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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,528 2,735 25.9 24.4-27.4 9,793 74.1 72.6-75.6
GENDER
Male 4,661 1,287 32.2 29.7-34.9 3,374 67.8 65.1-70.3
Female 7,867 1,448 19.9 18.4-21.3 6,419 80.1 78.7-81.6
RACE
White 9,936 2,232 26.9 25.3-28.6 7,704 73.1 71.4-74.7
African American 1,733 300 20.3 17.3-23.6 1,433 79.7 76.4-82.7
Asian 99 18 12.0 6.2-21.9 81 88.0 78.1-93.8
Native American 295 51 23.4 13.6-37.1 244 76.6 62.9-86.4
Other Minorities 383 111 31.1 22.8-40.9 272 68.9 59.1-77.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 424 120 30.9 23.1-40.0 304 69.1 60.0-76.9
-English Speaking 227 83 41.2 31.5-51.6 144 58.8 48.4-68.5
-Spanish Speaking 197 37 25.2 15.2-38.9 160 74.8 61.1-84.8
Non-Hispanic 12,071 2,611 25.4 24.0-26.9 9,460 74.6 73.1-76.0
AGE
18-24 386 147 38.0 31.0-45.6 239 62.0 54.4-69.0
25-34 1,163 392 35.7 31.5-40.2 771 64.3 59.8-68.5
35-44 1,879 543 27.0 24.3-29.9 1,336 73.0 70.1-75.7
45-54 2,436 574 24.6 22.1-27.3 1,862 75.4 72.7-77.9
55-64 2,642 529 18.8 16.8-20.9 2,113 81.2 79.1-83.2
65-74 2,210 336 14.3 12.4-16.5 1,874 85.7 83.5-87.6
75+ 1,707 183 11.0 8.7-13.8 1,524 89.0 86.2-91.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,589 159 16.5 12.4-21.8 1,430 83.5 78.2-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,685 644 22.1 19.4-25.0 3,041 77.9 75.0-80.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,194 691 26.0 23.0-29.2 2,503 74.0 70.8-77.0
College Graduate 4,043 1,239 33.3 31.1-35.6 2,804 66.7 64.4-68.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,367 138 14.7 11.1-19.3 1,229 85.3 80.7-88.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,972 316 23.0 19.2-27.2 1,656 77.0 72.8-80.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,299 246 21.3 17.0-26.4 1,053 78.7 73.6-83.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,619 385 24.9 21.5-28.6 1,234 75.1 71.4-78.5
$50,000-74,999 1,756 472 30.2 26.6-34.1 1,284 69.8 65.9-73.4
$75,000+ 2,686 886 34.7 31.8-37.8 1,800 65.3 62.2-68.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,435 551 15.7 13.5-18.2 3,884 84.3 81.8-86.5
No 7,725 2,101 30.0 28.2-31.9 5,624 70.0 68.1-71.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,614 406 25.4 22.0-29.1 1,208 74.6 70.9-78.0
Non-Veteran 9,860 2,086 25.9 24.2-27.6 7,774 74.1 72.4-75.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical ac tivity or less than 20 minutes per 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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