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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Weight Loss Products

In the past 2 years, that is in the past 24 months, have you taken any over-the-counter weight loss products to control your weight?
This includes dietary supplements and natural or herbal weight loss products. 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 9,251 165 1.7 1.3- 2.2 614 7.2 6.3- 8.1 8,472 91.1 90.1-92.0
-Guilford County 443 6 1.2 0.5- 2.7 20 4.8 2.8- 8.1 417 94.0 90.7-96.2
GENDER
Male 164 2 1.1 0.3- 4.2 3 1.8 0.4- 7.3 159 97.1 92.1-99.0
Female 279 4 1.3 0.5- 3.4 17 7.5 4.3-12.9 258 91.2 85.8-94.7
RACE
White 311 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1 18 5.9 3.4-10.2 290 93.1 88.8-95.8
Other 131 3 1.5 0.5- 5.0 2 2.5 0.5-11.3 126 96.0 88.7-98.6
AGE
18-44 175 3 1.2 0.4- 3.6 15 8.3 4.5-14.8 157 90.5 84.0-94.5
45+ 264 3 1.2 0.3- 3.9 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 256 97.2 94.1-98.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 3 2.0 0.6- 6.1 9 8.5 4.0-17.1 140 89.5 81.0-94.5
Some College + 289 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 11 2.8 1.5- 5.1 275 96.5 94.0-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 193 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 9 5.6 2.6-11.6 183 94.0 88.1-97.1
$50,000+ 141 3 1.7 0.5- 5.6 8 6.2 2.6-14.0 130 92.1 84.5-96.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 444 4 1.0 0.3- 3.2 27 6.5 4.2-10.1 413 92.5 88.7-95.0
Guilford 443 6 1.2 0.5- 2.7 20 4.8 2.8- 8.1 417 94.0 90.7-96.2
Mecklenburg 442 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 31 6.5 4.4- 9.4 405 92.7 89.7-94.9
Orange 450 9 1.3 0.6- 2.6 24 3.8 2.4- 5.8 417 94.9 92.6-96.5
Wake 445 7 1.0 0.5- 2.2 29 6.2 4.2- 9.2 409 92.8 89.7-94.9
Chatham/Lee 392 7 1.6 0.6- 3.9 20 6.4 3.5-11.4 365 92.0 87.0-95.2
Nash/Wilson 369 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 19 4.1 2.5- 6.7 346 94.8 92.0-96.7
Craven/Pamlico 446 8 1.4 0.7- 3.0 29 9.2 5.7-14.5 409 89.4 84.2-93.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 6 0.8 0.3- 1.8 32 8.2 5.4-12.1 387 91.1 87.1-93.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 447 10 2.5 1.2- 5.1 40 10.7 7.2-15.5 397 86.9 81.9-90.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 467 8 1.6 0.7- 3.6 25 4.5 2.8- 7.2 434 93.9 90.8-96.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 422 10 1.7 0.9- 3.4 36 8.2 5.5-12.2 376 90.0 85.8-93.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 463 9 1.9 0.8- 4.2 34 6.7 4.6- 9.6 420 91.4 88.1-93.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 407 6 0.7 0.3- 1.5 26 6.4 4.1- 9.9 375 92.9 89.5-95.3
Northeast NC I 448 10 2.4 1.2- 4.7 27 5.5 3.6- 8.2 411 92.1 88.8-94.5
Northeast NC II 499 9 1.8 0.9- 3.5 30 5.9 4.0- 8.5 460 92.4 89.5-94.5
Northeastern Partnership 947 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3 57 5.7 4.3- 7.6 871 92.3 90.2-94.0
Mountain AHEC 1,285 19 1.1 0.6- 2.0 91 7.2 5.4- 9.4 1,175 91.7 89.4-93.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,233 54 1.7 1.0- 2.7 223 8.1 6.5-10.1 2,956 90.2 88.1-91.9
Piedmont 3,974 77 1.8 1.3- 2.5 241 6.6 5.5- 7.8 3,656 91.6 90.2-92.8
Western NC 2,044 34 1.5 0.9- 2.4 150 7.5 6.0- 9.4 1,860 91.0 89.0-92.7

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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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