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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity

How many days per week do you do these vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 day 2 days 3-4 days 5-6 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,411 1,149 19.5 17.8-21.4 1,238 24.4 22.3-26.7 1,867 34.2 31.9-36.6 752 14.4 12.7-16.2 405 7.4 6.3- 8.8
GENDER
Male 2,525 576 19.6 17.4-22.0 563 23.5 20.5-26.7 805 32.8 29.5-36.3 378 15.8 13.3-18.6 203 8.3 6.6-10.4
Female 2,886 573 19.4 16.8-22.3 675 25.8 23.0-28.8 1,062 36.1 33.3-39.1 374 12.5 10.7-14.5 202 6.2 5.0- 7.6
RACE
White 4,397 942 20.4 18.5-22.5 991 23.2 21.0-25.4 1,530 34.8 32.3-37.4 621 14.9 13.1-17.0 313 6.7 5.6- 8.0
African American 618 135 21.1 16.1-27.2 146 28.2 22.2-35.1 218 32.5 27.1-38.4 64 10.7 7.5-15.1 55 7.5 5.0-11.2
Asian 49 9 18.2 8.8-33.8 21 49.0 30.9-67.4 9 16.6 6.6-36.1 7 12.0 3.9-31.5 3 4.1 1.2-13.4
Native American 117 29 15.9 8.9-26.8 30 20.5 11.3-34.2 29 38.0 19.1-61.6 17 14.2 5.7-31.0 12 11.3 4.2-27.4
Other Minorities 195 27 9.2 5.3-15.5 46 27.7 16.9-42.0 66 32.2 20.8-46.2 36 15.9 8.7-27.2 20 15.1 8.0-26.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 199 28 10.1 5.9-16.7 40 25.6 15.5-39.2 77 37.7 26.0-51.1 29 12.1 6.6-21.3 25 14.5 7.8-25.4
-English Speaking 127 17 11.2 5.7-20.9 22 20.3 11.3-33.7 55 43.1 30.5-56.7 20 15.2 7.9-27.3 13 10.2 4.8-20.2
-Spanish Speaking 72 11 9.2 4.1-19.4 18 29.3 14.4-50.6 22 33.9 17.5-55.4 9 9.9 3.5-25.4 12 17.6 7.6-35.7
Non-Hispanic 5,203 1,118 20.3 18.5-22.3 1,196 24.4 22.3-26.6 1,789 34.0 31.7-36.3 721 14.4 12.8-16.3 379 6.9 5.8- 8.1
AGE
18-24 245 31 11.8 6.9-19.5 60 26.3 19.0-35.3 82 37.1 28.2-47.0 43 16.6 10.9-24.4 29 8.2 5.0-13.0
25-34 682 110 16.2 12.6-20.6 157 21.2 16.8-26.4 256 36.0 30.9-41.6 105 16.8 12.7-21.9 54 9.8 6.5-14.6
35-44 1,070 214 20.6 17.2-24.4 277 28.7 24.5-33.4 363 31.1 27.4-35.1 163 14.6 11.9-17.8 53 5.0 3.4- 7.3
45-54 1,184 297 23.7 20.4-27.5 258 23.1 19.3-27.4 404 34.5 30.5-38.7 145 12.2 9.8-15.1 80 6.4 4.8- 8.6
55-64 1,080 252 25.7 22.0-29.9 235 23.3 19.7-27.4 369 31.3 27.6-35.3 145 12.0 9.6-14.8 79 7.7 5.7-10.3
65-74 726 161 22.5 18.5-27.1 168 24.2 19.7-29.3 240 35.9 30.9-41.2 100 11.4 8.9-14.4 57 6.0 4.4- 8.2
75+ 375 77 19.2 14.0-25.7 74 21.8 16.1-28.8 132 33.4 26.5-41.0 42 13.5 7.9-22.3 50 12.1 8.3-17.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 404 101 19.0 12.8-27.3 104 27.7 19.2-38.3 101 25.2 16.8-35.8 38 12.3 6.5-22.0 60 15.8 9.9-24.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,380 309 21.4 17.7-25.6 338 25.1 21.0-29.7 425 31.7 27.1-36.6 170 13.3 10.1-17.4 138 8.5 6.6-10.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,417 320 19.4 16.3-22.9 322 25.3 20.9-30.1 479 35.8 31.0-40.9 191 12.3 9.6-15.7 105 7.2 5.3- 9.7
College Graduate 2,206 419 18.5 16.2-21.0 473 22.5 19.9-25.2 860 37.3 34.3-40.3 352 17.2 14.8-19.8 102 4.7 3.3- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 74 15.8 10.9-22.3 82 32.2 21.7-44.8 85 30.8 22.1-41.2 26 9.2 3.9-20.4 51 12.0 7.6-18.2
$15,000- 24,999 682 146 17.3 13.4-22.2 170 22.8 17.1-29.7 198 31.5 25.3-38.5 86 13.2 8.9-19.2 82 15.1 10.3-21.6
$25,000- 34,999 524 125 21.7 15.5-29.5 124 27.9 20.7-36.5 179 30.3 22.8-39.0 59 13.4 8.7-20.2 37 6.7 4.1-10.9
$35,000- 49,999 777 163 21.8 16.1-28.7 194 26.1 21.3-31.4 268 32.2 27.0-37.8 98 13.3 9.6-18.1 54 6.7 4.5- 9.9
$50,000-74,999 872 184 21.1 17.0-25.9 178 20.6 16.6-25.2 324 37.8 32.5-43.5 136 14.1 11.1-17.8 50 6.4 3.8-10.7
$75,000+ 1,619 324 19.6 16.9-22.7 355 23.2 19.9-26.8 606 36.7 32.8-40.9 263 16.1 13.3-19.4 71 4.3 2.9- 6.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,204 301 24.0 20.2-28.3 262 24.5 20.2-29.5 380 28.9 24.1-34.2 143 11.4 8.4-15.3 118 11.2 8.2-15.0
No 4,016 814 18.4 16.5-20.3 919 24.2 21.8-26.7 1,439 36.5 34.0-39.1 582 14.9 13.0-16.9 262 6.1 4.9- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 782 173 22.1 17.8-27.0 167 26.9 21.0-33.9 257 29.0 24.3-34.1 128 16.9 12.5-22.4 57 5.2 3.5- 7.6
Non-Veteran 4,157 863 18.5 16.6-20.4 979 24.5 22.2-27.0 1,437 35.0 32.3-37.7 570 14.4 12.6-16.6 308 7.6 6.3- 9.1

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing vigorous activities at least 10 minutes at a time.

^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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