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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 980 598 61.4 56.6-66.0 382 38.6 34.0-43.4
GENDER
Female 980 598 61.4 56.6-66.0 382 38.6 34.0-43.4
RACE
African American 980 598 61.4 56.6-66.0 382 38.6 34.0-43.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 5 69.9 31.1-92.3 5 30.1 7.7-68.9
-English Speaking 10 5 69.9 31.1-92.3 5 30.1 7.7-68.9
Non-Hispanic 970 593 61.4 56.5-66.0 377 38.6 34.0-43.5
AGE
18-24 61 44 73.6 52.7-87.5 17 26.4 12.5-47.3
25-34 167 110 63.6 52.5-73.4 57 36.4 26.6-47.5
35-44 213 150 69.8 59.9-78.1 63 30.2 21.9-40.1
45-54 210 131 62.0 52.1-71.1 79 38.0 28.9-47.9
55-64 151 81 49.7 38.4-61.0 70 50.3 39.0-61.6
65-74 112 55 48.0 34.4-62.0 57 52.0 38.0-65.6
75+ 56 19 30.4 17.2-47.9 37 69.6 52.1-82.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 197 94 43.3 33.3-53.8 103 56.7 46.2-66.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 334 181 56.2 47.7-64.4 153 43.8 35.6-52.3
Some Post-H.S. 254 174 66.2 55.9-75.2 80 33.8 24.8-44.1
College Graduate 195 149 77.8 69.6-84.3 46 22.2 15.7-30.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 195 106 54.2 43.7-64.4 89 45.8 35.6-56.3
$15,000- 24,999 228 135 61.9 51.9-71.1 93 38.1 28.9-48.1
$25,000- 34,999 137 87 62.7 49.5-74.2 50 37.3 25.8-50.5
$35,000- 49,999 94 68 77.1 64.7-86.1 26 22.9 13.9-35.3
$50,000-74,999 51 33 62.5 42.3-79.1 18 37.5 20.9-57.7
$75,000+ 47 40 79.5 60.4-90.8 7 20.5 9.2-39.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 12 6 55.9 28.1-80.5 6 44.1 19.5-71.9
Guilford 54 30 50.6 34.3-66.8 24 49.4 33.2-65.7
Mecklenburg 67 48 70.5 56.5-81.4 19 29.5 18.6-43.5
Orange 28 24 86.5 68.5-95.0 4 13.5 5.0-31.5
Wake 46 30 62.3 46.0-76.2 16 37.7 23.8-54.0
Chatham/Lee 40 24 62.5 43.8-78.1 16 37.5 21.9-56.2
Nash/Wilson 60 39 60.0 45.1-73.2 21 40.0 26.8-54.9
Craven/Pamlico 44 33 73.9 53.6-87.4 11 26.1 12.6-46.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 5 3 29.5 4.8-77.7 2 70.5 22.3-95.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 85.4 40.0-98.1 1 14.6 1.9-60.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 85 48 57.9 45.7-69.2 37 42.1 30.8-54.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 74 48 67.1 54.4-77.7 26 32.9 22.3-45.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 74 33 47.4 35.2-60.0 41 52.6 40.0-64.8
Northeast NC I 125 72 60.7 50.9-69.7 53 39.3 30.3-49.1
Northeast NC II 78 42 59.1 46.2-70.8 36 40.9 29.2-53.8
Northeastern Partnership 203 114 59.9 51.8-67.4 89 40.1 32.6-48.2
Mountain AHEC 23 15 67.3 43.4-84.6 8 32.7 15.4-56.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 510 302 60.0 52.8-66.8 208 40.0 33.2-47.2
Piedmont 437 273 61.8 55.1-68.0 164 38.2 32.0-44.9
Western NC 33 23 76.2 51.8-90.5 10 23.8 9.5-48.2

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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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