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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Loss Products-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
10 lbs. or less 10-25 lbs. 26-50 lbs. >50 lbs. None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 780 283 33.6 28.6-39.0 255 34.9 30.0-40.2 129 15.6 12.3-19.8 54 6.1 4.2- 8.9 59 9.7 6.6-14.0
GENDER
Female 780 283 33.6 28.6-39.0 255 34.9 30.0-40.2 129 15.6 12.3-19.8 54 6.1 4.2- 8.9 59 9.7 6.6-14.0
RACE
African American 780 283 33.6 28.6-39.0 255 34.9 30.0-40.2 129 15.6 12.3-19.8 54 6.1 4.2- 8.9 59 9.7 6.6-14.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 2 43.5 10.5-83.5 3 22.6 5.1-61.1 1 33.9 5.4-82.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 6 2 43.5 10.5-83.5 3 22.6 5.1-61.1 1 33.9 5.4-82.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 774 281 33.6 28.6-39.0 252 34.9 30.0-40.3 128 15.6 12.2-19.7 54 6.1 4.2- 8.9 59 9.7 6.6-14.0
AGE
18-24 49 21 39.1 19.4-63.0 15 38.2 19.4-61.4 4 9.9 2.3-34.1 2 5.1 0.8-26.0 7 7.7 2.9-18.8
25-34 131 48 31.2 21.2-43.4 54 41.8 30.6-54.0 13 11.5 5.8-21.4 5 3.3 1.1- 9.9 11 12.2 5.4-25.1
35-44 184 65 25.3 18.2-34.1 62 35.5 25.9-46.3 35 20.3 13.0-30.2 10 5.8 2.2-14.3 12 13.2 6.0-26.3
45-54 178 68 40.7 30.8-51.5 55 29.6 21.2-39.8 28 18.8 11.9-28.5 17 7.6 4.1-13.7 10 3.2 1.4- 6.9
55-64 123 40 35.3 23.6-49.0 41 36.6 25.7-49.2 25 16.3 9.5-26.6 11 8.3 4.1-16.0 6 3.6 1.2- 9.7
65-74 79 27 38.1 23.3-55.5 18 26.3 15.0-42.0 20 15.1 7.8-27.2 6 10.0 3.8-23.8 8 10.5 3.9-25.1
75+ 29 13 35.5 16.7-60.3 8 36.6 15.1-65.2 2 2.9 0.6-12.0 3 4.5 1.3-14.8 3 20.4 4.8-56.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 58 34.3 24.2-46.1 41 32.5 22.2-44.8 21 11.2 5.9-20.1 11 5.1 2.5-10.2 11 16.8 7.7-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 99 37.0 27.7-47.4 81 32.0 24.1-41.1 38 16.1 10.2-24.7 20 6.5 3.4-12.0 23 8.3 4.3-15.6
Some Post-H.S. 216 72 28.9 20.8-38.6 73 37.2 27.4-48.0 40 16.9 11.2-24.8 12 5.8 2.5-12.8 19 11.2 5.7-20.8
College Graduate 161 54 33.8 25.0-43.9 60 38.3 28.8-48.8 30 15.7 9.8-24.4 11 6.4 3.1-12.7 6 5.7 1.8-16.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 155 58 31.9 22.8-42.7 47 35.3 25.6-46.4 24 13.2 7.4-22.5 15 9.9 4.4-20.5 11 9.7 3.7-23.2
$15,000- 24,999 177 70 31.7 22.6-42.5 60 33.5 24.0-44.7 23 18.5 10.0-31.7 13 7.3 3.2-16.1 11 9.0 4.0-19.0
$25,000- 34,999 118 50 39.0 27.1-52.4 35 28.3 18.4-40.9 19 13.7 7.6-23.5 4 5.2 1.8-14.5 10 13.8 5.6-29.9
$35,000- 49,999 86 24 33.2 20.7-48.6 34 41.7 27.6-57.3 16 17.1 8.9-30.5 7 5.4 2.3-12.0 5 2.5 1.0- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 51 21 41.7 24.6-61.0 22 44.9 27.3-63.8 5 7.5 2.1-23.2 3 6.0 1.4-21.9 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 37 15 33.6 18.0-53.8 12 26.9 12.9-47.8 6 17.1 6.6-37.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 22.4 7.7-49.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 12 2 23.7 6.2-59.4 3 24.9 7.9-56.1 4 24.8 8.4-54.0 3 26.7 8.7-58.2 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 43 19 47.4 30.9-64.5 15 35.7 21.0-53.8 4 6.8 2.4-17.7 2 4.3 0.9-18.2 3 5.8 1.7-17.5
Mecklenburg 57 19 29.7 18.6-43.7 24 47.5 33.5-61.9 10 17.3 8.8-31.3 2 3.5 0.7-14.8 2 2.1 0.4- 9.6
Orange 26 12 48.9 29.2-69.0 8 29.3 14.1-51.1 1 1.8 0.2-12.1 1 3.8 0.5-22.8 4 16.2 5.9-37.1
Wake 41 12 28.2 15.8-45.2 16 41.1 25.3-58.9 9 18.3 9.2-33.3 4 12.4 4.2-31.4 0 0.0 . - .
