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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise

What type of physical activity or exercise did you spend the most time doing during the past month?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Walking Gardening Running Weight lifting Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,439 2,564 54.6 52.8-56.4 232 4.3 3.7- 5.0 411 11.9 10.6-13.2 177 4.8 4.1- 5.7 1,055 24.4 22.9-26.0
GENDER
Male 1,943 916 44.3 41.7-47.0 85 3.6 2.8- 4.7 251 15.4 13.4-17.6 130 7.7 6.4- 9.3 561 29.0 26.6-31.5
Female 2,496 1,648 64.3 61.9-66.7 147 4.9 4.1- 6.0 160 8.6 7.1-10.2 47 2.1 1.5- 2.8 494 20.1 18.2-22.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,059 1,733 53.4 51.2-55.6 198 5.6 4.7- 6.6 279 12.3 10.7-14.0 114 4.5 3.6- 5.5 735 24.3 22.5-26.2
Non-Hispanic Black 799 503 58.4 54.1-62.6 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 54 9.1 6.8-12.1 36 6.0 4.2- 8.6 190 25.4 21.8-29.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 164 87 51.2 41.2-61.1 *** *** *** 20 10.6 6.4-17.1 *** *** *** 46 32.5 23.0-43.7
Hispanic 308 171 53.6 47.0-60.2 *** *** *** 44 15.0 10.9-20.2 16 7.0 4.0-12.0 67 22.1 17.2-28.0
AGE
18-34 907 357 39.3 35.7-43.1 *** *** *** 218 24.7 21.5-28.2 86 8.6 6.8-10.8 239 26.6 23.3-30.1
35-44 638 344 54.0 49.5-58.4 12 1.5 0.7- 3.1 94 13.8 11.0-17.1 31 5.7 3.9- 8.4 157 25.0 21.3-29.1
45-54 791 494 62.2 58.2-66.1 45 5.4 3.9- 7.4 61 7.1 5.4- 9.3 25 2.8 1.8- 4.3 166 22.5 19.2-26.2
55-64 856 559 65.0 61.2-68.7 63 7.9 6.0-10.4 28 2.8 1.9- 4.3 20 2.2 1.3- 3.6 186 22.0 18.9-25.4
65-74 779 518 66.4 62.4-70.3 67 8.3 6.3-10.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 177 22.7 19.4-26.4
75+ 424 261 61.8 56.0-67.3 35 9.3 5.9-14.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 121 26.9 22.3-32.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 362 253 66.3 59.8-72.3 12 3.0 1.4- 6.3 17 6.1 3.2-11.1 *** *** *** 70 21.9 16.9-27.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,095 675 58.6 55.0-62.1 69 4.8 3.7- 6.3 78 10.7 8.4-13.5 43 5.1 3.7- 7.0 230 20.9 18.2-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,197 712 53.7 50.3-57.1 70 4.9 3.7- 6.3 90 11.1 8.9-13.8 42 4.8 3.4- 6.6 283 25.6 22.6-28.7
College Graduate 1,768 913 47.3 44.6-49.9 81 3.8 3.0- 4.9 224 16.1 14.1-18.3 82 5.5 4.4- 7.0 468 27.3 25.0-29.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 351 251 68.1 61.6-74.0 19 3.7 2.1- 6.5 23 7.7 5.0-11.8 *** *** *** 51 17.2 12.5-23.1
$15,000- 24,999 658 412 59.5 54.7-64.1 31 4.1 2.5- 6.5 49 10.2 7.5-13.7 18 3.7 2.2- 5.9 148 22.6 18.9-26.8
$25,000- 34,999 387 236 55.2 48.8-61.4 21 4.4 2.7- 7.1 31 11.4 7.7-16.4 16 4.6 2.7- 7.8 83 24.5 19.0-31.0
$35,000- 49,999 515 285 53.8 48.4-59.1 39 6.8 4.7- 9.6 42 9.4 6.6-13.2 21 5.3 3.2- 8.6 128 24.7 20.4-29.6
$50,000-74,999 590 311 49.3 44.3-54.2 25 3.7 2.3- 5.9 65 13.9 10.3-18.6 31 5.9 3.9- 8.9 158 27.2 23.0-31.8
$75,000+ 1,137 583 49.6 46.2-53.0 41 2.7 1.9- 3.8 146 14.8 12.4-17.6 60 5.7 4.3- 7.5 307 27.1 24.3-30.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 986 645 63.2 59.4-66.8 64 6.1 4.5- 8.3 24 3.6 2.2- 5.8 25 3.3 2.1- 5.1 228 23.8 20.7-27.1
No 3,438 1,911 52.5 50.4-54.5 168 3.9 3.2- 4.6 386 14.0 12.5-15.6 150 5.1 4.2- 6.1 823 24.6 22.8-26.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 616 290 42.3 37.8-47.0 31 5.2 3.3- 8.1 68 15.4 12.0-19.6 40 8.1 5.8-11.2 187 29.0 25.0-33.4
Non-Veteran 3,809 2,270 56.6 54.6-58.5 201 4.2 3.6- 4.9 339 11.3 10.0-12.7 137 4.3 3.6- 5.2 862 23.7 22.0-25.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,408 768 52.2 49.2-55.3 44 2.8 2.0- 4.1 166 13.3 11.2-15.8 76 6.1 4.7- 7.8 354 25.6 23.0-28.3
Regional City or Suburban 977 540 53.3 49.5-57.1 61 4.9 3.7- 6.4 97 12.0 9.6-14.8 32 3.9 2.6- 5.7 247 26.0 22.7-29.5
Rural 2,054 1,256 57.4 54.6-60.2 127 5.3 4.2- 6.5 148 10.5 8.8-12.6 69 4.3 3.2- 5.6 454 22.5 20.3-25.0

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*Asked only of those who reported any exercise in the past month.
NOTE: There are 69 exercise categories available for this question. The four categories featured in this table
had highest frequency of any single category.

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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