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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week,
do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work,
or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,712 5,464 49.8 48.2-51.3 7,248 50.2 48.7-51.8
GENDER
Male 4,737 2,549 59.9 57.4-62.3 2,188 40.1 37.7-42.6
Female 7,975 2,915 40.2 38.4-42.1 5,060 59.8 57.9-61.6
RACE
White 10,090 4,439 51.2 49.5-52.9 5,651 48.8 47.1-50.5
African American 1,750 624 44.1 40.0-48.2 1,126 55.9 51.8-60.0
Asian 101 51 46.1 33.6-59.1 50 53.9 40.9-66.4
Native American 297 117 38.6 28.4-49.9 180 61.4 50.1-71.6
Other Minorities 390 198 54.3 44.6-63.7 192 45.7 36.3-55.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 427 200 52.1 43.1-61.0 227 47.9 39.0-56.9
-English Speaking 230 128 60.7 50.5-70.1 102 39.3 29.9-49.5
-Spanish Speaking 197 72 47.4 34.8-60.2 125 52.6 39.8-65.2
Non-Hispanic 12,252 5,255 49.6 48.0-51.1 6,997 50.4 48.9-52.0
AGE
18-24 387 245 65.2 58.0-71.8 142 34.8 28.2-42.0
25-34 1,168 683 60.6 56.1-64.9 485 39.4 35.1-43.9
35-44 1,898 1,075 56.9 53.5-60.3 823 43.1 39.7-46.5
45-54 2,470 1,192 50.2 47.3-53.1 1,278 49.8 46.9-52.7
55-64 2,679 1,091 40.4 37.7-43.1 1,588 59.6 56.9-62.3
65-74 2,256 739 31.4 28.7-34.2 1,517 68.6 65.8-71.3
75+ 1,745 390 22.2 19.3-25.4 1,355 77.8 74.6-80.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,625 410 37.0 31.6-42.7 1,215 63.0 57.3-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,750 1,399 45.0 41.8-48.1 2,351 55.0 51.9-58.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,238 1,432 50.9 47.7-54.0 1,806 49.1 46.0-52.3
College Graduate 4,081 2,219 58.9 56.7-61.1 1,862 41.1 38.9-43.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,381 322 29.6 24.5-35.3 1,059 70.4 64.7-75.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,010 695 44.0 39.8-48.3 1,315 56.0 51.7-60.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,311 529 47.3 42.1-52.4 782 52.7 47.6-57.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,641 784 50.4 46.2-54.5 857 49.6 45.5-53.8
$50,000-74,999 1,773 874 55.3 51.6-58.9 899 44.7 41.1-48.4
$75,000+ 2,702 1,625 63.8 61.1-66.5 1,077 36.2 33.5-38.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,489 1,221 33.9 31.2-36.7 3,268 66.1 63.3-68.8
No 7,833 4,048 55.9 54.0-57.8 3,785 44.1 42.2-46.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,647 793 52.5 48.4-56.5 854 47.5 43.5-51.6
Non-Veteran 9,997 4,196 49.2 47.4-51.0 5,801 50.8 49.0-52.6

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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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