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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, lose weight Yes, gain weight Yes, keep current wt No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,265 338 23.2 20.1-26.7 21 1.8 1.0- 3.2 52 4.2 2.9- 6.1 854 70.7 67.0-74.2
GENDER
Female 1,265 338 23.2 20.1-26.7 21 1.8 1.0- 3.2 52 4.2 2.9- 6.1 854 70.7 67.0-74.2
RACE
African American 1,265 338 23.2 20.1-26.7 21 1.8 1.0- 3.2 52 4.2 2.9- 6.1 854 70.7 67.0-74.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 4 17.5 4.3-50.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 9 82.5 49.9-95.7
-English Speaking 13 4 17.5 4.3-50.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 9 82.5 49.9-95.7
Non-Hispanic 1,252 334 23.3 20.1-26.7 21 1.8 1.0- 3.2 52 4.3 3.0- 6.1 845 70.7 66.9-74.2
AGE
18-24 93 13 11.9 5.8-22.8 4 3.6 1.0-11.8 3 3.6 0.7-16.2 73 81.0 68.1-89.5
25-34 200 47 18.5 12.5-26.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 11 5.1 2.4-10.5 141 76.2 67.7-83.1
35-44 262 71 24.3 17.5-32.6 4 2.6 0.7- 8.9 10 2.8 1.3- 6.1 177 70.3 61.7-77.7
45-54 259 80 32.1 24.6-40.6 3 0.8 0.2- 2.9 10 5.7 2.7-11.6 166 61.4 52.7-69.4
55-64 184 69 34.6 25.9-44.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 3.6 1.3- 9.4 109 61.8 51.7-71.0
65-74 149 35 28.5 18.2-41.6 4 3.1 1.0- 9.0 7 4.8 1.8-12.5 103 63.6 50.9-74.7
75+ 105 18 8.9 4.6-16.3 4 3.1 0.8-11.3 5 4.9 1.9-12.2 78 83.1 73.2-89.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 77 18.8 13.6-25.3 8 4.5 1.8-10.8 10 4.2 2.0- 8.6 198 72.5 64.7-79.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 429 113 23.8 18.4-30.2 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6 19 4.5 2.3- 8.6 290 71.1 64.3-77.0
Some Post-H.S. 303 86 26.0 19.5-33.9 6 2.8 1.1- 7.2 12 3.2 1.5- 6.5 199 68.0 59.8-75.2
College Graduate 237 62 22.9 16.9-30.3 0 0.0 . - . 11 5.2 2.5-10.4 164 71.9 64.0-78.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 85 34.2 26.3-43.0 6 2.5 0.9- 6.5 12 3.3 1.7- 6.6 171 60.0 51.3-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 286 79 20.4 14.7-27.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 11 4.8 2.3- 9.6 193 74.5 66.7-80.9
$25,000- 34,999 163 40 25.7 17.2-36.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 6 3.4 1.2- 9.2 116 70.5 59.6-79.5
$35,000- 49,999 113 37 24.7 15.8-36.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.7 1.4-14.5 72 70.5 58.2-80.5
$50,000-74,999 64 18 35.2 20.6-53.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 4 3.5 1.1-11.0 41 61.0 43.5-76.0
$75,000+ 53 13 19.6 9.7-35.5 1 5.0 0.7-27.7 4 8.1 2.6-22.5 35 67.4 49.7-81.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 5 26.4 10.4-52.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.1 1.1-40.7 10 65.5 38.4-85.3
Guilford 71 15 17.9 10.2-29.3 0 0.0 . - . 7 13.0 4.9-30.0 49 69.2 54.4-80.8
Mecklenburg 82 26 32.5 22.0-45.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 5 6.9 2.6-16.7 50 60.0 47.5-71.3
Orange 31 10 32.0 16.9-52.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.5 0.3-15.9 20 65.5 45.5-81.1
Wake 55 15 25.0 14.7-39.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.5 0.7-15.3 38 71.5 57.0-82.6
Chatham/Lee 53 12 25.1 13.9-41.0 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 0 0.0 . - . 40 73.7 57.9-85.1
Nash/Wilson 81 23 30.2 20.0-42.9 1 2.6 0.4-16.1 6 4.4 1.9- 9.6 51 62.8 50.2-73.9
Craven/Pamlico 57 20 25.7 15.2-40.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 36 72.8 58.1-83.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 1 8.2 0.9-46.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 91.8 53.5-99.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 2 26.2 5.9-66.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 73.8 33.2-94.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 32 28.7 19.8-39.7 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 6 7.2 2.9-17.0 66 63.6 52.3-73.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 1 9.0 1.2-44.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 91.0 55.3-98.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 24 21.2 13.9-30.8 2 2.6 0.6-10.0 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1 67 74.2 63.9-82.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 25 21.0 14.1-30.1 3 2.9 0.9- 9.5 3 3.2 0.9-11.3 71 72.8 62.8-81.0
Northeast NC I 171 40 19.8 14.2-26.8 6 6.1 2.3-15.1 5 4.9 1.6-13.7 120 69.3 60.2-77.2
Northeast NC II 100 28 25.9 17.2-36.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 2.8 1.0- 7.4 68 71.4 60.3-80.4
Northeastern Partnership 271 68 22.6 17.4-28.9 6 3.2 1.2- 8.3 9 3.9 1.7- 8.5 188 70.3 63.3-76.4
Mountain AHEC 32 9 26.6 13.0-46.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 12.6 3.1-39.5 21 60.7 39.0-78.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 670 170 20.1 16.0-24.9 15 3.6 1.8- 7.0 26 3.9 2.3- 6.6 459 72.3 66.9-77.2
Piedmont 549 155 25.3 20.9-30.3 6 0.6 0.2- 1.7 24 4.3 2.6- 7.2 364 69.8 64.5-74.6
Western NC 46 13 26.2 12.1-47.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.1 1.6-26.5 31 66.6 43.4-83.9

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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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