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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How many days per week do you do these vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 day 2 days 3-4 days 5-6 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,690 515 17.5 15.3-19.9 608 22.3 19.8-24.9 970 39.0 36.0-42.0 382 13.8 11.8-16.1 215 7.5 6.0- 9.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,331 445 17.7 15.3-20.4 524 22.3 19.8-25.1 848 39.0 35.8-42.3 333 13.8 11.7-16.3 181 7.1 5.6- 9.0
No 355 70 17.0 12.1-23.3 81 19.7 14.1-26.8 121 38.8 31.2-47.0 49 14.7 9.6-21.9 34 9.8 5.8-16.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 12 18.6 8.8-35.0 9 27.9 10.7-55.6 18 45.7 26.7-66.1 3 4.1 1.0-15.7 3 3.7 1.0-13.0
Recommended Range 1,135 195 19.1 15.5-23.4 249 20.9 17.3-25.1 429 37.2 32.9-41.7 170 15.5 12.1-19.7 92 7.2 5.2-10.0
Overweight 960 192 15.6 12.5-19.2 220 23.3 19.4-27.7 339 41.8 36.8-46.9 133 11.5 9.0-14.6 76 7.8 5.6-10.8
Obese 471 95 17.8 13.1-23.7 109 22.3 16.7-29.2 161 35.8 28.8-43.5 70 16.9 11.7-23.7 36 7.2 3.8-13.2
Current Smoker
No 2,102 366 15.3 13.0-17.8 468 21.7 18.9-24.7 784 41.7 38.3-45.2 323 14.4 12.2-16.9 161 6.9 5.4- 9.0
Yes 575 147 25.0 19.8-31.0 136 23.9 18.9-29.7 184 30.1 24.7-36.0 55 11.8 7.4-18.2 53 9.3 6.2-13.8
Binge Drinker
No 2,359 450 17.3 15.0-19.9 533 22.6 19.9-25.5 851 38.7 35.6-42.0 331 13.2 11.2-15.6 194 8.1 6.5-10.1
Yes 298 54 15.0 10.2-21.6 68 20.2 14.6-27.3 111 43.1 34.3-52.3 45 17.9 11.0-27.6 20 3.8 2.0- 7.4
Heavy Drinker
No 2,564 492 17.4 15.2-19.8 575 22.4 19.9-25.2 928 39.4 36.3-42.5 359 13.1 11.2-15.2 210 7.8 6.2- 9.6
Yes 100 17 19.1 9.2-35.6 29 20.3 11.4-33.7 33 28.6 16.9-44.1 17 30.4 14.0-54.0 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,825 149 5.8 4.6- 7.4 170 8.8 7.0-11.0 936 55.1 51.4-58.7 373 19.9 17.1-23.1 197 10.4 8.3-12.9
Some Physical Activity 816 354 43.6 38.0-49.3 417 51.9 46.2-57.6 28 3.1 1.7- 5.5 6 0.5 0.2- 1.6 11 0.9 0.3- 2.1
Physically Inactive 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 182 42 24.9 14.8-38.7 35 10.5 5.5-19.1 60 33.1 22.8-45.3 27 21.7 11.7-36.7 18 9.8 4.7-19.6
No 2,502 472 16.9 14.7-19.3 572 23.2 20.6-26.0 908 39.4 36.4-42.6 355 13.2 11.3-15.5 195 7.3 5.8- 9.1
Disability Status
Yes 484 100 18.7 13.5-25.2 102 17.1 12.7-22.6 159 38.6 31.1-46.7 71 12.0 8.5-16.7 52 13.6 8.8-20.4
No 2,170 408 17.1 14.8-19.8 498 23.3 20.6-26.4 799 39.2 35.9-42.5 307 14.1 11.8-16.7 158 6.3 4.9- 8.1
Current Asthma
Yes 170 37 22.8 14.8-33.5 39 30.8 19.8-44.5 49 23.1 15.6-33.0 23 9.2 5.1-16.2 22 14.0 7.3-25.2
No 2,517 478 17.1 14.9-19.6 569 21.7 19.3-24.4 918 40.0 36.9-43.2 359 14.2 12.1-16.6 193 7.0 5.6- 8.8
Diabetes
Yes 124 24 15.2 8.4-25.9 26 16.3 9.0-27.5 39 40.3 27.8-54.2 21 17.6 9.8-29.5 14 10.6 4.9-21.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 24 4 12.5 3.0-39.5 7 35.5 13.9-65.2 8 20.7 8.3-43.0 5 31.3 10.5-64.0 0 0.0 . - .
No 2,537 486 17.6 15.3-20.1 574 22.4 19.9-25.2 921 39.1 36.0-42.2 356 13.6 11.5-16.0 200 7.4 5.9- 9.2
Arthritis
Yes 627 133 20.2 15.9-25.5 136 23.0 18.1-28.7 219 38.5 33.0-44.4 83 11.2 8.3-14.9 56 7.1 4.6-10.8
No 2,054 381 16.9 14.5-19.6 468 22.1 19.4-25.2 749 39.2 35.8-42.7 299 14.5 12.2-17.3 157 7.2 5.7- 9.2
High Blood Pressure
Yes 576 122 20.3 15.6-25.8 136 23.6 18.1-30.1 187 34.8 28.5-41.7 85 14.5 10.8-19.2 46 6.9 4.4-10.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 33 5 12.0 4.3-29.5 10 35.7 17.2-59.8 8 20.9 8.6-42.4 8 29.2 13.3-52.5 2 2.2 0.4-10.4
No 2,078 387 16.8 14.4-19.6 460 21.8 19.1-24.7 775 40.2 36.9-43.7 289 13.5 11.2-16.2 167 7.7 6.0- 9.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 603 136 22.6 18.0-27.9 148 25.1 20.1-30.8 201 34.1 28.7-40.0 69 10.4 7.5-14.4 49 7.8 5.0-11.8
No 1,559 270 14.5 12.2-17.1 341 21.7 18.6-25.3 579 40.8 37.0-44.8 240 14.6 12.0-17.7 129 8.3 6.2-11.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 130 28 16.9 10.3-26.7 40 24.0 15.6-35.1 36 33.5 22.6-46.6 16 20.2 11.4-33.2 10 5.3 1.9-14.0
No 2,534 481 17.4 15.1-19.8 561 22.2 19.7-24.9 928 39.4 36.3-42.5 363 13.5 11.5-15.9 201 7.6 6.0- 9.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing vigorous activities at least 10 minutes at a time.

^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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