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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, lose weight Yes, gain weight Yes, keep current wt No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,438 1,482 14.2 13.2-15.4 157 1.5 1.2- 1.9 304 3.0 2.5- 3.5 7,495 81.3 80.1-82.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,062 1,305 15.1 13.9-16.4 130 1.5 1.2- 2.0 278 3.1 2.6- 3.7 6,349 80.2 78.8-81.5
No 1,367 177 10.3 8.1-13.0 26 1.1 0.6- 2.1 25 2.1 1.3- 3.5 1,139 86.4 83.5-89.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 2 0.8 0.2- 4.0 35 14.5 8.9-22.8 6 2.8 0.8- 8.7 141 81.9 73.0-88.3
Recommended Range 3,275 75 2.0 1.4- 2.7 92 2.9 2.2- 4.0 131 3.4 2.7- 4.4 2,977 91.7 90.2-92.9
Overweight 3,117 362 10.9 9.4-12.7 12 0.2 0.1- 0.3 110 3.4 2.6- 4.5 2,633 85.5 83.6-87.3
Obese 2,303 923 38.7 35.4-42.0 10 0.3 0.1- 0.6 45 1.8 1.2- 2.7 1,325 59.3 55.9-62.5
Current Smoker
No 7,244 1,215 15.0 13.8-16.2 96 1.2 0.9- 1.6 241 2.9 2.4- 3.5 5,692 80.9 79.5-82.1
Yes 2,152 260 11.9 9.6-14.6 59 2.2 1.5- 3.3 62 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,771 82.9 80.0-85.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,714 1,402 14.6 13.5-15.8 145 1.5 1.2- 1.9 288 3.0 2.5- 3.5 6,879 80.9 79.6-82.1
Yes 630 74 11.4 7.3-17.4 12 1.5 0.7- 3.4 13 2.4 1.3- 4.5 531 84.6 78.7-89.1
Heavy Drinker
No 9,094 1,443 14.4 13.4-15.6 152 1.5 1.2- 1.9 296 3.0 2.5- 3.5 7,203 81.1 79.8-82.3
Yes 245 25 9.8 5.0-18.4 4 1.0 0.3- 3.1 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 212 87.5 79.1-92.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,238 456 12.6 10.8-14.6 47 1.8 1.2- 2.7 113 2.7 2.1- 3.5 2,622 82.9 80.7-84.9
Some Physical Activity 3,671 621 16.1 14.4-18.0 54 1.2 0.8- 1.7 117 3.3 2.5- 4.3 2,879 79.4 77.4-81.3
Physically Inactive 2,195 357 13.8 11.9-16.1 50 1.4 0.9- 2.1 60 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,728 82.0 79.6-84.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,061 498 23.3 20.4-26.5 72 2.7 1.9- 3.8 91 4.2 3.0- 5.8 1,400 69.8 66.4-73.0
No 7,352 975 12.1 11.0-13.3 85 1.2 0.9- 1.6 212 2.7 2.2- 3.2 6,080 84.1 82.8-85.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,026 662 22.3 19.8-24.9 87 2.3 1.7- 3.1 105 3.0 2.2- 4.0 2,172 72.5 69.8-75.1
No 6,226 795 11.2 10.1-12.4 65 1.1 0.8- 1.6 198 3.0 2.5- 3.7 5,168 84.6 83.3-85.9
Current Asthma
Yes 730 172 22.8 18.5-27.8 19 1.6 0.8- 3.0 27 3.4 2.1- 5.4 512 72.2 67.1-76.8
No 8,686 1,301 13.6 12.5-14.7 138 1.5 1.1- 1.9 277 2.9 2.5- 3.5 6,970 82.0 80.8-83.3
Diabetes
Yes 956 341 37.1 32.5-41.9 18 1.3 0.7- 2.3 53 5.5 3.7- 8.0 544 56.2 51.4-60.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 14 16.0 7.7-30.2 2 0.8 0.1- 4.7 4 6.2 1.4-23.9 58 77.0 61.1-87.7
No 8,390 1,123 12.2 11.1-13.3 137 1.5 1.2- 1.9 247 2.7 2.3- 3.3 6,883 83.6 82.4-84.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,290 732 20.7 18.7-22.8 71 2.2 1.6- 3.1 119 3.5 2.7- 4.6 2,368 73.6 71.3-75.8
No 6,082 742 11.7 10.5-13.1 83 1.2 0.8- 1.6 185 2.8 2.3- 3.4 5,072 84.3 82.9-85.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,179 843 26.1 23.8-28.5 51 1.4 0.9- 2.1 125 4.1 3.1- 5.3 2,160 68.4 65.8-70.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 103 12 11.6 5.7-22.3 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 5 4.8 1.4-14.6 85 82.6 71.0-90.3
No 6,147 626 9.5 8.4-10.7 105 1.5 1.1- 2.0 174 2.5 2.0- 3.1 5,242 86.6 85.2-87.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,746 673 25.4 23.0-28.1 36 1.2 0.8- 1.9 97 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,940 69.9 67.1-72.4
No 4,856 667 12.2 10.9-13.6 74 1.3 0.9- 1.9 174 3.4 2.7- 4.1 3,941 83.1 81.5-84.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 207 21.6 17.8-26.0 19 0.8 0.5- 1.4 45 5.0 3.3- 7.7 695 72.6 68.0-76.7
No 8,286 1,243 13.6 12.5-14.8 131 1.5 1.2- 1.9 255 2.8 2.3- 3.4 6,657 82.0 80.7-83.3

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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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