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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 754 435 53.7 48.9-58.3 57 6.7 4.9- 9.1 56 11.5 8.4-15.5 25 4.5 2.7- 7.2 181 23.7 20.0-27.8
GENDER
Male 344 168 43.8 37.4-50.6 26 5.8 3.6- 9.1 31 14.7 9.8-21.4 18 7.2 4.1-12.3 101 28.5 22.9-34.9
Female 410 267 63.2 56.7-69.2 31 7.7 5.0-11.5 25 8.4 5.2-13.3 *** *** *** 80 18.9 14.4-24.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 650 376 53.6 48.5-58.6 52 7.2 5.2- 9.9 46 11.1 7.9-15.4 21 4.8 2.8- 7.9 155 23.3 19.4-27.7
Non-Hispanic Black 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 130 48 34.5 25.3-44.9 *** *** *** 31 27.0 18.5-37.7 *** *** *** 36 27.5 19.3-37.6
35-44 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 22.1 14.0-33.0
55-64 147 98 63.8 53.8-72.7 14 13.2 7.5-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 20.5 13.9-29.2
65-74 186 119 61.8 52.4-70.3 18 12.7 7.2-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 46 23.1 16.4-31.4
75+ 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 24.0 15.6-35.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 188 109 51.9 42.7-60.9 22 10.8 6.7-17.0 15 14.0 7.8-23.9 *** *** *** 32 14.2 9.6-20.5
Some Post-H.S. 204 118 50.5 42.0-58.9 *** *** *** 13 10.9 6.1-18.8 *** *** *** 52 29.5 22.3-37.9
College Graduate 295 156 48.7 41.7-55.6 18 5.6 3.3- 9.5 24 11.9 7.3-18.8 *** *** *** 89 30.7 24.6-37.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 19.0 11.7-29.2
$25,000- 34,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 24.0 15.7-35.0
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 153 78 49.7 39.8-59.6 *** *** *** 16 15.0 8.2-25.9 *** *** *** 43 25.8 18.3-35.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 199 130 60.8 51.4-69.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 49 26.8 19.4-35.7
No 551 304 51.4 45.9-56.8 45 6.9 4.8- 9.6 51 14.1 10.2-19.1 21 5.3 3.1- 8.8 130 22.4 18.3-27.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 641 372 53.6 48.5-58.7 51 7.2 5.2- 9.9 52 11.9 8.6-16.3 23 5.0 3.0- 8.2 143 22.3 18.4-26.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 201 106 44.7 36.9-52.9 12 6.2 3.5-10.8 16 11.3 6.5-18.9 *** *** *** 59 31.3 24.0-39.7
Rural 553 329 57.5 51.8-63.0 45 6.9 4.8-10.0 40 11.6 8.0-16.6 *** *** *** 122 20.4 16.4-25.0

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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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