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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How many days per week do you do these vigorous activities for at least 10 minutes at a time?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 day 2 days 3-4 days 5-6 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,411 1,149 19.5 17.8-21.4 1,238 24.4 22.3-26.7 1,867 34.2 31.9-36.6 752 14.4 12.7-16.2 405 7.4 6.3- 8.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,747 994 20.1 18.2-22.1 1,070 24.1 21.8-26.5 1,687 34.7 32.3-37.2 668 14.6 12.9-16.6 328 6.5 5.4- 7.8
No 652 151 16.4 13.0-20.7 164 25.3 20.2-31.1 178 32.6 26.0-40.0 83 13.5 9.4-19.0 76 12.2 8.3-17.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 76 15 13.7 6.1-27.7 19 28.9 14.2-49.9 20 39.0 19.7-62.5 13 12.4 5.8-24.5 9 6.1 2.4-14.4
Recommended Range 1,946 346 17.4 14.6-20.5 411 21.9 18.5-25.6 717 37.7 33.6-42.0 308 14.4 12.0-17.2 164 8.6 6.6-11.1
Overweight 1,994 419 20.3 17.4-23.5 462 22.9 20.2-26.0 685 32.8 29.5-36.2 284 16.2 13.4-19.4 144 7.8 5.9-10.3
Obese 1,225 324 21.9 18.5-25.7 305 28.6 23.8-34.0 389 31.6 26.9-36.7 132 12.7 9.2-17.3 75 5.2 3.5- 7.7
Current Smoker
No 4,502 914 18.8 17.0-20.8 1,018 23.4 21.2-25.7 1,611 35.9 33.3-38.6 659 15.5 13.6-17.6 300 6.4 5.3- 7.6
Yes 894 233 22.4 18.1-27.4 214 29.0 23.3-35.5 250 26.8 22.1-32.0 93 9.8 7.1-13.4 104 12.0 8.3-16.9
History of CVD**
Yes 380 78 17.6 11.9-25.1 91 37.8 26.6-50.5 118 23.6 17.7-30.9 62 13.3 8.6-20.0 31 7.7 4.0-14.1
No 4,991 1,060 19.4 17.6-21.3 1,136 23.7 21.6-25.9 1,738 34.9 32.5-37.4 686 14.6 12.8-16.5 371 7.4 6.3- 8.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,716 995 20.3 18.4-22.4 1,086 24.1 21.9-26.4 1,626 33.9 31.4-36.3 654 14.4 12.7-16.3 355 7.3 6.1- 8.8
Yes 644 143 15.5 12.1-19.7 137 25.6 19.7-32.6 224 36.6 30.0-43.7 93 14.3 9.8-20.6 47 8.0 5.0-12.5
Heavy Drinker
No 5,069 1,072 19.3 17.6-21.3 1,169 24.6 22.4-27.0 1,749 34.3 31.9-36.7 703 14.5 12.8-16.4 376 7.3 6.1- 8.6
Yes 249 59 22.5 15.7-31.2 42 22.1 14.5-32.3 85 32.8 24.7-42.1 40 11.5 7.7-17.0 23 11.0 5.5-20.6
Poor Sleep***
Yes 487 98 16.3 12.1-21.8 113 25.0 18.1-33.3 143 27.9 21.3-35.6 78 17.5 12.2-24.4 55 13.3 8.7-19.9
No 4,856 1,042 20.0 18.1-22.0 1,103 24.4 22.2-26.8 1,701 34.9 32.4-37.4 664 14.0 12.3-15.9 346 6.7 5.6- 8.0
Current Asthma
Yes 353 67 15.3 10.6-21.6 81 26.8 19.3-36.0 127 38.2 29.6-47.6 50 14.1 9.3-20.9 28 5.5 3.1- 9.7
No 5,040 1,079 19.9 18.1-21.8 1,149 24.0 21.8-26.3 1,736 34.1 31.7-36.5 700 14.5 12.7-16.4 376 7.6 6.4- 9.0
Diabetes
Yes 429 113 25.9 20.3-32.5 102 29.3 22.8-36.8 139 29.9 23.5-37.2 38 5.6 3.7- 8.4 37 9.3 6.0-14.3
No 4,977 1,034 19.1 17.3-21.1 1,135 24.2 22.0-26.5 1,726 34.4 32.0-36.9 714 15.0 13.2-16.9 368 7.3 6.1- 8.7
Disability
Yes 1,204 301 24.0 20.2-28.3 262 24.5 20.2-29.5 380 28.9 24.1-34.2 143 11.4 8.4-15.3 118 11.2 8.2-15.0
No 4,016 814 18.4 16.5-20.3 919 24.2 21.8-26.7 1,439 36.5 34.0-39.1 582 14.9 13.0-16.9 262 6.1 4.9- 7.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported doing vigorous activities at least 10 minutes at a time.

**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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