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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Physical Activity

When you are at work, which of the following best describes what you do?

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  Total #
Respondents
Mostly sitting/standing Mostly walking Mostly heavy labor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,211 2,752 62.4 59.9-64.8 1,005 25.3 23.2-27.7 454 12.3 10.7-14.1
GENDER
Male 1,794 1,055 57.3 53.5-61.0 424 24.9 21.7-28.4 315 17.8 15.1-20.8
Female 2,417 1,697 67.9 64.7-70.9 581 25.8 23.0-28.8 139 6.3 4.8- 8.2
RACE
White 2,806 1,912 64.2 61.3-67.0 593 23.7 21.2-26.4 301 12.1 10.2-14.2
African American 1,165 701 60.0 54.5-65.2 343 27.8 23.1-32.9 121 12.3 8.9-16.6
Other 199 113 54.5 44.0-64.6 63 33.2 24.0-44.0 23 12.3 7.3-19.9
HISPANIC
Yes 71 34 36.8 22.3-54.1 28 49.0 32.1-66.2 9 14.2 6.5-28.3
No 4,110 2,699 63.2 60.7-65.6 973 24.7 22.5-27.0 438 12.1 10.5-14.0
AGE
18-24 122 50 40.4 29.0-53.0 46 39.4 27.8-52.3 26 20.2 12.1-31.6
25-34 459 289 61.8 55.5-67.7 115 25.1 20.1-30.8 55 13.2 9.4-18.1
35-44 864 544 60.7 55.7-65.5 212 25.7 21.5-30.5 108 13.6 10.4-17.4
45-54 1,251 819 66.8 63.1-70.3 281 21.9 18.9-25.2 151 11.4 9.2-14.0
55-64 1,082 737 68.7 64.4-72.7 252 23.5 19.8-27.5 93 7.9 6.0-10.3
65+ 433 313 74.1 67.7-79.6 99 22.3 17.1-28.5 21 3.6 1.9- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 255 131 46.5 36.6-56.6 75 23.1 16.7-31.1 49 30.4 21.3-41.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,173 667 49.6 44.7-54.5 319 32.7 27.9-37.8 187 17.7 14.3-21.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,179 740 61.0 56.3-65.4 292 24.7 20.9-28.9 147 14.3 11.3-18.1
College Graduate 1,599 1,210 74.7 71.1-78.0 318 21.1 18.0-24.5 71 4.2 2.9- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 97 43.9 30.4-58.3 50 43.0 28.2-59.2 26 13.1 7.4-22.1
$15,000- $24,999 528 276 47.3 39.8-54.8 166 31.6 25.2-38.7 86 21.1 15.3-28.4
$25,000- $34,999 515 306 53.4 46.2-60.5 128 28.5 22.2-35.7 81 18.1 13.3-24.1
$35,000- $49,999 653 411 53.5 46.8-60.0 170 30.2 24.4-36.6 72 16.4 11.4-23.0
$50,000+ 1,979 1,432 71.9 68.8-74.9 394 20.2 17.6-23.1 153 7.9 6.3- 9.8
REGION**
Region I 510 338 62.9 56.2-69.1 123 26.1 20.7-32.4 49 11.0 7.4-16.1
Region II 539 361 64.8 58.6-70.5 120 21.7 17.0-27.2 58 13.5 9.6-18.7
Region III 643 420 60.5 54.1-66.5 161 29.2 23.6-35.5 62 10.4 7.2-14.8
Region IV 483 298 59.8 53.4-65.8 132 26.1 21.3-31.7 53 14.1 9.7-20.1
Region V 506 332 65.1 58.3-71.3 130 23.2 18.7-28.4 44 11.7 6.8-19.3
Region VI 510 312 55.1 48.7-61.2 134 30.8 25.0-37.2 64 14.2 10.5-18.8
Region VII 558 383 66.7 60.3-72.5 120 23.8 18.7-29.8 55 9.5 6.3-13.9
Region VIII 462 308 59.5 52.8-65.8 85 18.8 13.9-24.9 69 21.7 16.5-28.1

*This question was only asked of respondents who reported they were employed for wages or self-employed at the time.

** 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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