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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for Pitt County

Weight Control

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes, lose weight Yes, gain weight Yes, keep current wt No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,590 1,035 16.1 14.7-17.6 121 1.7 1.3- 2.3 223 2.9 2.4- 3.6 5,211 79.2 77.6-80.8
Pitt County 411 68 15.4 11.7-20.0 10 2.2 0.9- 5.1 13 2.4 1.3- 4.3 320 80.0 75.0-84.3
GENDER
Male 157 19 11.8 7.1-19.0 3 2.5 0.6- 9.6 4 2.3 0.8- 6.4 131 83.4 75.5-89.2
Female 254 49 18.9 13.6-25.7 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2 9 2.4 1.2- 4.7 189 76.8 69.8-82.6
RACE
White 288 42 12.0 8.6-16.5 4 1.7 0.4- 6.8 8 1.8 0.9- 3.9 234 84.4 79.1-88.6
Other 122 26 22.6 14.6-33.3 6 3.2 1.3- 7.6 5 3.5 1.3- 8.9 85 70.8 60.3-79.4
AGE
18-44 216 27 11.0 7.0-17.0 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 6 2.5 1.1- 5.9 180 85.2 78.9-89.9
45+ 192 41 21.3 14.9-29.6 7 3.5 1.1-10.2 7 2.2 1.0- 4.9 137 73.0 64.1-80.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 32 20.1 13.3-29.1 6 2.3 0.9- 5.6 5 2.6 1.0- 7.1 114 75.0 65.9-82.3
Some College + 252 35 12.0 8.3-17.1 4 2.2 0.6- 7.6 7 2.0 0.9- 4.4 206 83.8 77.8-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 213 38 17.0 11.6-24.2 5 1.9 0.7- 4.8 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 165 79.3 72.0-85.1
$50,000+ 99 14 11.6 6.3-20.2 2 3.2 0.5-17.3 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 81 84.2 73.5-91.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 406 68 17.4 13.4-22.2 7 1.7 0.7- 3.9 14 2.7 1.5- 4.8 317 78.3 73.2-82.6
Forsyth 461 83 16.5 13.1-20.5 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7 15 2.6 1.5- 4.4 358 79.9 75.6-83.6
Guilford 413 57 13.0 9.8-17.1 7 1.9 0.8- 4.5 12 2.6 1.4- 4.8 337 82.5 77.9-86.3
Henderson/Transylvania 463 57 12.2 9.0-16.2 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0 385 84.1 79.7-87.6
Mecklenburg 437 76 14.7 11.4-18.7 2 1.3 0.2- 6.8 15 2.4 1.4- 4.3 344 81.6 76.9-85.5
Orange 433 54 9.9 7.2-13.5 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3 13 2.6 1.5- 4.7 357 85.3 81.1-88.7
Randolph 421 56 14.1 10.4-18.8 10 4.9 1.3-16.6 10 2.1 1.1- 4.1 345 78.9 71.1-85.0
Robeson 428 66 12.2 9.3-15.8 15 3.4 1.9- 5.8 24 5.2 3.3- 8.1 323 79.3 74.7-83.2
Wake 423 74 17.2 13.1-22.3 6 2.0 0.9- 4.7 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 333 78.8 73.5-83.3
Western NC 644 99 14.9 12.1-18.2 11 1.5 0.8- 2.8 19 2.4 1.3- 4.6 515 81.2 77.5-84.3
Piedmont NC 870 149 18.2 15.0-22.0 18 2.0 1.1- 3.7 33 3.4 2.2- 5.2 670 76.4 72.4-80.0
Eastern NC 780 128 15.7 12.9-18.9 12 1.3 0.7- 2.4 33 3.2 2.2- 4.8 607 79.8 76.3-82.8

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*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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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