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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 1,217 313 28.6 24.6-33.1 519 41.1 37.0-45.3 385 30.3 26.5-34.4
GENDER
Female 1,217 313 28.6 24.6-33.1 519 41.1 37.0-45.3 385 30.3 26.5-34.4
RACE
African American 1,217 313 28.6 24.6-33.1 519 41.1 37.0-45.3 385 30.3 26.5-34.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 6 50.5 15.8-84.7 4 37.4 9.0-78.2 2 12.2 2.2-46.2
-English Speaking 12 6 50.5 15.8-84.7 4 37.4 9.0-78.2 2 12.2 2.2-46.2
Non-Hispanic 1,205 307 28.5 24.4-33.0 515 41.1 37.0-45.4 383 30.4 26.5-34.5
AGE
18-24 91 34 47.3 31.9-63.3 30 27.4 16.5-41.9 27 25.3 15.1-39.2
25-34 197 53 28.5 20.3-38.4 109 51.0 41.2-60.8 35 20.5 13.0-30.7
35-44 252 82 33.6 25.7-42.6 109 38.9 30.8-47.8 61 27.4 19.5-37.1
45-54 249 64 27.0 19.8-35.7 105 43.5 34.8-52.6 80 29.5 22.3-37.9
55-64 178 42 20.7 14.2-29.1 77 48.6 38.3-59.1 59 30.7 22.2-40.7
65-74 137 26 21.0 11.9-34.3 57 44.1 31.8-57.1 54 35.0 24.7-46.8
75+ 101 9 5.5 2.2-12.8 26 29.8 18.5-44.1 66 64.8 50.5-76.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 280 62 19.8 13.7-27.9 89 28.8 21.7-37.1 129 51.4 42.4-60.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 403 97 21.3 14.9-29.4 154 43.9 36.3-51.8 152 34.8 28.0-42.3
Some Post-H.S. 297 88 38.6 29.9-48.2 147 41.1 33.0-49.7 62 20.3 13.7-28.8
College Graduate 234 66 37.4 29.2-46.5 127 47.3 39.0-55.8 41 15.3 10.3-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 261 69 24.0 17.5-32.0 90 34.7 26.8-43.6 102 41.3 32.8-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 280 70 26.7 18.6-36.7 126 43.7 34.8-53.0 84 29.7 21.8-39.0
$25,000- 34,999 157 46 29.1 19.9-40.3 74 43.2 32.3-54.7 37 27.8 17.9-40.4
$35,000- 49,999 113 37 34.6 23.2-48.2 58 49.1 36.3-62.0 18 16.2 8.4-29.0
$50,000-74,999 64 17 37.1 22.1-55.0 38 43.1 28.2-59.4 9 19.8 8.5-39.6
$75,000+ 50 19 44.2 27.0-62.9 27 45.7 28.7-63.7 4 10.2 3.1-28.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 15 7 51.2 24.5-77.2 6 39.1 16.0-68.5 2 9.7 2.2-34.4
Guilford 68 19 31.7 19.7-46.8 38 52.9 38.6-66.8 11 15.3 7.6-28.4
Mecklenburg 78 18 23.3 14.3-35.6 43 55.2 42.6-67.2 17 21.5 13.1-33.2
Orange 30 8 20.9 9.9-38.6 17 63.9 44.9-79.3 5 15.3 6.1-33.3
Wake 53 17 28.6 17.1-43.7 25 49.4 34.5-64.4 11 22.0 11.8-37.3
Chatham/Lee 52 13 29.2 16.7-46.1 24 41.9 27.9-57.4 15 28.8 16.9-44.7
Nash/Wilson 78 20 23.2 14.6-34.9 29 35.5 24.6-48.1 29 41.3 29.6-54.1
Craven/Pamlico 55 11 18.0 9.2-32.5 24 37.7 23.1-55.0 20 44.2 26.9-63.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 0 0.0 . - . 6 85.2 52.0-96.8 3 14.8 3.2-48.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 2 29.5 6.7-71.0 3 55.9 19.1-87.1 1 14.6 1.9-60.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 26 29.4 19.8-41.4 45 42.8 32.3-53.9 32 27.8 19.2-38.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 44.8 16.5-76.9 4 36.1 12.7-68.8 2 19.1 4.5-54.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 91 24 31.6 21.1-44.5 34 32.1 22.6-43.4 33 36.2 26.0-47.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 98 24 25.3 16.9-36.0 36 40.7 30.2-52.1 38 34.1 24.8-44.8
Northeast NC I 164 40 23.5 17.2-31.3 67 40.3 31.9-49.4 57 36.2 27.9-45.3
Northeast NC II 96 28 30.4 20.7-42.3 32 36.6 25.9-48.8 36 33.0 23.6-43.9
Northeastern Partnership 260 68 26.8 20.9-33.7 99 38.5 31.6-46.0 93 34.6 28.2-41.6
Mountain AHEC 30 11 42.6 22.6-65.4 11 30.4 14.2-53.5 8 27.0 11.3-51.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 644 162 27.4 21.4-34.2 248 37.8 32.0-44.0 234 34.8 29.2-41.0
Piedmont 529 137 28.7 23.4-34.8 253 44.0 38.2-49.9 139 27.3 22.2-33.1
Western NC 44 14 49.0 23.8-74.8 18 28.2 13.1-50.6 12 22.7 9.5-45.0

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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 acti vity, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no activity.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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