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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week,
do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work,
or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,434 5,500 46.2 44.9-47.5 8,934 53.8 52.5-55.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,601 4,764 46.0 44.7-47.4 7,837 54.0 52.6-55.3
No 1,802 728 46.7 43.0-50.5 1,074 53.3 49.5-57.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 249 73 38.4 28.5-49.4 176 61.6 50.6-71.5
Recommended Range 4,479 1,968 52.2 49.9-54.5 2,511 47.8 45.5-50.1
Overweight 5,057 2,058 49.2 47.1-51.3 2,999 50.8 48.7-52.9
Obese 4,003 1,239 39.3 36.8-41.8 2,764 60.7 58.2-63.2
Current Smoker
No 11,485 4,436 46.9 45.4-48.3 7,049 53.1 51.7-54.6
Yes 2,908 1,049 44.2 41.2-47.2 1,859 55.8 52.8-58.8
COPD
Yes 1,195 248 25.9 21.7-30.7 947 74.1 69.3-78.3
No 12,826 5,123 47.7 46.4-49.1 7,703 52.3 50.9-53.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,143 4,797 44.0 42.7-45.3 8,346 56.0 54.7-57.3
Yes 1,169 657 62.4 58.1-66.5 512 37.6 33.5-41.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,723 5,193 46.1 44.8-47.5 8,530 53.9 52.5-55.2
Yes 520 240 49.9 43.2-56.7 280 50.1 43.3-56.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,178 328 36.0 31.5-40.8 850 64.0 59.2-68.5
No 13,188 5,152 47.1 45.8-48.4 8,036 52.9 51.6-54.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,784 379 24.2 21.5-27.2 1,405 75.8 72.8-78.5
No 12,371 5,036 48.6 47.2-50.0 7,335 51.4 50.0-52.8
Disability
Yes 5,230 1,228 30.2 28.0-32.5 4,002 69.8 67.5-72.0
No 8,822 4,134 53.5 51.9-55.1 4,688 46.5 44.9-48.1
Hypertension
Yes 5,552 1,477 32.0 30.2-33.9 4,075 68.0 66.1-69.8
No 8,856 4,016 52.0 50.3-53.6 4,840 48.0 46.4-49.7

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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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