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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,074 265 28.1 24.5-32.0 809 71.9 68.0-75.5
GENDER
Male 475 146 35.9 30.4-41.8 329 64.1 58.2-69.6
Female 599 119 20.9 16.6-26.0 480 79.1 74.0-83.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 927 235 29.2 25.4-33.5 692 70.8 66.5-74.6
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 156 60 41.3 32.3-51.1 96 58.7 48.9-67.7
35-44 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 159 36 21.2 14.5-29.9 123 78.8 70.1-85.5
55-64 229 43 17.4 12.6-23.6 186 82.6 76.4-87.4
65-74 248 57 22.8 17.0-29.9 191 77.2 70.1-83.0
75+ 156 29 17.9 11.7-26.3 127 82.1 73.7-88.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 297 60 26.0 19.6-33.6 237 74.0 66.4-80.4
Some Post-H.S. 299 77 29.9 23.8-36.9 222 70.1 63.1-76.2
College Graduate 363 116 37.0 30.9-43.5 247 63.0 56.5-69.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 191 37 23.4 16.1-32.6 154 76.6 67.4-83.9
$25,000- 34,999 110 22 17.2 10.7-26.4 88 82.8 73.6-89.3
$35,000- 49,999 145 *** *** *** 99 63.1 52.0-72.9
$50,000- 74,999 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 189 71 41.4 32.7-50.8 118 58.6 49.2-67.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 343 64 20.2 15.1-26.5 279 79.8 73.5-84.9
No 726 199 31.4 26.9-36.3 527 68.6 63.7-73.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 45 29.6 21.3-39.5 110 70.4 60.5-78.7
Non-Veteran 917 220 27.9 24.0-32.2 697 72.1 67.8-76.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 255 87 36.7 29.8-44.2 168 63.3 55.8-70.2
Rural 819 178 24.9 20.8-29.5 641 75.1 70.5-79.2

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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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