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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,697 4,718 47.0 45.3-48.7 4,324 40.3 38.7-42.0 1,655 12.7 11.7-13.7
No 1,510 669 44.2 39.5-49.1 597 39.9 35.3-44.7 244 15.9 12.5-20.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 188 84 50.0 36.2-63.8 64 34.6 23.2-48.1 40 15.4 7.8-28.1
Recommended Range 3,881 2,002 52.4 49.4-55.3 1,406 36.7 34.0-39.6 473 10.9 9.1-13.0
Overweight 4,214 1,938 48.8 46.2-51.4 1,670 38.9 36.5-41.5 606 12.3 10.7-14.0
Obese 3,420 1,174 37.1 34.1-40.3 1,581 46.7 43.6-49.8 665 16.2 14.3-18.4
Current Smoker
No 9,987 4,442 46.7 44.9-48.5 4,062 40.4 38.7-42.1 1,483 12.9 11.8-14.2
Yes 2,190 930 45.5 41.8-49.2 856 40.4 36.7-44.2 404 14.2 12.2-16.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,442 461 29.3 25.3-33.7 549 44.9 39.1-50.8 432 25.8 22.0-30.1
No 10,665 4,892 48.2 46.5-49.9 4,334 39.8 38.2-41.4 1,439 12.0 11.0-13.2
Binge Drinker
No 11,076 4,812 45.8 44.1-47.5 4,485 40.2 38.6-41.8 1,779 14.0 12.8-15.2
Yes 1,039 539 51.5 46.0-56.9 401 41.3 35.9-46.9 99 7.2 5.3- 9.7
Heavy Drinker
No 11,590 5,078 46.3 44.7-48.0 4,692 40.4 38.8-42.0 1,820 13.3 12.2-14.4
Yes 453 242 49.3 41.0-57.7 171 41.1 32.7-50.1 40 9.5 5.5-16.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,391 534 43.6 38.9-48.4 517 38.1 33.7-42.8 340 18.3 15.3-21.7
No 10,601 4,782 46.8 45.1-48.6 4,342 40.9 39.2-42.6 1,477 12.3 11.2-13.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,028 391 42.2 36.9-47.7 398 38.8 33.7-44.2 239 18.9 15.3-23.2
No 11,144 4,984 46.8 45.1-48.5 4,511 40.4 38.8-42.1 1,649 12.7 11.7-13.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,570 476 31.2 27.5-35.2 651 40.9 36.8-45.2 443 27.8 23.5-32.6
No 10,646 4,913 48.1 46.4-49.8 4,274 40.2 38.5-41.9 1,459 11.7 10.7-12.8
Disability
Yes 4,281 1,418 35.3 32.6-38.1 1,675 41.5 38.7-44.3 1,188 23.2 21.2-25.4
No 7,594 3,819 50.8 48.8-52.8 3,116 40.2 38.3-42.1 659 9.0 7.8-10.4

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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.

**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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