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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,719 2,933 78.6 76.9-80.2 786 21.4 19.8-23.1
GENDER
Male 1,679 1,354 80.4 77.9-82.6 325 19.6 17.4-22.1
Female 2,040 1,579 76.9 74.5-79.2 461 23.1 20.8-25.5
AGE
18-34 671 592 87.0 83.6-89.8 79 13.0 10.2-16.4
35-44 413 354 85.1 80.4-88.8 59 14.9 11.2-19.6
45-54 565 461 79.7 75.2-83.6 104 20.3 16.4-24.8
55-64 722 531 71.2 66.9-75.2 191 28.8 24.8-33.1
65-74 754 570 73.9 69.7-77.7 184 26.1 22.3-30.3
75+ 531 372 67.7 62.0-72.9 159 32.3 27.1-38.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 111 52.8 44.5-60.9 100 47.2 39.1-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 609 72.7 69.1-76.0 265 27.3 24.0-30.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,074 842 79.4 76.4-82.1 232 20.6 17.9-23.6
College Graduate 1,553 1,364 89.6 87.8-91.1 189 10.4 8.9-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 151 61.4 53.3-68.9 95 38.6 31.1-46.7
$15,000- 24,999 392 270 69.9 64.0-75.2 122 30.1 24.8-36.0
$25,000- 34,999 266 184 67.2 59.7-74.0 82 32.8 26.0-40.3
$35,000- 49,999 420 322 77.3 72.1-81.9 98 22.7 18.1-27.9
$50,000- 74,999 495 417 82.6 77.8-86.6 78 17.4 13.4-22.2
$75,000+ 1,208 1,064 88.5 86.3-90.5 144 11.5 9.5-13.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,084 691 62.3 58.5-65.9 393 37.7 34.1-41.5
No 2,520 2,152 85.2 83.4-86.8 368 14.8 13.2-16.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 499 393 78.0 73.0-82.3 106 22.0 17.7-27.0
Non-Veteran 3,198 2,522 78.6 76.8-80.3 676 21.4 19.7-23.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,027 876 85.5 82.7-87.9 151 14.5 12.1-17.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,059 836 78.3 75.0-81.2 223 21.7 18.8-25.0
Rural 1,633 1,221 73.4 70.6-76.1 412 26.6 23.9-29.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,901 1,608 83.8 81.7-85.8 293 16.2 14.2-18.3
Unemployed 180 140 79.8 72.6-85.5 40 20.2 14.5-27.4
Retired 1,139 855 73.6 70.0-76.9 284 26.4 23.1-30.0
Unable to Work 234 107 43.0 35.2-51.2 127 57.0 48.8-64.8
Other not in Labor Force 221 188 85.3 78.7-90.0 33 14.7 10.0-21.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 233 139 58.6 50.4-66.3 94 41.4 33.7-49.6
101% to 150% 311 222 71.4 64.9-77.2 89 28.6 22.8-35.1
151% to 200% 316 227 72.2 65.6-77.9 89 27.8 22.1-34.4
More than 200% 2,044 1,737 85.2 83.2-87.0 307 14.8 13.0-16.8
HOUSING
Own 2,762 2,182 78.3 76.3-80.2 580 21.7 19.8-23.7
Rent 710 553 78.8 75.0-82.1 157 21.2 17.9-25.0
Other arrangement 220 175 80.6 72.7-86.6 45 19.4 13.4-27.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 892 663 73.8 70.0-77.3 229 26.2 22.7-30.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,226 937 75.5 72.3-78.5 289 24.5 21.5-27.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,601 1,333 83.0 80.6-85.2 268 17.0 14.8-19.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,337 1,112 84.0 81.5-86.2 225 16.0 13.8-18.5
2nd Quartile 999 782 77.0 73.6-80.1 217 23.0 19.9-26.4
3rd Quartile 997 761 75.5 72.0-78.7 236 24.5 21.3-28.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 386 278 71.5 65.2-77.0 108 28.5 23.0-34.8

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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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