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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines (2-LEVEL)
(CDC calculated variable)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Met both guidelines Did not meet both guidelines
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,740 1,238 18.7 17.5-20.0 6,502 81.3 80.0-82.5
GENDER
Male 3,018 595 21.5 19.6-23.5 2,423 78.5 76.5-80.4
Female 4,722 643 16.1 14.6-17.7 4,079 83.9 82.3-85.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,570 1,081 19.7 18.3-21.1 5,489 80.3 78.9-81.7
No 1,150 153 14.7 12.2-17.5 997 85.3 82.5-87.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,271 482 24.3 21.9-26.9 1,789 75.7 73.1-78.1
Overweight 2,617 440 19.2 17.2-21.4 2,177 80.8 78.6-82.8
Obese 2,275 258 13.5 11.5-15.8 2,017 86.5 84.2-88.5
Current Smoker
No 6,347 1,077 19.6 18.2-21.0 5,270 80.4 79.0-81.8
Yes 1,364 160 15.4 12.8-18.4 1,204 84.6 81.6-87.2
History of CVD**
Yes 998 87 10.3 7.8-13.5 911 89.7 86.5-92.2
No 6,666 1,144 19.6 18.3-20.9 5,522 80.4 79.1-81.7
Binge Drinker
No 6,837 1,046 17.8 16.6-19.2 5,791 82.2 80.8-83.4
Yes 708 158 23.9 20.3-28.1 550 76.1 71.9-79.7
Heavy Drinker
No 7,211 1,138 18.4 17.1-19.7 6,073 81.6 80.3-82.9
Yes 320 63 23.2 17.4-30.2 257 76.8 69.8-82.6
COPD
Yes 739 69 9.5 6.8-13.0 670 90.5 87.0-93.2
No 6,961 1,166 19.5 18.2-20.8 5,795 80.5 79.2-81.8
Current Asthma
Yes 654 89 14.9 11.5-19.0 565 85.1 81.0-88.5
No 7,046 1,142 18.9 17.7-20.3 5,904 81.1 79.7-82.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,150 102 9.2 7.1-11.7 1,048 90.8 88.3-92.9
No 6,584 1,136 19.9 18.6-21.3 5,448 80.1 78.7-81.4
Disability
Yes 2,244 241 13.2 11.2-15.4 2,003 86.8 84.6-88.8
No 5,456 990 20.4 18.9-21.9 4,466 79.6 78.1-81.1

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*This is a new recommendation (initiated in 2011) based on the type of physical activity respondents reported doing in the past month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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