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2008 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 15,824 11,420 75.4 74.4-76.3 4,404 24.6 23.7-25.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,895 10,160 76.7 75.8-77.7 3,735 23.3 22.3-24.2
No 1,903 1,243 69.2 65.9-72.4 660 30.8 27.6-34.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 137 63.1 53.0-72.2 96 36.9 27.8-47.0
Recommended Range 4,934 3,845 79.7 78.0-81.4 1,089 20.3 18.6-22.0
Overweight 5,584 4,140 76.9 75.4-78.5 1,444 23.1 21.5-24.6
Obese 4,375 2,880 71.2 69.2-73.1 1,495 28.8 26.9-30.8
Current Smoker
No 12,888 9,577 77.3 76.2-78.4 3,311 22.7 21.6-23.8
Yes 2,877 1,802 68.0 65.4-70.4 1,075 32.0 29.6-34.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,958 1,216 63.7 60.7-66.5 742 36.3 33.5-39.3
No 13,710 10,120 76.6 75.6-77.6 3,590 23.4 22.4-24.4
Binge Drinker
No 14,267 10,222 74.4 73.4-75.5 4,045 25.6 24.5-26.6
Yes 1,347 1,059 81.8 78.5-84.7 288 18.2 15.3-21.5
Heavy Drinker
No 14,947 10,787 75.5 74.5-76.5 4,160 24.5 23.5-25.5
Yes 568 419 76.0 70.5-80.8 149 24.0 19.2-29.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,314 815 68.2 64.5-71.6 499 31.8 28.4-35.5
No 14,438 10,562 76.0 75.0-77.1 3,876 24.0 22.9-25.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,967 1,205 63.5 60.5-66.5 762 36.5 33.5-39.5
No 13,849 10,208 76.6 75.5-77.6 3,641 23.4 22.4-24.5
Disability
Yes 5,881 3,589 63.8 62.0-65.6 2,292 36.2 34.4-38.0
No 9,492 7,506 80.7 79.5-81.9 1,986 19.3 18.1-20.5

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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