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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Vigorous Physical Activity*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,528 2,735 25.9 24.4-27.4 9,793 74.1 72.6-75.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,969 2,432 26.3 24.8-27.8 8,537 73.7 72.2-75.2
No 1,535 299 24.1 20.0-28.7 1,236 75.9 71.3-80.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 201 38 31.2 18.4-47.7 163 68.8 52.3-81.6
Recommended Range 3,973 1,088 31.9 29.1-34.9 2,885 68.1 65.1-70.9
Overweight 4,302 1,010 27.6 25.2-30.0 3,292 72.4 70.0-74.8
Obese 3,500 528 19.1 16.6-21.9 2,972 80.9 78.1-83.4
Current Smoker
No 10,229 2,330 27.1 25.4-28.8 7,899 72.9 71.2-74.6
Yes 2,247 398 21.2 18.2-24.4 1,849 78.8 75.6-81.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,501 184 11.5 9.2-14.2 1,317 88.5 85.8-90.8
No 10,898 2,535 27.4 25.8-29.0 8,363 72.6 71.0-74.2
Binge Drinker
No 11,363 2,375 24.5 23.0-26.0 8,988 75.5 74.0-77.0
Yes 1,046 341 35.8 30.6-41.3 705 64.2 58.7-69.4
Heavy Drinker
No 11,877 2,561 25.7 24.2-27.3 9,316 74.3 72.7-75.8
Yes 459 135 27.4 21.3-34.5 324 72.6 65.5-78.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,427 247 24.1 20.0-28.8 1,180 75.9 71.2-80.0
No 10,841 2,457 26.3 24.7-27.9 8,384 73.7 72.1-75.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,053 185 22.8 18.3-28.0 868 77.2 72.0-81.7
No 11,417 2,543 26.2 24.7-27.8 8,874 73.8 72.2-75.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,629 183 11.9 9.5-14.8 1,446 88.1 85.2-90.5
No 10,885 2,550 27.4 25.8-29.0 8,335 72.6 71.0-74.2
Disability
Yes 4,435 551 15.7 13.5-18.2 3,884 84.3 81.8-86.5
No 7,725 2,101 30.0 28.2-31.9 5,624 70.0 68.1-71.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the physical activity questions.
Yes = Respondents who report doing vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
No = Respondents who report no vigorous physical ac tivity or less than 20 minutes per day, or less than three days per week.

**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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