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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you now trying to maintain your current weight, that is to keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,679 3,380 59.1 57.0-61.1 2,299 40.9 38.9-43.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,795 2,920 60.3 58.1-62.5 1,875 39.7 37.5-41.9
No 877 456 53.2 47.8-58.5 421 46.8 41.5-52.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 177 60 33.5 22.6-46.5 117 66.5 53.5-77.4
Recommended Range 2,620 1,548 58.0 55.0-61.1 1,072 42.0 38.9-45.0
Overweight 1,817 1,151 60.8 57.3-64.3 666 39.2 35.7-42.7
Obese 792 474 64.0 58.7-69.0 318 36.0 31.0-41.3
Current Smoker
No 4,209 2,611 61.6 59.2-63.9 1,598 38.4 36.1-40.8
Yes 1,440 753 52.7 48.5-56.8 687 47.3 43.2-51.5
Binge Drinker
No 5,228 3,130 59.9 57.8-62.0 2,098 40.1 38.0-42.2
Yes 382 223 54.2 45.8-62.4 159 45.8 37.6-54.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,463 3,274 59.8 57.8-61.9 2,189 40.2 38.1-42.2
Yes 146 79 51.2 35.4-66.7 67 48.8 33.3-64.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,891 1,191 59.8 56.2-63.3 700 40.2 36.7-43.8
Some Physical Activity 2,078 1,338 65.6 62.3-68.7 740 34.4 31.3-37.7
Physically Inactive 1,484 732 49.8 45.6-54.0 752 50.2 46.0-54.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,257 633 51.9 47.1-56.5 624 48.1 43.5-52.9
No 4,404 2,738 60.9 58.6-63.1 1,666 39.1 36.9-41.4
Disability Status
Yes 1,780 954 54.8 51.1-58.5 826 45.2 41.5-48.9
No 3,770 2,355 60.6 58.1-63.1 1,415 39.4 36.9-41.9
Current Asthma
Yes 414 237 60.0 52.8-66.7 177 40.0 33.3-47.2
No 5,257 3,138 59.1 56.9-61.2 2,119 40.9 38.8-43.1
Diabetes
Yes 474 277 60.5 53.8-66.9 197 39.5 33.1-46.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 40 25 63.5 40.8-81.4 15 36.5 18.6-59.2
No 5,155 3,072 59.0 56.8-61.2 2,083 41.0 38.8-43.2
Arthritis
Yes 1,852 1,090 60.0 56.5-63.4 762 40.0 36.6-43.5
No 3,778 2,273 59.0 56.4-61.5 1,505 41.0 38.5-43.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,744 1,029 60.8 57.1-64.3 715 39.2 35.7-42.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 45 23 44.3 26.5-63.7 22 55.7 36.3-73.5
No 3,884 2,324 58.7 56.2-61.1 1,560 41.3 38.9-43.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,439 907 64.9 61.1-68.5 532 35.1 31.5-38.9
No 2,994 1,834 60.4 57.5-63.1 1,160 39.6 36.9-42.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 593 310 54.8 48.8-60.7 283 45.2 39.3-51.2
No 4,957 3,005 59.7 57.5-61.8 1,952 40.3 38.2-42.5

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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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