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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise

Muscle Strengthening Recommendations*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Met muscle strengthening Did not meet muscle strengthening
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,206 1,689 29.3 27.9-30.7 4,517 70.7 69.3-72.1
GENDER
Male 2,647 863 34.9 32.7-37.2 1,784 65.1 62.8-67.3
Female 3,559 826 24.2 22.5-26.0 2,733 75.8 74.0-77.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,223 1,138 29.0 27.3-30.8 3,085 71.0 69.2-72.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,164 325 30.9 27.6-34.4 839 69.1 65.6-72.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 201 75 36.7 28.9-45.3 126 63.3 54.7-71.1
Hispanic 454 105 24.5 20.0-29.6 349 75.5 70.4-80.0
AGE
18-34 1,126 469 40.9 37.6-44.2 657 59.1 55.8-62.4
35-44 881 284 33.7 30.1-37.5 597 66.3 62.5-69.9
45-54 1,094 286 25.0 22.2-28.1 808 75.0 71.9-77.8
55-64 1,257 266 20.5 18.0-23.2 991 79.5 76.8-82.0
65-74 1,079 245 22.7 19.8-25.8 834 77.3 74.2-80.2
75+ 699 121 16.1 13.3-19.4 578 83.9 80.6-86.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 640 101 19.1 15.3-23.6 539 80.9 76.4-84.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,687 365 25.8 23.2-28.6 1,322 74.2 71.4-76.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,723 464 29.7 27.2-32.4 1,259 70.3 67.6-72.8
College Graduate 2,130 753 38.4 36.0-40.8 1,377 61.6 59.2-64.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 563 105 21.2 17.0-26.0 458 78.8 74.0-83.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,019 237 25.7 22.4-29.2 782 74.3 70.8-77.6
$25,000- 34,999 553 138 25.5 21.3-30.2 415 74.5 69.8-78.7
$35,000- 49,999 705 209 30.7 26.6-35.1 496 69.3 64.9-73.4
$50,000-74,999 786 218 30.7 26.7-35.1 568 69.3 64.9-73.3
$75,000+ 1,374 530 39.8 36.9-42.9 844 60.2 57.1-63.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,677 332 20.9 18.6-23.4 1,345 79.1 76.6-81.4
No 4,507 1,348 31.9 30.2-33.6 3,159 68.1 66.4-69.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 834 276 37.4 33.5-41.5 558 62.6 58.5-66.5
Non-Veteran 5,354 1,404 28.1 26.6-29.6 3,950 71.9 70.4-73.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,827 594 32.6 30.1-35.2 1,233 67.4 64.8-69.9
Regional City or Suburban 1,361 388 30.3 27.4-33.3 973 69.7 66.7-72.6
Rural 3,018 707 26.2 24.1-28.3 2,311 73.8 71.7-75.9

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*This is a new recommendation (initiated in 2011) based on the type of physical activity respondents reported doing in the past month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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