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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past month, other than your regular job, 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 14,767 10,751 75.7 74.7-76.8 4,016 24.3 23.2-25.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,880 9,532 77.7 76.7-78.7 3,348 22.3 21.3-23.3
No 1,855 1,198 66.9 63.4-70.2 657 33.1 29.8-36.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 253 173 69.5 59.9-77.7 80 30.5 22.3-40.1
Recommended Range 4,582 3,568 79.8 77.9-81.6 1,014 20.2 18.4-22.1
Overweight 5,173 3,918 78.9 77.3-80.4 1,255 21.1 19.6-22.7
Obese 4,072 2,667 70.4 68.3-72.4 1,405 29.6 27.6-31.7
Current Smoker
No 11,752 8,822 77.7 76.6-78.9 2,930 22.3 21.1-23.4
Yes 2,972 1,896 68.9 66.3-71.3 1,076 31.1 28.7-33.7
COPD
Yes 1,196 658 58.2 53.8-62.5 538 41.8 37.5-46.2
No 12,862 9,609 77.0 75.9-78.1 3,253 23.0 21.9-24.1
Binge Drinker
No 13,405 9,673 74.8 73.6-75.8 3,732 25.2 24.2-26.4
Yes 1,189 946 82.6 78.9-85.8 243 17.4 14.2-21.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,998 10,158 75.7 74.6-76.7 3,840 24.3 23.3-25.4
Yes 526 412 78.4 72.7-83.3 114 21.6 16.7-27.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,200 708 64.2 59.8-68.4 492 35.8 31.6-40.2
No 13,498 9,993 76.7 75.6-77.7 3,505 23.3 22.3-24.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,822 1,081 61.8 58.8-64.7 741 38.2 35.3-41.2
No 12,666 9,479 77.2 76.1-78.3 3,187 22.8 21.7-23.9
Disability
Yes 5,298 3,184 63.0 61.0-65.0 2,114 37.0 35.0-39.0
No 8,846 7,111 81.4 80.1-82.6 1,735 18.6 17.4-19.9
Hypertension
Yes 5,688 3,744 68.4 66.7-70.0 1,944 31.6 30.0-33.3
No 9,052 6,988 78.7 77.3-80.0 2,064 21.3 20.0-22.7

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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.

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