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%)
North Carolina 5,838 4,494 77.3 75.9-78.7 1,344 22.7 21.3-24.1
-FEMALES 3,200 2,432 76.8 74.8-78.6 768 23.2 21.4-25.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,040 1,579 76.9 74.5-79.2 461 23.1 20.8-25.5
Non-Hispanic Black 643 480 77.2 72.8-81.0 163 22.8 19.0-27.2
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 585 482 81.3 77.2-84.8 103 18.7 15.2-22.8
35-44 429 336 81.1 76.3-85.1 93 18.9 14.9-23.7
45-54 489 393 81.3 77.0-85.1 96 18.7 14.9-23.0
55-64 580 419 71.6 66.7-76.1 161 28.4 23.9-33.3
65-74 605 450 74.7 70.2-78.8 155 25.3 21.2-29.8
75+ 428 282 60.3 53.4-66.8 146 39.7 33.2-46.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 154 55.1 47.6-62.4 133 44.9 37.6-52.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 753 506 70.9 66.7-74.7 247 29.1 25.3-33.3
Some Post-H.S. 922 700 78.3 75.0-81.3 222 21.7 18.7-25.0
College Graduate 1,229 1,064 88.6 86.4-90.5 165 11.4 9.5-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 338 211 67.5 60.6-73.7 127 32.5 26.3-39.4
$15,000- 24,999 440 303 73.0 67.4-77.9 137 27.0 22.1-32.6
$25,000- 34,999 260 171 67.0 59.4-73.9 89 33.0 26.1-40.6
$35,000- 49,999 378 285 74.2 68.1-79.4 93 25.8 20.6-31.9
$50,000- 74,999 337 289 84.6 78.4-89.3 48 15.4 10.7-21.6
$75,000+ 750 663 87.4 84.1-90.1 87 12.6 9.9-15.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 950 587 62.2 58.1-66.1 363 37.8 33.9-41.9
No 2,131 1,756 82.7 80.6-84.6 375 17.3 15.4-19.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 80 83.1 71.3-90.6 18 16.9 9.4-28.7
Non-Veteran 3,071 2,329 76.6 74.6-78.4 742 23.4 21.6-25.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 926 762 82.1 78.8-85.0 164 17.9 15.0-21.2
Regional City or Suburban County 887 673 75.9 72.2-79.3 214 24.1 20.7-27.8
Rural 1,387 997 72.4 69.2-75.3 390 27.6 24.7-30.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,473 1,212 82.6 80.1-84.9 261 17.4 15.1-19.9
Unemployed 202 146 73.3 65.3-80.1 56 26.7 19.9-34.7
Retired 941 686 70.8 66.6-74.7 255 29.2 25.3-33.4
Unable to Work 240 116 51.5 43.5-59.5 124 48.5 40.5-56.5
Other not in Labor Force 289 230 79.7 73.2-84.9 59 20.3 15.1-26.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 76 71.5 60.9-80.1 41 28.5 19.9-39.1
50% to 100% 310 185 62.8 55.5-69.5 125 37.2 30.5-44.5
101% to 150% 332 226 70.4 63.9-76.2 106 29.6 23.8-36.1
151% to 200% 292 215 73.5 66.5-79.5 77 26.5 20.5-33.5
More than 200% 1,382 1,170 84.7 82.1-87.0 212 15.3 13.0-17.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 907 643 72.2 68.2-75.8 264 27.8 24.2-31.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,010 750 74.4 70.9-77.7 260 25.6 22.3-29.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,283 1,039 80.7 77.9-83.3 244 19.3 16.7-22.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 985 803 82.3 79.1-85.0 182 17.7 15.0-20.9
2nd Quartile 848 648 76.1 72.4-79.5 200 23.9 20.5-27.6
3rd Quartile 908 672 74.4 70.7-77.9 236 25.6 22.1-29.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 459 309 68.3 62.1-74.0 150 31.7 26.0-37.9

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

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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