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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Aerobic Recommendations*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Met aerobic recommendations Did not meet aerobic recommendation
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,999 2,960 48.1 46.6-49.7 3,039 51.9 50.3-53.4
GENDER
Male 2,559 1,310 49.6 47.3-52.0 1,249 50.4 48.0-52.7
Female 3,440 1,650 46.8 44.7-48.8 1,790 53.2 51.2-55.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,217 2,656 49.5 47.9-51.2 2,561 50.5 48.8-52.1
No 767 296 39.9 35.7-44.3 471 60.1 55.7-64.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,731 1,018 55.9 53.0-58.8 713 44.1 41.2-47.0
Overweight 2,030 1,036 49.5 46.9-52.1 994 50.5 47.9-53.1
Obese 1,670 682 41.2 38.3-44.2 988 58.8 55.8-61.7
Current Smoker
Yes 999 399 40.2 36.5-44.0 600 59.8 56.0-63.5
No 4,967 2,550 50.0 48.3-51.7 2,417 50.0 48.3-51.7
History of CVD**
Yes 677 293 41.7 37.3-46.3 384 58.3 53.7-62.7
No 5,276 2,655 48.9 47.3-50.6 2,621 51.1 49.4-52.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 688 350 52.1 47.8-56.4 338 47.9 43.6-52.2
No 5,122 2,522 47.6 45.9-49.3 2,600 52.4 50.7-54.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 270 141 55.2 48.1-62.1 129 44.8 37.9-51.9
No 5,530 2,725 47.9 46.3-49.5 2,805 52.1 50.5-53.7
COPD
Yes 502 170 31.2 26.4-36.4 332 68.8 63.6-73.6
No 5,472 2,781 49.6 47.9-51.2 2,691 50.4 48.8-52.1
Current Asthma
Yes 504 195 38.7 33.4-44.2 309 61.3 55.8-66.6
No 5,467 2,754 49.0 47.3-50.6 2,713 51.0 49.4-52.7
Diabetes
Yes 754 289 37.5 33.5-41.6 465 62.5 58.4-66.5
No 5,239 2,669 49.4 47.7-51.0 2,570 50.6 49.0-52.3
Disability
Yes 1,605 591 35.9 33.0-38.8 1,014 64.1 61.2-67.0
No 4,374 2,361 52.1 50.3-53.9 2,013 47.9 46.1-49.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,847 763 38.5 35.9-41.3 1,084 61.5 58.7-64.1
No 4,152 2,197 51.6 49.7-53.4 1,955 48.4 46.6-50.3

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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