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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Physical Activity

Physical activity recommendation status*

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  Total #
Respondents
Meets Recommendations Meets Some Recommendations Physically Inactive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,782 3,613 45.4 43.6-47.3 3,535 39.9 38.1-41.7 1,634 14.7 13.5-15.9
GENDER
Male 3,357 1,508 50.1 47.2-53.1 1,285 36.2 33.5-39.0 564 13.7 12.0-15.7
Female 5,425 2,105 41.0 38.8-43.2 2,250 43.4 41.1-45.6 1,070 15.6 14.2-17.2
RACE
White 5,803 2,624 46.3 44.2-48.5 2,220 40.6 38.5-42.8 959 13.0 11.8-14.4
African American 2,349 747 44.3 40.2-48.5 1,086 38.7 35.1-42.5 516 17.0 14.4-19.9
Other 418 198 47.3 39.6-55.1 153 37.5 30.2-45.3 67 15.2 10.4-21.7
HISPANIC
Yes 135 54 34.4 23.1-47.9 56 46.4 33.5-59.9 25 19.1 10.2-33.1
No 8,465 3,524 46.2 44.3-48.1 3,414 39.7 37.9-41.6 1,527 14.1 13.0-15.3
AGE
18-24 253 132 57.5 48.8-65.8 93 34.5 26.8-43.1 28 8.0 4.7-13.2
25-34 638 315 49.6 44.2-55.0 256 41.0 35.8-46.4 67 9.4 6.5-13.2
35-44 1,146 501 45.9 41.6-50.2 486 41.3 37.2-45.6 159 12.8 10.1-16.1
45-54 1,683 699 41.9 38.5-45.4 725 43.6 40.3-47.1 259 14.5 12.3-17.0
55-64 2,122 861 42.3 39.0-45.6 899 41.1 37.9-44.4 362 16.7 14.4-19.2
65+ 2,940 1,105 40.2 37.6-42.8 1,076 34.9 32.4-37.4 759 24.9 22.6-27.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,136 331 39.8 34.5-45.4 398 33.2 28.6-38.2 407 27.0 23.0-31.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,686 974 41.5 37.9-45.1 1,129 40.5 37.1-43.9 583 18.1 15.7-20.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,251 925 42.0 38.6-45.5 985 45.7 42.2-49.2 341 12.3 10.3-14.6
College Graduate 2,690 1,380 54.3 51.2-57.5 1,015 36.9 33.9-40.0 295 8.8 7.2-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 999 289 35.5 29.7-41.8 392 37.3 31.3-43.8 318 27.2 22.2-32.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,465 506 41.2 36.5-46.0 619 39.3 35.0-43.9 340 19.4 16.4-23.0
$25,000- $34,999 1,012 396 42.8 37.4-48.4 428 43.4 38.1-48.8 188 13.8 11.0-17.2
$35,000- $49,999 1,111 486 47.3 42.2-52.5 472 42.2 37.3-47.3 153 10.5 8.1-13.5
$50,000+ 2,888 1,458 50.2 47.3-53.1 1,160 41.1 38.3-44.0 270 8.7 7.2-10.5
REGION**
Region I 1,153 472 45.6 41.1-50.2 467 37.3 33.1-41.7 214 17.1 13.9-20.8
Region II 1,134 474 46.2 41.7-50.7 443 39.1 34.8-43.5 217 14.8 12.0-18.1
Region III 1,188 485 47.3 42.6-52.1 504 39.6 35.1-44.2 199 13.1 10.5-16.3
Region IV 1,021 366 39.0 34.5-43.6 435 42.7 38.3-47.3 220 18.3 14.9-22.2
Region V 1,033 420 41.0 36.6-45.5 420 44.4 39.8-49.1 193 14.6 12.3-17.4
Region VI 1,131 476 45.5 41.0-50.2 446 38.6 34.2-43.1 209 15.9 12.8-19.6
Region VII 1,057 428 46.9 41.6-52.3 428 41.5 36.4-46.8 201 11.6 9.1-14.6
Region VIII 1,065 492 49.4 44.9-53.9 392 35.5 31.4-39.9 181 15.1 12.2-18.4

*Data in this table was derived from the Physical Activity questions.

** 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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