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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.#
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,926 2,463 42.4 40.4-44.4 2,452 40.7 38.8-42.7 1,011 16.9 15.4-18.4
GENDER
Male 2,276 1,062 46.3 43.3-49.4 865 38.1 35.2-41.1 349 15.6 13.4-18.1
Female 3,650 1,401 38.9 36.4-41.4 1,587 43.1 40.6-45.7 662 18.0 16.2-20.0
RACE
White 4,489 1,937 44.5 42.3-46.8 1,858 40.3 38.1-42.5 694 15.2 13.6-16.9
African American 1,086 367 32.7 28.7-37.0 461 43.8 39.4-48.3 258 23.5 19.8-27.7
Other Minorities 259 127 50.1 40.4-59.9 92 35.1 26.8-44.4 40 14.7 8.4-24.5
HISPANIC
Yes 167 72 47.2 34.9-59.8 64 36.5 26.3-48.1 31 16.3 9.7-26.2
No 5,747 2,385 42.3 40.3-44.3 2,382 40.8 38.9-42.8 980 16.9 15.4-18.5
AGE
18-24 538 294 52.1 45.4-58.8 184 32.6 26.9-38.9 60 15.3 10.4-22.0
25-34 1,125 559 50.7 46.2-55.1 447 38.5 34.3-42.9 119 10.8 8.4-13.9
35-44 1,234 532 42.1 38.1-46.3 531 44.9 40.8-49.1 171 12.9 10.3-16.2
45-54 1,093 404 38.4 33.8-43.2 515 46.3 41.3-51.3 174 15.3 12.5-18.7
55-64 776 280 36.5 31.8-41.4 343 45.0 40.0-50.1 153 18.5 14.9-22.9
65+ 1,108 373 34.3 30.4-38.4 410 36.0 32.2-40.1 325 29.7 25.8-33.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 772 238 32.1 27.0-37.7 264 35.8 30.7-41.2 270 32.1 27.1-37.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,772 680 39.5 36.1-43.1 726 39.8 36.4-43.3 366 20.7 17.9-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,531 653 45.4 41.7-49.1 667 43.1 39.5-46.8 211 11.5 9.4-14.0
College Graduate 1,837 888 48.9 45.1-52.6 788 42.6 38.9-46.4 161 8.5 6.8-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 555 178 32.9 27.1-39.2 194 33.8 27.9-40.3 183 33.3 27.4-39.7
$15,000- 24,999 975 361 40.1 35.3-45.0 393 39.1 34.5-43.8 221 20.9 17.1-25.2
$25,000- 34,999 845 365 41.8 36.9-46.9 361 42.5 37.6-47.6 119 15.7 12.4-19.6
$35,000- 49,999 946 414 44.6 40.1-49.2 430 44.4 39.9-49.1 102 11.0 8.4-14.2
$50,000+ 1,557 756 49.4 45.4-53.5 682 43.2 39.2-47.3 119 7.4 5.8- 9.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 396 174 44.4 38.9-50.1 158 39.0 33.6-44.6 64 16.6 12.7-21.4
Cumberland 418 191 51.6 43.6-59.5 163 36.1 29.5-43.2 64 12.3 9.2-16.3
Durham 381 159 44.6 37.9-51.5 165 44.6 37.9-51.5 57 10.8 8.0-14.4
Forsyth 443 173 42.4 36.9-48.1 192 42.0 36.7-47.4 78 15.6 12.3-19.6
Gaston 448 176 42.2 37.0-47.5 183 40.2 35.2-45.5 89 17.6 14.1-21.7
Guilford 394 142 35.5 30.3-41.1 180 46.6 41.0-52.4 72 17.9 13.9-22.7
Mecklenburg 415 153 35.0 29.9-40.4 196 49.9 44.3-55.5 66 15.1 11.7-19.2
New Hanover 388 163 44.8 37.9-52.0 159 39.0 32.9-45.4 66 16.2 12.3-21.0
Onslow 418 210 55.2 48.2-62.0 141 29.0 24.0-34.6 67 15.8 10.3-23.3
Wake 416 185 45.5 39.9-51.1 184 42.2 36.9-47.8 47 12.3 8.8-16.9
Western NC 577 240 44.7 40.1-49.3 234 38.5 34.2-43.0 103 16.9 13.7-20.6
Piedmont NC 643 265 42.1 37.4-47.0 260 40.5 35.8-45.3 118 17.4 14.2-21.2
Eastern NC 589 232 41.2 36.4-46.2 237 38.7 34.1-43.5 120 20.0 16.1-24.6

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*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical activity , but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no physical activity.

#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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