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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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10 lbs. or less 10-25 lbs. 26-50 lbs. >50 lbs. None/still losing
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,175 1,778 35.5 33.5-37.6 1,081 19.6 18.0-21.3 580 10.8 9.5-12.1 242 4.7 3.9- 5.7 1,494 29.4 27.5-31.4
-Guilford County 270 106 37.0 30.7-43.7 49 20.3 15.1-26.7 24 10.6 6.8-16.1 11 3.3 1.7- 6.3 80 28.8 22.9-35.6
GENDER
Male 89 36 36.0 25.9-47.6 21 28.5 18.7-40.9 9 10.9 5.5-20.4 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 22 23.4 15.0-34.8
Female 181 70 37.6 30.0-45.9 28 14.5 9.8-20.8 15 10.4 5.8-18.0 10 4.9 2.4- 9.5 58 32.6 25.0-41.3
RACE
White 209 81 36.7 29.7-44.4 35 18.2 12.7-25.6 23 13.3 8.5-20.2 8 2.9 1.3- 6.2 62 28.8 22.2-36.5
Other 60 25 38.6 25.7-53.3 14 27.7 16.4-42.7 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 2 2.7 0.6-12.1 18 29.4 17.5-45.1
AGE
18-44 103 44 38.5 28.6-49.5 17 19.8 11.7-31.5 8 11.1 5.2-22.1 0 0.0 . - . 34 30.6 21.3-41.6
45+ 166 61 35.6 27.8-44.1 32 20.7 14.7-28.4 16 10.2 6.1-16.5 11 6.0 3.1-11.2 46 27.5 20.2-36.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 78 27 34.0 23.1-46.9 17 22.8 13.6-35.6 5 7.5 2.9-18.2 4 5.1 1.8-13.7 25 30.6 20.2-43.6
Some College + 192 79 38.2 30.8-46.2 32 19.2 13.3-26.9 19 11.9 7.2-18.9 7 2.6 1.1- 5.8 55 28.1 21.1-36.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 108 45 43.1 32.7-54.0 17 14.3 8.6-22.8 7 5.6 2.5-12.0 6 4.8 2.0-11.2 33 32.3 22.6-43.8
$50,000+ 108 43 36.1 26.6-46.7 22 24.8 16.4-35.6 11 12.7 6.5-23.4 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5 30 25.4 17.1-36.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 258 75 27.0 21.4-33.3 63 27.5 21.1-35.0 28 9.3 6.1-13.9 11 3.2 1.7- 6.1 81 33.0 26.4-40.3
Guilford 270 106 37.0 30.7-43.7 49 20.3 15.1-26.7 24 10.6 6.8-16.1 11 3.3 1.7- 6.3 80 28.8 22.9-35.6
Mecklenburg 274 110 43.6 36.6-50.9 51 17.6 13.2-23.1 24 7.8 5.0-12.1 8 2.5 1.2- 5.2 81 28.5 22.8-35.1
Orange 259 97 48.9 38.0-59.9 47 14.1 9.6-20.1 22 5.5 3.2- 9.3 10 2.2 1.1- 4.4 83 29.3 21.4-38.7
Wake 261 98 38.5 31.8-45.6 45 18.4 13.1-25.1 23 7.1 4.6-10.9 11 3.8 2.0- 6.8 84 32.3 26.1-39.1
Chatham/Lee 186 78 46.1 36.4-56.2 33 15.3 10.5-21.9 18 8.9 5.4-14.2 12 8.2 4.2-15.4 45 21.5 15.3-29.3
Nash/Wilson 213 64 30.9 24.0-38.8 55 27.5 20.2-36.3 23 9.1 5.9-13.9 14 6.7 3.9-11.4 57 25.7 19.5-33.0
Craven/Pamlico 270 88 32.1 25.6-39.3 54 19.7 15.0-25.5 30 13.4 8.5-20.6 17 6.4 3.9-10.4 81 28.3 22.3-35.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 234 66 28.5 22.0-36.2 49 16.5 12.1-22.1 45 23.7 15.7-34.1 11 5.5 2.7-10.7 63 25.8 19.6-33.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 238 70 29.9 22.9-38.0 60 22.3 16.7-29.1 27 11.3 7.3-17.1 7 2.5 1.1- 5.6 74 34.0 24.6-45.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 238 77 29.6 20.6-40.6 51 18.3 12.4-26.1 30 10.1 6.2-16.0 7 2.6 1.1- 5.9 73 39.4 25.1-55.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 249 96 34.3 24.2-46.1 57 34.0 18.6-53.7 21 5.6 3.3- 9.3 14 3.7 1.9- 6.9 61 22.5 15.4-31.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 239 83 38.4 31.5-45.8 52 20.8 15.7-27.2 25 9.3 6.1-14.0 17 6.1 3.7-10.1 62 25.3 19.4-32.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 233 93 43.2 34.7-52.2 49 21.3 15.7-28.2 28 10.2 6.7-15.2 12 6.0 3.3-10.9 51 19.2 14.2-25.6
Northeast NC I 228 76 33.1 26.4-40.6 50 22.3 16.8-29.0 29 12.8 8.4-18.9 7 2.9 1.3- 6.1 66 28.9 22.3-36.5
Northeast NC II 267 77 28.5 22.7-35.1 59 22.5 16.9-29.3 31 11.9 8.0-17.3 10 4.0 2.0- 7.8 90 33.1 27.0-39.8
Northeastern Partnership 495 153 30.1 25.5-35.0 109 22.5 18.2-27.4 60 12.2 9.1-16.2 17 3.6 2.1- 6.1 156 31.7 27.0-36.7
Mountain AHEC 745 246 30.0 25.9-34.5 180 25.8 21.5-30.8 83 12.8 9.6-16.8 35 4.3 2.7- 7.0 201 27.0 22.8-31.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,791 593 33.3 29.7-37.0 384 20.6 17.8-23.8 199 10.5 8.2-13.3 91 5.0 3.5- 7.2 524 30.6 27.2-34.3
Piedmont 2,227 817 38.0 35.1-41.0 420 18.2 16.1-20.7 234 9.7 8.2-11.5 99 4.5 3.4- 5.9 657 29.6 26.8-32.4
Western NC 1,157 368 30.4 26.6-34.5 277 22.8 19.5-26.6 147 15.5 12.2-19.5 52 4.8 3.0- 7.3 313 26.4 22.8-30.4

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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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