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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control--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 9,445 3,758 38.6 37.0-40.2 5,687 61.4 59.8-63.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,068 3,267 39.7 38.0-41.4 4,801 60.3 58.6-62.0
No 1,368 489 33.7 29.8-37.9 879 66.3 62.1-70.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 7 3.5 1.3- 9.3 178 96.5 90.7-98.7
Recommended Range 3,273 648 17.8 15.9-19.8 2,625 82.2 80.2-84.1
Overweight 3,119 1,302 41.9 39.1-44.7 1,817 58.1 55.3-60.9
Obese 2,307 1,513 66.3 63.2-69.4 794 33.7 30.6-36.8
Current Smoker
No 7,250 3,035 41.1 39.2-42.9 4,215 58.9 57.1-60.8
Yes 2,153 711 31.2 28.0-34.4 1,442 68.8 65.6-72.0
Binge Drinker
No 8,722 3,488 39.0 37.4-40.7 5,234 61.0 59.3-62.6
Yes 629 245 35.7 29.7-42.3 384 64.3 57.7-70.3
Heavy Drinker
No 9,100 3,633 38.9 37.3-40.6 5,467 61.1 59.4-62.7
Yes 246 96 33.9 25.1-43.9 150 66.1 56.1-74.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,239 1,343 40.2 37.4-43.0 1,896 59.8 57.0-62.6
Some Physical Activity 3,671 1,596 42.2 39.7-44.7 2,075 57.8 55.3-60.3
Physically Inactive 2,199 709 29.5 26.6-32.6 1,490 70.5 67.4-73.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,066 806 38.5 35.1-42.0 1,260 61.5 58.0-64.9
No 7,353 2,944 38.6 36.9-40.4 4,409 61.4 59.6-63.1
Disability Status
Yes 3,034 1,247 41.8 38.9-44.7 1,787 58.2 55.3-61.1
No 6,224 2,453 37.7 35.8-39.7 3,771 62.3 60.3-64.2
Current Asthma
Yes 734 318 42.4 36.8-48.2 416 57.6 51.8-63.2
No 8,689 3,426 38.2 36.6-39.9 5,263 61.8 60.1-63.4
Diabetes
Yes 958 482 52.7 47.9-57.4 476 47.3 42.6-52.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 38 53.0 37.1-68.3 40 47.0 31.7-62.9
No 8,395 3,234 37.2 35.5-38.9 5,161 62.8 61.1-64.5
Arthritis
Yes 3,297 1,443 43.6 41.0-46.2 1,854 56.4 53.8-59.0
No 6,082 2,298 36.7 34.7-38.6 3,784 63.3 61.4-65.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,184 1,439 45.3 42.6-48.1 1,745 54.7 51.9-57.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 103 59 59.2 45.9-71.3 44 40.8 28.7-54.1
No 6,149 2,257 35.5 33.6-37.5 3,892 64.5 62.5-66.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,751 1,309 48.4 45.6-51.3 1,442 51.6 48.7-54.4
No 4,859 1,863 37.4 35.3-39.6 2,996 62.6 60.4-64.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 969 376 40.3 35.6-45.1 593 59.7 54.9-64.4
No 8,290 3,325 38.7 37.0-40.4 4,965 61.3 59.6-63.0

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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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