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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
North Carolina 12,228 5,393 46.4 44.8-48.0 4,933 40.4 38.8-41.9 1,902 13.2 12.2-14.3
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,688 570 37.4 33.5-41.5 743 43.5 39.4-47.6 375 19.1 16.0-22.7
GENDER
Male 554 235 43.5 37.1-50.0 222 40.9 34.6-47.5 97 15.7 11.4-21.2
Female 1,134 335 32.6 27.8-37.9 521 45.5 40.4-50.8 278 21.8 17.6-26.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 6 33.9 10.8-68.4 6 57.8 24.7-85.1 2 8.3 1.8-31.3
Non-Hispanic 1,674 564 37.5 33.5-41.6 737 43.3 39.3-47.4 373 19.2 16.1-22.9
AGE
18-24 82 34 42.4 28.3-57.9 33 37.6 24.7-52.4 15 20.0 9.6-37.1
25-34 190 83 44.6 34.9-54.7 84 43.5 34.0-53.5 23 11.9 6.7-20.2
35-44 268 129 47.5 38.9-56.2 102 40.0 31.7-49.0 37 12.5 7.5-20.2
45-54 364 113 31.4 24.8-38.8 173 48.8 40.8-56.9 78 19.8 14.4-26.6
55-64 377 111 30.3 23.9-37.5 175 51.4 44.0-58.7 91 18.4 13.8-24.0
65+ 395 95 23.5 17.4-30.9 172 40.5 32.7-48.8 128 36.0 28.5-44.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 274 69 26.7 18.5-36.8 125 44.1 33.8-54.9 80 29.2 20.5-39.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 605 187 36.7 29.7-44.3 250 38.9 32.2-46.1 168 24.4 18.2-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 416 157 41.7 33.8-50.1 186 45.7 37.7-53.8 73 12.7 9.0-17.5
College Graduate 390 157 40.7 33.9-47.8 180 47.9 40.7-55.1 53 11.5 7.7-16.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 322 88 28.7 21.4-37.3 142 44.3 35.2-53.8 92 27.0 20.1-35.3
$15,000- 24,999 361 103 38.0 30.0-46.7 153 38.6 31.0-46.8 105 23.4 17.0-31.3
$25,000- 34,999 191 73 42.0 30.5-54.5 79 44.9 32.6-57.9 39 13.0 8.3-19.9
$35,000-49,999 198 74 44.1 30.6-58.4 90 40.7 29.4-53.1 34 15.2 9.1-24.5
$50,000- 74,999 193 82 42.3 31.9-53.4 94 52.4 41.6-62.9 17 5.3 2.9- 9.6
$75,000+ 185 76 39.4 30.2-49.4 95 53.0 42.8-62.9 14 7.6 3.5-15.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 667 176 27.8 22.3-34.1 286 47.5 40.8-54.3 205 24.7 19.9-30.2
No 948 366 41.3 36.3-46.5 431 42.4 37.5-47.5 151 16.3 12.1-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 201 83 37.4 28.1-47.7 82 48.1 37.4-59.0 36 14.5 8.1-24.4
Non-Veteran 1,344 438 37.1 32.8-41.7 609 43.6 39.2-48.2 297 19.2 15.7-23.4

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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 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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