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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Leisure Time Physical Activity *

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,452 6,865 75.0 73.6-76.3 2,587 25.0 23.7-26.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,075 5,991 77.1 75.7-78.4 2,084 22.9 21.6-24.3
No 1,368 867 64.7 60.4-68.7 501 35.3 31.3-39.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 114 62.3 49.3-73.7 70 37.7 26.3-50.7
Recommended Range 3,277 2,578 80.1 77.9-82.1 699 19.9 17.9-22.1
Overweight 3,121 2,279 76.0 73.7-78.3 842 24.0 21.7-26.3
Obese 2,308 1,541 69.9 66.9-72.7 767 30.1 27.3-33.1
Current Smoker
No 7,253 5,428 77.1 75.6-78.5 1,825 22.9 21.5-24.4
Yes 2,156 1,405 68.5 65.3-71.6 751 31.5 28.4-34.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,727 6,285 74.6 73.1-75.9 2,442 25.4 24.1-26.9
Yes 630 511 80.1 74.2-84.9 119 19.9 15.1-25.8
Heavy Drinker
No 9,106 6,598 75.0 73.7-76.4 2,508 25.0 23.6-26.3
Yes 246 198 80.6 70.4-87.9 48 19.4 12.1-29.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,242 2,895 89.9 88.2-91.4 347 10.1 8.6-11.8
Some Physical Activity 3,675 2,914 82.0 80.1-83.7 761 18.0 16.3-19.9
Physically Inactive 2,198 819 38.3 35.0-41.6 1,379 61.7 58.4-65.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,065 1,075 52.5 48.9-56.1 990 47.5 43.9-51.1
No 7,361 5,775 80.3 78.9-81.7 1,586 19.7 18.3-21.1
Disability Status
Yes 3,033 1,835 61.3 58.4-64.1 1,198 38.7 35.9-41.6
No 6,231 4,897 80.5 78.9-81.9 1,334 19.5 18.1-21.1
Current Asthma
Yes 733 483 67.4 62.0-72.4 250 32.6 27.6-38.0
No 8,697 6,367 75.6 74.2-77.0 2,330 24.4 23.0-25.8
Diabetes
Yes 959 602 64.7 60.0-69.0 357 35.3 31.0-40.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 52 54.9 38.6-70.2 26 45.1 29.8-61.4
No 8,401 6,204 76.2 74.7-77.6 2,197 23.8 22.4-25.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,299 2,163 67.2 64.7-69.6 1,136 32.8 30.4-35.3
No 6,087 4,664 78.1 76.4-79.7 1,423 21.9 20.3-23.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,188 2,136 68.6 66.0-71.0 1,052 31.4 29.0-34.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 80 77.2 63.8-86.7 24 22.8 13.3-36.2
No 6,151 4,645 77.6 76.0-79.2 1,506 22.4 20.8-24.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,752 1,901 70.3 67.6-72.8 851 29.7 27.2-32.4
No 4,863 3,749 80.4 78.7-82.0 1,114 19.6 18.0-21.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 969 580 61.5 56.7-66.0 389 38.5 34.0-43.3
No 8,296 6,162 76.3 74.9-77.7 2,134 23.7 22.3-25.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the exercise question.
Yes = Respondents who report any level of physical activity or exercise.
No = Respondents reporting no physical activity or exercise.

^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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