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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Now, thinking about the vigorous physical activities you do when you are not working in a usual week,
do you do vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as running, aerobics, heavy yard work,
or anything else that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,712 5,464 49.8 48.2-51.3 7,248 50.2 48.7-51.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,129 4,793 50.6 49.0-52.2 6,336 49.4 47.8-51.0
No 1,557 659 45.1 40.5-49.9 898 54.9 50.1-59.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 208 79 55.9 42.9-68.1 129 44.1 31.9-57.1
Recommended Range 4,030 1,958 55.5 52.6-58.3 2,072 44.5 41.7-47.4
Overweight 4,371 2,018 52.5 50.0-55.0 2,353 47.5 45.0-50.0
Obese 3,533 1,232 42.4 39.3-45.6 2,301 57.6 54.4-60.7
Current Smoker
No 10,377 4,541 50.3 48.6-52.1 5,836 49.7 47.9-51.4
Yes 2,279 905 47.8 44.1-51.5 1,374 52.2 48.5-55.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,529 390 29.7 24.8-35.2 1,139 70.3 64.8-75.2
No 11,053 5,034 51.7 50.0-53.4 6,019 48.3 46.6-50.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,527 4,764 47.4 45.8-49.1 6,763 52.6 50.9-54.2
Yes 1,060 648 65.4 60.4-70.2 412 34.6 29.8-39.6
Heavy Drinker
No 12,047 5,118 49.5 47.8-51.1 6,929 50.5 48.9-52.2
Yes 464 251 53.1 44.6-61.4 213 46.9 38.6-55.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,447 493 43.4 38.7-48.1 954 56.6 51.9-61.3
No 10,996 4,900 51.0 49.3-52.7 6,096 49.0 47.3-50.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,061 354 40.8 35.5-46.3 707 59.2 53.7-64.5
No 11,593 5,092 50.5 48.8-52.1 6,501 49.5 47.9-51.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,650 434 29.8 26.1-33.6 1,216 70.2 66.4-73.9
No 11,047 5,025 52.0 50.3-53.7 6,022 48.0 46.3-49.7
Disability
Yes 4,489 1,221 33.9 31.2-36.7 3,268 66.1 63.3-68.8
No 7,833 4,048 55.9 54.0-57.8 3,785 44.1 42.2-46.0

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*If a respondent reported less than 10 mins activity/week for the next phy. activity quest., that respondent was counted in NO category

**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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