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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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In the past 2 years, that is in the past 24 months, have you taken any weight loss pills prescribed by a doctor to control your weight?
Do not include water pills or thyroid medications. Would you say ...

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Yes, you are currently/ taking them Yes, you've taken/ them in past 2 y No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,252 57 0.6 0.4- 0.9 169 1.6 1.3- 2.1 9,026 97.7 97.2-98.1
-Guilford County 443 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 438 99.1 97.9-99.7
GENDER
Male 164 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 162 99.4 97.7-99.9
Female 279 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 276 98.9 96.4-99.7
RACE
White 311 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 308 99.4 98.0-99.8
Other 131 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 129 98.6 94.4-99.7
AGE
18-44 175 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 173 99.4 97.5-99.8
45+ 264 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 261 98.9 96.5-99.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 3 1.5 0.5- 4.9 148 98.1 94.8-99.3
Some College + 289 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 0 0.0 . - . 288 99.7 98.1- 100
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 193 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9 190 98.7 95.9-99.6
$50,000+ 141 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 0 0.0 . - . 140 99.5 96.4-99.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 445 5 0.7 0.3- 1.7 7 1.1 0.5- 2.3 433 98.2 96.9-99.0
Guilford 443 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 438 99.1 97.9-99.7
Mecklenburg 442 7 1.2 0.5- 2.8 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 425 96.8 94.5-98.1
Orange 450 3 3.6 0.6-19.8 6 1.0 0.4- 2.3 441 95.4 82.3-98.9
Wake 445 2 0.6 0.1- 3.0 11 2.4 1.2- 4.6 432 97.0 94.5-98.4
Chatham/Lee 392 2 2.9 0.5-14.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 389 96.8 86.3-99.3
Nash/Wilson 369 0 0.0 . - . 6 1.3 0.5- 2.9 363 98.7 97.1-99.5
Craven/Pamlico 445 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 437 98.5 96.9-99.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 6 0.9 0.3- 2.3 418 99.0 97.6-99.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 447 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0 9 2.4 0.9- 6.6 434 96.9 93.0-98.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 467 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 9 1.2 0.6- 2.5 455 98.2 96.7-99.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 422 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9 11 2.1 1.0- 4.3 407 97.3 95.0-98.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 463 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 11 2.1 1.1- 4.0 450 97.5 95.6-98.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 408 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 8 1.7 0.7- 4.1 397 97.6 95.1-98.8
Northeast NC I 448 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 11 2.2 1.2- 4.1 435 97.5 95.6-98.6
Northeast NC II 499 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 13 2.5 1.4- 4.4 484 97.3 95.4-98.4
Northeastern Partnership 947 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6 24 2.4 1.5- 3.7 919 97.4 96.1-98.3
Mountain AHEC 1,286 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9 26 1.9 1.1- 3.4 1,250 97.7 96.2-98.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,233 19 0.8 0.4- 1.5 66 1.4 1.0- 2.0 3,148 97.8 96.9-98.4
Piedmont 3,974 23 0.6 0.3- 1.0 60 1.5 1.1- 2.1 3,891 97.9 97.2-98.4
Western NC 2,045 15 0.4 0.2- 0.7 43 2.6 1.6- 4.4 1,987 97.0 95.3-98.1

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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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