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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

What type of physical activity or exercise did you spend the most time doing during the past month?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Walking Gardening Running Aerobics Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,515 4,656 37.3 35.9-38.7 697 4.7 4.2- 5.3 444 6.5 5.7- 7.4 295 2.1 1.8- 2.5 5,423 49.4 47.9-50.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,942 4,032 37.3 35.8-38.8 615 5.0 4.4- 5.6 391 6.7 5.9- 7.7 275 2.4 2.0- 2.9 4,629 48.6 47.0-50.2
No 1,529 610 37.3 33.7-40.9 79 3.7 2.6- 5.2 51 5.4 3.8- 7.8 19 0.9 0.5- 1.8 770 52.7 48.9-56.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 *** *** *** 16 6.3 2.9-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,675 1,503 34.2 31.8-36.7 221 4.8 3.9- 6.0 234 10.3 8.6-12.3 112 2.6 2.0- 3.5 1,605 48.1 45.4-50.8
Overweight 3,935 1,618 38.0 35.7-40.5 271 5.4 4.4- 6.5 144 6.7 5.3- 8.3 100 2.0 1.5- 2.8 1,802 47.8 45.3-50.4
Obese 2,972 1,177 39.9 37.1-42.8 151 3.7 2.9- 4.7 41 2.3 1.5- 3.5 60 1.7 1.2- 2.4 1,543 52.5 49.6-55.3
Current Smoker
No 9,451 3,916 38.7 37.2-40.3 547 4.4 3.8- 5.0 399 7.2 6.3- 8.3 271 2.5 2.0- 2.9 4,318 47.2 45.5-48.9
Yes 2,015 720 32.3 29.3-35.5 146 5.8 4.4- 7.6 44 3.9 2.6- 5.7 24 1.0 0.5- 1.8 1,081 57.0 53.6-60.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,462 585 39.5 35.6-43.7 82 3.7 2.8- 5.0 *** *** *** 24 1.7 0.9- 3.0 767 54.8 50.6-58.8
No 9,932 4,022 37.1 35.6-38.6 609 4.7 4.2- 5.4 439 7.2 6.3- 8.1 269 2.2 1.8- 2.6 4,593 48.8 47.2-50.4
Binge Drinker
No 9,573 4,125 40.7 39.1-42.3 602 5.1 4.4- 5.8 321 5.9 5.1- 6.9 255 2.1 1.8- 2.5 4,270 46.2 44.6-47.9
Yes 1,030 351 31.1 27.1-35.3 60 4.1 2.7- 6.1 101 11.0 8.6-14.0 33 3.2 2.0- 5.0 485 50.6 46.2-55.1
Heavy Drinker
No 10,100 4,277 39.6 38.1-41.2 633 5.0 4.4- 5.6 395 6.7 5.8- 7.7 270 2.2 1.8- 2.7 4,525 46.5 44.9-48.1
Yes 474 173 31.5 25.4-38.2 29 4.1 1.9- 8.4 29 8.3 5.1-13.1 19 3.9 2.2- 6.9 224 52.3 45.2-59.3
COPD
Yes 1,029 368 34.3 29.9-39.1 57 4.0 2.7- 5.8 *** *** *** 15 1.4 0.6- 3.2 583 59.6 54.7-64.3
No 10,435 4,269 37.5 36.0-39.0 638 4.7 4.2- 5.4 438 6.9 6.1- 7.9 279 2.2 1.8- 2.6 4,811 48.6 47.1-50.2
Current Asthma
Yes 985 376 37.9 33.0-43.0 42 5.1 3.0- 8.5 22 3.9 2.1- 6.9 14 0.9 0.5- 1.8 531 52.2 47.1-57.4
No 10,464 4,253 37.3 35.8-38.8 650 4.7 4.1- 5.3 421 6.8 5.9- 7.7 281 2.3 1.9- 2.7 4,859 49.0 47.4-50.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,607 614 37.7 34.0-41.5 96 4.8 3.5- 6.4 *** *** *** 28 1.3 0.8- 2.1 861 55.5 51.7-59.3
No 9,882 4,028 37.2 35.7-38.8 600 4.7 4.1- 5.3 435 7.2 6.3- 8.2 267 2.2 1.9- 2.7 4,552 48.7 47.0-50.3
Disability
Yes 3,417 1,286 37.8 35.1-40.5 195 4.7 3.6- 6.1 28 1.8 1.1- 3.1 66 1.2 0.9- 1.6 1,842 54.5 51.7-57.3
No 7,543 3,313 39.4 37.7-41.2 493 5.0 4.3- 5.7 410 8.5 7.4- 9.6 226 2.6 2.1- 3.1 3,101 44.6 42.8-46.5

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*Asked only of those who reported any exercise in the past month.
NOTE: There are 69 exercise categories available for this question. The four categories featured in this table
had highest frequency of any single category.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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