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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,206 1,689 29.3 27.9-30.7 4,517 70.7 69.3-72.1
-Eastern 2,014 514 28.0 25.6-30.6 1,500 72.0 69.4-74.4
GENDER
Male 852 263 33.7 29.9-37.8 589 66.3 62.2-70.1
Female 1,162 251 22.4 19.5-25.5 911 77.6 74.5-80.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,261 305 26.8 23.8-30.0 956 73.2 70.0-76.2
Non-Hispanic Black 506 140 31.0 25.9-36.5 366 69.0 63.5-74.1
Other 220 61 27.8 21.2-35.5 159 72.2 64.5-78.8
AGE
18-34 352 161 45.5 39.7-51.4 191 54.5 48.6-60.3
35-44 275 80 27.8 22.2-34.2 195 72.2 65.8-77.8
45-54 341 78 19.2 15.0-24.3 263 80.8 75.7-85.0
55-64 456 92 18.4 14.8-22.7 364 81.6 77.3-85.2
65-74 342 67 19.3 14.8-24.9 275 80.7 75.1-85.2
75+ 229 32 11.6 7.8-17.0 197 88.4 83.0-92.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 219 34 18.0 12.4-25.4 185 82.0 74.6-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 632 133 25.0 20.8-29.6 499 75.0 70.4-79.2
Some Post-H.S. 609 168 30.9 26.5-35.7 441 69.1 64.3-73.5
College Graduate 550 177 35.7 31.0-40.7 373 64.3 59.3-69.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 202 36 23.0 15.5-32.6 166 77.0 67.4-84.5
$15,000- 24,999 360 94 28.4 23.0-34.5 266 71.6 65.5-77.0
$25,000- 34,999 174 42 27.7 19.8-37.2 132 72.3 62.8-80.2
$35,000- 49,999 228 65 31.4 24.1-39.8 163 68.6 60.2-75.9
$50,000- 74,999 264 67 24.7 18.9-31.5 197 75.3 68.5-81.1
$75,000+ 386 136 36.0 30.5-41.8 250 64.0 58.2-69.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 620 117 21.0 17.1-25.5 503 79.0 74.5-82.9
No 1,387 393 30.4 27.4-33.6 994 69.6 66.4-72.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 339 118 42.6 36.3-49.1 221 57.4 50.9-63.7
Non-Veteran 1,671 393 24.9 22.3-27.7 1,278 75.1 72.3-77.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 151 48 30.5 22.7-39.6 103 69.5 60.4-77.3
Regional City or Suburban 278 84 32.5 26.1-39.6 194 67.5 60.4-73.9
Rural 1,585 382 26.8 24.1-29.8 1,203 73.2 70.2-75.9

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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