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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Physical Activity

Moderate physical activity risk factor*

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  Total #
Respondents
Participate Do not Participate
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,782 3,613 45.4 43.6-47.3 5,169 54.6 52.7-56.4
GENDER
Male 3,357 1,508 50.1 47.2-53.1 1,849 49.9 46.9-52.8
Female 5,425 2,105 41.0 38.8-43.2 3,320 59.0 56.8-61.2
RACE
White 5,803 2,624 46.3 44.2-48.5 3,179 53.7 51.5-55.8
African American 2,349 747 44.3 40.2-48.5 1,602 55.7 51.5-59.8
Other 418 198 47.3 39.6-55.1 220 52.7 44.9-60.4
HISPANIC
Yes 135 54 34.4 23.1-47.9 81 65.6 52.1-76.9
No 8,465 3,524 46.2 44.3-48.1 4,941 53.8 51.9-55.7
AGE
18-24 253 132 57.5 48.8-65.8 121 42.5 34.2-51.2
25-34 638 315 49.6 44.2-55.0 323 50.4 45.0-55.8
35-44 1,146 501 45.9 41.6-50.2 645 54.1 49.8-58.4
45-54 1,683 699 41.9 38.5-45.4 984 58.1 54.6-61.5
55-64 2,122 861 42.3 39.0-45.6 1,261 57.7 54.4-61.0
65+ 2,940 1,105 40.2 37.6-42.8 1,835 59.8 57.2-62.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,136 331 39.8 34.5-45.4 805 60.2 54.6-65.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,686 974 41.5 37.9-45.1 1,712 58.5 54.9-62.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,251 925 42.0 38.6-45.5 1,326 58.0 54.5-61.4
College Graduate 2,690 1,380 54.3 51.2-57.5 1,310 45.7 42.5-48.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 999 289 35.5 29.7-41.8 710 64.5 58.2-70.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,465 506 41.2 36.5-46.0 959 58.8 54.0-63.5
$25,000- $34,999 1,012 396 42.8 37.4-48.4 616 57.2 51.6-62.6
$35,000- $49,999 1,111 486 47.3 42.2-52.5 625 52.7 47.5-57.8
$50,000+ 2,888 1,458 50.2 47.3-53.1 1,430 49.8 46.9-52.7
REGION**
Region I 1,153 472 45.6 41.1-50.2 681 54.4 49.8-58.9
Region II 1,134 474 46.2 41.7-50.7 660 53.8 49.3-58.3
Region III 1,188 485 47.3 42.6-52.1 703 52.7 47.9-57.4
Region IV 1,021 366 39.0 34.5-43.6 655 61.0 56.4-65.5
Region V 1,033 420 41.0 36.6-45.5 613 59.0 54.5-63.4
Region VI 1,131 476 45.5 41.0-50.2 655 54.5 49.8-59.0
Region VII 1,057 428 46.9 41.6-52.3 629 53.1 47.7-58.4
Region VIII 1,065 492 49.4 44.9-53.9 573 50.6 46.1-55.1

*Defined as 30 or more minutes per day for 5 or more days per week, or vigorous activity for 20 or more minutes per day on 3 or more days.

** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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