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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,269 2,687 23.4 22.3-24.6 11,582 76.6 75.4-77.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,462 2,341 23.2 22.1-24.4 10,121 76.8 75.6-77.9
No 1,777 340 23.6 20.4-27.2 1,437 76.4 72.8-79.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 247 33 16.1 9.7-25.6 214 83.9 74.4-90.3
Recommended Range 4,431 1,050 28.6 26.5-30.9 3,381 71.4 69.1-73.5
Overweight 5,000 1,021 25.3 23.4-27.3 3,979 74.7 72.7-76.6
Obese 3,962 512 17.0 15.0-19.2 3,450 83.0 80.8-85.0
Current Smoker
No 11,357 2,186 23.9 22.7-25.2 9,171 76.1 74.8-77.3
Yes 2,871 496 21.8 19.2-24.7 2,375 78.2 75.3-80.8
COPD
Yes 1,191 102 11.4 8.2-15.7 1,089 88.6 84.3-91.8
No 12,676 2,535 24.4 23.2-25.6 10,141 75.6 74.4-76.8
Binge Drinker
No 12,986 2,319 22.2 21.1-23.5 10,667 77.8 76.5-78.9
Yes 1,164 346 31.6 27.6-35.9 818 68.4 64.1-72.4
Heavy Drinker
No 13,566 2,516 23.1 21.9-24.3 11,050 76.9 75.7-78.1
Yes 518 133 28.3 22.2-35.3 385 71.7 64.7-77.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,171 159 19.2 15.5-23.6 1,012 80.8 76.4-84.5
No 13,031 2,519 23.8 22.6-25.0 10,512 76.2 75.0-77.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,769 165 11.0 8.9-13.5 1,604 89.0 86.5-91.1
No 12,224 2,492 24.8 23.6-26.1 9,732 75.2 73.9-76.4
Disability
Yes 5,177 546 14.3 12.5-16.2 4,631 85.7 83.8-87.5
No 8,720 2,089 27.7 26.2-29.2 6,631 72.3 70.8-73.8
Hypertension
Yes 5,494 669 15.4 13.9-17.0 4,825 84.6 83.0-86.1
No 8,750 2,014 26.7 25.2-28.2 6,736 73.3 71.8-74.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical ac tivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

^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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