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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In the past week, how much time did you walk or bicycle for transportation, such as to and from
work or shopping, or walk to the bus stop?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 30 min. 30 min. to 1 hour 1 to 2 hours 2 hours or more No time
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,659 405 4.0 3.4- 4.7 376 3.8 3.1- 4.6 340 3.4 2.8- 4.2 503 5.4 4.6- 6.3 10,035 83.5 82.1-84.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,218 331 3.6 3.0- 4.3 320 3.5 2.8- 4.4 285 3.0 2.4- 3.7 424 5.4 4.5- 6.4 8,858 84.6 83.1-85.9
No 1,421 73 5.8 3.9- 8.6 54 4.7 2.8- 7.5 54 5.7 3.6- 8.9 79 5.4 3.9- 7.3 1,161 78.5 74.2-82.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 189 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0 3 11.4 2.6-38.4 5 1.4 0.6- 3.7 11 4.3 2.0- 9.0 166 82.1 61.7-92.9
Recommended Range 3,692 141 3.8 2.9- 4.9 135 4.5 3.4- 6.0 106 4.3 3.0- 6.1 167 6.0 4.8- 7.6 3,143 81.4 78.8-83.7
Overweight 3,986 131 3.9 2.9- 5.3 127 3.4 2.4- 4.6 127 4.2 3.0- 5.8 190 5.6 4.4- 7.1 3,411 82.9 80.5-85.1
Obese 3,287 111 4.2 2.9- 5.9 98 3.4 2.2- 5.1 82 1.9 1.4- 2.5 118 4.5 3.3- 6.2 2,878 86.1 83.5-88.3
Current Smoker
No 9,507 330 3.9 3.2- 4.7 313 4.0 3.2- 5.0 283 3.4 2.8- 4.2 385 5.2 4.3- 6.2 8,196 83.6 82.0-85.0
Yes 2,105 74 4.4 2.9- 6.7 61 2.9 1.9- 4.3 57 3.5 2.0- 6.2 114 6.0 4.6- 7.8 1,799 83.1 79.8-86.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,396 41 2.5 1.6- 3.9 34 2.2 1.4- 3.6 30 4.2 1.5-10.9 45 4.3 2.6- 7.1 1,246 86.7 81.4-90.7
No 10,147 362 4.1 3.4- 4.9 338 3.9 3.2- 4.8 308 3.4 2.8- 4.1 453 5.5 4.6- 6.4 8,686 83.2 81.7-84.5
Binge Drinker
No 10,565 347 3.8 3.1- 4.6 330 3.8 3.1- 4.8 308 3.1 2.6- 3.7 441 5.1 4.3- 5.9 9,139 84.3 82.8-85.6
Yes 984 52 5.3 3.6- 7.9 44 3.6 2.4- 5.2 28 5.7 2.9-10.9 59 7.8 5.1-11.7 801 77.6 72.3-82.2
Heavy Drinker
No 11,052 380 4.0 3.3- 4.7 364 3.9 3.2- 4.8 315 3.2 2.6- 4.0 472 5.4 4.6- 6.3 9,521 83.5 82.1-84.9
Yes 433 14 2.4 1.2- 4.8 10 1.7 0.8- 3.4 18 7.0 2.6-17.6 24 5.2 3.1- 8.7 367 83.7 75.3-89.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,344 47 3.4 2.4- 4.9 29 3.5 1.7- 7.1 33 4.5 2.4- 8.4 60 5.1 3.5- 7.5 1,175 83.5 79.0-87.1
No 10,079 355 4.2 3.4- 5.0 346 3.9 3.2- 4.8 304 3.3 2.7- 4.1 436 5.5 4.6- 6.5 8,638 83.2 81.7-84.6
Current Asthma
Yes 976 39 4.8 2.8- 8.1 30 2.8 1.6- 5.0 35 5.4 3.2- 8.8 41 5.5 3.4- 8.7 831 81.6 76.7-85.6
No 10,629 366 3.9 3.3- 4.7 344 3.8 3.1- 4.7 304 3.3 2.6- 4.1 460 5.4 4.6- 6.3 9,155 83.6 82.1-84.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,521 42 4.7 2.8- 8.0 37 3.2 1.8- 5.5 39 1.9 1.2- 2.9 48 3.6 2.4- 5.4 1,355 86.6 83.0-89.6
No 10,124 363 3.9 3.3- 4.7 338 3.8 3.1- 4.7 301 3.6 2.9- 4.5 455 5.6 4.8- 6.6 8,667 83.1 81.5-84.5
Disability
Yes 4,143 127 3.5 2.7- 4.6 118 3.0 2.2- 4.1 107 3.2 2.1- 4.8 157 5.4 4.1- 7.0 3,634 84.9 82.5-86.9
No 7,434 273 4.2 3.4- 5.2 254 4.1 3.2- 5.2 232 3.6 2.8- 4.5 340 5.3 4.4- 6.5 6,335 82.9 81.1-84.5

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*Those who reported walking/biking just for excerise were excluded from this table.
(See results for NC BRFSS 2000)

**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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