.6-43.0 204 65.7 57.0-73.4
Cumberland 365 96 29.5 23.5-36.3 269 70.5 63.7-76.5
Durham 334 90 27.1 21.1-34.0 244 72.9 66.0-78.9
Forsyth 330 92 35.7 28.4-43.8 238 64.3 56.2-71.6
Gaston 292 54 23.6 16.3-32.9 238 76.4 67.1-83.7
Guilford 343 95 29.7 23.7-36.5 248 70.3 63.5-76.3
Mecklenburg 470 146 33.7 28.7-39.2 324 66.3 60.8-71.3
New Hanover 300 88 31.8 24.3-40.3 212 68.2 59.7-75.7
Union 272 65 22.1 15.6-30.4 207 77.9 69.6-84.4
Wake 467 141 32.4 27.6-37.7 326 67.6 62.3-72.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,507 615 29.7 27.0-32.4 1,892 70.3 67.6-73.0
Piedmont 4,856 1,168 27.9 26.2-29.7 3,688 72.1 70.3-73.8
Western NC 946 214 25.3 21.7-29.3 732 74.7 70.7-78.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 686 165 27.2 22.7-32.3 521 72.8 67.7-77.3
Northwest 1,339 284 25.0 21.9-28.4 1,055 75.0 71.6-78.1
Charlotte 1,444 359 28.8 25.5-32.3 1,085 71.2 67.7-74.5
Greensboro 1,031 237 26.2 22.6-30.1 794 73.8 69.9-77.4
Southern Regional 1,171 262 27.6 23.5-32.0 909 72.4 68.0-76.5
Southeast 511 140 26.7 21.8-32.2 371 73.3 67.8-78.2
Wake 1,252 327 29.8 26.5-33.4 925 70.2 66.6-73.5
Area L & Eastern 875 223 31.6 27.6-36.0 652 68.4 64.0-72.4

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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.

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