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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Physical Activity

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Now, thinking about the moderate physical activities you do when you are not working (if employed or self-employed) in a usual week, do you do moderate activities for at least 10 minutes at a time, such as brisk walking, bicycling, vacuuming, gardening, or anything else that causes small increases in breathing or heart rate?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,134 2,580 82.0 80.4-83.5 554 18.0 16.5-19.6
GENDER
Male 1,238 1,028 83.1 80.6-85.3 210 16.9 14.7-19.4
Female 1,896 1,552 81.0 78.9-83.0 344 19.0 17.0-21.1
RACE
White 2,351 2,002 85.3 83.6-86.9 349 14.7 13.1-16.4
African American 654 471 71.9 67.7-75.7 183 28.1 24.3-32.3
Other Minorities 99 83 84.7 75.3-91.0 16 15.3 9.0-24.7
HISPANIC
Yes 81 55 68.7 55.8-79.2 26 31.3 20.8-44.2
No 3,033 2,509 82.5 80.9-84.0 524 17.5 16.0-19.1
AGE
18-24 271 238 88.4 83.6-91.9 33 11.6 8.1-16.4
25-34 588 525 88.1 84.5-90.9 63 11.9 9.1-15.5
35-44 660 566 86.1 82.9-88.7 94 13.9 11.3-17.1
45-54 629 516 79.2 74.8-83.0 113 20.8 17.0-25.2
55-64 421 324 76.1 71.3-80.3 97 23.9 19.7-28.7
65+ 515 367 71.6 67.2-75.7 148 28.4 24.3-32.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 412 272 67.0 61.4-72.0 140 33.0 28.0-38.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 945 763 80.4 77.2-83.2 182 19.6 16.8-22.8
Some Post-H.S. 888 760 85.7 82.9-88.1 128 14.3 11.9-17.1
College Graduate 881 778 88.4 85.8-90.5 103 11.6 9.5-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 210 72.6 66.5-78.0 92 27.4 22.0-33.5
$15,000- 24,999 520 407 76.4 71.6-80.6 113 23.6 19.4-28.4
$25,000- 34,999 455 386 84.1 79.4-87.8 69 15.9 12.2-20.6
$35,000- 49,999 528 458 86.9 83.4-89.7 70 13.1 10.3-16.6
$50,000+ 870 788 89.6 87.0-91.7 82 10.4 8.3-13.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 199 164 82.7 76.1-87.8 35 17.3 12.2-23.9
Appalachia II 386 320 81.2 75.8-85.6 66 18.8 14.4-24.2
Appalachia III 213 166 76.1 69.1-82.0 47 23.9 18.0-30.9
Catawba 199 173 87.3 81.2-91.7 26 12.7 8.3-18.8
Edisto 91 79 83.7 69.7-91.9 12 16.3 8.1-30.3
Low Country 149 123 79.5 70.4-86.4 26 20.5 13.6-29.6
Palmetto 493 415 82.5 78.2-86.1 78 17.5 13.9-21.8
Pee Dee 216 175 78.3 71.3-84.1 41 21.7 15.9-28.7
Savannah 141 116 82.4 74.3-88.4 25 17.6 11.6-25.7
Trident 393 330 86.6 82.7-89.8 63 13.4 10.2-17.3
Upper Savannah 177 139 80.3 73.0-85.9 38 19.7 14.1-27.0
Waccamaw 239 188 79.0 72.9-84.1 51 21.0 15.9-27.1
Wateree 186 148 80.4 73.3-86.0 38 19.6 14.0-26.7

* If a respondent reported less than 10 mins activity/week for the next phy. activity quest., that respondent was counted in NO category

#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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