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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for Pitt County

Weight Control

Managing current weight: lose, maintain or do neither?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Trying to lose weight Maintain weight Neither
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,567 2,972 43.3 41.4-45.2 2,199 34.4 32.6-36.2 1,396 22.3 20.7-24.0
Pitt County 411 205 49.2 43.1-55.3 120 31.0 25.4-37.2 86 19.8 15.4-25.1
GENDER
Male 157 63 40.6 32.6-49.2 50 32.2 24.0-41.6 44 27.2 19.7-36.3
Female 254 142 57.6 49.0-65.7 70 29.8 22.6-38.1 42 12.6 8.9-17.7
RACE
White 288 147 50.6 42.9-58.2 86 33.1 26.3-40.6 55 16.4 12.1-21.8
Other 122 57 46.1 36.5-56.0 34 26.8 17.8-38.2 31 27.1 17.8-39.0
AGE
18-44 216 100 41.9 34.8-49.4 73 35.7 28.1-44.1 43 22.3 16.0-30.3
45+ 192 104 59.1 49.3-68.2 47 25.2 17.6-34.6 41 15.7 10.9-22.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 71 43.6 34.7-53.1 39 29.6 21.4-39.4 47 26.8 19.7-35.3
Some College + 252 132 52.5 44.2-60.7 81 32.1 25.1-39.9 39 15.4 10.5-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 213 97 43.5 35.7-51.7 70 35.7 27.9-44.4 46 20.8 15.3-27.6
$50,000+ 99 62 64.5 51.7-75.5 26 27.2 17.7-39.3 11 8.4 4.3-15.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 406 191 46.4 40.7-52.2 125 30.8 25.7-36.3 90 22.9 18.5-27.9
Forsyth 461 206 41.4 36.3-46.7 164 36.4 31.4-41.8 91 22.2 17.6-27.4
Guilford 410 184 44.0 38.1-50.0 141 32.8 27.6-38.5 85 23.2 18.5-28.8
Henderson/Transylvania 459 208 43.3 37.5-49.2 145 29.1 24.4-34.3 106 27.7 21.7-34.5
Mecklenburg 436 206 41.6 35.9-47.4 153 36.9 31.2-43.0 77 21.6 16.6-27.5
Orange 428 193 46.1 38.7-53.7 167 40.2 33.7-47.1 68 13.7 10.4-17.8
Randolph 419 179 40.4 34.1-47.1 132 29.1 24.2-34.5 108 30.5 23.7-38.3
Robeson 428 181 39.2 33.6-45.1 136 33.8 27.9-40.3 111 27.0 21.9-32.7
Wake 422 208 49.2 43.4-55.0 144 32.6 27.6-38.0 70 18.3 14.0-23.5
Western NC 643 270 39.8 35.5-44.2 214 33.3 29.1-37.7 159 27.0 22.9-31.5
Piedmont NC 866 394 44.9 40.6-49.2 277 31.2 27.5-35.2 195 23.9 20.4-27.8
Eastern NC 778 347 41.3 37.2-45.5 281 39.0 34.8-43.3 150 19.8 16.5-23.5

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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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