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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,118 3,242 37.7 36.1-39.4 3,675 39.9 38.3-41.6 2,201 22.4 21.0-23.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,791 2,784 38.2 36.5-40.0 3,216 41.4 39.7-43.2 1,791 20.3 19.0-21.7
No 1,319 453 35.0 31.0-39.3 456 32.6 28.6-36.8 410 32.4 28.3-36.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 182 61 35.4 25.1-47.3 64 36.1 25.1-48.7 57 28.5 17.8-42.4
Recommended Range 3,177 1,319 43.6 40.9-46.4 1,217 36.6 34.0-39.4 641 19.7 17.6-22.0
Overweight 3,018 1,105 39.2 36.4-42.1 1,231 41.0 38.3-43.8 682 19.7 17.7-22.0
Obese 2,223 633 31.1 27.7-34.6 976 45.0 41.6-48.4 614 24.0 21.3-26.8
Current Smoker
No 7,004 2,528 38.3 36.4-40.1 2,845 40.3 38.5-42.1 1,631 21.4 20.0-23.0
Yes 2,077 703 36.0 32.5-39.5 814 38.8 35.5-42.2 560 25.2 22.3-28.4
Binge Drinker
No 8,428 2,943 36.5 34.9-38.2 3,411 40.7 39.1-42.4 2,074 22.8 21.4-24.2
Yes 614 267 49.7 43.1-56.4 239 31.6 26.5-37.3 108 18.6 13.8-24.6
Heavy Drinker
No 8,794 3,108 37.4 35.8-39.1 3,562 40.3 38.7-41.9 2,124 22.3 20.9-23.7
Yes 242 101 44.7 33.3-56.7 90 35.2 26.1-45.5 51 20.1 12.6-30.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,968 415 22.9 19.8-26.3 674 35.3 31.8-38.9 879 41.8 38.2-45.5
No 7,126 2,821 41.1 39.3-43.0 2,992 41.0 39.2-42.8 1,313 17.9 16.5-19.3
Disability Status
Yes 2,920 802 29.6 26.8-32.6 1,082 35.9 33.2-38.7 1,036 34.5 31.7-37.4
No 6,073 2,395 40.9 38.9-42.9 2,541 41.7 39.7-43.7 1,137 17.4 16.0-19.0
Current Asthma
Yes 703 218 32.9 27.6-38.6 263 38.8 33.1-44.8 222 28.3 23.6-33.5
No 8,394 3,016 38.1 36.4-39.8 3,406 40.1 38.4-41.8 1,972 21.8 20.4-23.2
Diabetes
Yes 916 248 29.1 24.8-33.8 336 38.2 33.6-43.1 332 32.7 28.4-37.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 29 27.5 16.3-42.4 32 49.6 33.8-65.5 15 22.9 12.3-38.8
No 8,114 2,961 38.6 36.8-40.3 3,302 40.0 38.3-41.7 1,851 21.4 20.0-22.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,142 953 32.5 30.0-35.1 1,236 40.1 37.5-42.8 953 27.4 25.0-29.8
No 5,939 2,278 39.7 37.7-41.8 2,428 39.9 37.9-41.9 1,233 20.4 18.8-22.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,047 902 31.1 28.5-33.8 1,167 39.5 36.7-42.3 978 29.4 27.0-32.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 102 43 36.7 25.2-50.0 42 45.3 32.7-58.5 17 18.0 9.6-31.3
No 5,961 2,297 40.4 38.4-42.4 2,461 40.0 38.1-42.0 1,203 19.6 18.0-21.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,648 848 33.9 31.1-36.7 1,092 41.9 39.0-44.7 708 24.3 22.0-26.7
No 4,701 1,829 42.1 39.9-44.4 1,937 40.4 38.2-42.6 935 17.5 15.9-19.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 931 247 27.7 23.5-32.3 327 36.0 31.5-40.8 357 36.3 31.7-41.1
No 8,061 2,963 38.8 37.1-40.6 3,297 40.4 38.7-42.1 1,801 20.8 19.4-22.3

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*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous
physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical acti vity, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no activity.

^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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