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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,903 2,246 54.7 52.8-56.6 218 4.7 4.0- 5.5 351 11.6 10.3-13.1 151 4.4 3.7- 5.3 937 24.6 23.0-26.3
No 525 313 54.6 49.2-59.9 *** *** *** 58 12.7 9.6-16.7 25 7.2 4.6-10.9 115 23.3 18.9-28.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,396 728 47.4 44.2-50.7 68 3.8 2.8- 5.2 195 18.1 15.5-21.0 63 5.7 4.3- 7.6 342 24.9 22.2-27.8
Overweight 1,531 857 52.3 49.2-55.3 73 4.3 3.3- 5.6 139 11.3 9.4-13.6 77 5.8 4.5- 7.4 385 26.3 23.7-29.1
Obese 1,108 723 64.4 60.8-67.9 69 4.5 3.4- 6.0 47 5.6 4.0- 7.6 30 3.1 2.1- 4.5 239 22.4 19.4-25.7
Current Smoker
Yes 617 358 56.6 51.8-61.3 46 6.2 4.4- 8.6 38 7.8 5.5-10.8 21 3.8 2.4- 6.0 154 25.7 21.8-30.1
No 3,803 2,196 54.2 52.3-56.2 184 3.9 3.3- 4.7 371 12.7 11.3-14.2 154 5.0 4.2- 5.9 898 24.2 22.5-26.0
History of CVD**
Yes 446 313 70.7 65.3-75.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 108 22.4 18.4-27.1
No 3,972 2,234 53.1 51.2-55.0 214 4.3 3.6- 5.0 406 12.9 11.5-14.3 173 5.1 4.4- 6.1 945 24.7 23.0-26.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 545 243 40.5 35.9-45.3 21 2.8 1.8- 4.5 93 19.6 15.9-24.0 33 6.0 4.1- 8.7 155 31.0 26.7-35.7
No 3,759 2,240 56.9 54.9-58.9 201 4.5 3.8- 5.3 309 10.7 9.4-12.1 139 4.5 3.7- 5.4 870 23.4 21.7-25.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 206 101 45.1 37.2-53.2 *** *** *** 28 17.1 11.5-24.7 *** *** *** 59 30.4 23.4-38.4
No 4,090 2,385 55.2 53.3-57.1 212 4.3 3.7- 5.1 364 11.4 10.2-12.8 165 4.9 4.1- 5.8 964 24.1 22.5-25.8
COPD
Yes 287 194 65.1 57.6-72.0 23 8.5 4.9-14.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 59 20.7 15.3-27.3
No 4,138 2,361 53.9 52.0-55.8 207 4.0 3.4- 4.7 408 12.4 11.1-13.9 169 4.9 4.2- 5.8 993 24.7 23.1-26.3
Current Asthma
Yes 333 212 59.3 52.2-66.0 *** *** *** 23 12.1 7.7-18.6 13 4.3 2.4- 7.7 69 20.1 15.2-26.1
No 4,086 2,339 54.1 52.2-56.0 216 4.3 3.7- 5.1 386 11.9 10.6-13.2 163 4.9 4.1- 5.8 982 24.8 23.2-26.5
Diabetes
Yes 475 333 70.9 65.9-75.4 22 4.2 2.7- 6.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 111 23.1 18.9-28.0
No 3,961 2,229 53.0 51.1-54.9 210 4.3 3.7- 5.1 407 13.0 11.6-14.4 171 5.2 4.4- 6.1 944 24.6 22.9-26.3
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,197 799 66.1 62.7-69.3 74 6.0 4.5- 8.0 21 2.5 1.5- 4.1 23 2.5 1.6- 4.0 280 22.9 20.2-25.9
No 3,242 1,765 51.2 49.1-53.3 158 3.8 3.2- 4.5 390 14.6 13.1-16.3 154 5.5 4.6- 6.5 775 24.9 23.1-26.8

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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.

**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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