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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.^
10 lbs. or less 10-25 lbs. 26-50 lbs. >50 lbs. None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,643 1,929 34.8 32.9-36.8 1,856 32.8 30.9-34.7 1,124 18.6 17.1-20.3 424 7.3 6.4- 8.5 310 6.4 5.4- 7.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,946 1,694 34.7 32.7-36.8 1,657 33.9 31.9-36.0 975 18.1 16.6-19.8 358 7.0 6.0- 8.2 262 6.2 5.1- 7.5
No 692 232 35.5 29.8-41.6 198 26.4 21.4-32.0 148 20.7 16.2-26.0 66 9.4 6.7-13.1 48 8.0 5.2-12.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 25 9 50.3 26.5-73.9 6 14.6 5.5-33.4 9 33.0 14.1-59.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.2 0.3-14.5
Recommended Range 1,466 671 45.7 41.8-49.6 444 31.3 27.8-35.0 196 11.9 9.5-14.8 65 4.5 3.1- 6.4 90 6.7 4.9- 9.0
Overweight 2,002 728 37.7 34.4-41.0 725 35.5 32.3-38.9 345 16.6 14.1-19.4 90 4.1 3.1- 5.5 114 6.1 4.6- 8.0
Obese 1,842 439 22.9 19.9-26.3 593 31.8 28.6-35.3 493 25.3 22.4-28.5 234 13.8 11.4-16.7 83 6.1 4.3- 8.5
Current Smoker
No 4,440 1,557 35.7 33.5-37.9 1,489 33.1 30.9-35.3 859 18.2 16.5-20.1 296 6.3 5.3- 7.5 239 6.7 5.5- 8.2
Yes 1,180 361 31.5 27.4-35.9 361 31.8 27.7-36.2 262 20.2 17.0-23.9 126 11.0 8.5-14.2 70 5.4 3.8- 7.6
Binge Drinker
No 5,253 1,789 34.3 32.3-36.4 1,727 33.0 31.0-35.0 1,043 18.5 16.9-20.2 402 7.6 6.6- 8.9 292 6.5 5.5- 7.8
Yes 352 126 40.1 32.2-48.4 119 30.6 24.1-37.9 71 19.5 13.2-27.8 21 3.9 2.2- 6.7 15 6.0 2.9-12.0
Heavy Drinker
No 5,459 1,869 34.7 32.8-36.8 1,787 32.8 30.8-34.8 1,092 18.6 17.0-20.3 412 7.4 6.4- 8.6 299 6.5 5.5- 7.7
Yes 147 48 33.3 23.1-45.4 56 34.2 24.6-45.4 26 20.8 12.6-32.2 10 6.4 3.1-12.7 7 5.3 1.8-14.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 2,073 727 35.1 31.9-38.6 670 32.0 28.8-35.4 419 19.3 16.6-22.3 164 8.4 6.7-10.5 93 5.1 3.7- 6.9
Some Physical Activity 2,367 823 36.0 33.1-39.0 815 34.9 32.0-37.9 458 17.8 15.7-20.2 147 5.2 4.1- 6.7 124 6.1 4.6- 8.0
Physically Inactive 1,055 333 32.0 27.6-36.7 318 29.2 25.2-33.5 220 18.8 15.4-22.7 100 9.2 6.8-12.5 84 10.8 7.9-14.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,117 332 26.7 22.7-31.1 337 33.1 28.8-37.8 235 19.4 16.1-23.2 143 12.8 10.0-16.3 70 8.0 5.5-11.5
No 4,511 1,589 36.4 34.2-38.7 1,513 32.7 30.6-34.9 889 18.5 16.8-20.4 280 6.2 5.2- 7.4 240 6.1 5.0- 7.4
Disability Status
Yes 1,793 528 27.3 24.3-30.6 547 32.2 28.6-35.9 394 21.4 18.5-24.6 210 12.3 10.0-15.0 114 6.8 5.2- 9.0
No 3,827 1,396 37.8 35.4-40.2 1,303 33.1 30.9-35.5 722 17.5 15.8-19.5 213 5.3 4.3- 6.5 193 6.3 5.0- 7.8
Current Asthma
Yes 485 139 23.6 18.7-29.2 146 32.1 25.8-39.1 116 27.0 21.2-33.9 51 9.1 6.3-13.1 33 8.2 4.8-13.5
No 5,142 1,785 35.9 33.8-38.0 1,704 32.9 30.9-34.9 1,005 17.9 16.4-19.6 371 7.0 6.0- 8.2 277 6.3 5.2- 7.6
Diabetes
Yes 618 138 21.0 16.6-26.2 194 34.4 28.9-40.3 160 23.5 19.0-28.6 88 15.6 11.6-20.6 38 5.5 3.6- 8.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 54 22 33.6 19.5-51.4 11 18.9 8.2-37.6 13 30.1 15.4-50.5 5 8.1 2.6-22.9 3 9.3 2.5-29.1
No 4,966 1,768 36.3 34.2-38.4 1,649 32.7 30.7-34.8 949 18.0 16.4-19.7 331 6.5 5.5- 7.6 269 6.5 5.4- 7.8
Arthritis
Yes 2,076 619 29.0 26.2-31.9 673 33.3 30.3-36.4 465 21.6 19.0-24.3 211 10.9 8.9-13.4 108 5.2 3.9- 6.9
No 3,548 1,303 37.4 34.9-40.0 1,176 32.5 30.1-34.9 655 17.3 15.4-19.4 212 5.7 4.7- 7.0 202 7.0 5.7- 8.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,004 587 28.4 25.4-31.5 650 33.6 30.5-36.8 452 22.5 19.7-25.6 206 9.9 8.0-12.1 109 5.7 4.3- 7.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 79 27 40.9 26.9-56.5 18 24.0 13.7-38.6 19 20.1 11.0-33.8 12 13.2 6.4-25.3 3 1.8 0.5- 5.9
No 3,557 1,314 37.8 35.3-40.4 1,187 32.6 30.2-35.1 652 16.7 14.9-18.7 206 6.0 4.9- 7.3 198 6.9 5.6- 8.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,843 604 32.0 29.0-35.3 619 34.0 30.8-37.3 398 20.6 18.0-23.5 130 7.5 5.8- 9.7 92 5.8 4.3- 7.8
No 2,929 989 35.2 32.5-38.0 972 33.0 30.4-35.6 581 17.7 15.8-19.8 240 8.4 6.9-10.2 147 5.7 4.4- 7.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 557 169 29.1 23.9-35.0 181 36.0 30.2-42.2 115 18.2 13.9-23.6 61 10.2 6.8-14.9 31 6.5 3.9-10.6
No 5,062 1,752 35.3 33.3-37.4 1,667 32.5 30.5-34.6 1,006 18.7 17.1-20.5 360 7.0 6.0- 8.2 277 6.4 5.3- 7.7

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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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