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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Exercise

Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines* (4-LEVEL)
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Met both guidelines Met aerobic guidelines only Met strengthening guidelines only Did not meet either guideline
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,949 1,088 18.9 17.7-20.1 1,851 29.3 27.9-30.8 528 10.3 9.3-11.3 2,482 41.5 40.0-43.1
-Western 1,035 173 17.5 14.7-20.7 360 34.1 30.4-38.0 80 10.7 8.0-14.2 422 37.7 34.0-41.7
GENDER
Male 463 99 21.9 17.4-27.1 154 31.6 26.6-37.2 42 13.9 9.8-19.4 168 32.6 27.4-38.1
Female 572 74 13.4 10.2-17.4 206 36.3 31.1-41.9 38 7.7 4.7-12.5 254 42.5 37.2-48.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 899 155 18.4 15.4-21.9 315 33.6 29.7-37.7 71 10.9 8.0-14.6 358 37.1 33.1-41.4
Non-Hispanic Black 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 153 35 21.4 14.7-30.1 50 32.0 23.8-41.6 23 19.9 12.8-29.5 45 26.6 19.3-35.5
35-44 114 25 24.1 15.7-35.2 34 28.6 19.4-39.9 *** *** *** 42 30.2 21.1-41.1
45-54 155 22 13.6 8.5-21.2 58 37.0 27.7-47.5 *** *** *** 63 41.8 32.0-52.3
55-64 221 30 12.6 8.4-18.4 72 35.1 27.6-43.3 *** *** *** 108 48.0 40.0-56.2
65-74 237 41 17.7 12.5-24.5 89 38.7 31.0-47.0 *** *** *** 93 38.1 30.2-46.7
75+ 150 20 13.7 8.2-22.0 57 35.0 26.4-44.6 *** *** *** 66 47.3 37.5-57.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 283 34 14.8 10.1-21.2 86 28.0 22.1-34.8 19 11.0 6.3-18.4 144 46.2 39.0-53.6
Some Post-H.S. 291 50 19.4 14.4-25.6 106 36.8 30.2-44.0 25 10.7 6.6-16.8 110 33.1 26.8-40.0
College Graduate 353 82 24.4 19.4-30.3 133 37.4 31.5-43.8 31 12.9 8.5-19.0 107 25.3 20.4-30.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 184 21 12.6 7.6-20.2 62 33.7 25.2-43.5 *** *** *** 89 43.2 34.3-52.5
$25,000- 34,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 35 26.6 18.4-36.8 37 23.8 15.9-34.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 142 25 19.1 12.1-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 44 25.3 17.4-35.2
$75,000+ 184 50 29.0 21.2-38.3 65 35.6 27.5-44.6 19 12.8 7.3-21.4 50 22.7 16.3-30.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 330 40 13.7 9.3-19.7 93 27.5 21.5-34.6 22 6.7 4.1-11.0 175 52.0 44.8-59.1
No 701 133 19.2 15.7-23.1 266 36.9 32.3-41.7 56 12.2 8.7-16.9 246 31.7 27.5-36.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 35 23.3 16.1-32.6 56 40.8 31.3-51.1 *** *** *** 54 29.6 21.7-39.0
Non-Veteran 879 138 16.6 13.6-20.1 304 33.1 29.1-37.3 71 11.4 8.4-15.3 366 38.9 34.7-43.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 252 63 25.1 19.2-32.1 83 32.3 26.0-39.5 24 11.8 7.4-18.2 82 30.8 24.6-37.8
Rural 783 110 14.6 11.6-18.1 277 34.7 30.3-39.5 56 10.3 7.1-14.6 340 40.4 35.8-45.2

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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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