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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working 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 else 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 1,256 206 19.7 16.3-23.6 1,050 80.3 76.4-83.7
GENDER
Female 1,256 206 19.7 16.3-23.6 1,050 80.3 76.4-83.7
RACE
African American 1,256 206 19.7 16.3-23.6 1,050 80.3 76.4-83.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 3 36.6 8.4-78.4 10 63.4 21.6-91.6
-English Speaking 13 3 36.6 8.4-78.4 10 63.4 21.6-91.6
Non-Hispanic 1,243 203 19.6 16.2-23.5 1,040 80.4 76.5-83.8
AGE
18-24 93 27 32.4 18.9-49.6 66 67.6 50.4-81.1
25-34 199 44 23.2 16.0-32.4 155 76.8 67.6-84.0
35-44 259 58 24.5 17.7-32.7 201 75.5 67.3-82.3
45-54 258 43 21.4 15.0-29.7 215 78.6 70.3-85.0
55-64 182 23 10.7 6.2-17.8 159 89.3 82.2-93.8
65-74 147 7 3.2 1.3- 7.9 140 96.8 92.1-98.7
75+ 105 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 104 99.7 97.7- 100
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 17 4.0 2.2- 7.1 274 96.0 92.9-97.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 423 50 12.7 7.7-20.4 373 87.3 79.6-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 302 72 31.1 23.3-40.1 230 68.9 59.9-76.7
College Graduate 237 67 33.1 25.4-41.7 170 66.9 58.3-74.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 27 7.3 4.5-11.6 244 92.7 88.4-95.5
$15,000- 24,999 284 41 15.3 9.2-24.3 243 84.7 75.7-90.8
$25,000- 34,999 163 38 22.0 14.2-32.5 125 78.0 67.5-85.8
$35,000- 49,999 113 37 39.6 27.6-53.1 76 60.4 46.9-72.4
$50,000-74,999 64 19 41.6 26.2-58.9 45 58.4 41.1-73.8
$75,000+ 53 20 44.0 27.9-61.5 33 56.0 38.5-72.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 4 24.1 8.6-51.6 12 75.9 48.4-91.4
Guilford 71 14 19.9 10.9-33.7 57 80.1 66.3-89.1
Mecklenburg 81 27 33.5 23.0-45.9 54 66.5 54.1-77.0
Orange 31 9 26.9 13.7-46.0 22 73.1 54.0-86.3
Wake 55 13 24.5 13.9-39.5 42 75.5 60.5-86.1
Chatham/Lee 52 7 16.3 7.5-31.8 45 83.7 68.2-92.5
Nash/Wilson 81 11 11.0 5.6-20.4 70 89.0 79.6-94.4
Craven/Pamlico 56 6 8.8 3.3-21.7 50 91.2 78.3-96.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 1 4.3 0.5-30.1 8 95.7 69.9-99.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 17 20.8 12.4-32.7 88 79.2 67.3-87.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 42.1 14.8-75.2 6 57.9 24.8-85.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 16 18.7 10.7-30.8 78 81.3 69.2-89.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 10 10.7 5.7-19.3 92 89.3 80.7-94.3
Northeast NC I 171 19 13.8 8.4-21.9 152 86.2 78.1-91.6
Northeast NC II 98 16 20.3 11.7-32.9 82 79.7 67.1-88.3
Northeastern Partnership 269 35 16.9 11.6-23.9 234 83.1 76.1-88.4
Mountain AHEC 32 8 25.2 11.1-47.6 24 74.8 52.4-88.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 666 89 17.7 12.5-24.4 577 82.3 75.6-87.5
Piedmont 544 107 21.2 16.7-26.4 437 78.8 73.6-83.3
Western NC 46 10 19.8 8.3-40.2 36 80.2 59.8-91.7

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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 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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