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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise

During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises
such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,724 3,542 76.1 74.5-77.6 1,182 23.9 22.4-25.5
GENDER
Male 2,200 1,715 79.5 77.3-81.6 485 20.5 18.4-22.7
Female 2,524 1,827 72.9 70.6-75.1 697 27.1 24.9-29.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,144 2,427 77.6 75.7-79.4 717 22.4 20.6-24.3
Non-Hispanic Black 879 627 73.7 69.8-77.2 252 26.3 22.8-30.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 132 82.5 74.4-88.4 31 17.5 11.6-25.6
Hispanic 381 251 69.4 63.6-74.7 130 30.6 25.3-36.4
AGE
18-34 1,008 838 82.5 79.7-85.1 170 17.5 14.9-20.3
35-44 619 480 77.6 73.2-81.5 139 22.4 18.5-26.8
45-54 769 574 74.8 70.6-78.6 195 25.2 21.4-29.4
55-64 832 597 73.9 69.9-77.5 235 26.1 22.5-30.1
65-74 864 623 69.7 65.2-73.9 241 30.3 26.1-34.8
75+ 545 368 66.2 60.4-71.5 177 33.8 28.5-39.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 514 293 60.2 54.8-65.4 221 39.8 34.6-45.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,190 794 70.7 67.5-73.7 396 29.3 26.3-32.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,346 1,026 77.5 74.5-80.3 320 22.5 19.7-25.5
College Graduate 1,669 1,425 87.6 85.6-89.4 244 12.4 10.6-14.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 434 277 63.6 57.6-69.2 157 36.4 30.8-42.4
$15,000- 24,999 696 442 64.0 59.3-68.5 254 36.0 31.5-40.7
$25,000- 34,999 415 288 72.3 66.6-77.4 127 27.7 22.6-33.4
$35,000- 49,999 551 411 76.3 71.7-80.4 140 23.7 19.6-28.3
$50,000-74,999 621 514 81.5 77.0-85.2 107 18.5 14.8-23.0
$75,000+ 1,103 970 87.9 85.1-90.2 133 12.1 9.8-14.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 910 646 72.8 68.9-76.3 264 27.2 23.7-31.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,463 889 62.2 58.9-65.4 574 37.8 34.6-41.1
No 3,131 2,556 81.7 79.9-83.4 575 18.3 16.6-20.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 709 553 79.3 75.2-83.0 156 20.7 17.0-24.8
Non-Veteran 4,012 2,986 75.6 73.8-77.2 1,026 24.4 22.8-26.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,271 1,027 80.8 78.0-83.3 244 19.2 16.7-22.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,137 894 78.3 75.2-81.2 243 21.7 18.8-24.8
Rural 2,322 1,627 70.6 68.0-73.0 695 29.4 27.0-32.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,422 1,952 81.3 79.2-83.1 470 18.7 16.9-20.8
Unemployed 162 120 71.9 62.7-79.6 42 28.1 20.4-37.3
Retired 1,323 956 70.5 67.0-73.8 367 29.5 26.2-33.0
Unable to Work 430 215 49.8 43.4-56.1 215 50.2 43.9-56.6
Other not in Labor Force 341 267 81.3 76.1-85.6 74 18.7 14.4-23.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 350 228 65.1 58.3-71.2 122 34.9 28.8-41.7
101% to 150% 642 423 68.1 63.6-72.4 219 31.9 27.6-36.4
151% to 200% 319 221 72.5 65.7-78.3 98 27.5 21.7-34.3
More than 200% 2,303 1,907 83.4 81.3-85.3 396 16.6 14.7-18.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 910 646 72.8 68.9-76.3 264 27.2 23.7-31.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 914 619 70.5 66.3-74.3 295 29.5 25.7-33.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,972 1,448 73.9 71.3-76.2 524 26.1 23.8-28.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,844 1,481 79.9 77.5-82.1 363 20.1 17.9-22.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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