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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity--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 16,491 6,556 42.1 41.0-43.1 6,756 39.7 38.7-40.8 3,179 18.2 17.4-19.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,094 5,683 43.1 42.0-44.2 5,872 41.2 40.1-42.3 2,539 15.7 15.0-16.5
No 2,367 853 36.8 34.0-39.6 880 34.3 31.6-37.1 634 29.0 26.3-31.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 262 107 41.8 33.7-50.4 91 41.1 32.8-50.1 64 17.1 12.6-22.8
Recommended Range 5,485 2,573 49.9 48.0-51.8 2,088 35.6 33.9-37.4 824 14.5 13.2-15.8
Overweight 5,680 2,297 41.7 40.0-43.5 2,372 41.4 39.6-43.1 1,011 16.9 15.6-18.4
Obese 4,315 1,356 34.3 32.4-36.3 1,924 44.3 42.3-46.3 1,035 21.4 19.8-23.0
Current Smoker
No 13,039 5,215 42.1 40.9-43.2 5,332 39.7 38.5-40.8 2,492 18.3 17.4-19.2
Yes 3,381 1,318 42.3 39.9-44.8 1,392 39.9 37.7-42.3 671 17.8 16.1-19.5
Binge Drinker
No 15,041 5,880 41.0 39.9-42.1 6,208 40.2 39.2-41.3 2,953 18.7 17.9-19.6
Yes 1,295 616 50.7 47.0-54.4 492 35.8 32.4-39.3 187 13.5 11.2-16.2
Heavy Drinker
No 15,786 6,227 41.8 40.7-42.8 6,497 39.9 38.8-40.9 3,062 18.4 17.5-19.2
Yes 489 240 52.9 46.9-58.9 183 35.4 30.0-41.1 66 11.7 8.6-15.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,158 384 36.7 32.8-40.7 465 38.5 34.8-42.4 309 24.8 21.5-28.4
No 15,257 6,151 42.5 41.4-43.6 6,259 39.8 38.7-40.9 2,847 17.7 16.9-18.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,755 481 29.6 26.9-32.4 722 41.1 38.2-44.1 552 29.3 26.7-32.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 140 62 41.8 32.3-52.0 56 41.0 31.5-51.3 22 17.1 10.9-25.9
No 14,384 5,949 43.3 42.2-44.5 5,882 39.5 38.5-40.6 2,553 17.1 16.3-18.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 203 63 35.4 27.4-44.3 92 43.6 35.4-52.2 48 21.0 14.6-29.2

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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 activit y, 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.

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