2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise

Aerobic Recommendations*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Met aerobic recommendations Did not meet aerobic recommendations
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,398 2,147 48.3 46.4-50.3 2,251 51.7 49.7-53.6
GENDER
Male 1,974 949 47.8 45.0-50.7 1,025 52.2 49.3-55.0
Female 2,424 1,198 48.8 46.1-51.5 1,226 51.2 48.5-53.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,848 1,948 50.1 48.0-52.2 1,900 49.9 47.8-52.0
No 538 194 38.0 32.8-43.4 344 62.0 56.6-67.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,243 705 55.1 51.4-58.8 538 44.9 41.2-48.6
Overweight 1,466 768 51.0 47.6-54.5 698 49.0 45.5-52.4
Obese 1,344 540 42.0 38.5-45.5 804 58.0 54.5-61.5
Current Smoker
Yes 702 293 44.6 39.7-49.5 409 55.4 50.5-60.3
No 3,683 1,844 49.0 46.8-51.1 1,839 51.0 48.9-53.2
History of CVD**
Yes 493 201 41.4 35.5-47.5 292 58.6 52.5-64.5
No 3,875 1,935 49.0 46.9-51.1 1,940 51.0 48.9-53.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 552 283 50.5 45.4-55.6 269 49.5 44.4-54.6
No 3,667 1,786 48.1 45.9-50.2 1,881 51.9 49.8-54.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 233 123 53.0 44.7-61.1 110 47.0 38.9-55.3
No 3,973 1,948 48.4 46.4-50.5 2,025 51.6 49.5-53.6
COPD
Yes 396 142 39.2 32.9-45.9 254 60.8 54.1-67.1
No 3,983 1,998 49.2 47.1-51.2 1,985 50.8 48.8-52.9
Current Asthma
Yes 407 176 42.9 36.6-49.4 231 57.1 50.6-63.4
No 3,969 1,964 48.9 46.8-50.9 2,005 51.1 49.1-53.2
Diabetes
Yes 588 222 39.1 34.0-44.5 366 60.9 55.5-66.0
No 3,808 1,925 49.5 47.4-51.6 1,883 50.5 48.4-52.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,388 522 37.9 34.5-41.5 866 62.1 58.5-65.5
No 2,985 1,613 52.3 50.0-54.7 1,372 47.7 45.3-50.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,403 591 43.0 39.5-46.6 812 57.0 53.4-60.5
No 2,997 1,556 50.3 47.9-52.6 1,441 49.7 47.4-52.1

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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.

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

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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