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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Fewer calories Less fat Fewer cals & less fat Neither of them
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 960 134 15.2 12.1-18.9 226 23.1 19.3-27.4 374 34.8 30.4-39.4 226 26.9 22.4-32.0
GENDER
Female 960 134 15.2 12.1-18.9 226 23.1 19.3-27.4 374 34.8 30.4-39.4 226 26.9 22.4-32.0
RACE
African American 960 134 15.2 12.1-18.9 226 23.1 19.3-27.4 374 34.8 30.4-39.4 226 26.9 22.4-32.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 1 8.8 1.1-46.4 5 32.4 8.9-70.0 3 55.4 18.4-87.3 1 3.3 0.4-23.3
-English Speaking 10 1 8.8 1.1-46.4 5 32.4 8.9-70.0 3 55.4 18.4-87.3 1 3.3 0.4-23.3
Non-Hispanic 950 133 15.2 12.1-18.9 221 23.1 19.3-27.4 371 34.7 30.3-39.3 225 27.0 22.5-32.1
AGE
18-24 60 6 11.8 4.5-27.5 9 10.8 3.5-28.5 22 25.4 13.0-43.7 23 52.0 32.3-71.1
25-34 165 25 14.2 7.9-24.4 35 22.6 14.5-33.5 57 35.0 25.3-46.1 48 28.1 19.5-38.7
35-44 208 36 19.9 13.2-28.8 49 22.7 15.3-32.2 75 29.6 21.8-38.8 48 27.8 19.7-37.7
45-54 206 32 16.6 10.6-25.0 52 26.9 19.1-36.4 83 36.7 27.9-46.5 39 19.9 13.2-28.8
55-64 147 18 14.2 8.0-23.9 34 26.1 16.4-38.9 65 42.1 31.4-53.5 30 17.7 10.7-27.7
65-74 110 12 13.4 5.4-29.7 32 33.0 21.0-47.7 42 33.9 22.6-47.4 24 19.7 11.2-32.3
75+ 54 3 1.7 0.5- 5.6 12 20.2 9.8-37.0 27 61.0 43.0-76.4 12 17.1 8.2-32.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 191 35 19.9 12.5-30.2 42 24.9 16.3-36.0 74 33.3 24.4-43.5 40 21.9 14.3-32.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 327 42 13.6 9.0-20.0 70 23.0 16.4-31.1 123 33.5 26.1-41.8 92 30.0 22.1-39.3
Some Post-H.S. 247 34 17.0 10.8-25.8 56 17.1 11.7-24.2 104 37.4 28.6-47.2 53 28.5 19.3-39.9
College Graduate 195 23 12.3 7.4-19.6 58 29.8 21.8-39.3 73 34.9 26.7-44.0 41 23.0 16.2-31.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 188 21 9.7 5.4-16.6 42 24.5 16.6-34.6 82 43.1 32.8-54.0 43 22.7 14.9-33.0
$15,000- 24,999 225 36 19.9 12.7-29.7 55 24.7 16.7-35.0 81 27.2 19.8-36.1 53 28.1 19.0-39.5
$25,000- 34,999 135 26 21.7 13.0-34.0 35 26.6 16.7-39.5 44 29.2 19.3-41.6 30 22.5 14.4-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 92 9 7.3 3.0-16.5 23 18.7 10.7-30.5 43 49.3 35.3-63.4 17 24.7 13.7-40.4
$50,000-74,999 50 10 21.8 11.0-38.5 14 25.1 12.4-44.2 15 21.4 9.7-40.8 11 31.7 16.0-53.2
$75,000+ 47 6 10.9 4.3-25.2 17 37.8 21.4-57.4 17 32.2 18.0-50.8 7 19.1 8.4-37.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 12 1 7.6 1.0-39.3 5 46.7 21.0-74.2 4 28.2 9.9-58.4 2 17.5 4.3-49.9
Guilford 52 9 23.4 11.2-42.6 12 23.9 12.9-39.8 16 28.4 15.1-46.9 15 24.4 13.5-39.8
Mecklenburg 66 8 9.0 4.3-17.7 12 15.8 8.4-27.7 31 54.2 41.0-66.9 15 21.0 12.4-33.2
Orange 28 3 12.5 3.5-36.1 5 15.1 5.7-34.4 15 57.3 37.3-75.3 5 15.0 5.9-33.2
Wake 46 8 17.0 8.2-31.8 10 22.2 11.5-38.6 14 27.6 15.9-43.4 14 33.2 19.9-49.9
Chatham/Lee 40 4 7.3 2.5-19.4 13 37.3 21.6-56.3 14 35.9 20.9-54.3 9 19.5 9.3-36.3
Nash/Wilson 57 7 15.9 7.4-30.7 16 36.0 22.6-52.0 23 33.4 21.5-47.7 11 14.8 7.8-26.1
Craven/Pamlico 44 6 7.8 3.2-18.0 10 17.6 8.4-33.2 17 42.4 22.9-64.6 11 32.2 16.4-53.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 5 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.9 0.8-49.0 4 92.1 51.0-99.2 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.8 1.5-54.0 3 58.1 20.9-87.9 2 30.1 7.0-71.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 84 10 10.9 5.4-20.8 17 26.0 16.3-38.9 33 37.7 26.6-50.2 24 25.4 16.7-36.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 4 1 21.1 2.7-72.2 2 50.2 12.2-88.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 28.7 4.0-79.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 73 6 10.6 3.9-25.9 18 25.9 15.8-39.5 33 42.3 30.1-55.6 16 21.1 12.5-33.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 71 14 25.2 15.1-39.0 16 21.7 12.9-34.1 26 36.3 25.2-49.2 15 16.8 9.8-27.3
Northeast NC I 122 17 14.2 8.7-22.3 29 22.4 15.5-31.3 51 42.5 32.7-53.0 25 20.9 13.8-30.4
Northeast NC II 74 11 16.9 8.4-31.3 18 22.3 13.6-34.3 30 34.4 23.6-47.1 15 26.4 15.5-41.2
Northeastern Partnership 196 28 15.6 10.0-23.3 47 22.3 16.5-29.5 81 38.5 30.8-46.7 40 23.6 16.8-32.3
Mountain AHEC 22 4 18.6 5.3-48.0 7 25.3 10.8-48.7 7 40.6 19.0-66.5 4 15.5 5.3-37.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 496 72 15.5 11.2-21.1 121 22.7 17.5-28.8 193 36.6 30.0-43.7 110 25.3 18.6-33.4
Piedmont 432 57 15.0 10.8-20.4 95 22.6 17.6-28.6 170 33.7 28.0-40.0 110 28.7 22.7-35.6
Western NC 32 5 15.3 4.6-40.3 10 43.9 16.1-76.2 11 30.8 12.5-58.1 6 10.0 3.5-25.6

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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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