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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

On days when you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, how much total time per day do you spend doing these activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
10-20 minutes 21-30 minutes 31-60 minutes 1-2 hours More than 2 hours
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,653 284 9.7 8.1-11.5 646 24.4 21.9-27.1 992 37.6 34.6-40.7 451 18.0 15.7-20.5 280 10.4 8.7-12.3
GENDER
Male 1,258 119 7.6 5.8- 9.9 259 21.8 18.4-25.6 449 38.0 33.7-42.5 261 20.8 17.5-24.5 170 11.8 9.5-14.6
Female 1,395 165 12.9 10.2-16.0 387 28.4 24.8-32.2 543 36.9 33.2-40.8 190 13.7 11.1-16.8 110 8.1 6.2-10.6
RACE
White 2,116 226 9.9 8.2-12.0 500 24.4 21.6-27.5 800 36.9 33.6-40.3 357 17.8 15.3-20.7 233 11.0 9.1-13.2
African American 397 35 7.9 4.4-13.9 106 23.4 17.9-30.0 147 37.3 30.1-45.2 72 21.2 15.6-28.2 37 10.2 6.2-16.2
Asian 16 2 4.5 0.8-21.4 8 29.5 10.5-59.8 5 57.0 26.7-82.8 1 9.0 1.2-44.3 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 52 12 17.2 6.8-37.2 10 11.4 4.6-25.4 10 39.3 12.4-74.8 15 25.9 10.6-50.6 5 6.2 1.8-19.8
Other Minorities 60 7 10.5 3.9-25.2 20 30.1 15.5-50.2 24 47.3 28.5-67.0 4 8.7 2.5-26.5 5 3.4 1.1- 9.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 7 10.2 3.8-24.2 24 29.9 15.4-49.8 33 44.2 26.0-64.0 5 10.1 3.2-27.8 6 5.7 1.8-16.9
-English Speaking 52 6 18.0 6.4-41.2 16 14.3 6.0-30.3 22 51.2 28.2-73.7 4 9.7 2.7-29.1 4 6.8 1.3-28.6
-Spanish Speaking 23 1 1.6 0.2-11.3 8 46.9 20.3-75.3 11 36.4 13.2-68.3 1 10.6 1.5-48.3 2 4.5 1.0-18.4
Non-Hispanic 2,572 277 9.7 8.1-11.6 620 24.1 21.6-26.8 956 37.3 34.3-40.5 445 18.3 16.0-20.9 274 10.6 8.9-12.5
AGE
18-24 285 26 9.4 5.3-16.2 78 21.2 15.2-28.7 114 41.7 32.8-51.2 49 19.6 13.5-27.5 18 8.1 4.4-14.5
25-34 544 62 11.8 8.5-16.2 141 26.2 21.0-32.1 200 34.2 28.7-40.2 92 16.6 12.6-21.6 49 11.2 7.8-15.7
35-44 649 70 8.4 6.1-11.4 170 25.7 21.0-31.0 249 38.5 33.3-44.0 107 18.5 14.3-23.5 53 9.0 6.3-12.7
45-54 523 61 9.1 6.4-12.8 129 28.8 22.7-35.8 193 37.4 31.2-44.0 71 12.8 8.7-18.2 69 11.9 8.4-16.7
55-64 346 38 8.9 5.6-13.9 84 24.8 18.7-32.1 128 37.7 30.5-45.6 56 17.9 12.4-25.2 40 10.6 7.1-15.6
65-74 201 17 10.5 5.7-18.5 30 11.5 7.1-18.0 71 35.2 26.2-45.3 51 26.1 18.4-35.6 32 16.8 10.8-25.1
75+ 86 8 9.1 3.1-23.7 10 11.7 4.6-26.9 28 26.6 16.2-40.4 23 36.0 22.5-52.2 17 16.5 8.4-29.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 15 7.7 4.1-13.9 32 23.1 13.1-37.5 58 30.4 21.0-41.9 34 21.9 13.3-33.8 33 16.8 10.4-26.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 664 82 11.7 8.3-16.3 130 19.0 14.8-24.1 214 34.5 28.5-41.0 141 20.5 16.0-25.8 97 14.3 10.8-18.8
Some Post-H.S. 722 77 9.5 6.7-13.3 204 29.1 24.0-34.7 252 35.2 29.3-41.6 119 16.7 12.5-21.9 70 9.6 6.5-13.8
College Graduate 1,092 110 8.7 6.7-11.2 280 24.5 20.8-28.5 468 43.0 38.8-47.4 155 16.6 13.4-20.3 79 7.2 5.3- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 24 10.9 6.1-18.7 37 21.0 13.1-31.8 48 30.2 18.5-45.1 38 28.0 18.3-40.4 18 10.0 5.2-18.4
$15,000- 24,999 384 48 13.2 8.4-20.0 87 21.3 15.1-29.2 120 30.1 22.7-38.8 75 19.4 13.2-27.5 54 16.0 10.7-23.4
