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
-MALES 2,638 2,062 78.0 75.9-79.9 576 22.0 20.1-24.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,679 1,354 80.4 77.9-82.6 325 19.6 17.4-22.1
Non-Hispanic Black 435 329 76.3 70.8-81.1 106 23.7 18.9-29.2
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 606 512 82.3 78.3-85.7 94 17.7 14.3-21.7
35-44 371 309 82.2 76.1-87.1 62 17.8 12.9-23.9
45-54 436 345 78.0 72.7-82.5 91 22.0 17.5-27.3
55-64 462 342 73.8 68.6-78.5 120 26.2 21.5-31.4
65-74 456 328 69.9 64.2-75.0 128 30.1 25.0-35.8
75+ 262 190 73.4 66.5-79.4 72 26.6 20.6-33.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 149 57.3 49.3-64.9 108 42.7 35.1-50.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 728 528 74.8 70.9-78.3 200 25.2 21.7-29.1
Some Post-H.S. 684 545 80.5 76.8-83.8 139 19.5 16.2-23.2
College Graduate 954 831 89.1 86.7-91.1 123 10.9 8.9-13.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 115 63.8 53.6-73.0 62 36.2 27.0-46.4
$15,000- 24,999 333 225 68.1 61.6-74.0 108 31.9 26.0-38.4
$25,000- 34,999 215 149 67.0 58.3-74.7 66 33.0 25.3-41.7
$35,000- 49,999 273 213 77.7 71.0-83.3 60 22.3 16.7-29.0
$50,000- 74,999 351 289 82.2 76.9-86.4 62 17.8 13.6-23.1
$75,000+ 815 714 88.8 86.1-91.0 101 11.2 9.0-13.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 702 458 62.7 57.8-67.4 244 37.3 32.6-42.2
No 1,828 1,524 83.7 81.5-85.6 304 16.3 14.4-18.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 651 500 75.8 71.3-79.8 151 24.2 20.2-28.7
Non-Veteran 1,966 1,544 78.4 76.0-80.6 422 21.6 19.4-24.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 855 701 82.3 79.1-85.2 154 17.7 14.8-20.9
Regional City or Suburban County 694 550 79.1 75.2-82.5 144 20.9 17.5-24.8
Rural 1,089 811 72.7 69.0-76.2 278 27.3 23.8-31.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,563 1,277 81.3 78.9-83.6 286 18.7 16.4-21.1
Unemployed 147 118 80.5 68.8-88.5 29 19.5 11.5-31.2
Retired 617 461 74.7 70.0-78.8 156 25.3 21.2-30.0
Unable to Work 185 97 46.3 37.4-55.5 88 53.7 44.5-62.6
Other not in Labor Force 80 71 88.7 78.8-94.3 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 213 136 58.8 49.4-67.6 77 41.2 32.4-50.6
101% to 150% 259 182 71.1 63.6-77.7 77 28.9 22.3-36.4
151% to 200% 200 149 77.2 69.5-83.4 51 22.8 16.6-30.5
More than 200% 1,378 1,157 84.5 82.2-86.6 221 15.5 13.4-17.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 722 547 76.7 72.7-80.3 175 23.3 19.7-27.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 790 597 73.0 68.6-76.9 193 27.0 23.1-31.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,126 918 82.0 79.1-84.5 208 18.0 15.5-20.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 836 678 82.3 79.0-85.1 158 17.7 14.9-21.0
2nd Quartile 702 548 76.4 72.1-80.2 154 23.6 19.8-27.9
3rd Quartile 723 557 75.7 71.6-79.3 166 24.3 20.7-28.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 279 76.0 70.0-81.1 98 24.0 18.9-30.0

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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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