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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity-FEMALES

Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,228 5,393 46.4 44.8-48.0 4,933 40.4 38.8-41.9 1,902 13.2 12.2-14.3
-FEMALES 7,636 3,165 41.9 40.0-43.8 3,172 42.8 40.9-44.7 1,299 15.3 13.9-16.8
RACE
White 6,028 2,644 44.9 42.8-47.0 2,445 42.5 40.4-44.6 939 12.6 11.4-13.9
African American 1,134 335 32.6 27.8-37.9 521 45.5 40.4-50.8 278 21.8 17.6-26.8
Other Minorities 435 170 39.3 32.4-46.5 190 40.5 33.8-47.6 75 20.2 14.3-27.8
AGE
18-24 190 86 42.7 32.8-53.2 80 43.3 33.5-53.6 24 14.0 7.6-24.4
25-34 758 357 45.0 40.2-49.9 339 46.7 41.8-51.7 62 8.3 5.9-11.5
35-44 1,191 570 45.9 41.9-50.0 502 44.1 40.1-48.3 119 9.9 7.7-12.7
45-54 1,436 610 42.2 38.6-45.9 636 44.3 40.6-48.0 190 13.5 11.0-16.5
55-64 1,560 658 43.3 39.8-46.9 642 40.9 37.5-44.4 260 15.8 13.3-18.6
65+ 2,421 847 33.0 30.3-35.8 937 37.6 34.8-40.5 637 29.4 26.4-32.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 912 249 28.9 23.7-34.6 361 43.1 36.6-49.8 302 28.1 23.2-33.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,227 819 39.6 35.7-43.7 929 39.6 36.0-43.3 479 20.8 17.4-24.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,043 868 42.9 39.3-46.6 879 44.5 40.8-48.2 296 12.7 10.5-15.1
College Graduate 2,446 1,229 48.1 45.2-50.9 998 43.9 41.0-46.8 219 8.1 6.6- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 935 264 28.9 23.8-34.7 371 41.0 35.0-47.3 300 30.0 24.7-36.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,241 468 41.7 36.7-46.8 490 37.2 32.6-42.0 283 21.1 17.4-25.4
$25,000- 34,999 801 318 40.2 34.6-46.1 348 42.2 36.1-48.4 135 17.6 13.6-22.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,006 453 44.8 39.2-50.5 434 45.0 39.5-50.6 119 10.2 7.9-13.1
$50,000- 74,999 1,041 481 45.6 41.1-50.2 474 48.1 43.4-52.8 86 6.3 4.6- 8.6
$75,000+ 1,393 737 50.5 46.7-54.4 578 43.9 40.1-47.8 78 5.6 4.2- 7.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,739 828 32.4 29.2-35.7 1,086 40.9 37.6-44.3 825 26.7 24.1-29.5
No 4,684 2,252 46.0 43.7-48.4 1,997 44.1 41.8-46.5 435 9.9 8.2-11.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 175 87 54.1 42.9-64.9 69 39.0 28.9-50.2 19 6.9 3.5-13.1
Non-Veteran 6,806 2,807 41.5 39.5-43.5 2,851 43.4 41.3-45.4 1,148 15.1 13.6-16.7

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*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical activit y, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no activity.

^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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