$25,000- 34,999 316 30 9.1 5.6-14.6 88 28.3 21.0-36.9 118 37.4 29.2-46.3 46 13.1 8.3-20.0 34 12.1 7.3-19.5
$35,000- 49,999 454 46 6.9 4.6-10.3 102 28.3 22.1-35.5 161 35.0 28.6-41.9 92 20.5 15.6-26.6 53 9.3 6.2-13.8
$50,000-74,999 411 47 10.8 7.2-15.8 88 20.1 15.0-26.3 171 41.0 33.5-48.9 64 18.6 13.5-25.0 41 9.6 6.4-14.2
$75,000+ 554 51 7.2 4.9-10.3 148 26.9 21.6-33.0 244 44.1 38.2-50.1 67 14.9 10.3-20.9 44 7.0 4.6-10.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 146 13 9.4 4.9-17.5 34 24.8 16.8-34.9 56 35.4 26.9-44.9 19 13.8 8.6-21.6 24 16.6 10.2-25.8
Guilford 148 13 7.3 4.1-12.9 34 21.1 14.6-29.5 64 41.5 32.2-51.5 26 22.6 14.7-33.2 11 7.4 3.6-14.8
Mecklenburg 159 12 5.7 3.0-10.5 32 20.4 14.0-28.6 84 48.7 38.5-59.1 20 19.5 10.6-33.0 11 5.7 3.0-10.8
Orange 192 23 12.1 7.3-19.4 54 26.7 19.8-34.9 88 44.6 36.1-53.5 15 7.7 4.1-14.0 12 8.9 4.0-18.8
Wake 166 11 6.5 3.4-11.9 40 24.3 17.3-33.1 68 36.2 28.4-44.8 37 26.4 18.6-35.9 10 6.6 3.3-12.6
Chatham/Lee 90 9 10.4 5.2-19.9 22 26.8 15.7-41.8 33 34.3 23.9-46.3 15 16.7 9.3-28.0 11 11.9 6.2-21.5
Nash/Wilson 77 12 13.3 7.2-23.4 10 9.2 4.4-18.2 32 51.0 38.2-63.7 15 16.9 9.5-28.0 8 9.7 4.5-19.7
Craven/Pamlico 121 11 8.7 4.1-17.5 25 22.3 14.6-32.4 52 44.9 34.5-55.8 24 18.6 12.1-27.4 9 5.5 2.8-10.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 112 12 9.9 5.4-17.3 33 28.3 20.0-38.4 33 30.7 21.8-41.2 19 16.8 10.5-25.7 15 14.4 8.6-23.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 134 18 10.6 6.0-17.9 38 35.1 22.3-50.5 37 29.0 19.8-40.5 25 16.1 9.5-25.9 16 9.2 4.9-16.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 126 13 10.8 4.7-23.0 31 16.1 9.4-26.1 44 42.5 23.7-63.7 21 19.1 10.5-32.2 17 11.6 6.0-21.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 136 11 8.0 4.3-14.7 33 26.3 18.1-36.6 52 37.0 27.4-47.8 25 14.3 9.4-21.3 15 14.3 7.9-24.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 101 12 12.4 6.5-22.3 20 17.8 11.0-27.4 35 32.9 23.0-44.5 29 32.6 22.5-44.6 5 4.4 1.6-11.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 79 8 10.6 5.3-20.1 21 28.0 18.2-40.4 20 21.3 13.5-32.0 18 23.7 15.0-35.3 12 16.4 9.2-27.5
Northeast NC I 99 13 16.7 9.6-27.4 29 24.0 16.5-33.4 29 29.7 20.6-40.8 16 16.5 9.7-26.6 12 13.1 7.4-22.2
Northeast NC II 123 21 16.1 10.1-24.8 23 16.9 10.9-25.2 45 36.2 26.4-47.3 20 18.3 10.6-29.8 14 12.5 7.2-21.0
Northeastern Partnership 222 34 16.3 11.3-22.9 52 19.1 14.1-25.3 74 34.2 26.7-42.6 36 17.7 11.7-26.0 26 12.7 8.4-18.9
Mountain AHEC 396 41 14.6 9.8-21.2 94 24.3 18.7-30.9 148 34.3 28.1-41.1 64 15.7 11.4-21.2 49 11.1 7.7-15.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 796 96 10.2 7.3-14.1 184 25.2 20.2-31.0 290 38.8 32.9-45.1 145 15.4 11.8-20.0 81 10.3 7.3-14.2
Piedmont 1,241 121 8.8 6.8-11.4 308 23.3 20.1-26.9 490 38.3 34.3-42.5 202 19.9 16.6-23.6 120 9.7 7.5-12.3
Western NC 616 67 12.1 8.7-16.5 154 27.2 21.8-33.4 212 32.0 26.9-37.6 104 15.5 11.7-20.1 79 13.3 9.6-18.1

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing vigorous activities at least 10 minutes at a time.

^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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