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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 4,856 1,168 27.9 26.2-29.7 3,688 72.1 70.3-73.8
GENDER
Male 1,896 545 31.8 29.1-34.6 1,351 68.2 65.4-70.9
Female 2,960 623 24.5 22.2-26.9 2,337 75.5 73.1-77.8
RACE
White 3,525 844 27.6 25.6-29.8 2,681 72.4 70.2-74.4
African American 929 216 27.2 23.3-31.5 713 72.8 68.5-76.7
Other minorities 335 85 29.9 24.0-36.6 250 70.1 63.4-76.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 311 81 29.0 23.4-35.5 230 71.0 64.5-76.6
Non-Hispanic 4,518 1,080 27.7 25.9-29.6 3,438 72.3 70.4-74.1
AGE
18-34 769 275 36.4 32.4-40.5 494 63.6 59.5-67.6
35-54 1,513 385 27.1 24.3-30.1 1,128 72.9 69.9-75.7
55-64 962 210 24.6 21.1-28.5 752 75.4 71.5-78.9
65-74 864 185 20.4 17.1-24.1 679 79.6 75.9-82.9
75+ 705 104 15.9 12.3-20.4 601 84.1 79.6-87.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 635 100 21.1 17.0-26.0 535 78.9 74.0-83.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,278 239 23.5 20.3-27.1 1,039 76.5 72.9-79.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,286 305 29.4 26.0-33.1 981 70.6 66.9-74.0
College Graduate 1,654 524 34.2 31.2-37.3 1,130 65.8 62.7-68.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 539 93 22.8 17.9-28.5 446 77.2 71.5-82.1
$15,000- 24,999 834 169 22.5 18.9-26.5 665 77.5 73.5-81.1
$25,000- 34,999 451 101 23.7 18.7-29.6 350 76.3 70.4-81.3
$35,000- 49,999 556 157 29.6 24.5-35.2 399 70.4 64.8-75.5
$50,000+ 1,542 477 33.7 30.7-37.0 1,065 66.3 63.0-69.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,309 244 22.3 19.1-25.8 1,065 77.7 74.2-80.9
No 3,522 919 29.4 27.4-31.6 2,603 70.6 68.4-72.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 548 149 28.5 23.8-33.7 399 71.5 66.3-76.2
Non-Veteran 4,305 1,018 27.8 26.0-29.8 3,287 72.2 70.2-74.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,755 360 22.7 20.0-25.7 1,395 77.3 74.3-80.0
No 3,101 808 30.0 27.8-32.2 2,293 70.0 67.8-72.2

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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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