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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Exercise

During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises
such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,527 4,925 76.7 75.4-78.0 1,602 23.3 22.0-24.6
-Western 1,239 923 73.8 70.3-77.1 316 26.2 22.9-29.7
GENDER
Male 547 430 76.2 70.7-80.9 117 23.8 19.1-29.3
Female 692 493 71.6 66.8-76.0 199 28.4 24.0-33.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,073 801 74.0 70.1-77.5 272 26.0 22.5-29.9
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 152 76.5 66.6-84.2 32 23.5 15.8-33.4
35-44 149 114 75.7 65.7-83.6 35 24.3 16.4-34.3
45-54 169 136 76.9 67.9-84.0 33 23.1 16.0-32.1
55-64 262 192 75.9 68.9-81.8 70 24.1 18.2-31.1
65-74 278 199 71.2 63.9-77.6 79 28.8 22.4-36.1
75+ 178 115 61.9 52.5-70.4 63 38.1 29.6-47.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 100 61.4 51.1-70.7 66 38.6 29.3-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 349 234 68.8 61.7-75.2 115 31.2 24.8-38.3
Some Post-H.S. 359 275 76.0 69.9-81.1 84 24.0 18.9-30.1
College Graduate 366 315 90.4 86.4-93.3 51 9.6 6.7-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 92 64.6 54.2-73.8 60 35.4 26.2-45.8
$15,000- 24,999 226 146 63.0 53.1-71.8 80 37.0 28.2-46.9
$25,000- 34,999 112 85 75.3 64.2-83.8 27 24.7 16.2-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 144 113 78.6 68.9-85.9 31 21.4 14.1-31.1
$50,000- 74,999 172 141 77.6 66.5-85.8 31 22.4 14.2-33.5
$75,000+ 207 187 88.1 80.4-93.1 20 11.9 6.9-19.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 358 213 57.0 49.2-64.4 145 43.0 35.6-50.8
No 808 650 79.4 75.5-82.9 158 20.6 17.1-24.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 403 244 58.9 52.1-65.4 159 41.1 34.6-47.9
No 818 667 80.2 76.0-83.7 151 19.8 16.3-24.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 129 80.7 71.7-87.3 33 19.3 12.7-28.3
Non-Veteran 1,077 794 73.0 69.1-76.5 283 27.0 23.5-30.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 249 81.0 75.4-85.5 62 19.0 14.5-24.6
Rural 929 675 71.0 66.5-75.1 254 29.0 24.9-33.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 575 455 77.5 72.4-81.9 120 22.5 18.1-27.6
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 419 306 70.8 64.8-76.1 113 29.2 23.9-35.2
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 213 139 66.5 56.9-74.9 74 33.5 25.1-43.1
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 534 452 82.3 77.0-86.6 82 17.7 13.4-23.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 400 283 70.2 63.1-76.5 117 29.8 23.5-36.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 485 354 70.1 64.0-75.6 131 29.9 24.4-36.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 287 80.8 75.1-85.5 68 19.2 14.5-24.9

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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