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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Muscle Strengthening Recommendations
(CDC calculated variable)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Met muscle strengthening Did not meet muscle strengthening
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,309 1,997 28.0 26.6-29.4 6,312 72.0 70.6-73.4
GENDER
Male 3,231 954 32.7 30.6-34.9 2,277 67.3 65.1-69.4
Female 5,078 1,043 23.6 21.9-25.4 4,035 76.4 74.6-78.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,070 1,704 28.4 26.9-29.9 5,366 71.6 70.1-73.1
No 1,215 287 26.3 23.2-29.7 928 73.7 70.3-76.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,455 735 35.2 32.6-37.9 1,720 64.8 62.1-67.4
Overweight 2,793 700 28.4 26.1-30.8 2,093 71.6 69.2-73.9
Obese 2,420 453 21.1 18.8-23.5 1,967 78.9 76.5-81.2
Current Smoker
No 6,819 1,709 28.9 27.4-30.4 5,110 71.1 69.6-72.6
Yes 1,457 279 24.3 21.3-27.5 1,178 75.7 72.5-78.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,090 153 16.1 13.1-19.6 937 83.9 80.4-86.9
No 7,135 1,823 29.2 27.8-30.7 5,312 70.8 69.3-72.2
Binge Drinker
No 7,326 1,676 26.1 24.7-27.6 5,650 73.9 72.4-75.3
Yes 760 261 38.9 34.6-43.3 499 61.1 56.7-65.4
Heavy Drinker
No 7,719 1,826 27.2 25.8-28.6 5,893 72.8 71.4-74.2
Yes 351 105 38.5 31.9-45.5 246 61.5 54.5-68.1
COPD
Yes 789 126 15.8 12.5-19.6 663 84.2 80.4-87.5
No 7,474 1,863 29.0 27.6-30.5 5,611 71.0 69.5-72.4
Current Asthma
Yes 711 154 22.7 18.7-27.3 557 77.3 72.7-81.3
No 7,554 1,832 28.4 27.0-29.9 5,722 71.6 70.1-73.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,244 196 16.1 13.5-19.0 1,048 83.9 81.0-86.5
No 7,058 1,800 29.5 28.0-31.0 5,258 70.5 69.0-72.0
Disability
Yes 2,432 447 20.9 18.7-23.4 1,985 79.1 76.6-81.3
No 5,834 1,540 30.1 28.5-31.8 4,294 69.9 68.2-71.5

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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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