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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Exercise

What type of physical activity or exercise did you spend the most time doing during the past month?*

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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
-Western NC 646 401 57.3 52.1-62.3 46 7.5 5.2-10.8 30 6.6 4.4- 9.7 14 1.6 0.8- 3.1 155 27.0 22.6-32.1
GENDER
Male 275 141 45.7 38.4-53.2 22 8.8 5.3-14.1 23 10.5 6.6-16.2 *** *** *** 84 34.2 27.2-42.0
Female 371 260 68.9 62.1-74.9 24 6.3 3.6-10.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 71 20.0 14.9-26.2
RACE
White 578 358 58.8 53.4-64.0 44 8.1 5.6-11.6 24 5.9 3.7- 9.3 *** *** *** 140 25.6 21.1-30.6
Other minorities 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 18.1 10.6-29.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 171 105 60.9 51.6-69.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 43 26.2 18.7-35.3
55-64 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 21.9 14.3-32.1
65-74 153 97 60.4 50.4-69.6 14 15.1 8.7-25.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 21.2 14.5-29.9
75+ 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 190 124 55.5 45.8-64.8 19 10.7 6.3-17.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 38 26.0 17.9-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 166 103 58.6 49.2-67.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 38 25.9 18.3-35.2
College Graduate 221 129 58.2 49.5-66.4 *** *** *** 14 7.8 4.3-13.6 *** *** *** 65 31.0 23.7-39.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 18.3 10.3-30.4
$25,000- 34,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 189 104 51.7 42.7-60.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 59 33.4 25.3-42.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 180 124 65.5 55.2-74.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 20.5 13.4-30.1
No 464 275 54.3 48.3-60.2 33 6.4 4.2- 9.8 26 8.1 5.3-12.2 *** *** *** 119 29.4 24.0-35.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 549 346 57.2 51.6-62.7 44 8.3 5.7-12.0 22 5.8 3.6- 9.3 *** *** *** 126 27.0 22.1-32.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 440 280 57.6 51.5-63.5 36 8.7 5.8-12.8 15 5.1 2.9- 8.7 *** *** *** 102 27.2 22.0-33.1
No 206 121 56.4 46.6-65.7 *** *** *** 15 11.4 6.4-19.6 *** *** *** 53 26.6 18.5-36.5

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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.

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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