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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Managing current weight: lose, maintain or do neither?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Trying to lose weight Maintain weight Neither
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,428 3,758 38.7 37.1-40.3 3,373 36.2 34.7-37.8 2,297 25.1 23.7-26.5
-Guilford County 443 190 41.0 35.7-46.5 159 35.6 30.4-41.2 94 23.4 18.8-28.7
GENDER
Male 163 57 35.3 27.4-44.0 62 37.4 29.3-46.4 44 27.3 19.7-36.4
Female 280 133 46.0 39.2-53.0 97 34.0 27.7-40.9 50 20.0 15.0-26.1
RACE
White 311 148 48.0 41.5-54.6 108 32.8 27.0-39.1 55 19.2 14.3-25.3
Other 131 42 25.9 18.5-35.0 51 42.2 32.0-53.0 38 31.9 22.8-42.7
AGE
18-44 175 69 35.6 27.8-44.3 65 36.4 28.3-45.3 41 28.0 20.3-37.3
45+ 264 119 46.3 39.5-53.3 92 34.2 27.8-41.2 53 19.5 14.8-25.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 150 54 31.8 23.9-40.8 54 38.2 29.2-48.0 42 30.1 22.1-39.4
Some College + 291 136 46.7 40.0-53.6 104 33.4 27.4-40.0 51 19.9 14.5-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 193 69 30.7 23.7-38.6 74 40.4 32.1-49.3 50 28.9 21.3-38.0
$50,000+ 141 77 57.6 48.3-66.5 44 27.4 20.1-36.1 20 14.9 9.6-22.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 453 169 36.1 31.0-41.6 164 36.0 30.9-41.4 120 27.9 23.1-33.2
Guilford 443 190 41.0 35.7-46.5 159 35.6 30.4-41.2 94 23.4 18.8-28.7
Mecklenburg 446 196 39.0 33.5-44.8 149 31.2 26.3-36.6 101 29.8 23.9-36.3
Orange 451 175 37.1 30.0-44.7 187 43.8 36.5-51.3 89 19.1 14.6-24.7
Wake 452 189 39.7 34.4-45.2 176 38.1 32.7-43.7 87 22.2 17.8-27.4
Chatham/Lee 400 146 37.1 31.0-43.6 148 36.0 30.3-42.2 106 26.9 21.7-32.7
Nash/Wilson 379 152 39.1 33.3-45.2 125 33.9 28.5-39.8 102 27.0 22.1-32.6
Craven/Pamlico 455 207 40.7 35.4-46.2 147 37.2 31.8-42.9 101 22.1 18.0-26.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 165 37.9 32.0-44.1 155 35.6 30.4-41.1 117 26.6 21.8-31.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 452 171 36.8 30.4-43.6 153 34.0 28.3-40.2 128 29.3 23.4-36.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 478 183 34.3 27.9-41.2 171 41.6 33.1-50.7 124 24.1 18.9-30.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 426 172 35.3 27.4-44.2 149 28.0 21.6-35.5 105 36.7 24.8-50.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 474 196 39.4 34.5-44.6 162 35.2 30.2-40.5 116 25.4 21.0-30.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 419 146 32.1 26.9-37.9 163 39.8 33.8-46.2 110 28.1 22.9-33.8
Northeast NC I 461 189 38.0 32.5-43.7 159 33.2 27.9-39.0 113 28.8 22.4-36.2
Northeast NC II 513 211 40.2 35.1-45.5 171 31.2 26.7-36.1 131 28.6 23.9-33.9
Northeastern Partnership 974 400 39.4 35.6-43.4 330 31.9 28.4-35.7 244 28.7 24.8-32.9
Mountain AHEC 1,306 512 38.4 34.1-42.8 461 34.9 31.1-38.9 333 26.7 23.2-30.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,313 1,339 36.9 34.2-39.7 1,167 38.7 35.8-41.7 807 24.4 22.0-26.9
Piedmont 4,042 1,608 39.7 37.4-41.9 1,490 35.3 33.2-37.5 944 25.0 23.1-27.1
Western NC 2,073 811 38.5 35.1-42.1 716 34.8 31.6-38.1 546 26.7 23.7-29.9

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*Data in this table were derived from two weight control questions regarding loosing or maintaining current weight.

^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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