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2013 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 5,732 3,373 53.7 51.9-55.5 373 5.4 4.7- 6.2 382 10.1 9.0-11.3 211 3.3 2.7- 4.0 1,393 27.5 25.9-29.2
GENDER
Male 2,313 1,112 42.9 40.3-45.5 148 5.5 4.5- 6.8 238 13.7 11.9-15.8 43 2.0 1.2- 3.1 772 35.8 33.3-38.5
Female 3,419 2,261 64.0 61.7-66.2 225 5.3 4.4- 6.2 144 6.6 5.4- 8.0 168 4.6 3.8- 5.6 621 19.6 17.7-21.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,944 2,893 53.1 51.2-55.0 323 5.4 4.6- 6.3 330 10.5 9.3-11.9 184 3.3 2.6- 4.1 1,214 27.7 26.0-29.5
No 772 472 56.8 52.4-61.2 50 5.5 3.9- 7.8 49 7.7 5.6-10.5 27 3.7 2.4- 5.5 174 26.3 22.4-30.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,841 983 47.4 44.3-50.5 113 5.1 3.9- 6.5 182 13.8 11.7-16.2 68 3.0 2.2- 4.2 495 30.7 27.8-33.8
Overweight 2,053 1,181 51.4 48.4-54.3 147 6.2 5.0- 7.7 130 10.6 8.7-12.8 79 3.6 2.6- 5.1 516 28.2 25.6-31.0
Obese 1,438 927 61.8 58.2-65.2 94 5.5 4.2- 7.3 43 3.9 2.6- 5.8 49 3.3 2.2- 4.8 325 25.5 22.5-28.8
Current Smoker
No 4,836 2,847 53.4 51.4-55.3 297 5.4 4.6- 6.3 336 10.8 9.5-12.2 195 3.8 3.1- 4.6 1,161 26.7 25.0-28.5
Yes 877 510 54.7 50.3-59.0 76 5.6 4.1- 7.5 45 6.7 4.9- 9.2 *** *** *** 230 31.6 27.6-35.9
History of CVD**
Yes 612 414 65.2 59.7-70.2 43 7.1 4.8-10.5 *** *** *** 23 2.6 1.6- 4.3 126 23.7 19.2-29.0
No 5,069 2,928 52.6 50.7-54.4 325 5.2 4.5- 6.1 374 10.9 9.7-12.2 188 3.4 2.8- 4.2 1,254 27.9 26.2-29.6
Binge Drinker
No 5,020 3,055 56.6 54.7-58.5 325 5.4 4.7- 6.3 279 8.8 7.6-10.1 196 3.7 3.0- 4.5 1,165 25.5 23.8-27.3
Yes 567 229 34.6 30.1-39.3 38 5.5 3.7- 8.1 88 17.3 13.9-21.4 *** *** *** 198 41.2 36.2-46.3
Heavy Drinker
No 5,325 3,162 54.3 52.5-56.2 351 5.6 4.9- 6.5 339 9.8 8.6-11.0 202 3.4 2.8- 4.2 1,271 26.9 25.2-28.6
Yes 249 116 40.1 32.7-48.0 *** *** *** 25 11.3 7.2-17.2 *** *** *** 87 42.7 34.8-50.9
COPD
Yes 427 278 63.8 57.3-69.8 36 7.4 4.7-11.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 90 24.0 18.8-30.1
No 5,284 3,081 53.0 51.1-54.8 335 5.3 4.6- 6.1 375 10.6 9.4-11.9 195 3.4 2.8- 4.1 1,298 27.8 26.1-29.5
Current Asthma
Yes 439 287 62.0 55.5-68.0 32 7.2 4.5-11.5 23 7.3 4.5-11.6 *** *** *** 82 22.0 17.0-28.1
No 5,269 3,073 52.9 51.1-54.8 341 5.3 4.6- 6.1 357 10.3 9.2-11.6 194 3.5 2.9- 4.3 1,304 28.0 26.3-29.7
Diabetes
Yes 690 470 70.5 66.0-74.8 49 7.1 5.0-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 144 18.3 15.0-22.2
No 5,036 2,898 52.0 50.1-53.9 324 5.2 4.5- 6.1 369 10.8 9.6-12.1 196 3.5 2.9- 4.3 1,249 28.4 26.7-30.2
Disability
Yes 1,317 858 65.5 61.8-68.9 103 7.1 5.4- 9.2 21 2.4 1.4- 4.0 42 2.0 1.4- 3.0 293 23.0 20.0-26.3
No 4,384 2,499 50.8 48.8-52.8 268 5.0 4.3- 5.9 360 12.0 10.7-13.5 166 3.5 2.9- 4.4 1,091 28.6 26.8-30.6

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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.

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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