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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past month, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,036 11,128 74.8 73.9-75.7 3,908 25.2 24.3-26.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,781 9,653 77.0 76.1-77.9 3,128 23.0 22.1-23.9
No 2,234 1,458 64.2 61.5-66.8 776 35.8 33.2-38.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 167 69.1 60.4-76.6 76 30.9 23.4-39.6
Recommended Range 5,103 4,027 79.1 77.7-80.6 1,076 20.9 19.4-22.3
Overweight 5,192 3,974 77.5 76.1-78.9 1,218 22.5 21.1-23.9
Obese 3,677 2,445 67.6 65.7-69.5 1,232 32.4 30.5-34.3
Current Smoker
No 11,660 8,858 76.9 75.9-77.9 2,802 23.1 22.1-24.1
Yes 3,330 2,234 67.6 65.5-69.6 1,096 32.4 30.4-34.5
Binge Drinker
No 13,771 10,151 74.4 73.4-75.3 3,620 25.6 24.7-26.6
Yes 1,064 847 80.7 77.6-83.5 217 19.3 16.5-22.4
Heavy Drinker
No 14,432 10,694 74.8 73.9-75.7 3,738 25.2 24.3-26.1
Yes 469 346 76.2 71.3-80.6 123 23.8 19.4-28.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,205 1,762 56.4 54.2-58.7 1,443 43.6 41.3-45.8
No 11,779 9,337 79.3 78.4-80.2 2,442 20.7 19.8-21.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,188 761 66.7 63.2-69.9 427 33.3 30.1-36.8
No 13,763 10,311 75.5 74.6-76.4 3,452 24.5 23.6-25.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,559 955 64.1 61.0-67.0 604 35.9 33.0-39.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 100 70.2 59.9-78.8 36 29.8 21.2-40.1
No 13,157 9,961 76.2 75.2-77.1 3,196 23.8 22.9-24.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 178 110 61.3 51.5-70.2 68 38.7 29.8-48.5

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^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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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