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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working (if employed or self-employed) in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as brisk walking, bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,135 4,914 79.9 78.2-81.4 1,221 20.1 18.6-21.8
GENDER
Male 2,356 1,860 78.5 75.8-80.9 496 21.5 19.1-24.2
Female 3,779 3,054 81.2 79.2-83.0 725 18.8 17.0-20.8
RACE
White 4,656 3,819 82.1 80.4-83.8 837 17.9 16.2-19.6
African American 1,122 818 72.4 68.1-76.3 304 27.6 23.7-31.9
Other Minorities 264 205 76.9 66.7-84.6 59 23.1 15.4-33.3
HISPANIC
Yes 172 132 78.9 68.3-86.7 40 21.1 13.3-31.7
No 5,950 4,769 79.9 78.2-81.4 1,181 20.1 18.6-21.8
AGE
18-24 546 452 80.2 73.6-85.4 94 19.8 14.6-26.4
25-34 1,148 970 83.4 79.7-86.5 178 16.6 13.5-20.3
35-44 1,271 1,052 82.7 79.2-85.7 219 17.3 14.3-20.8
45-54 1,130 920 81.6 77.9-84.7 210 18.4 15.3-22.1
55-64 811 641 79.8 75.4-83.5 170 20.2 16.5-24.6
65+ 1,173 836 71.1 67.2-74.8 337 28.9 25.2-32.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 824 524 65.1 59.8-70.0 300 34.9 30.0-40.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,835 1,410 76.0 72.8-79.0 425 24.0 21.0-27.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,579 1,320 85.6 82.9-87.9 259 14.4 12.1-17.1
College Graduate 1,879 1,645 88.0 85.7-90.0 234 12.0 10.0-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 583 377 63.1 56.7-69.1 206 36.9 30.9-43.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,006 755 77.3 73.0-81.1 251 22.7 18.9-27.0
$25,000- 34,999 874 724 79.5 75.0-83.3 150 20.5 16.7-25.0
$35,000- 49,999 962 824 84.3 80.5-87.4 138 15.7 12.6-19.5
$50,000+ 1,588 1,407 89.0 86.7-90.9 181 11.0 9.1-13.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 412 336 80.5 75.5-84.6 76 19.5 15.4-24.5
Cumberland 426 342 83.5 78.9-87.2 84 16.5 12.8-21.1
Durham 394 321 85.1 80.9-88.5 73 14.9 11.5-19.1
Forsyth 454 362 80.5 76.2-84.3 92 19.5 15.7-23.8
Gaston 463 354 76.6 71.9-80.8 109 23.4 19.2-28.1
Guilford 410 325 78.7 73.6-83.1 85 21.3 16.9-26.4
Mecklenburg 426 348 82.2 77.8-85.8 78 17.8 14.2-22.2
New Hanover 402 328 81.4 76.2-85.6 74 18.6 14.4-23.8
Onslow 434 341 77.4 70.2-83.4 93 22.6 16.6-29.8
Wake 423 367 85.8 81.1-89.4 56 14.2 10.6-18.9
Western NC 611 490 79.9 76.0-83.4 121 20.1 16.6-24.0
Piedmont NC 666 525 79.5 75.7-82.9 141 20.5 17.1-24.3
Eastern NC 614 475 76.5 71.9-80.6 139 23.5 19.4-28.1

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* If a respondent reported less than 10 mins activity/week for the next phy. activity quest., that respondent was counted in NO category

#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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