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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Fewer calories Less fat Fewer cals & less fat Neither of them
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,046 945 13.0 11.9-14.3 1,453 20.2 18.8-21.7 2,744 37.4 35.6-39.2 1,904 29.4 27.6-31.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,111 842 13.4 12.2-14.8 1,261 20.2 18.7-21.8 2,403 38.2 36.3-40.1 1,605 28.2 26.4-30.1
No 929 102 10.3 7.5-14.0 190 20.5 16.6-25.1 340 34.0 29.3-39.1 297 35.1 30.2-40.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 6 3.5 1.4- 8.8 10 18.3 8.3-35.8 19 29.5 16.1-47.9 32 48.6 28.9-68.7
Recommended Range 2,176 249 10.1 8.4-12.2 445 20.0 17.6-22.6 720 31.5 28.6-34.6 762 38.4 35.0-41.8
Overweight 2,429 329 13.9 11.9-16.3 528 21.5 19.1-24.2 941 37.8 34.8-40.9 631 26.8 24.1-29.6
Obese 1,950 317 15.6 13.4-18.2 396 19.7 17.1-22.7 870 43.2 39.6-46.9 367 21.4 18.4-24.9
Current Smoker
No 5,586 767 13.6 12.2-15.0 1,155 19.9 18.4-21.6 2,234 39.4 37.4-41.5 1,430 27.1 25.2-29.0
Yes 1,435 171 11.1 8.8-13.9 291 21.0 17.8-24.6 506 30.5 26.9-34.3 467 37.4 33.2-41.7
Binge Drinker
No 6,536 879 13.5 12.2-14.8 1,358 20.3 18.8-21.9 2,570 37.8 35.9-39.7 1,729 28.4 26.6-30.2
Yes 464 63 9.1 6.4-12.8 88 18.6 13.8-24.6 154 32.3 25.8-39.6 159 40.0 32.5-48.0
Heavy Drinker
No 6,826 920 13.2 12.0-14.6 1,414 20.3 18.9-21.9 2,662 37.5 35.7-39.4 1,830 28.9 27.2-30.8
Yes 171 22 8.9 5.0-15.3 31 18.0 10.5-29.0 61 31.2 22.2-42.0 57 41.9 29.8-55.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 2,513 351 11.9 10.1-14.0 521 19.7 17.4-22.2 1,009 40.0 36.9-43.2 632 28.4 25.5-31.5
Some Physical Activity 2,896 413 14.4 12.5-16.4 655 22.4 20.2-24.9 1,103 36.9 34.2-39.7 725 26.3 23.8-29.1
Physically Inactive 1,416 157 12.2 9.6-15.4 236 16.9 13.9-20.4 553 33.9 30.1-37.8 470 37.0 32.9-41.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,413 167 10.8 8.5-13.5 291 20.5 17.1-24.3 580 41.5 37.2-45.8 375 27.3 23.6-31.4
No 5,619 775 13.5 12.2-15.0 1,161 20.2 18.6-21.8 2,161 36.5 34.6-38.5 1,522 29.8 27.8-31.8
Disability Status
Yes 2,164 293 13.6 11.6-16.0 430 20.7 18.0-23.7 879 37.9 34.7-41.2 562 27.8 24.7-31.1
No 4,755 633 12.8 11.4-14.3 996 19.7 18.1-21.5 1,827 37.6 35.4-39.8 1,299 29.9 27.8-32.1
Current Asthma
Yes 546 71 10.5 7.6-14.4 109 20.7 15.5-27.2 214 37.3 31.1-43.9 152 31.5 25.3-38.3
No 6,481 872 13.3 12.0-14.6 1,341 20.0 18.6-21.5 2,520 37.5 35.6-39.4 1,748 29.3 27.4-31.1
Diabetes
Yes 748 109 15.8 12.2-20.2 131 17.7 14.0-22.2 373 47.1 41.8-52.5 135 19.3 15.4-24.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 63 8 10.5 4.1-24.4 10 15.4 7.1-30.3 25 50.0 32.6-67.4 20 24.1 13.3-39.7
No 6,225 825 12.8 11.5-14.1 1,310 20.5 19.0-22.1 2,343 36.3 34.4-38.3 1,747 30.4 28.5-32.4
Arthritis
Yes 2,500 310 10.9 9.3-12.7 554 21.9 19.5-24.4 1,041 39.7 36.9-42.7 595 27.5 24.8-30.5
No 4,512 631 14.0 12.5-15.7 892 19.4 17.7-21.3 1,689 36.4 34.1-38.7 1,300 30.2 28.0-32.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,431 330 14.0 12.0-16.4 510 21.6 19.1-24.3 1,052 42.0 38.9-45.1 539 22.4 19.8-25.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 80 15 23.4 12.6-39.3 13 22.4 11.8-38.2 38 36.7 24.2-51.3 14 17.6 8.8-32.0
No 4,528 599 12.4 11.1-14.0 928 19.5 17.8-21.4 1,650 35.4 33.2-37.7 1,351 32.6 30.4-35.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,192 292 14.0 11.9-16.4 482 21.9 19.4-24.5 914 41.5 38.4-44.6 504 22.6 20.1-25.4
No 3,651 499 12.9 11.4-14.5 769 21.0 19.0-23.1 1,411 37.6 35.2-40.1 972 28.5 26.3-31.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 677 76 9.0 6.4-12.4 146 20.0 15.9-24.9 300 47.4 41.7-53.2 155 23.6 18.9-29.1
No 6,250 850 13.3 12.1-14.7 1,282 20.1 18.6-21.7 2,407 36.7 34.8-38.7 1,711 29.9 28.0-31.8

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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.

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

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