2020 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 5,838 4,494 77.3 75.9-78.7 1,344 22.7 21.3-24.1
GENDER
Male 2,638 2,062 78.0 75.9-79.9 576 22.0 20.1-24.1
Female 3,200 2,432 76.8 74.8-78.6 768 23.2 21.4-25.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,719 2,933 78.6 76.9-80.2 786 21.4 19.8-23.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,078 809 76.8 73.4-79.9 269 23.2 20.1-26.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 108 72.2 61.9-80.5 44 27.8 19.5-38.1
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 93 77.0 65.8-85.3 26 23.0 14.7-34.2
Hispanic 545 377 69.8 64.9-74.4 168 30.2 25.6-35.1
AGE
18-34 1,191 994 81.8 79.0-84.3 197 18.2 15.7-21.0
35-44 800 645 81.6 77.9-84.9 155 18.4 15.1-22.1
45-54 925 738 79.7 76.3-82.7 187 20.3 17.3-23.7
55-64 1,042 761 72.7 69.1-75.9 281 27.3 24.1-30.9
65-74 1,061 778 72.5 68.9-75.8 283 27.5 24.2-31.1
75+ 690 472 65.7 60.6-70.4 218 34.3 29.6-39.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 544 303 56.2 50.7-61.5 241 43.8 38.5-49.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,481 1,034 73.0 70.1-75.6 447 27.0 24.4-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,606 1,245 79.3 76.9-81.5 361 20.7 18.5-23.1
College Graduate 2,183 1,895 88.8 87.3-90.2 288 11.2 9.8-12.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,652 1,045 62.4 59.3-65.5 607 37.6 34.5-40.7
No 3,959 3,280 83.2 81.7-84.6 679 16.8 15.4-18.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 749 580 76.8 72.8-80.5 169 23.2 19.5-27.2
Non-Veteran 5,037 3,873 77.4 75.8-78.8 1,164 22.6 21.2-24.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,036 2,489 81.9 80.2-83.6 547 18.1 16.4-19.8
Unemployed 349 264 76.4 69.9-81.8 85 23.6 18.2-30.1
Retired 1,558 1,147 72.4 69.3-75.3 411 27.6 24.7-30.7
Unable to Work 425 213 49.0 42.9-55.1 212 51.0 44.9-57.1
Other not in Labor Force 369 301 82.3 77.1-86.6 68 17.7 13.4-22.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 515 326 66.1 60.3-71.4 189 33.9 28.6-39.7
$15,000- 24,999 773 528 70.8 66.6-74.6 245 29.2 25.4-33.4
$25,000- 34,999 475 320 67.0 61.3-72.3 155 33.0 27.7-38.7
$35,000- 49,999 651 498 75.8 71.4-79.7 153 24.2 20.3-28.6
$50,000-74,999 688 578 83.3 79.5-86.6 110 16.7 13.4-20.5
$75,000+ 1,565 1,377 88.2 86.1-89.9 188 11.8 10.1-13.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,171 867 73.7 70.3-76.8 304 26.3 23.2-29.7
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 164 104 70.3 61.5-77.8 60 29.7 22.2-38.5
50% to 100% 523 321 61.0 55.1-66.5 202 39.0 33.5-44.9
101% to 150% 591 408 70.8 65.9-75.2 183 29.2 24.8-34.1
151% to 200% 492 364 75.1 69.9-79.6 128 24.9 20.4-30.1
More than 200% 2,760 2,327 84.6 82.9-86.2 433 15.4 13.8-17.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,171 867 73.7 70.3-76.8 304 26.3 23.2-29.7
HOUSING
Own 3,840 3,012 78.4 76.7-80.0 828 21.6 20.0-23.3
Rent 1,533 1,125 73.7 70.8-76.3 408 26.3 23.7-29.2
Other arrangement 411 312 79.5 74.0-84.1 99 20.5 15.9-26.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,781 1,463 82.2 79.9-84.3 318 17.8 15.7-20.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,581 1,223 77.4 74.7-79.9 358 22.6 20.1-25.3
Rural 2,476 1,808 72.5 70.1-74.8 668 27.5 25.2-29.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,629 1,190 74.4 71.6-77.0 439 25.6 23.0-28.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,800 1,347 73.7 71.0-76.3 453 26.3 23.7-29.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,409 1,957 81.3 79.3-83.2 452 18.7 16.8-20.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,821 1,481 82.3 80.0-84.3 340 17.7 15.7-20.0
2nd Quartile 1,550 1,196 76.3 73.5-78.8 354 23.7 21.2-26.5
3rd Quartile 1,631 1,229 75.0 72.3-77.6 402 25.0 22.4-27.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 836 588 72.2 67.9-76.1 248 27.8 23.9-32.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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