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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford 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 9,438 1,482 14.2 13.2-15.4 157 1.5 1.2- 1.9 304 3.0 2.5- 3.5 7,495 81.3 80.1-82.5
-Guilford County 446 69 15.0 11.6-19.2 5 1.2 0.5- 3.3 15 3.0 1.6- 5.9 357 80.7 76.1-84.7
GENDER
Male 165 20 12.3 7.8-18.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 4 1.4 0.5- 4.1 140 85.7 79.0-90.5
Female 281 49 17.4 12.8-23.2 4 1.8 0.6- 5.6 11 4.5 2.0- 9.8 217 76.3 69.6-81.8
RACE
White 313 47 15.4 11.3-20.7 5 1.8 0.7- 4.8 7 1.8 0.8- 4.0 254 81.0 75.4-85.6
Other 132 21 13.3 8.3-20.7 0 0.0 . - . 8 5.8 2.2-14.5 103 80.9 71.8-87.5
AGE
18-44 177 20 10.5 6.3-16.8 2 1.4 0.3- 6.2 5 3.3 1.1- 9.7 150 84.8 77.3-90.2
45+ 265 49 19.5 14.6-25.6 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 10 2.9 1.4- 5.7 203 76.5 70.3-81.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 20 12.2 7.6-19.1 4 2.1 0.7- 5.7 8 5.7 2.3-13.3 120 80.0 71.6-86.4
Some College + 292 49 16.8 12.3-22.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 235 80.9 75.0-85.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 195 29 13.5 8.9-19.9 2 1.4 0.3- 6.8 6 2.3 1.0- 5.4 158 82.8 75.9-88.0
$50,000+ 142 25 18.7 12.3-27.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 5 2.1 0.8- 5.8 111 78.6 69.8-85.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 454 64 13.2 10.1-17.0 7 1.1 0.5- 2.4 17 3.0 1.8- 5.0 366 82.7 78.6-86.1
Guilford 446 69 15.0 11.6-19.2 5 1.2 0.5- 3.3 15 3.0 1.6- 5.9 357 80.7 76.1-84.7
Mecklenburg 447 76 14.8 11.5-18.8 6 1.4 0.6- 3.4 18 3.6 2.1- 6.0 347 80.2 75.7-84.0
Orange 452 56 12.7 7.4-20.9 4 1.0 0.3- 3.0 14 2.3 1.2- 4.3 378 84.0 76.2-89.6
Wake 452 75 16.1 12.5-20.5 5 1.3 0.4- 4.7 13 2.4 1.3- 4.4 359 80.2 75.5-84.2
Chatham/Lee 399 51 14.2 9.6-20.6 5 1.7 0.6- 4.8 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 332 81.5 75.1-86.5
Nash/Wilson 380 66 16.2 12.5-20.9 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3 21 4.4 2.7- 7.0 286 78.1 73.0-82.4
Craven/Pamlico 456 83 15.5 12.3-19.4 8 1.6 0.7- 3.8 13 2.8 1.6- 5.0 352 80.0 75.7-83.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 68 16.0 11.3-22.3 8 1.6 0.8- 3.5 16 3.3 2.0- 5.6 345 79.0 72.9-84.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 455 56 10.8 7.8-14.8 8 2.2 0.9- 4.9 17 3.7 2.0- 6.7 374 83.3 78.5-87.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 479 91 16.3 11.9-21.9 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 12 2.7 1.2- 5.8 367 79.7 73.7-84.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 54 10.1 7.1-14.2 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 14 2.3 1.2- 4.5 348 86.1 81.3-89.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 476 84 15.1 12.0-18.8 8 1.7 0.8- 3.6 9 1.9 0.9- 3.8 375 81.4 77.3-84.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 418 68 14.5 11.2-18.7 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 10 2.6 1.3- 5.4 331 80.7 76.0-84.7
Northeast NC I 460 82 15.0 11.8-18.9 9 2.8 1.3- 6.0 11 2.6 1.2- 5.3 358 79.6 74.9-83.7
Northeast NC II 514 91 16.1 12.8-20.0 4 0.5 0.2- 1.7 16 2.2 1.3- 3.7 403 81.2 77.1-84.7
Northeastern Partnership 974 173 15.7 13.2-18.5 13 1.3 0.7- 2.6 27 2.3 1.5- 3.6 761 80.6 77.6-83.4
Mountain AHEC 1,304 182 14.6 10.9-19.3 25 1.6 0.9- 2.6 46 3.0 2.1- 4.4 1,051 80.8 76.2-84.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,318 554 13.4 11.7-15.4 55 1.5 1.0- 2.2 107 3.2 2.4- 4.2 2,602 82.0 79.8-84.0
Piedmont 4,046 647 14.8 13.4-16.4 63 1.4 1.0- 2.0 123 2.9 2.3- 3.7 3,213 80.9 79.1-82.5
Western NC 2,074 281 13.6 10.9-16.8 39 1.8 1.1- 2.8 74 2.8 2.1- 3.7 1,680 81.8 78.6-84.7

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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