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2015 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 6,206 1,689 29.3 27.9-30.7 4,517 70.7 69.3-72.1
-Piedmont 3,118 910 30.2 28.3-32.1 2,208 69.8 67.9-71.7
GENDER
Male 1,320 454 35.3 32.3-38.4 866 64.7 61.6-67.7
Female 1,798 456 25.7 23.4-28.1 1,342 74.3 71.9-76.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,035 598 29.9 27.6-32.3 1,437 70.1 67.7-72.4
Non-Hispanic Black 621 179 31.2 27.0-35.8 442 68.8 64.2-73.0
Other 418 117 29.5 24.6-35.0 301 70.5 65.0-75.4
AGE
18-34 618 248 38.4 34.1-42.9 370 61.6 57.1-65.9
35-44 490 165 34.8 30.1-39.8 325 65.2 60.2-69.9
45-54 594 172 28.1 24.3-32.3 422 71.9 67.7-75.7
55-64 572 131 22.3 18.7-26.3 441 77.7 73.7-81.3
65-74 489 121 24.3 20.2-28.9 368 75.7 71.1-79.8
75+ 314 60 17.8 13.7-22.7 254 82.2 77.3-86.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 309 56 20.5 15.3-26.9 253 79.5 73.1-84.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 758 172 26.3 22.6-30.3 586 73.7 69.7-77.4
Some Post-H.S. 815 219 29.1 25.6-32.9 596 70.9 67.1-74.4
College Graduate 1,217 460 39.4 36.4-42.5 757 60.6 57.5-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 255 56 22.3 16.7-29.1 199 77.7 70.9-83.3
$15,000- 24,999 468 106 24.8 20.2-30.0 362 75.2 70.0-79.8
$25,000- 34,999 269 74 26.6 20.9-33.1 195 73.4 66.9-79.1
$35,000- 49,999 332 98 28.7 23.4-34.6 234 71.3 65.4-76.6
$50,000- 74,999 377 111 32.6 26.9-38.7 266 67.4 61.3-73.1
$75,000+ 799 323 40.9 37.1-44.8 476 59.1 55.2-62.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 714 151 21.1 17.8-24.8 563 78.9 75.2-82.2
No 2,394 756 32.7 30.5-34.9 1,638 67.3 65.1-69.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 340 113 35.7 30.0-41.8 227 64.3 58.2-70.0
Non-Veteran 2,766 791 29.5 27.5-31.5 1,975 70.5 68.5-72.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,676 546 32.7 30.2-35.4 1,130 67.3 64.6-69.8
Regional City or Suburban 828 217 28.3 24.7-32.1 611 71.7 67.9-75.3
Rural 614 147 26.1 22.0-30.6 467 73.9 69.4-78.0

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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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