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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Physical Activity

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 5,485 2,481 46.2 44.6-47.8 2,187 39.0 37.4-40.5 817 14.8 13.7-16.0
GENDER
Male 2,094 1,031 50.1 47.5-52.7 783 36.5 34.2-39.0 280 13.4 11.7-15.2
Female 3,391 1,450 42.6 40.7-44.5 1,404 41.2 39.3-43.2 537 16.2 14.8-17.7
RACE
White 4,292 2,047 48.9 47.2-50.7 1,703 39.2 37.6-40.9 542 11.8 10.8-13.0
African American 1,010 349 37.1 33.6-40.9 427 40.3 36.8-44.0 234 22.5 19.6-25.7
Other 142 71 53.1 43.0-63.0 41 27.4 19.5-36.9 30 19.5 12.7-28.7
HISPANIC
Yes 140 60 42.9 33.0-53.5 51 37.2 27.7-47.7 29 19.9 12.8-29.5
No 5,304 2,407 46.4 44.8-48.0 2,126 39.1 37.6-40.7 771 14.5 13.4-15.6
AGE
18-24 358 200 58.5 52.6-64.2 129 32.2 27.0-37.8 29 9.3 6.3-13.6
25-34 895 462 52.5 48.7-56.3 364 39.3 35.7-43.1 69 8.1 6.2-10.6
35-44 1,070 520 47.8 44.3-51.2 426 39.3 36.0-42.7 124 13.0 10.8-15.6
45-54 1,120 461 40.0 36.8-43.2 506 45.3 42.0-48.7 153 14.7 12.3-17.4
55-64 927 410 43.9 40.3-47.5 369 40.1 36.6-43.7 148 16.1 13.6-18.9
65+ 1,073 412 35.8 32.6-39.0 375 35.7 32.4-39.1 286 28.5 25.4-31.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 646 188 31.1 26.8-35.8 230 34.2 30.0-38.6 228 34.7 30.4-39.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,657 662 41.9 39.0-44.9 685 40.3 37.4-43.2 310 17.8 15.7-20.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,421 684 50.6 47.4-53.7 589 40.1 37.1-43.2 148 9.3 7.8-11.1
College Graduate 1,755 946 54.1 51.4-56.8 682 38.8 36.2-41.4 127 7.1 5.7- 8.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 628 223 39.5 34.6-44.7 227 35.6 30.9-40.6 178 24.9 21.1-29.1
$15,000- $24,999 931 369 39.7 35.9-43.6 377 40.3 36.6-44.1 185 20.1 17.1-23.4
$25,000- $34,999 691 306 46.7 42.2-51.3 291 39.6 35.2-44.1 94 13.7 10.8-17.2
$35,000- $49,999 833 401 49.4 45.3-53.4 346 40.3 36.4-44.2 86 10.4 8.1-13.3
$50,000+ 1,791 945 52.8 50.2-55.4 727 40.4 37.9-43.0 119 6.8 5.6- 8.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 342 156 44.7 38.5-51.0 134 38.4 32.6-44.6 52 16.9 12.0-23.3
Appalachia II 646 292 47.4 42.7-52.1 281 41.1 36.7-45.7 73 11.5 8.8-14.9
Appalachia III 440 188 43.3 37.7-49.1 176 40.5 35.1-46.2 76 16.2 12.5-20.6
Catawba 364 183 51.8 45.9-57.7 143 38.5 33.0-44.3 38 9.7 6.8-13.7
Edisto Savannah 418 179 42.7 37.0-48.5 162 38.4 32.9-44.3 77 18.9 14.7-23.9
Low Country 275 138 49.0 41.7-56.3 103 37.6 30.8-45.0 34 13.4 9.1-19.3
Palmetto 834 395 47.5 43.4-51.6 327 39.2 35.3-43.3 112 13.3 10.7-16.5
Pee Dee 393 154 42.4 36.6-48.5 157 36.1 30.6-42.0 82 21.5 17.1-26.6
Trident 697 323 47.9 43.5-52.4 289 39.2 35.1-43.5 85 12.9 10.2-16.1
Upper Savannah 275 115 42.9 36.3-49.9 98 35.2 28.9-42.0 62 21.9 16.7-28.1
Waccamaw 468 215 48.0 42.6-53.5 182 39.2 34.0-44.6 71 12.8 9.9-16.3
Wateree 282 123 44.8 38.0-51.8 116 41.0 34.5-47.9 43 14.2 10.0-19.9

* 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 activit y, but do not meet recommendations ABOVE.
Physically Inactive = Respondents reported 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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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