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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Physical Activity

Now thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do (when you are not working, if employed or self-employed) in a usual week, do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything el se that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,128 2,255 39.3 37.4-41.2 3,873 60.7 58.8-62.6
GENDER
Male 2,353 1,162 48.8 45.8-51.8 1,191 51.2 48.2-54.2
Female 3,775 1,093 30.6 28.4-32.9 2,682 69.4 67.1-71.6
RACE
White 4,646 1,756 40.4 38.3-42.6 2,890 59.6 57.4-61.7
African American 1,125 349 33.6 29.5-38.0 776 66.4 62.0-70.5
Other Minorities 264 114 42.9 33.5-52.9 150 57.1 47.1-66.5
HISPANIC
Yes 172 82 56.0 44.0-67.3 90 44.0 32.7-56.0
No 5,942 2,168 38.7 36.8-40.6 3,774 61.3 59.4-63.2
AGE
18-24 546 306 54.6 47.8-61.2 240 45.4 38.8-52.2
25-34 1,145 614 55.3 50.9-59.7 531 44.7 40.3-49.1
35-44 1,271 527 44.4 40.3-48.6 744 55.6 51.4-59.7
45-54 1,127 399 37.3 32.5-42.4 728 62.7 57.6-67.5
55-64 812 198 24.5 20.6-28.9 614 75.5 71.1-79.4
65+ 1,169 192 16.5 13.7-19.8 977 83.5 80.2-86.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 822 148 23.2 18.7-28.5 674 76.8 71.5-81.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,832 568 35.4 32.1-38.9 1,264 64.6 61.1-67.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,577 623 42.6 39.0-46.3 954 57.4 53.7-61.0
College Graduate 1,878 911 50.5 47.1-54.0 967 49.5 46.0-52.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 584 129 27.2 21.8-33.5 455 72.8 66.5-78.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,004 296 30.3 26.1-35.0 708 69.7 65.0-73.9
$25,000- 34,999 872 332 39.9 35.0-45.0 540 60.1 55.0-65.0
$35,000- 49,999 962 412 46.4 41.9-51.0 550 53.6 49.0-58.1
$50,000+ 1,585 781 52.2 48.4-55.9 804 47.8 44.1-51.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 411 157 42.3 36.9-48.0 254 57.7 52.0-63.1
Cumberland 425 172 50.6 42.6-58.4 253 49.4 41.6-57.4
Durham 395 170 50.0 43.3-56.6 225 50.0 43.4-56.7
Forsyth 456 157 40.1 34.7-45.8 299 59.9 54.2-65.3
Gaston 463 142 35.7 30.7-41.0 321 64.3 59.0-69.3
Guilford 409 125 34.3 29.1-40.0 284 65.7 60.0-70.9
Mecklenburg 425 169 40.2 34.9-45.8 256 59.8 54.2-65.1
New Hanover 402 178 50.1 43.5-56.8 224 49.9 43.2-56.5
Onslow 434 184 49.2 42.3-56.1 250 50.8 43.9-57.7
Wake 422 187 48.7 43.1-54.2 235 51.3 45.8-56.9
Western NC 613 198 36.1 31.9-40.7 415 63.9 59.3-68.1
Piedmont NC 662 234 39.4 35.0-44.0 428 60.6 56.0-65.0
Eastern NC 611 182 32.8 28.3-37.6 429 67.2 62.4-71.7

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#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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