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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do?*
Would you say:

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  Total
Respond.^
Mostly sitting/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,061 3,976 62.3 60.2-64.4 1,378 23.9 22.0-25.8 707 13.8 12.3-15.5
GENDER
Male 2,582 1,507 56.0 52.7-59.2 593 23.7 20.9-26.7 482 20.3 17.7-23.2
Female 3,479 2,469 69.9 67.5-72.3 785 24.0 21.8-26.4 225 6.0 5.0- 7.3
RACE
White 4,806 3,210 64.5 62.3-66.7 1,022 21.9 20.1-23.8 574 13.6 12.0-15.4
African American 794 506 61.2 55.6-66.6 215 26.7 22.2-31.8 73 12.0 8.4-17.0
Asian 63 44 67.7 50.7-81.0 18 30.3 17.4-47.4 1 2.0 0.3-12.9
Native American 126 67 46.4 34.0-59.3 37 23.8 15.6-34.7 22 29.8 17.8-45.4
Other Minorities 231 127 48.1 36.1-60.3 71 31.2 20.4-44.6 33 20.6 12.8-31.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 238 137 47.5 36.0-59.2 70 32.2 21.7-44.9 31 20.3 12.6-31.0
-English Speaking 130 81 46.7 34.6-59.2 36 34.4 22.3-48.8 13 18.9 9.7-33.6
-Spanish Speaking 108 56 47.9 31.6-64.7 34 30.9 16.8-49.8 18 21.2 11.0-36.7
Non-Hispanic 5,810 3,831 63.6 61.5-65.6 1,304 23.1 21.4-24.9 675 13.3 11.8-14.9
AGE
18-24 175 82 48.7 37.5-60.0 54 29.7 21.0-40.1 39 21.7 14.0-31.9
25-34 826 495 55.8 50.3-61.1 211 27.4 22.5-32.9 120 16.8 13.2-21.3
35-44 1,395 917 64.6 60.7-68.2 305 21.8 18.7-25.2 173 13.7 11.1-16.7
45-54 1,731 1,177 67.2 63.8-70.5 355 21.1 18.4-24.0 199 11.7 9.3-14.6
55-64 1,373 917 67.0 63.3-70.5 320 23.2 20.2-26.5 136 9.8 7.5-12.6
65-74 397 264 66.2 59.3-72.4 102 25.2 19.8-31.5 31 8.6 5.2-13.8
75+ 104 75 72.9 61.3-82.1 22 21.3 13.3-32.4 7 5.8 2.4-13.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 351 149 42.9 32.7-53.8 117 28.0 20.4-37.1 85 29.0 20.6-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,622 836 45.9 41.6-50.3 461 31.6 27.2-36.3 325 22.5 19.0-26.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,569 1,018 61.8 57.7-65.7 374 23.1 20.1-26.5 177 15.1 12.1-18.6
College Graduate 2,512 1,970 77.8 75.2-80.2 422 18.2 15.9-20.7 120 4.1 3.1- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 126 45.3 32.3-58.9 65 31.6 18.7-48.0 48 23.1 13.5-36.7
$15,000- 24,999 675 338 46.3 39.5-53.2 206 34.6 28.1-41.8 131 19.1 14.7-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 609 341 49.1 41.8-56.5 162 27.8 22.1-34.3 106 23.1 17.0-30.6
$35,000- 49,999 917 578 63.0 58.5-67.4 215 24.2 20.5-28.4 124 12.7 10.1-16.0
$50,000-74,999 1,160 779 62.7 58.1-67.1 245 20.4 17.2-24.1 136 16.8 13.2-21.2
$75,000+ 1,936 1,495 75.9 72.8-78.8 340 18.2 15.6-21.0 101 5.9 4.4- 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,197 769 58.9 53.8-63.8 268 22.4 18.7-26.5 160 18.7 14.3-24.1
No 4,618 3,058 63.6 61.2-65.9 1,057 24.0 21.9-26.2 503 12.4 10.9-14.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 668 418 61.7 55.5-67.5 142 20.8 16.0-26.6 108 17.5 13.4-22.5
Non-Veteran 4,926 3,250 62.2 59.8-64.6 1,134 24.3 22.2-26.5 542 13.5 11.8-15.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being employed or self-employed.

^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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