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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,592 2,228 51.1 48.5-53.7 1,761 37.8 35.3-40.3 603 11.1 9.7-12.7
Female 7,636 3,165 41.9 40.0-43.8 3,172 42.8 40.9-44.7 1,299 15.3 13.9-16.8
RACE
White 9,701 4,449 48.6 46.9-50.3 3,858 40.0 38.4-41.7 1,394 11.4 10.4-12.4
African American 1,688 570 37.4 33.5-41.5 743 43.5 39.4-47.6 375 19.1 16.0-22.7
Asian 100 42 35.9 24.9-48.6 47 51.5 38.6-64.2 11 12.6 5.9-24.7
Native American 280 109 44.2 33.4-55.6 111 30.9 23.2-39.9 60 24.9 17.2-34.6
Other Minorities 379 184 50.0 40.3-59.7 146 38.0 28.9-48.0 49 12.0 7.8-18.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 414 196 49.3 40.2-58.4 156 37.0 28.6-46.4 62 13.7 9.1-20.0
-English Speaking 220 119 52.7 42.3-62.8 78 35.9 26.9-46.1 23 11.4 5.4-22.7
-Spanish Speaking 194 77 47.4 34.7-60.4 78 37.7 25.9-51.1 39 14.9 9.1-23.5
Non-Hispanic 11,786 5,188 46.2 44.6-47.8 4,765 40.7 39.1-42.2 1,833 13.2 12.2-14.3
AGE
18-24 380 212 56.9 49.5-64.1 130 33.0 26.7-40.0 38 10.0 6.3-15.6
25-34 1,156 598 52.4 47.8-56.9 472 39.9 35.5-44.4 86 7.7 5.7-10.3
35-44 1,864 917 46.4 43.0-49.8 773 43.5 40.1-47.0 174 10.1 7.9-12.8
45-54 2,405 1,076 45.3 42.4-48.3 1,038 42.0 39.1-45.0 291 12.7 10.7-14.9
55-64 2,586 1,125 42.7 40.0-45.5 1,041 42.7 39.9-45.6 420 14.5 12.8-16.5
65-74 2,136 885 40.0 37.0-43.0 852 39.7 36.7-42.7 399 20.3 17.8-23.1
75+ 1,601 533 32.1 28.6-35.7 583 37.2 33.4-41.3 485 30.7 27.0-34.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,510 464 38.5 33.0-44.3 589 38.1 33.0-43.5 457 23.4 19.7-27.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,557 1,440 43.8 40.6-47.0 1,445 39.7 36.6-42.8 672 16.5 14.3-19.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,136 1,391 47.7 44.5-50.9 1,314 41.4 38.3-44.5 431 10.9 9.4-12.6
College Graduate 4,011 2,094 51.2 48.9-53.5 1,579 41.0 38.7-43.3 338 7.8 6.7- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,316 402 33.9 28.6-39.7 522 42.5 36.5-48.6 392 23.6 19.6-28.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,907 752 43.8 39.6-48.0 724 35.6 31.7-39.6 431 20.7 17.4-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,266 541 45.7 40.5-50.9 525 40.0 35.0-45.2 200 14.4 11.5-17.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,609 750 47.0 42.8-51.2 674 41.7 37.7-45.8 185 11.3 8.9-14.3
$50,000-74,999 1,737 844 49.2 45.4-53.0 749 44.5 40.7-48.3 144 6.4 5.0- 8.0
$75,000+ 2,669 1,451 54.0 51.0-57.0 1,071 40.4 37.5-43.4 147 5.5 4.4- 6.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,281 1,418 35.3 32.6-38.1 1,675 41.5 38.7-44.3 1,188 23.2 21.2-25.4
No 7,594 3,819 50.8 48.8-52.8 3,116 40.2 38.3-42.1 659 9.0 7.8-10.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,592 757 45.6 41.5-49.7 595 41.2 37.0-45.5 240 13.2 10.8-16.0
Non-Veteran 9,602 4,173 46.3 44.4-48.1 3,938 40.7 38.9-42.5 1,491 13.1 11.9-14.3

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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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