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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 5,732 3,373 53.7 51.9-55.5 373 5.4 4.7- 6.2 382 10.1 9.0-11.3 211 3.3 2.7- 4.0 1,393 27.5 25.9-29.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 206 121 56.4 46.6-65.7 *** *** *** 15 11.4 6.4-19.6 *** *** *** 53 26.6 18.5-36.5
Cumberland 255 148 48.6 39.8-57.5 *** *** *** 25 14.5 9.0-22.6 *** *** *** 53 27.9 19.8-37.9
Durham 252 151 55.3 46.8-63.5 *** *** *** 21 15.2 9.5-23.5 *** *** *** 61 23.5 17.2-31.2
Forsyth 228 132 57.3 48.2-66.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 59 28.3 20.5-37.6
Gaston 187 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 243 133 53.9 45.7-61.9 17 5.3 3.1- 8.9 20 11.0 6.4-18.3 *** *** *** 65 27.0 20.6-34.5
Mecklenburg 355 194 49.4 43.2-55.7 *** *** *** 38 12.0 8.3-17.1 *** *** *** 91 29.4 23.9-35.6
New Hanover 221 128 51.2 41.6-60.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 26.4 19.1-35.3
Union 205 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 14.6 8.4-24.0 *** *** *** 48 23.0 15.3-33.2
Wake 353 187 49.3 43.2-55.5 *** *** *** 42 11.8 8.6-15.9 *** *** *** 100 31.5 26.1-37.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,681 1,009 54.1 50.7-57.5 124 5.4 4.2- 6.8 109 11.9 9.6-14.8 66 3.6 2.6- 4.9 373 25.0 22.1-28.2
Piedmont 3,405 1,963 52.5 50.2-54.8 203 4.9 4.0- 5.9 243 10.1 8.7-11.7 131 3.5 2.7- 4.6 865 29.0 26.9-31.2
Western NC 646 401 57.3 52.1-62.3 46 7.5 5.2-10.8 30 6.6 4.4- 9.7 *** *** *** 155 27.0 22.6-32.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 472 287 53.4 47.1-59.7 33 6.7 4.3-10.3 24 7.6 4.8-11.9 *** *** *** 119 31.1 25.2-37.6
Northwest 904 544 57.7 53.4-61.8 65 6.8 5.0- 9.2 37 5.3 3.7- 7.6 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8 228 27.1 23.4-31.1
Charlotte 1,013 586 51.5 47.0-55.9 53 3.9 2.6- 5.9 81 11.3 8.7-14.7 48 4.3 2.6- 7.1 245 28.9 24.9-33.3
Greensboro 712 401 52.4 47.5-57.3 49 5.7 4.1- 7.8 59 12.2 9.0-16.2 22 2.5 1.5- 4.3 181 27.2 23.0-31.8
Southern Regional 757 450 53.3 47.7-58.8 69 5.4 3.7- 7.8 43 10.0 6.7-14.9 32 4.8 2.9- 7.9 163 26.4 21.6-31.9
Southeast 373 221 52.8 45.8-59.7 28 8.6 5.3-13.6 20 9.5 5.9-15.2 *** *** *** 89 25.5 19.9-32.1
Wake 900 518 52.2 47.9-56.5 44 4.4 2.9- 6.7 71 10.2 7.9-13.1 34 3.5 2.2- 5.4 233 29.7 25.8-33.9
Area L & Eastern 601 366 54.9 49.7-59.9 32 4.4 2.9- 6.5 47 14.2 10.6-18.9 21 2.7 1.7- 4.3 135 23.8 19.8-28.4

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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 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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