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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do? Would you say: *

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  Total
Respond.^
Mostly sitting,/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,079 3,195 58.9 56.7-61.1 1,283 26.2 24.3-28.1 601 14.9 13.2-16.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,299 2,836 63.4 61.0-65.6 1,037 24.6 22.6-26.6 426 12.1 10.4-14.0
No 777 357 38.6 33.5-44.0 246 33.7 28.5-39.4 174 27.7 22.6-33.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 62 36 65.7 45.5-81.5 21 31.1 16.0-51.6 5 3.2 1.1- 9.3
Recommended Range 1,793 1,129 59.6 55.9-63.2 479 27.7 24.5-31.0 185 12.8 10.3-15.7
Overweight 1,717 1,057 58.0 54.3-61.6 436 26.7 23.6-30.1 224 15.3 12.6-18.4
Obese 1,216 794 62.0 57.1-66.6 275 21.5 18.1-25.4 147 16.5 12.5-21.4
Current Smoker
No 3,817 2,504 61.4 58.9-63.9 946 26.4 24.2-28.7 367 12.2 10.4-14.2
Yes 1,245 680 51.8 47.3-56.4 332 25.6 22.0-29.6 233 22.6 18.6-27.0
Binge Drinker
No 4,559 2,900 60.2 57.9-62.5 1,161 26.3 24.3-28.4 498 13.5 11.8-15.4
Yes 470 267 49.1 41.7-56.5 110 25.1 19.5-31.6 93 25.9 19.2-33.9
Heavy Drinker
No 4,874 3,069 59.0 56.7-61.2 1,236 26.1 24.2-28.1 569 15.0 13.2-16.9
Yes 156 99 66.4 53.1-77.5 30 19.2 11.0-31.4 27 14.4 8.1-24.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,898 1,180 59.4 55.7-63.0 471 24.1 21.3-27.3 247 16.4 13.5-19.8
Some Physical Activity 2,175 1,461 63.5 60.3-66.6 516 25.8 23.0-28.8 198 10.7 8.7-13.0
Physically Inactive 888 484 47.9 42.7-53.2 265 32.1 27.2-37.5 139 19.9 15.5-25.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 510 275 44.6 37.7-51.8 152 34.0 27.5-41.2 83 21.4 15.6-28.6
No 4,560 2,912 60.6 58.3-62.8 1,130 25.3 23.3-27.3 518 14.1 12.4-16.1
Disability Status
Yes 915 573 60.0 54.5-65.2 216 23.2 19.2-27.8 126 16.8 12.5-22.3
No 4,087 2,578 59.0 56.6-61.4 1,050 26.6 24.5-28.8 459 14.4 12.6-16.4
Current Asthma
Yes 291 196 66.4 57.0-74.7 63 23.4 16.3-32.5 32 10.2 5.8-17.4
No 4,782 2,994 58.5 56.2-60.7 1,219 26.4 24.4-28.4 569 15.2 13.4-17.1
Diabetes
Yes 270 182 68.5 60.1-75.9 66 22.8 16.6-30.5 22 8.6 4.7-15.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 43 25 68.9 47.7-84.3 15 20.7 9.5-39.4 3 10.4 2.6-33.1
No 4,761 2,984 58.4 56.1-60.6 1,201 26.4 24.4-28.4 576 15.3 13.5-17.2
Arthritis
Yes 1,191 764 64.0 59.6-68.2 290 24.3 20.6-28.4 137 11.7 9.1-15.0
No 3,875 2,425 57.7 55.1-60.2 989 26.7 24.5-28.9 461 15.7 13.7-17.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,171 767 65.3 61.0-69.4 288 24.6 21.0-28.7 116 10.0 7.6-13.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 72 49 71.7 56.1-83.3 19 25.2 14.0-40.9 4 3.2 1.1- 8.8
No 3,831 2,378 57.2 54.7-59.7 975 26.6 24.4-28.9 478 16.2 14.2-18.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,207 839 69.6 65.5-73.4 274 21.5 18.3-25.1 94 8.9 6.5-12.1
No 2,790 1,794 61.4 58.5-64.2 695 25.4 23.0-28.0 301 13.2 11.1-15.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 210 131 58.0 47.8-67.5 50 28.2 19.7-38.6 29 13.9 8.8-21.2
No 4,808 3,028 59.1 56.8-61.3 1,218 26.1 24.2-28.1 562 14.8 13.1-16.8

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being employed or self-employed.

^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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