Chatham/Lee 29 13 46.4 26.9-67.1 10 29.8 14.9-50.8 4 15.5 4.8-40.4 2 8.2 1.6-32.9 0 0.0 . - .
Nash/Wilson 54 26 41.3 27.8-56.3 18 38.9 24.9-55.0 5 9.3 3.5-22.6 2 3.9 0.9-15.6 3 6.5 2.0-19.8
Craven/Pamlico 33 9 34.6 12.9-65.5 6 18.7 6.3-44.2 11 25.0 11.7-45.5 2 7.2 1.7-25.9 5 14.4 5.3-33.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 5 4 88.7 40.6-98.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.3 1.1-59.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 3 1 40.3 5.7-88.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 26.5 3.1-80.0 1 33.2 4.2-84.8 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 65 23 31.9 20.8-45.6 19 32.6 20.7-47.1 11 15.2 7.7-28.1 3 7.9 2.5-22.4 9 12.3 6.3-22.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 5 2 31.7 7.2-73.7 1 21.3 2.9-71.0 2 47.0 12.7-84.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 53 17 44.9 29.7-61.2 18 25.6 15.3-39.6 10 17.4 9.0-31.0 5 7.7 2.9-18.7 3 4.4 1.3-13.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 59 21 37.0 24.6-51.5 19 31.4 20.2-45.4 10 14.1 7.3-25.7 5 9.1 3.6-21.1 4 8.3 3.0-21.2
Northeast NC I 96 39 37.3 27.4-48.4 32 36.5 26.2-48.1 14 12.0 6.8-20.2 6 6.7 2.8-15.0 5 7.5 2.9-18.2
Northeast NC II 59 20 34.5 21.7-50.0 20 29.7 18.6-44.0 6 9.6 3.9-21.7 8 11.6 5.5-22.8 5 14.5 5.5-33.2
Northeastern Partnership 155 59 35.9 27.4-45.3 52 33.0 25.0-42.2 20 10.8 6.5-17.3 14 9.2 5.3-15.6 10 11.1 5.4-21.5
Mountain AHEC 21 6 44.1 20.1-71.2 5 17.9 6.6-40.2 7 23.7 9.6-47.5 3 14.3 4.4-37.7 0 0.0 . - .
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 405 149 37.4 29.3-46.4 125 28.7 22.4-35.9 66 15.5 10.6-22.1 29 4.8 3.0- 7.7 36 13.5 8.5-20.9
Piedmont 346 125 31.2 25.1-38.0 124 40.4 33.4-47.9 53 14.1 10.2-19.2 21 7.0 4.1-11.7 23 7.3 3.8-13.5
Western NC 29 9 25.6 9.0-54.4 6 15.5 4.8-40.2 10 50.8 20.4-80.6 4 8.1 2.4-23.8 0 0.0 . - .

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available.

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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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