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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Exercise

During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercises
such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,527 4,925 76.7 75.4-78.0 1,602 23.3 22.0-24.6
GENDER
Male 2,975 2,336 78.8 76.9-80.6 639 21.2 19.4-23.1
Female 3,552 2,589 74.8 73.0-76.6 963 25.2 23.4-27.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,369 3,325 77.2 75.6-78.7 1,044 22.8 21.3-24.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,269 918 73.9 70.8-76.7 351 26.1 23.3-29.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 79 71.7 60.2-80.9 33 28.3 19.1-39.8
Non-Hispanic Other 239 196 84.2 77.6-89.1 43 15.8 10.9-22.4
Hispanic 465 351 77.4 72.8-81.4 114 22.6 18.6-27.2
AGE
18-34 1,338 1,126 83.4 80.8-85.7 212 16.6 14.3-19.2
35-44 883 692 80.2 77.0-83.0 191 19.8 17.0-23.0
45-54 1,052 795 75.3 72.1-78.3 257 24.7 21.7-27.9
55-64 1,267 940 75.2 72.2-78.1 327 24.8 21.9-27.8
65-74 1,198 867 71.4 68.2-74.5 331 28.6 25.5-31.8
75+ 708 447 60.6 56.0-65.0 261 39.4 35.0-44.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 718 444 62.5 58.0-66.8 274 37.5 33.2-42.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,800 1,214 70.7 68.1-73.1 586 29.3 26.9-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,887 1,440 79.0 76.7-81.1 447 21.0 18.9-23.3
College Graduate 2,107 1,816 88.5 86.9-90.0 291 11.5 10.0-13.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 644 400 62.1 57.1-66.8 244 37.9 33.2-42.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,058 713 69.9 66.5-73.2 345 30.1 26.8-33.5
$25,000- 34,999 610 438 72.6 68.0-76.7 172 27.4 23.3-32.0
$35,000- 49,999 789 592 76.2 72.4-79.6 197 23.8 20.4-27.6
$50,000-74,999 830 673 80.2 76.6-83.4 157 19.8 16.6-23.4
$75,000+ 1,435 1,276 89.7 87.7-91.3 159 10.3 8.7-12.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,602 956 59.7 56.5-62.7 646 40.3 37.3-43.5
No 4,164 3,343 81.0 79.5-82.5 821 19.0 17.5-20.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,864 1,135 62.7 59.9-65.4 729 37.3 34.6-40.1
No 4,494 3,673 82.0 80.6-83.4 821 18.0 16.6-19.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 943 735 80.0 76.9-82.8 208 20.0 17.2-23.1
Non-Veteran 5,581 4,188 76.3 74.9-77.6 1,393 23.7 22.4-25.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,771 1,444 82.3 80.2-84.3 327 17.7 15.7-19.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,472 1,125 77.1 74.5-79.5 347 22.9 20.5-25.5
Rural 3,286 2,358 71.9 69.9-73.9 928 28.1 26.1-30.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,348 2,713 82.2 80.6-83.7 635 17.8 16.3-19.4
Unemployed 264 177 70.7 63.6-77.0 87 29.3 23.0-36.4
Retired 1,772 1,277 70.3 67.5-73.0 495 29.7 27.0-32.5
Unable to Work 597 313 52.7 47.4-57.9 284 47.3 42.1-52.6
Other not in Labor Force 518 421 81.8 77.3-85.5 97 18.2 14.5-22.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 215 146 67.6 59.3-75.0 69 32.4 25.0-40.7
50% to 100% 583 379 66.5 61.6-71.0 204 33.5 29.0-38.4
101% to 150% 971 649 68.8 65.0-72.3 322 31.2 27.7-35.0
151% to 200% 434 297 70.6 65.1-75.6 137 29.4 24.4-34.9
More than 200% 3,069 2,545 83.9 82.3-85.4 524 16.1 14.6-17.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,315 909 70.2 66.6-73.5 406 29.8 26.5-33.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,376 1,739 73.1 70.8-75.3 637 26.9 24.7-29.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,838 2,279 80.9 79.1-82.5 559 19.1 17.5-20.9

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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