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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Moderate Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,118 3,242 37.7 36.1-39.4 5,876 62.3 60.6-63.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,791 2,784 38.2 36.5-40.0 5,007 61.8 60.0-63.5
No 1,319 453 35.0 31.0-39.3 866 65.0 60.7-69.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 182 61 35.4 25.1-47.3 121 64.6 52.7-74.9
Recommended Range 3,177 1,319 43.6 40.9-46.4 1,858 56.4 53.6-59.1
Overweight 3,018 1,105 39.2 36.4-42.1 1,913 60.8 57.9-63.6
Obese 2,223 633 31.1 27.7-34.6 1,590 68.9 65.4-72.3
Current Smoker
No 7,004 2,528 38.3 36.4-40.1 4,476 61.7 59.9-63.6
Yes 2,077 703 36.0 32.5-39.5 1,374 64.0 60.5-67.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,428 2,943 36.5 34.9-38.2 5,485 63.5 61.8-65.1
Yes 614 267 49.7 43.1-56.4 347 50.3 43.6-56.9
Heavy Drinker
No 8,794 3,108 37.4 35.8-39.1 5,686 62.6 60.9-64.2
Yes 242 101 44.7 33.3-56.7 141 55.3 43.3-66.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,242 3,242 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
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 1,968 415 22.9 19.8-26.3 1,553 77.1 73.7-80.2
No 7,126 2,821 41.1 39.3-43.0 4,305 58.9 57.0-60.7
Disability Status
Yes 2,920 802 29.6 26.8-32.6 2,118 70.4 67.4-73.2
No 6,073 2,395 40.9 38.9-42.9 3,678 59.1 57.1-61.1
Current Asthma
Yes 703 218 32.9 27.6-38.6 485 67.1 61.4-72.4
No 8,394 3,016 38.1 36.4-39.8 5,378 61.9 60.2-63.6
Diabetes
Yes 916 248 29.1 24.8-33.8 668 70.9 66.2-75.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 29 27.5 16.3-42.4 47 72.5 57.6-83.7
No 8,114 2,961 38.6 36.8-40.3 5,153 61.4 59.7-63.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,142 953 32.5 30.0-35.1 2,189 67.5 64.9-70.0
No 5,939 2,278 39.7 37.7-41.8 3,661 60.3 58.2-62.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,047 902 31.1 28.5-33.8 2,145 68.9 66.2-71.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 102 43 36.7 25.2-50.0 59 63.3 50.0-74.8
No 5,961 2,297 40.4 38.4-42.4 3,664 59.6 57.6-61.6
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,648 848 33.9 31.1-36.7 1,800 66.1 63.3-68.9
No 4,701 1,829 42.1 39.9-44.4 2,872 57.9 55.6-60.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 931 247 27.7 23.5-32.3 684 72.3 67.7-76.5
No 8,061 2,963 38.8 37.1-40.6 5,098 61.2 59.4-62.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or 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 moderate physical activity or less than 30 minutes per day, or less than five days per week and no vigorous physical activity 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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