2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise

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 Weight lifting Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,241 1,809 53.9 51.6-56.1 195 5.5 4.6- 6.6 309 11.5 10.0-13.2 181 6.2 5.2- 7.4 747 22.9 21.1-24.9
GENDER
Male 1,477 680 42.9 39.7-46.1 81 5.4 4.0- 7.2 184 14.0 11.9-16.6 140 10.2 8.3-12.4 392 27.5 24.6-30.5
Female 1,764 1,129 64.1 61.0-67.0 114 5.6 4.4- 7.0 125 9.1 7.3-11.4 41 2.5 1.7- 3.7 355 18.7 16.4-21.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,887 1,611 53.7 51.3-56.1 179 5.6 4.6- 6.7 277 11.8 10.2-13.5 166 6.1 5.1- 7.3 654 22.8 20.9-24.9
No 342 191 54.7 47.8-61.4 *** *** *** 31 9.7 6.1-15.1 *** *** *** 92 23.5 18.5-29.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,007 483 43.9 39.9-47.9 47 4.0 2.7- 5.7 148 18.6 15.4-22.3 64 7.4 5.5-10.1 265 26.1 22.6-29.9
Overweight 1,132 611 52.0 48.1-55.8 72 5.3 3.9- 7.3 116 11.7 9.3-14.6 66 6.7 5.0- 8.9 267 24.3 21.1-27.8
Obese 864 559 64.9 60.8-68.9 63 7.8 5.7-10.5 27 3.6 2.3- 5.6 44 4.5 3.1- 6.5 171 19.2 16.1-22.7
Current Smoker
Yes 441 253 55.6 49.5-61.6 29 6.4 4.0- 9.8 27 5.5 3.2- 9.1 22 6.0 3.7- 9.7 110 26.5 21.4-32.3
No 2,785 1,546 53.5 51.0-55.9 164 5.3 4.3- 6.5 281 12.6 11.0-14.5 159 6.3 5.2- 7.6 635 22.3 20.3-24.4
History of CVD**
Yes 295 196 61.6 53.7-68.8 21 6.5 3.8-10.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 66 25.1 19.0-32.4
No 2,921 1,599 53.3 50.9-55.6 172 5.4 4.5- 6.6 302 12.1 10.6-13.9 174 6.5 5.4- 7.8 674 22.7 20.8-24.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 447 175 39.1 33.6-44.9 21 5.1 3.0- 8.4 78 18.0 14.0-22.8 49 11.1 8.0-15.1 124 26.8 22.0-32.1
No 2,665 1,556 56.8 54.3-59.3 165 5.5 4.5- 6.7 217 10.0 8.5-11.8 126 5.2 4.2- 6.5 601 22.5 20.4-24.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 173 86 51.4 41.8-60.8 *** *** *** 23 13.1 7.9-21.2 *** *** *** 45 23.8 16.5-33.0
No 2,935 1,645 54.1 51.7-56.4 177 5.4 4.5- 6.6 271 11.2 9.7-12.9 164 6.2 5.1- 7.5 678 23.1 21.2-25.2
COPD
Yes 225 154 66.6 58.1-74.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 50 25.0 18.2-33.2
No 3,001 1,648 53.0 50.7-55.4 178 5.5 4.5- 6.6 305 12.2 10.7-14.0 176 6.5 5.5- 7.8 694 22.7 20.8-24.8
Current Asthma
Yes 262 162 64.0 56.0-71.2 19 5.6 3.1- 9.7 20 10.3 6.1-16.8 *** *** *** 50 16.7 11.6-23.3
No 2,966 1,638 52.9 50.5-55.2 175 5.5 4.5- 6.6 289 11.7 10.1-13.4 170 6.5 5.4- 7.8 694 23.5 21.5-25.6
Diabetes
Yes 373 270 72.5 66.3-78.0 26 6.3 3.9-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 64 18.4 13.6-24.2
No 2,863 1,535 51.8 49.4-54.2 168 5.4 4.4- 6.5 302 12.6 11.0-14.4 175 6.7 5.6- 8.1 683 23.5 21.5-25.6
Functional Disability
Yes 830 527 63.9 59.4-68.1 59 6.7 4.9- 9.1 28 4.2 2.7- 6.5 29 3.6 2.2- 5.6 187 21.6 18.0-25.7
No 2,392 1,276 51.0 48.4-53.7 135 5.1 4.1- 6.4 276 13.5 11.7-15.6 149 6.9 5.7- 8.4 556 23.4 21.2-25.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 885 587 66.4 62.1-70.4 79 8.0 6.1-10.5 18 2.9 1.7- 5.1 24 2.4 1.4- 4.1 177 20.2 16.8-24.1
No 2,354 1,221 50.0 47.4-52.6 115 4.7 3.7- 5.9 291 14.2 12.3-16.2 157 7.4 6.1- 8.9 570 23.8 21.6-26.1

Back to Exercise.

*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.

†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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