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2007 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 13,951 5,705 44.0 42.8-45.3 5,899 41.6 40.4-42.9 2,347 14.3 13.5-15.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,184 4,981 44.3 42.9-45.6 5,196 42.5 41.2-43.9 2,007 13.2 12.4-14.1
No 1,741 713 42.7 39.0-46.5 696 38.0 34.4-41.7 332 19.3 16.5-22.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 240 93 44.2 34.2-54.8 92 36.9 28.0-46.8 55 18.9 13.3-26.2
Recommended Range 4,337 2,082 51.0 48.7-53.4 1,665 37.6 35.4-39.9 590 11.4 10.0-12.9
Overweight 4,900 2,095 45.4 43.3-47.5 2,086 42.6 40.5-44.7 719 12.0 10.8-13.3
Obese 3,881 1,249 36.0 33.5-38.4 1,824 46.6 44.1-49.1 808 17.4 15.7-19.3
Current Smoker
No 11,103 4,573 44.1 42.7-45.5 4,717 42.0 40.6-43.4 1,813 13.9 13.0-14.9
Yes 2,810 1,121 44.1 41.1-47.1 1,162 40.4 37.5-43.3 527 15.6 13.8-17.5
COPD
Yes 1,147 322 31.1 26.7-35.7 478 41.7 37.3-46.3 347 27.2 23.1-31.8
No 12,412 5,255 45.0 43.7-46.4 5,282 41.9 40.5-43.2 1,875 13.1 12.2-14.0
Binge Drinker
No 12,687 5,051 43.0 41.6-44.3 5,428 42.1 40.8-43.4 2,208 14.9 14.0-15.8
Yes 1,152 604 51.5 47.0-56.0 432 38.7 34.5-43.2 116 9.7 7.2-13.0
Heavy Drinker
No 13,265 5,372 43.7 42.4-45.0 5,641 42.1 40.8-43.4 2,252 14.3 13.4-15.2
Yes 513 262 52.8 46.0-59.4 191 34.6 28.7-41.0 60 12.7 8.7-18.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,132 360 36.5 32.0-41.3 473 41.9 37.1-46.8 299 21.6 17.9-25.8
No 12,754 5,329 44.8 43.4-46.1 5,392 41.5 40.2-42.9 2,033 13.7 12.8-14.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,713 498 31.3 28.3-34.4 725 42.9 39.8-46.1 490 25.8 23.2-28.6
No 11,973 5,122 45.4 44.0-46.9 5,047 41.4 40.0-42.8 1,804 13.1 12.2-14.1
Disability
Yes 5,013 1,540 34.2 32.0-36.4 2,046 41.4 39.2-43.5 1,427 24.4 22.7-26.3
No 8,584 4,037 48.5 46.9-50.2 3,703 41.7 40.2-43.3 844 9.7 8.8-10.8
Hypertension
Yes 5,326 1,808 36.5 34.7-38.4 2,284 42.4 40.5-44.3 1,234 21.1 19.6-22.6
No 8,602 3,889 47.0 45.4-48.7 3,608 41.4 39.8-43.0 1,105 11.6 10.6-12.7

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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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