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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,265 586 46.3 42.0-50.5 393 32.1 28.2-36.2 286 21.7 18.5-25.3
GENDER
Female 1,265 586 46.3 42.0-50.5 393 32.1 28.2-36.2 286 21.7 18.5-25.3
RACE
African American 1,265 586 46.3 42.0-50.5 393 32.1 28.2-36.2 286 21.7 18.5-25.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 6 29.6 9.1-63.9 4 36.6 8.9-77.3 3 33.8 7.0-77.7
-English Speaking 13 6 29.6 9.1-63.9 4 36.6 8.9-77.3 3 33.8 7.0-77.7
Non-Hispanic 1,252 580 46.4 42.1-50.7 389 32.0 28.1-36.2 283 21.6 18.4-25.2
AGE
18-24 93 33 42.5 27.5-59.1 28 25.6 14.6-40.8 32 31.9 20.1-46.7
25-34 199 104 47.3 37.6-57.2 62 35.9 26.8-46.2 33 16.8 10.9-25.1
35-44 262 131 47.4 38.7-56.2 82 36.0 27.8-45.2 49 16.6 10.9-24.3
45-54 259 135 54.6 45.8-63.2 75 31.0 23.0-40.3 49 14.4 9.6-20.9
55-64 184 104 56.2 45.9-65.9 47 26.9 18.8-36.9 33 16.9 10.8-25.4
65-74 149 56 48.3 36.4-60.4 56 33.5 23.2-45.7 37 18.2 11.7-27.1
75+ 106 17 13.5 6.9-24.8 39 28.4 18.4-41.0 50 58.1 44.5-70.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 114 31.7 24.7-39.5 83 30.7 23.0-39.7 97 37.6 29.4-46.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 190 43.5 36.1-51.2 143 36.8 29.7-44.6 95 19.7 14.6-26.0
Some Post-H.S. 303 169 59.9 51.2-68.0 85 24.5 18.0-32.4 49 15.6 10.6-22.5
College Graduate 237 113 48.5 40.1-57.0 82 34.2 26.4-42.8 42 17.4 11.6-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 128 49.8 41.2-58.3 67 22.2 15.7-30.4 79 28.0 21.2-36.0
$15,000- 24,999 285 131 43.4 34.4-52.8 96 41.2 32.1-50.9 58 15.4 10.4-22.2
$25,000- 34,999 163 85 48.8 37.7-60.0 52 33.0 22.8-45.2 26 18.1 10.5-29.4
$35,000- 49,999 113 59 48.1 35.4-61.1 35 29.9 19.3-43.1 19 22.0 12.3-36.3
$50,000-74,999 64 30 51.2 34.7-67.5 21 28.1 15.4-45.6 13 20.6 10.1-37.4
$75,000+ 53 30 50.2 33.2-67.2 17 38.1 22.2-56.9 6 11.7 3.9-30.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 8 40.7 18.6-67.3 4 20.9 7.3-46.7 4 38.5 14.8-69.2
Guilford 71 27 32.4 21.4-45.7 27 40.8 27.5-55.7 17 26.8 16.4-40.6
Mecklenburg 82 47 57.0 44.6-68.6 20 25.8 16.4-38.0 15 17.3 9.7-28.9
Orange 31 18 60.7 41.4-77.2 10 30.1 15.7-50.0 3 9.1 2.7-26.6
Wake 54 27 48.2 33.6-63.1 18 27.7 16.8-42.0 9 24.2 12.4-41.8
Chatham/Lee 53 26 52.8 37.5-67.5 14 19.0 10.7-31.3 13 28.3 16.3-44.4
Nash/Wilson 81 38 47.1 35.1-59.4 22 27.0 17.5-39.1 21 26.0 16.8-37.9
Craven/Pamlico 57 26 43.0 26.3-61.5 18 35.4 20.8-53.2 13 21.7 11.6-36.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 3 65.4 24.5-91.7 2 14.0 2.5-51.5 4 20.6 4.8-57.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 55.0 18.5-86.8 3 45.0 13.2-81.5 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 45 42.2 31.7-53.3 40 43.9 33.3-55.1 20 13.9 8.6-21.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 29.9 9.3-64.0 2 18.2 4.1-53.5 4 51.9 21.6-80.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 44 46.2 35.1-57.8 30 32.7 22.6-44.7 21 21.1 13.5-31.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 42 44.1 33.7-55.0 32 28.3 19.8-38.7 28 27.6 18.9-38.3
Northeast NC I 171 75 40.9 32.7-49.6 50 28.6 21.3-37.3 46 30.5 22.5-39.9
Northeast NC II 100 47 50.8 39.5-62.0 31 29.4 20.3-40.4 22 19.8 12.8-29.5
Northeastern Partnership 271 122 45.5 38.5-52.7 81 29.0 23.0-35.8 68 25.5 19.8-32.2
Mountain AHEC 32 15 49.5 28.9-70.3 8 22.2 10.1-42.1 9 28.3 12.4-52.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 671 307 45.6 39.4-51.9 203 31.1 25.6-37.1 161 23.4 18.6-28.9
Piedmont 548 258 46.9 41.1-52.8 178 32.5 27.2-38.3 112 20.6 16.3-25.6
Western NC 46 21 42.0 21.1-66.2 12 38.1 14.5-69.1 13 19.9 8.5-40.0

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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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