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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Weight Control

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

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Respond.^
Fewer calories Less fat Fewer cals & less fat Neither of them
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,046 945 13.0 11.9-14.3 1,453 20.2 18.8-21.7 2,744 37.4 35.6-39.2 1,904 29.4 27.6-31.2
-Guilford County 345 53 14.9 11.0-20.0 81 22.9 18.2-28.4 129 36.7 30.9-42.9 82 25.5 20.2-31.6
GENDER
Male 117 17 13.0 7.9-20.8 24 20.1 13.1-29.6 44 38.5 29.0-48.9 32 28.4 19.8-38.8
Female 228 36 16.4 11.1-23.6 57 25.1 19.2-32.1 85 35.3 28.4-42.8 50 23.2 17.1-30.7
RACE
White 254 38 14.3 9.9-20.2 59 22.5 17.1-28.9 103 39.5 32.8-46.6 54 23.7 17.9-30.8
Other 91 15 16.5 9.1-28.0 22 24.0 15.2-35.8 26 29.5 19.0-42.7 28 30.0 19.7-42.8
AGE
18-44 133 22 15.1 9.1-23.8 24 15.3 9.8-23.1 45 35.8 26.6-46.2 42 33.8 24.9-44.1
45+ 209 30 14.8 10.0-21.4 57 29.6 22.8-37.4 82 36.7 29.7-44.4 40 18.9 13.3-26.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 106 14 12.1 6.6-21.1 20 16.3 10.0-25.4 38 37.3 27.0-49.0 34 34.3 24.0-46.3
Some College + 238 39 16.5 11.6-23.1 61 26.5 20.4-33.6 91 37.0 30.2-44.4 47 20.0 14.8-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 141 20 12.9 7.6-21.1 43 27.7 20.1-36.9 42 28.3 20.5-37.7 36 31.1 22.0-41.9
$50,000+ 121 20 15.7 9.5-24.8 25 23.3 15.5-33.6 51 37.9 28.7-48.0 25 23.1 15.3-33.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 330 46 13.9 10.2-18.7 66 21.0 15.9-27.2 124 36.7 30.8-43.1 94 28.3 22.9-34.5
Guilford 345 53 14.9 11.0-20.0 81 22.9 18.2-28.4 129 36.7 30.9-42.9 82 25.5 20.2-31.6
Mecklenburg 343 43 12.2 8.9-16.6 67 18.2 14.0-23.2 150 45.1 38.8-51.6 83 24.5 19.5-30.2
Orange 358 52 16.8 10.6-25.6 71 19.8 14.3-26.7 127 31.9 24.2-40.8 108 31.5 24.2-39.7
Wake 363 52 12.4 9.3-16.4 66 20.7 15.6-26.9 151 38.9 33.2-45.0 94 27.9 22.4-34.2
Chatham/Lee 292 37 10.5 7.1-15.2 74 21.2 16.4-26.9 103 39.6 32.1-47.6 78 28.8 22.5-36.0
Nash/Wilson 273 39 14.7 10.4-20.4 65 22.0 17.0-28.0 102 34.6 28.4-41.4 67 28.6 21.9-36.4
Craven/Pamlico 349 51 14.6 10.6-19.9 60 17.6 13.2-23.2 145 39.4 33.3-45.9 93 28.3 22.7-34.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 315 27 7.6 4.8-11.7 64 21.3 15.1-29.3 141 43.4 36.8-50.4 83 27.6 22.1-33.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 323 48 13.1 9.6-17.6 52 14.1 10.4-18.9 120 38.8 30.9-47.3 103 34.0 27.3-41.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 348 43 21.8 11.3-37.8 71 18.3 13.5-24.3 131 29.6 22.8-37.5 103 30.3 22.8-39.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 316 46 14.6 10.5-19.8 67 21.6 16.5-27.8 117 34.7 28.8-41.0 86 29.1 23.3-35.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 355 45 12.8 9.3-17.6 79 22.6 17.9-28.1 143 39.7 33.9-45.7 88 24.8 20.0-30.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 305 44 13.8 9.9-18.9 57 16.7 12.5-22.1 125 42.3 34.8-50.1 79 27.2 21.4-33.8
Northeast NC I 342 52 15.7 11.8-20.5 75 21.9 17.0-27.7 131 37.0 31.4-43.1 84 25.4 20.3-31.4
Northeast NC II 372 47 13.0 9.2-18.1 75 21.6 16.6-27.6 161 42.0 36.2-48.1 89 23.4 18.9-28.7
Northeastern Partnership 714 99 13.9 11.0-17.5 150 21.7 17.9-26.0 292 40.3 35.9-44.7 173 24.1 20.6-28.1
Mountain AHEC 962 135 13.3 10.7-16.4 196 20.3 16.8-24.4 368 36.1 31.7-40.8 263 30.3 24.9-36.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,469 340 13.6 11.4-16.1 515 20.8 18.3-23.6 971 35.9 32.7-39.1 643 29.8 26.5-33.2
Piedmont 3,066 395 12.7 11.2-14.5 644 19.8 17.9-21.9 1,182 38.1 35.6-40.7 845 29.4 27.0-31.8
Western NC 1,511 210 13.2 10.8-15.9 294 20.4 17.3-23.9 591 37.9 34.1-41.9 416 28.5 24.5-32.9

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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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