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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 over-the-counter weight loss products to control your weight?
This includes dietary supplements and natural or herbal weight loss products. 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 26 1.8 1.0- 3.3 106 11.4 8.7-14.8 1,104 86.8 83.3-89.7
GENDER
Female 1,236 26 1.8 1.0- 3.3 106 11.4 8.7-14.8 1,104 86.8 83.3-89.7
RACE
African American 1,236 26 1.8 1.0- 3.3 106 11.4 8.7-14.8 1,104 86.8 83.3-89.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 0.9 0.1- 7.4 1 6.2 0.8-36.0 11 92.9 65.3-98.9
-English Speaking 13 1 0.9 0.1- 7.4 1 6.2 0.8-36.0 11 92.9 65.3-98.9
Non-Hispanic 1,223 25 1.8 1.0- 3.3 105 11.4 8.7-14.9 1,093 86.8 83.2-89.6
AGE
18-24 90 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 10 15.3 6.5-31.8 75 83.4 67.4-92.5
25-34 196 5 3.8 1.1-12.3 34 21.9 14.4-31.9 157 74.3 63.9-82.5
35-44 259 5 1.4 0.5- 3.8 33 12.9 7.6-20.9 221 85.7 77.7-91.2
45-54 254 9 3.1 1.3- 7.0 22 10.8 6.4-17.8 223 86.1 78.9-91.1
55-64 179 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 5 2.5 0.7- 8.4 173 97.3 91.6-99.1
65-74 145 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 144 99.4 96.0-99.9
75+ 102 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 100 99.4 97.5-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 5 0.7 0.3- 1.9 8 2.0 0.7- 5.1 271 97.3 94.3-98.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 418 7 2.4 0.8- 6.9 32 8.4 4.9-13.9 379 89.3 83.2-93.3
Some Post-H.S. 297 11 2.8 1.3- 5.7 42 21.6 14.4-31.1 244 75.7 66.3-83.1
College Graduate 235 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2 24 12.8 7.7-20.5 208 86.5 78.9-91.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 2 0.6 0.2- 2.4 19 7.1 3.4-14.1 246 92.3 85.4-96.1
$15,000- 24,999 281 9 1.6 0.6- 4.0 17 10.6 5.0-20.8 255 87.9 78.0-93.7
$25,000- 34,999 158 3 1.6 0.5- 5.5 21 14.7 7.8-26.0 134 83.7 72.5-90.9
$35,000- 49,999 113 4 3.4 1.0-10.3 16 25.5 15.0-40.0 93 71.1 56.9-82.1
$50,000-74,999 64 3 2.8 0.7-10.2 8 20.4 8.2-42.3 53 76.9 56.1-89.6
$75,000+ 53 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 6 12.6 4.9-28.4 46 86.5 70.8-94.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 1 3.8 0.5-23.5 1 6.1 0.8-33.7 14 90.0 65.7-97.7
Guilford 71 3 3.5 1.1-11.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 67 95.2 87.4-98.3
Mecklenburg 81 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 13 18.1 10.2-30.0 66 80.5 68.6-88.6
Orange 31 1 3.7 0.5-22.4 4 11.7 4.4-28.0 26 84.5 67.2-93.6
Wake 55 2 2.6 0.6-10.0 6 11.2 4.8-24.1 47 86.1 73.4-93.3
Chatham/Lee 53 2 1.7 0.3- 7.6 2 2.8 0.6-11.9 49 95.5 87.1-98.6
Nash/Wilson 77 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 7 9.0 4.0-18.8 69 90.4 80.7-95.5
Craven/Pamlico 55 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 7 19.7 6.4-46.9 47 78.8 52.7-92.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.3 0.7-39.1 8 93.7 60.9-99.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 102 3 2.7 0.9- 8.1 7 5.4 2.3-12.2 92 91.9 84.6-95.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.8 1.6-52.0 8 88.2 48.0-98.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 0 0.0 . - . 5 4.5 1.8-11.2 89 95.5 88.8-98.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2 11 11.1 6.0-19.7 88 87.6 79.0-93.0
Northeast NC I 168 4 2.7 0.9- 7.4 12 5.7 3.1-10.3 152 91.6 86.1-95.1
Northeast NC II 95 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 5 5.1 2.0-12.4 89 94.0 86.6-97.4
Northeastern Partnership 263 5 1.9 0.7- 4.6 17 5.4 3.2- 9.1 241 92.7 88.7-95.4
Mountain AHEC 31 1 2.2 0.3-14.5 2 4.6 0.9-20.0 28 93.2 78.4-98.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 653 9 1.0 0.4- 2.5 59 11.7 7.9-17.0 585 87.3 82.0-91.2
Piedmont 538 16 2.4 1.2- 5.0 44 11.5 7.8-16.4 478 86.1 81.0-90.0
Western NC 45 1 1.2 0.2- 8.8 3 3.8 1.0-13.3 41 95.0 85.1-98.4

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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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