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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week,
do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time such as
brisk walking, bicycling,vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that cause s small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,752 10,603 84.8 83.6-85.9 2,149 15.2 14.1-16.4
GENDER
Male 4,755 3,989 85.3 83.4-86.9 766 14.7 13.1-16.6
Female 7,997 6,614 84.4 82.9-85.7 1,383 15.6 14.3-17.1
RACE
White 10,132 8,567 87.3 86.2-88.3 1,565 12.7 11.7-13.8
African American 1,754 1,336 78.5 74.9-81.7 418 21.5 18.3-25.1
Asian 101 86 80.3 65.8-89.7 15 19.7 10.3-34.2
Native American 295 227 73.7 64.2-81.4 68 26.3 18.6-35.8
Other Minorities 388 320 81.3 73.9-86.9 68 18.7 13.1-26.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 423 343 79.2 71.6-85.2 80 20.8 14.8-28.4
-English Speaking 229 198 81.2 68.4-89.6 31 18.8 10.4-31.6
-Spanish Speaking 194 145 78.1 67.9-85.8 49 21.9 14.2-32.1
Non-Hispanic 12,295 10,235 85.3 84.2-86.3 2,060 14.7 13.7-15.8
AGE
18-24 387 339 87.2 81.4-91.4 48 12.8 8.6-18.6
25-34 1,168 1,042 88.4 85.3-90.9 126 11.6 9.1-14.7
35-44 1,905 1,700 88.2 85.4-90.5 205 11.8 9.5-14.6
45-54 2,475 2,141 85.6 83.2-87.6 334 14.4 12.4-16.8
55-64 2,693 2,229 84.6 82.6-86.3 464 15.4 13.7-17.4
65-74 2,267 1,823 78.7 75.8-81.2 444 21.3 18.8-24.2
75+ 1,747 1,228 69.9 66.1-73.3 519 30.1 26.7-33.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,623 1,108 73.1 68.7-77.1 515 26.9 22.9-31.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,775 3,034 81.7 79.1-84.0 741 18.3 16.0-20.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,244 2,757 86.9 84.9-88.6 487 13.1 11.4-15.1
College Graduate 4,092 3,690 91.0 89.6-92.2 402 9.0 7.8-10.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,378 963 74.4 69.7-78.7 415 25.6 21.3-30.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,016 1,543 76.7 72.9-80.1 473 23.3 19.9-27.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,316 1,089 83.3 79.7-86.4 227 16.7 13.6-20.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,655 1,444 86.9 83.5-89.7 211 13.1 10.3-16.5
$50,000-74,999 1,775 1,596 91.8 89.9-93.4 179 8.2 6.6-10.1
$75,000+ 2,713 2,516 92.6 91.0-93.9 197 7.4 6.1- 9.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,489 3,218 75.3 73.1-77.3 1,271 24.7 22.7-26.9
No 7,859 7,044 88.8 87.4-90.1 815 11.2 9.9-12.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,656 1,368 84.2 81.2-86.8 288 15.8 13.2-18.8
Non-Veteran 10,023 8,353 84.9 83.6-86.2 1,670 15.1 13.8-16.4

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*If a respondent reported less than 10 mins activity/week for the next phy. activity quest., that respondent was counted in NO category

^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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