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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as brisk walking,bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,402 6,920 74.3 72.9-75.7 2,482 25.7 24.3-27.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,035 6,003 76.3 74.8-77.7 2,032 23.7 22.3-25.2
No 1,359 910 64.6 60.3-68.7 449 35.4 31.3-39.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 122 70.1 56.5-80.9 62 29.9 19.1-43.5
Recommended Range 3,263 2,506 75.3 72.7-77.8 757 24.7 22.2-27.3
Overweight 3,110 2,322 76.7 74.3-78.9 788 23.3 21.1-25.7
Obese 2,294 1,638 74.9 72.1-77.6 656 25.1 22.4-27.9
Current Smoker
No 7,212 5,371 75.0 73.4-76.6 1,841 25.0 23.4-26.6
Yes 2,150 1,521 72.2 68.9-75.2 629 27.8 24.8-31.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,683 6,368 74.3 72.8-75.7 2,315 25.7 24.3-27.2
Yes 629 483 73.8 67.4-79.4 146 26.2 20.6-32.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,062 6,673 74.6 73.1-76.0 2,389 25.4 24.0-26.9
Yes 246 184 72.2 60.2-81.7 62 27.8 18.3-39.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,241 3,078 93.5 91.8-94.8 163 6.5 5.2- 8.2
Some Physical Activity 3,675 3,564 96.1 94.6-97.2 111 3.9 2.8- 5.4
Physically Inactive 2,201 0 0.0 . - . 2,201 100 . - .
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,049 1,136 57.3 53.6-60.8 913 42.7 39.2-46.4
No 7,327 5,768 78.3 76.7-79.8 1,559 21.7 20.2-23.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,029 1,951 65.5 62.7-68.2 1,078 34.5 31.8-37.3
No 6,228 4,861 77.9 76.2-79.5 1,367 22.1 20.5-23.8
Current Asthma
Yes 731 497 69.1 63.7-74.0 234 30.9 26.0-36.3
No 8,649 6,409 74.9 73.3-76.3 2,240 25.1 23.7-26.7
Diabetes
Yes 955 606 66.0 61.4-70.3 349 34.0 29.7-38.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 60 75.2 59.6-86.2 18 24.8 13.8-40.4
No 8,355 6,245 75.1 73.5-76.6 2,110 24.9 23.4-26.5
Arthritis
Yes 3,288 2,276 72.2 69.8-74.5 1,012 27.8 25.5-30.2
No 6,073 4,619 75.2 73.4-76.9 1,454 24.8 23.1-26.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,164 2,135 69.1 66.5-71.5 1,029 30.9 28.5-33.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 87 82.1 68.9-90.5 17 17.9 9.5-31.1
No 6,125 4,693 76.3 74.5-78.1 1,432 23.7 21.9-25.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,741 1,974 74.0 71.5-76.4 767 26.0 23.6-28.5
No 4,839 3,752 78.9 77.0-80.6 1,087 21.1 19.4-23.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 586 62.5 57.8-67.0 382 37.5 33.0-42.2
No 8,290 6,238 75.6 74.0-77.1 2,052 24.4 22.9-26.0

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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.

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

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