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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 946 214 25.3 21.7-29.3 732 74.7 70.7-78.3
GENDER
Male 382 102 28.5 23.0-34.6 280 71.5 65.4-77.0
Female 564 112 22.3 17.8-27.6 452 77.7 72.4-82.2
RACE
White 836 184 23.7 20.1-27.7 652 76.3 72.3-79.9
Other minorities 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 252 61 25.3 19.2-32.6 191 74.7 67.4-80.8
55-64 205 41 17.8 12.3-25.1 164 82.2 74.9-87.7
65-74 209 45 21.7 15.6-29.5 164 78.3 70.5-84.4
75+ 167 25 15.4 9.1-24.9 142 84.6 75.1-90.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 124 16 16.7 9.8-27.1 108 83.3 72.9-90.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 286 52 21.0 15.2-28.2 234 79.0 71.8-84.8
Some Post-H.S. 250 49 24.0 17.8-31.7 201 76.0 68.3-82.2
College Graduate 284 97 41.6 33.9-49.6 187 58.4 50.4-66.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 190 48 29.9 21.1-40.6 142 70.1 59.4-78.9
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 110 24 22.4 14.4-33.1 86 77.6 66.9-85.6
$50,000+ 232 69 29.3 22.7-37.0 163 70.7 63.0-77.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 338 56 18.2 13.1-24.7 282 81.8 75.3-86.9
No 606 157 28.2 23.7-33.2 449 71.8 66.8-76.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 814 178 24.1 20.3-28.3 636 75.9 71.7-79.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 669 141 22.9 19.0-27.4 528 77.1 72.6-81.0
No 277 73 34.3 26.6-43.0 204 65.7 57.0-73.4

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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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