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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,311 1,465 19.3 17.9-20.7 7,846 80.7 79.3-82.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,962 1,281 19.8 18.3-21.4 6,681 80.2 78.6-81.7
No 1,341 183 16.4 13.4-20.0 1,158 83.6 80.0-86.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 183 24 13.2 7.9-21.1 159 86.8 78.9-92.1
Recommended Range 3,226 644 22.7 20.4-25.2 2,582 77.3 74.8-79.6
Overweight 3,076 522 22.1 19.7-24.8 2,554 77.9 75.2-80.3
Obese 2,281 241 13.5 11.0-16.4 2,040 86.5 83.6-89.0
Current Smoker
No 7,148 1,185 20.6 19.0-22.3 5,963 79.4 77.7-81.0
Yes 2,124 273 15.4 12.9-18.2 1,851 84.6 81.8-87.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,602 1,281 18.2 16.8-19.7 7,321 81.8 80.3-83.2
Yes 622 171 32.0 26.0-38.7 451 68.0 61.3-74.0
Heavy Drinker
No 8,975 1,398 19.2 17.8-20.6 7,577 80.8 79.4-82.2
Yes 246 54 25.2 15.9-37.6 192 74.8 62.4-84.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,208 1,465 52.8 50.0-55.6 1,743 47.2 44.4-50.0
Some Physical Activity 3,675 0 0.0 . - . 3,675 100 . - .
Physically Inactive 2,201 0 0.0 . - . 2,201 100 . - .
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,035 94 8.1 5.9-11.0 1,941 91.9 89.0-94.1
No 7,252 1,368 21.9 20.4-23.6 5,884 78.1 76.4-79.6
Disability Status
Yes 3,009 261 11.5 9.4-13.9 2,748 88.5 86.1-90.6
No 6,171 1,186 22.5 20.8-24.3 4,985 77.5 75.7-79.2
Current Asthma
Yes 728 88 13.4 9.9-17.9 640 86.6 82.1-90.1
No 8,561 1,374 19.7 18.3-21.3 7,187 80.3 78.7-81.7
Diabetes
Yes 947 68 10.8 7.8-14.9 879 89.2 85.1-92.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 10 10.6 4.5-23.3 67 89.4 76.7-95.5
No 8,273 1,384 20.2 18.7-21.7 6,889 79.8 78.3-81.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,264 332 11.9 10.3-13.8 2,932 88.1 86.2-89.7
No 6,008 1,130 22.2 20.4-24.1 4,878 77.8 75.9-79.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,139 291 12.1 10.2-14.4 2,848 87.9 85.6-89.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 15 15.3 8.3-26.5 89 84.7 73.5-91.7
No 6,059 1,159 22.3 20.5-24.1 4,900 77.7 75.9-79.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,721 305 12.5 10.7-14.5 2,416 87.5 85.5-89.3
No 4,784 881 22.9 20.9-25.0 3,903 77.1 75.0-79.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 964 56 7.8 5.4-11.0 908 92.2 89.0-94.6
No 8,215 1,398 20.5 19.1-22.1 6,817 79.5 77.9-80.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical a ctivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

^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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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