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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

Moderate Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,228 5,393 46.4 44.8-48.0 6,835 53.6 52.0-55.2
GENDER
Male 4,592 2,228 51.1 48.5-53.7 2,364 48.9 46.3-51.5
Female 7,636 3,165 41.9 40.0-43.8 4,471 58.1 56.2-60.0
RACE
White 9,701 4,449 48.6 46.9-50.3 5,252 51.4 49.7-53.1
African American 1,688 570 37.4 33.5-41.5 1,118 62.6 58.5-66.5
Asian 100 42 35.9 24.9-48.6 58 64.1 51.4-75.1
Native American 280 109 44.2 33.4-55.6 171 55.8 44.4-66.6
Other Minorities 379 184 50.0 40.3-59.7 195 50.0 40.3-59.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 414 196 49.3 40.2-58.4 218 50.7 41.6-59.8
-English Speaking 220 119 52.7 42.3-62.8 101 47.3 37.2-57.7
-Spanish Speaking 194 77 47.4 34.7-60.4 117 52.6 39.6-65.3
Non-Hispanic 11,786 5,188 46.2 44.6-47.8 6,598 53.8 52.2-55.4
AGE
18-24 380 212 56.9 49.5-64.1 168 43.1 35.9-50.5
25-34 1,156 598 52.4 47.8-56.9 558 47.6 43.1-52.2
35-44 1,864 917 46.4 43.0-49.8 947 53.6 50.2-57.0
45-54 2,405 1,076 45.3 42.4-48.3 1,329 54.7 51.7-57.6
55-64 2,586 1,125 42.7 40.0-45.5 1,461 57.3 54.5-60.0
65-74 2,136 885 40.0 37.0-43.0 1,251 60.0 57.0-63.0
75+ 1,601 533 32.1 28.6-35.7 1,068 67.9 64.3-71.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,510 464 38.5 33.0-44.3 1,046 61.5 55.7-67.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,557 1,440 43.8 40.6-47.0 2,117 56.2 53.0-59.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,136 1,391 47.7 44.5-50.9 1,745 52.3 49.1-55.5
College Graduate 4,011 2,094 51.2 48.9-53.5 1,917 48.8 46.5-51.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,316 402 33.9 28.6-39.7 914 66.1 60.3-71.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,907 752 43.8 39.6-48.0 1,155 56.2 52.0-60.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,266 541 45.7 40.5-50.9 725 54.3 49.1-59.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,609 750 47.0 42.8-51.2 859 53.0 48.8-57.2
$50,000-74,999 1,737 844 49.2 45.4-53.0 893 50.8 47.0-54.6
$75,000+ 2,669 1,451 54.0 51.0-57.0 1,218 46.0 43.0-49.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,281 1,418 35.3 32.6-38.1 2,863 64.7 61.9-67.4
No 7,594 3,819 50.8 48.8-52.8 3,775 49.2 47.2-51.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,592 757 45.6 41.5-49.7 835 54.4 50.3-58.5
Non-Veteran 9,602 4,173 46.3 44.4-48.1 5,429 53.7 51.9-55.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or
respondents who report doing vigorous physical acti vity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No= Respondents who report no moderate physical activity or less than 30 minutes per day, or less than five days per week
and no vigorous physical activity or less than 20 minutes p er day, or less than three days per week.

^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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