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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Physical Activity Categories (CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Highly active Active Insufficently active Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,965 1,737 27.8 26.5-29.3 1,189 20.0 18.8-21.3 1,295 23.3 22.0-24.6 1,744 28.9 27.5-30.3
-Western 1,035 340 32.2 28.5-36.0 189 19.2 16.2-22.6 190 19.2 16.1-22.7 316 29.4 25.8-33.3
GENDER
Male 463 169 34.2 29.0-39.8 83 19.2 15.0-24.3 80 19.9 15.3-25.4 131 26.7 21.9-32.2
Female 572 171 30.3 25.3-35.7 106 19.3 15.3-23.9 110 18.6 14.7-23.3 185 31.9 26.8-37.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 900 299 32.1 28.2-36.2 168 19.8 16.6-23.5 160 18.9 15.6-22.6 273 29.3 25.4-33.4
Non-Hispanic Black 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 26.0 17.1-37.6
AGE
18-34 153 48 30.6 22.5-40.1 37 23.6 16.4-32.7 39 27.1 19.5-36.5 29 18.7 12.2-27.5
35-44 114 *** *** *** 25 21.6 13.4-32.8 18 12.4 7.2-20.5 *** *** ***
45-54 154 41 27.6 18.9-38.3 38 22.8 16.1-31.3 32 25.1 16.6-36.1 43 24.5 17.2-33.8
55-64 224 67 31.9 24.8-40.0 36 15.1 10.3-21.6 41 17.2 11.9-24.2 80 35.9 28.4-44.1
65-74 235 95 40.8 32.9-49.2 33 15.3 10.6-21.7 49 18.9 13.2-26.3 58 25.0 18.2-33.3
75+ 149 55 34.2 25.8-43.7 20 13.8 8.0-22.7 *** *** *** 63 46.0 36.2-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** 16 11.0 6.2-18.8 18 16.4 9.5-26.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 284 76 25.6 20.1-32.1 42 17.7 12.1-25.2 56 19.1 13.9-25.7 110 37.6 30.7-45.1
Some Post-H.S. 290 104 36.5 29.9-43.5 51 19.6 14.4-26.0 49 19.5 14.0-26.5 86 24.5 19.2-30.7
College Graduate 353 135 35.0 29.3-41.1 80 26.9 21.5-33.1 67 21.1 15.9-27.4 71 17.0 13.0-21.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 181 49 30.8 22.2-41.0 31 14.6 9.6-21.6 29 13.9 8.9-21.0 72 40.7 31.7-50.4
$25,000- 34,999 108 34 27.0 18.5-37.6 16 19.3 11.0-31.5 25 22.4 14.6-32.6 33 31.4 22.0-42.6
$35,000- 49,999 139 48 29.1 20.9-39.0 22 20.9 13.0-32.0 31 21.8 13.9-32.7 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 142 *** *** *** 24 16.9 10.3-26.4 23 19.8 12.1-30.7 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 184 69 38.2 29.6-47.5 46 26.4 19.3-35.0 34 17.5 11.6-25.6 35 17.9 11.9-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 334 79 25.7 19.6-32.9 54 15.0 10.9-20.5 53 17.7 12.9-24.0 148 41.5 34.7-48.6
No 697 260 35.0 30.5-39.7 135 21.1 17.3-25.4 135 19.7 15.9-24.1 167 24.2 20.1-28.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 67 46.0 36.2-56.0 23 18.1 11.4-27.6 19 11.2 6.3-19.2 44 24.7 17.3-33.8
Non-Veteran 880 273 30.1 26.2-34.3 166 19.4 16.2-23.1 171 20.5 17.0-24.4 270 30.0 26.0-34.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 250 92 37.3 30.4-44.7 52 19.9 14.9-26.2 51 20.5 15.1-27.3 55 22.2 16.7-28.9
Rural 785 248 30.2 26.0-34.8 137 19.0 15.4-23.1 139 18.7 15.1-22.9 261 32.1 27.7-36.9

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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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