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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 Weight lifting Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,439 2,564 54.6 52.8-56.4 232 4.3 3.7- 5.0 411 11.9 10.6-13.2 177 4.8 4.1- 5.7 1,055 24.4 22.9-26.0
-Piedmont 2,293 1,294 54.2 51.8-56.6 102 3.7 3.0- 4.7 233 11.8 10.2-13.6 95 4.7 3.8- 5.8 569 25.6 23.5-27.8
GENDER
Male 983 451 44.3 40.7-48.0 32 3.0 2.0- 4.6 136 14.7 12.2-17.7 70 7.6 5.9- 9.7 294 30.3 27.1-33.8
Female 1,310 843 63.2 60.0-66.3 70 4.4 3.4- 5.7 97 9.1 7.2-11.5 25 2.1 1.4- 3.2 275 21.2 18.7-24.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,530 848 53.1 50.1-56.0 88 4.9 3.9- 6.3 159 12.8 10.7-15.2 54 3.8 2.8- 5.0 381 25.4 22.9-28.1
Non-Hispanic Black 432 259 57.1 51.4-62.6 *** *** *** 36 9.0 6.3-12.9 27 7.7 5.1-11.4 106 25.7 21.0-31.0
Other 297 170 56.5 49.5-63.2 *** *** *** 31 9.4 6.4-13.6 13 5.2 2.8- 9.2 74 26.5 20.5-33.5
AGE
18-34 496 196 40.3 35.4-45.4 *** *** *** 120 24.0 19.8-28.8 40 7.3 5.2-10.2 137 27.8 23.4-32.7
35-44 365 193 52.6 46.8-58.3 *** *** *** 53 13.4 10.0-17.7 22 6.6 4.2-10.2 91 25.9 21.1-31.4
45-54 438 257 58.9 53.7-64.0 21 5.2 3.3- 8.1 38 7.2 5.1-10.0 12 2.6 1.4- 4.6 110 26.1 21.7-31.1
55-64 401 261 65.2 59.9-70.2 21 5.8 3.7- 9.0 16 3.6 2.2- 6.0 *** *** *** 93 22.9 18.7-27.7
65-74 364 241 67.2 61.5-72.5 33 7.0 4.8-10.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 79 22.5 17.9-27.8
75+ 201 127 62.3 54.0-70.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 24.7 18.7-31.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 176 123 67.0 57.5-75.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 20.3 13.8-29.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 507 316 59.9 54.9-64.8 22 3.2 2.0- 5.0 33 9.3 6.4-13.3 16 3.5 2.1- 5.9 120 24.1 20.1-28.6
Some Post-H.S. 571 341 54.4 49.6-59.2 33 4.8 3.3- 7.0 40 9.8 6.9-13.7 24 5.4 3.5- 8.2 133 25.6 21.5-30.1
College Graduate 1,027 505 45.8 42.5-49.2 41 3.4 2.4- 4.7 150 17.0 14.5-19.8 49 5.4 4.0- 7.2 282 28.4 25.4-31.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 161 115 68.5 59.3-76.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 16.8 10.7-25.4
$15,000- 24,999 307 198 62.7 55.9-69.0 *** *** *** 20 8.2 5.0-13.2 *** *** *** 70 22.8 17.7-28.9
$25,000- 34,999 195 109 51.4 42.6-60.0 *** *** *** 19 12.5 7.5-19.9 *** *** *** 48 27.7 19.9-37.2
$35,000- 49,999 247 131 53.2 45.7-60.5 18 7.1 4.3-11.4 18 7.9 4.6-13.3 *** *** *** 68 26.8 20.7-33.9
$50,000- 74,999 281 148 49.9 43.0-56.8 *** *** *** 34 13.5 8.5-20.7 16 7.2 4.2-12.1 72 26.5 20.9-33.0
$75,000+ 677 335 48.3 44.1-52.5 16 1.9 1.2- 3.3 96 15.4 12.5-18.9 36 5.4 3.8- 7.5 194 29.0 25.4-33.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 419 268 62.8 57.1-68.0 27 6.5 4.0-10.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 102 23.8 19.5-28.7
No 1,868 1,022 52.5 49.8-55.1 75 3.2 2.5- 4.1 223 13.5 11.6-15.6 83 5.0 3.9- 6.3 465 25.9 23.5-28.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 253 120 44.7 37.8-51.8 *** *** *** 18 9.3 5.5-15.3 21 9.7 6.2-14.8 82 30.5 24.5-37.2
Non-Veteran 2,029 1,171 55.5 52.9-58.1 90 3.5 2.8- 4.4 212 12.0 10.3-14.0 74 4.1 3.2- 5.3 482 24.8 22.6-27.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,292 701 52.1 49.0-55.3 37 2.6 1.8- 3.9 157 13.7 11.4-16.3 67 5.9 4.5- 7.6 330 25.7 23.0-28.5
Regional City or Suburban 583 331 55.7 50.8-60.4 41 5.0 3.6- 7.1 51 10.6 7.8-14.2 16 3.1 1.9- 5.2 144 25.5 21.4-30.2
Rural 418 262 58.4 52.4-64.1 24 5.3 3.4- 8.4 25 7.6 4.8-11.8 *** *** *** 95 25.3 20.3-31.0

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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 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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