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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,398 1,497 29.6 28.1-31.1 3,901 70.4 68.9-71.9
No 792 184 26.6 22.9-30.7 608 73.4 69.3-77.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,779 599 35.7 33.0-38.5 1,180 64.3 61.5-67.0
Overweight 2,092 623 32.3 29.9-34.8 1,469 67.7 65.2-70.1
Obese 1,717 343 21.7 19.3-24.3 1,374 78.3 75.7-80.7
Current Smoker
Yes 1,022 221 24.4 21.2-27.9 801 75.6 72.1-78.8
No 5,148 1,456 30.3 28.8-31.9 3,692 69.7 68.1-71.2
History of CVD**
Yes 705 116 15.3 12.4-18.7 589 84.7 81.3-87.6
No 5,451 1,565 30.8 29.3-32.4 3,886 69.2 67.6-70.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 712 236 34.5 30.5-38.7 476 65.5 61.3-69.5
No 5,292 1,407 28.8 27.3-30.4 3,885 71.2 69.6-72.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 278 76 28.4 22.5-35.0 202 71.6 65.0-77.5
No 5,717 1,556 29.4 28.0-30.9 4,161 70.6 69.1-72.0
COPD
Yes 522 74 15.0 11.5-19.4 448 85.0 80.6-88.5
No 5,658 1,613 30.6 29.1-32.1 4,045 69.4 67.9-70.9
Current Asthma
Yes 524 116 25.4 20.9-30.6 408 74.6 69.4-79.1
No 5,652 1,567 29.7 28.3-31.2 4,085 70.3 68.8-71.7
Diabetes
Yes 794 125 16.1 13.3-19.4 669 83.9 80.6-86.7
No 5,405 1,561 30.9 29.3-32.4 3,844 69.1 67.6-70.7
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,922 361 19.1 17.0-21.3 1,561 80.9 78.7-83.0
No 4,284 1,328 33.0 31.3-34.8 2,956 67.0 65.2-68.7

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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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