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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work, or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,379 2,721 33.8 32.2-35.4 6,658 66.2 64.6-67.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,016 2,360 34.8 33.1-36.6 5,656 65.2 63.4-66.9
No 1,355 357 27.6 23.9-31.6 998 72.4 68.4-76.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 46 25.1 16.7-35.9 138 74.9 64.1-83.3
Recommended Range 3,257 1,147 39.8 37.0-42.6 2,110 60.2 57.4-63.0
Overweight 3,101 974 37.8 35.0-40.6 2,127 62.2 59.4-65.0
Obese 2,289 475 24.8 21.8-28.1 1,814 75.2 71.9-78.2
Current Smoker
No 7,194 2,122 34.5 32.7-36.4 5,072 65.5 63.6-67.3
Yes 2,145 585 31.2 28.1-34.6 1,560 68.8 65.4-71.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,664 2,388 32.1 30.5-33.8 6,276 67.9 66.2-69.5
Yes 625 299 50.0 43.4-56.6 326 50.0 43.4-56.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,040 2,594 33.6 31.9-35.2 6,446 66.4 64.8-68.1
Yes 246 100 41.7 30.9-53.3 146 58.3 46.7-69.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,235 1,838 63.0 60.3-65.6 1,397 37.0 34.4-39.7
Some Physical Activity 3,675 816 25.8 23.5-28.3 2,859 74.2 71.7-76.5
Physically Inactive 2,201 0 0.0 . - . 2,201 100 . - .
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,047 188 13.2 10.4-16.6 1,859 86.8 83.4-89.6
No 7,306 2,526 38.6 36.8-40.4 4,780 61.4 59.6-63.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,025 491 19.0 16.6-21.7 2,534 81.0 78.3-83.4
No 6,219 2,191 39.8 37.8-41.8 4,028 60.2 58.2-62.2
Current Asthma
Yes 729 171 30.9 25.5-37.0 558 69.1 63.0-74.5
No 8,628 2,547 34.0 32.3-35.7 6,081 66.0 64.3-67.7
Diabetes
Yes 953 126 16.7 13.1-21.0 827 83.3 79.0-86.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 24 23.0 13.0-37.3 54 77.0 62.7-87.0
No 8,334 2,566 35.4 33.7-37.1 5,768 64.6 62.9-66.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,285 640 22.1 19.9-24.5 2,645 77.9 75.5-80.1
No 6,053 2,072 38.4 36.4-40.4 3,981 61.6 59.6-63.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,159 586 23.0 20.5-25.7 2,573 77.0 74.3-79.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 33 34.8 23.5-48.2 71 65.2 51.8-76.5
No 6,107 2,099 38.1 36.1-40.1 4,008 61.9 59.9-63.9
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,735 611 25.2 22.7-27.8 2,124 74.8 72.2-77.3
No 4,825 1,577 37.9 35.7-40.2 3,248 62.1 59.8-64.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 132 15.1 12.0-18.8 836 84.9 81.2-88.0
No 8,277 2,562 35.7 34.0-37.4 5,715 64.3 62.6-66.0

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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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