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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Risk Factors

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Physical Activity Recommendation Status*

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  Total
Respond.#
Meets Recommendation Some Physical Activity Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,939 1,323 45.5 43.4-47.6 1,156 38.9 36.8-40.9 460 15.6 14.2-17.2
GENDER
Male 1,176 583 49.7 46.5-53.0 434 37.1 34.1-40.3 159 13.1 11.1-15.5
Female 1,763 740 41.6 38.9-44.3 722 40.4 37.8-43.2 301 18.0 15.9-20.2
RACE
White 2,200 1,043 48.2 45.8-50.6 856 38.3 36.0-40.6 301 13.6 12.0-15.3
African American 625 227 37.6 33.1-42.3 256 40.4 35.9-45.2 142 22.0 18.5-25.9
Other Minorities 88 41 46.1 34.4-58.3 36 41.9 30.3-54.4 11 12.0 6.5-21.3
HISPANIC
Yes 75 25 27.2 17.2-40.1 27 43.9 30.9-57.9 23 28.9 18.6-42.0
No 2,847 1,293 46.2 44.1-48.4 1,121 38.7 36.6-40.7 433 15.1 13.7-16.7
AGE
18-24 260 142 55.6 48.4-62.5 97 36.8 30.2-43.9 21 7.6 4.8-11.8
25-34 564 288 51.4 46.5-56.3 231 40.3 35.5-45.1 45 8.3 6.0-11.4
35-44 641 309 46.8 42.5-51.1 258 41.9 37.6-46.3 74 11.3 8.9-14.3
45-54 599 249 41.3 36.8-46.0 258 40.8 36.3-45.3 92 17.9 14.3-22.3
55-64 387 152 38.6 33.5-44.0 152 39.3 34.2-44.6 83 22.1 17.9-27.0
65+ 444 162 37.5 32.7-42.6 143 32.1 27.5-37.0 139 30.4 26.0-35.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 364 121 34.4 28.8-40.5 119 34.0 28.0-40.4 124 31.6 26.4-37.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 884 370 42.6 38.8-46.4 361 40.5 36.8-44.3 153 16.9 14.2-20.0
Some Post-H.S. 840 394 49.4 45.4-53.4 341 38.5 34.7-42.4 105 12.1 9.9-14.8
College Graduate 845 435 50.7 47.0-54.5 333 39.9 36.3-43.7 77 9.3 7.4-11.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 281 97 37.1 30.3-44.6 99 36.6 29.3-44.4 85 26.3 20.9-32.5
$15,000- 24,999 488 207 43.9 38.4-49.5 186 35.9 31.0-41.1 95 20.2 16.2-24.9
$25,000- 34,999 430 179 42.4 37.0-48.0 195 44.1 38.6-49.7 56 13.5 10.0-18.0
$35,000- 49,999 500 235 46.3 41.5-51.2 216 44.8 40.0-49.7 49 8.9 6.6-11.8
$50,000+ 841 458 54.1 50.3-57.8 325 37.8 34.3-41.5 58 8.1 6.2-10.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 176 78 45.6 37.6-53.9 68 37.7 30.1-45.9 30 16.7 11.4-23.7
Appalachia II 364 157 43.7 37.9-49.6 149 39.1 33.6-44.9 58 17.2 12.9-22.7
Appalachia III 202 85 41.7 34.5-49.2 76 37.2 30.2-44.7 41 21.2 15.5-28.1
Catawba 191 89 49.3 40.1-58.5 80 40.7 32.3-49.7 22 10.0 6.3-15.5
Edisto 83 29 32.8 22.3-45.5 45 54.8 41.8-67.1 9 12.4 5.1-27.2
Low Country 139 64 46.2 37.1-55.5 56 37.4 29.0-46.6 19 16.4 10.0-25.7
Palmetto 468 204 44.7 39.5-50.0 200 39.6 34.6-44.8 64 15.7 12.2-20.0
Pee Dee 202 83 38.6 31.5-46.4 85 43.1 35.6-51.0 34 18.2 12.9-25.1
Savannah 129 66 52.4 42.7-61.9 43 34.0 25.4-43.6 20 13.7 8.5-21.1
Trident 380 195 49.8 43.7-55.8 137 39.6 33.6-45.9 48 10.6 7.8-14.4
Upper Savannah 161 76 50.9 42.2-59.6 53 32.4 24.9-41.0 32 16.7 11.5-23.6
Waccamaw 223 104 48.3 40.8-55.8 75 32.3 25.7-39.6 44 19.4 14.4-25.7
Wateree 172 73 44.8 36.2-53.7 67 37.0 29.1-45.6 32 18.2 12.6-25.7

*Meets recommendation = Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week or vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week.
Some Physical Activity = Do some physical activity , but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reporting no physical activity.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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