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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Physical Activity

Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,071 1,241 20.4 18.9-22.0 4,830 79.6 78.0-81.1
GENDER
Male 2,323 650 25.4 22.9-28.0 1,673 74.6 72.0-77.1
Female 3,748 591 15.9 14.1-17.9 3,157 84.1 82.1-85.9
RACE
White 4,605 973 21.2 19.4-23.1 3,632 78.8 76.9-80.6
African American 1,113 182 16.5 13.4-20.1 931 83.5 79.9-86.6
Other Minorities 261 67 24.1 17.1-32.8 194 75.9 67.2-82.9
HISPANIC
Yes 170 44 26.8 17.5-38.7 126 73.2 61.3-82.5
No 5,887 1,195 20.2 18.7-21.9 4,692 79.8 78.1-81.3
AGE
18-24 541 197 32.5 26.9-38.8 344 67.5 61.2-73.1
25-34 1,140 371 34.2 30.0-38.7 769 65.8 61.3-70.0
35-44 1,256 287 20.6 17.6-23.9 969 79.4 76.1-82.4
45-54 1,113 191 16.2 13.3-19.6 922 83.8 80.4-86.7
55-64 807 87 11.0 8.4-14.4 720 89.0 85.6-91.6
65+ 1,157 99 7.5 5.7- 9.7 1,058 92.5 90.3-94.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 812 69 8.8 6.3-12.0 743 91.2 88.0-93.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,810 285 16.6 14.1-19.4 1,525 83.4 80.6-85.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,561 343 23.7 20.7-27.1 1,218 76.3 72.9-79.3
College Graduate 1,871 542 29.0 25.8-32.5 1,329 71.0 67.5-74.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 574 68 11.8 8.2-16.6 506 88.2 83.4-91.8
$15,000- 24,999 995 150 14.6 11.6-18.2 845 85.4 81.8-88.4
$25,000- 34,999 865 183 21.0 17.3-25.3 682 79.0 74.7-82.7
$35,000- 49,999 955 220 25.2 21.4-29.5 735 74.8 70.5-78.6
$50,000+ 1,577 452 29.3 25.7-33.1 1,125 70.7 66.9-74.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 405 89 24.3 19.7-29.7 316 75.7 70.3-80.3
Cumberland 422 106 26.6 21.1-33.0 316 73.4 67.0-78.9
Durham 391 89 28.1 22.0-35.2 302 71.9 64.8-78.0
Forsyth 454 84 21.9 17.2-27.4 370 78.1 72.6-82.8
Gaston 456 73 19.2 15.1-24.0 383 80.8 76.0-84.9
Guilford 404 74 19.5 15.4-24.3 330 80.5 75.7-84.6
Mecklenburg 420 87 20.2 16.3-24.8 333 79.8 75.2-83.7
New Hanover 396 99 30.0 23.0-38.0 297 70.0 62.0-77.0
Onslow 432 119 29.8 24.3-35.9 313 70.2 64.1-75.7
Wake 420 100 24.1 19.8-29.1 320 75.9 70.9-80.2
Western NC 603 105 19.5 16.0-23.5 498 80.5 76.5-84.0
Piedmont NC 659 116 18.4 14.9-22.4 543 81.6 77.6-85.1
Eastern NC 609 100 18.2 14.6-22.4 509 81.8 77.6-85.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical ac tivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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