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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as brisk walking,bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 17,056 13,422 78.8 77.9-79.6 3,634 21.2 20.4-22.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,584 11,674 81.6 80.8-82.4 2,910 18.4 17.6-19.2
No 2,439 1,724 67.0 64.1-69.7 715 33.0 30.3-35.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 281 206 77.6 70.8-83.1 75 22.4 16.9-29.2
Recommended Range 5,640 4,659 81.4 79.8-82.9 981 18.6 17.1-20.2
Overweight 5,866 4,695 80.2 78.7-81.6 1,171 19.8 18.4-21.3
Obese 4,460 3,314 76.5 74.8-78.1 1,146 23.5 21.9-25.2
Current Smoker
No 13,483 10,634 78.8 77.8-79.7 2,849 21.2 20.3-22.2
Yes 3,496 2,729 78.9 76.9-80.7 767 21.1 19.3-23.1
Binge Drinker
No 15,575 12,220 78.5 77.5-79.4 3,355 21.5 20.6-22.5
Yes 1,316 1,083 81.7 78.6-84.5 233 18.3 15.5-21.4
Heavy Drinker
No 16,317 12,823 78.6 77.7-79.5 3,494 21.4 20.5-22.3
Yes 503 422 84.8 80.4-88.4 81 15.2 11.6-19.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,195 860 72.6 68.9-76.1 335 27.4 23.9-31.1
No 15,778 12,505 79.2 78.3-80.1 3,273 20.8 19.9-21.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,825 1,236 70.1 67.5-72.6 589 29.9 27.4-32.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 143 117 81.0 72.2-87.5 26 19.0 12.5-27.8
No 14,865 11,903 79.6 78.6-80.5 2,962 20.4 19.5-21.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 213 160 77.9 69.8-84.3 53 22.1 15.7-30.2

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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.

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