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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Loss Products-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

In the past 2 years, that is in the past 24 months, have you taken any weight loss pills prescribed by a doctor to control your weight?
Do not include water pills or thyroid medications. Would you say ...

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, you are currently/ taking them Yes, you've taken/ them in past 2 y No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,236 11 0.7 0.3- 1.5 38 2.6 1.7- 4.1 1,187 96.7 95.1-97.7
GENDER
Female 1,236 11 0.7 0.3- 1.5 38 2.6 1.7- 4.1 1,187 96.7 95.1-97.7
RACE
African American 1,236 11 0.7 0.3- 1.5 38 2.6 1.7- 4.1 1,187 96.7 95.1-97.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.5 0.7-33.0 12 94.5 67.0-99.3
-English Speaking 13 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.5 0.7-33.0 12 94.5 67.0-99.3
Non-Hispanic 1,223 11 0.7 0.3- 1.5 37 2.6 1.7- 4.1 1,175 96.7 95.1-97.7
AGE
18-24 90 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.7 0.5-13.1 88 97.3 86.9-99.5
25-34 196 4 2.0 0.6- 6.5 9 2.7 1.0- 7.3 183 95.3 90.0-97.8
35-44 259 4 0.8 0.3- 2.5 10 4.2 1.9- 8.9 245 95.0 90.3-97.4
45-54 254 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 8 1.6 0.7- 4.0 244 97.9 95.4-99.0
55-64 179 0 0.0 . - . 8 3.9 1.7- 8.4 171 96.1 91.6-98.3
65-74 145 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 144 98.3 88.9-99.8
75+ 102 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 0 0.0 . - . 101 99.4 96.0-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 277 98.3 96.1-99.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 418 5 1.0 0.3- 3.4 8 1.6 0.6- 3.8 405 97.4 94.7-98.8
Some Post-H.S. 297 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 12 3.2 1.3- 7.6 282 96.4 92.1-98.4
College Graduate 235 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 12 5.0 2.4-10.2 221 94.1 88.9-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 5 1.6 0.6- 4.1 261 97.1 92.2-99.0
$15,000- 24,999 281 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 10 1.9 0.8- 4.2 270 97.9 95.6-99.0
$25,000- 34,999 158 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 5 2.5 0.8- 7.3 152 97.3 92.6-99.0
$35,000- 49,999 113 2 1.0 0.2- 4.8 8 7.8 3.3-17.6 103 91.2 81.6-96.0
$50,000-74,999 64 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.2 1.2-26.7 61 93.8 73.3-98.8
$75,000+ 53 2 2.3 0.5- 9.7 3 4.8 1.2-17.1 48 92.9 81.3-97.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 2 10.7 2.5-35.4 2 9.6 2.3-32.6 12 79.7 54.6-92.8
Guilford 71 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 69 96.9 87.8-99.2
Mecklenburg 81 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 6 8.8 3.6-20.1 74 90.4 79.4-95.9
Orange 31 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.4 1.5-23.3 29 93.6 76.7-98.5
Wake 55 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 54 98.7 91.5-99.8
Chatham/Lee 53 1 3.6 0.5-21.7 0 0.0 . - . 52 96.4 78.3-99.5
Nash/Wilson 77 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.4 1.5-12.3 73 95.6 87.7-98.5
Craven/Pamlico 55 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.9 0.5- 7.8 53 98.1 92.2-99.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 102 2 2.5 0.6-10.1 4 2.4 0.9- 6.6 96 95.1 88.5-98.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 91 96.9 90.7-99.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.6 0.8- 8.5 98 97.4 91.5-99.2
Northeast NC I 168 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.9 1.2- 7.1 163 97.1 92.9-98.8
Northeast NC II 95 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 3 3.0 0.9- 8.9 91 96.5 90.7-98.7
Northeastern Partnership 263 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 8 2.9 1.4- 5.9 254 96.8 93.8-98.4
Mountain AHEC 31 2 6.2 1.5-22.2 2 5.5 1.3-20.2 27 88.3 71.7-95.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 653 4 0.8 0.2- 3.0 20 2.4 1.3- 4.2 629 96.9 94.6-98.2
Piedmont 538 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3 16 2.8 1.5- 5.3 517 96.7 94.2-98.1
Western NC 45 2 3.5 0.8-13.8 2 3.1 0.7-12.4 41 93.5 82.2-97.8

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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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