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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Loss Products--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,259 6,012 61.9 60.2-63.5 3,247 38.1 36.5-39.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,909 5,272 64.5 62.8-66.3 2,637 35.5 33.7-37.2
No 1,342 735 49.8 45.4-54.1 607 50.2 45.9-54.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 28 14.4 8.8-22.7 151 85.6 77.3-91.2
Recommended Range 3,214 1,549 44.0 41.3-46.7 1,665 56.0 53.3-58.7
Overweight 3,075 2,114 67.3 64.6-69.9 961 32.7 30.1-35.4
Obese 2,266 1,954 84.5 81.5-87.1 312 15.5 12.9-18.5
Current Smoker
No 7,095 4,741 64.3 62.4-66.1 2,354 35.7 33.9-37.6
Yes 2,125 1,246 54.5 51.0-58.0 879 45.5 42.0-49.0
Binge Drinker
No 8,553 5,598 63.0 61.3-64.7 2,955 37.0 35.3-38.7
Yes 618 370 51.8 45.1-58.5 248 48.2 41.5-54.9
Heavy Drinker
No 8,924 5,805 62.4 60.8-64.1 3,119 37.6 35.9-39.2
Yes 244 158 49.7 38.5-61.0 86 50.3 39.0-61.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,202 2,160 64.5 61.7-67.3 1,042 35.5 32.7-38.3
Some Physical Activity 3,623 2,494 65.8 63.2-68.3 1,129 34.2 31.7-36.8
Physically Inactive 2,157 1,186 50.0 46.5-53.4 971 50.0 46.6-53.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,006 1,244 58.8 55.0-62.5 762 41.2 37.5-45.0
No 7,228 4,751 62.6 60.7-64.4 2,477 37.4 35.6-39.3
Disability Status
Yes 2,995 1,949 64.8 61.9-67.6 1,046 35.2 32.4-38.1
No 6,221 4,039 60.9 58.9-62.9 2,182 39.1 37.1-41.1
Current Asthma
Yes 718 514 69.4 63.6-74.7 204 30.6 25.3-36.4
No 8,520 5,482 61.3 59.6-63.0 3,038 38.7 37.0-40.4
Diabetes
Yes 936 693 74.9 70.5-78.9 243 25.1 21.1-29.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 59 75.8 56.4-88.4 17 24.2 11.6-43.6
No 8,234 5,254 60.6 58.8-62.3 2,980 39.4 37.7-41.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,245 2,258 69.1 66.6-71.6 987 30.9 28.4-33.4
No 5,972 3,734 59.1 57.0-61.1 2,238 40.9 38.9-43.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,125 2,189 71.1 68.5-73.6 936 28.9 26.4-31.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 83 77.2 63.6-86.8 21 22.8 13.2-36.4
No 6,022 3,734 57.9 55.8-59.9 2,288 42.1 40.1-44.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,707 1,980 74.2 71.7-76.6 727 25.8 23.4-28.3
No 4,758 3,097 62.1 59.8-64.3 1,661 37.9 35.7-40.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 961 612 63.8 59.0-68.3 349 36.2 31.7-41.0
No 8,256 5,371 61.8 60.1-63.6 2,885 38.2 36.4-39.9

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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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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