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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/still losing
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,175 1,778 35.5 33.5-37.6 1,081 19.6 18.0-21.3 580 10.8 9.5-12.1 242 4.7 3.9- 5.7 1,494 29.4 27.5-31.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,549 1,568 35.7 33.6-37.9 950 19.9 18.2-21.7 498 10.5 9.2-12.0 208 4.1 3.3- 5.1 1,325 29.8 27.7-31.9
No 623 209 34.9 29.0-41.4 131 18.2 13.9-23.4 82 12.2 8.8-16.9 34 8.3 5.1-13.1 167 26.4 21.1-32.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 23 13 57.4 31.5-79.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.6 0.2-11.3 9 41.0 19.0-67.2
Recommended Range 1,339 607 44.8 40.8-48.8 157 12.6 9.9-15.9 29 1.9 1.1- 3.1 16 1.2 0.6- 2.5 530 39.5 35.7-43.5
Overweight 1,837 700 40.5 37.0-44.1 449 21.3 18.7-24.2 161 7.8 6.1-10.0 32 2.6 1.6- 4.4 495 27.7 24.6-31.1
Obese 1,705 397 24.1 21.0-27.5 413 22.9 19.9-26.2 336 20.4 17.6-23.6 170 10.1 8.0-12.6 389 22.5 19.4-26.0
Current Smoker
No 4,076 1,420 36.3 34.0-38.6 864 19.1 17.3-21.0 435 10.4 9.1-11.9 184 4.6 3.7- 5.8 1,173 29.7 27.5-32.0
Yes 1,077 351 33.0 28.6-37.7 210 21.1 17.6-25.1 145 12.3 9.4-15.9 56 5.0 3.3- 7.4 315 28.7 24.7-33.0
Binge Drinker
No 4,813 1,642 35.5 33.4-37.7 1,016 19.5 17.8-21.2 536 10.9 9.6-12.4 231 4.9 4.0- 6.0 1,388 29.2 27.2-31.2
Yes 328 126 35.3 27.8-43.6 61 22.0 15.8-29.8 36 7.8 4.4-13.4 9 2.0 0.7- 5.6 96 32.9 25.3-41.6
Heavy Drinker
No 5,009 1,715 35.5 33.4-37.6 1,049 19.5 17.9-21.3 562 10.8 9.5-12.2 235 4.7 3.9- 5.8 1,448 29.5 27.5-31.5
Yes 135 55 42.3 31.2-54.4 24 16.9 10.1-26.9 14 10.2 5.1-19.4 4 2.7 0.9- 7.8 38 27.9 17.9-40.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,935 676 36.6 33.1-40.2 368 16.9 14.4-19.8 181 8.5 6.8-10.6 75 5.6 4.0- 7.7 635 32.4 29.0-35.9
Some Physical Activity 2,187 770 37.9 34.8-41.1 481 21.3 18.9-23.9 259 11.8 9.9-14.1 93 3.4 2.4- 4.6 584 25.6 23.1-28.4
Physically Inactive 922 293 29.4 25.2-34.1 201 21.1 17.4-25.4 123 12.7 9.7-16.4 67 6.4 4.6- 8.9 238 30.3 25.5-35.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 991 290 27.8 23.5-32.5 208 21.7 18.0-26.0 137 16.6 12.8-21.3 86 8.5 6.2-11.6 270 25.3 21.3-29.8
No 4,170 1,485 37.1 34.8-39.5 870 19.2 17.4-21.1 442 9.6 8.4-11.0 155 3.9 3.1- 5.0 1,218 30.2 28.0-32.4
Disability Status
Yes 1,603 486 29.7 26.2-33.5 343 21.4 18.4-24.8 211 14.5 11.8-17.7 124 8.7 6.6-11.3 439 25.7 22.5-29.2
No 3,555 1,292 38.0 35.5-40.5 733 18.6 16.8-20.6 364 9.3 8.0-10.7 117 3.1 2.4- 4.1 1,049 31.0 28.6-33.4
Current Asthma
Yes 430 122 27.8 21.6-35.0 87 19.0 14.0-25.2 59 14.8 10.0-21.5 33 7.1 4.7-10.8 129 31.3 25.0-38.3
No 4,729 1,649 36.2 34.1-38.4 992 19.7 18.0-21.5 519 10.4 9.2-11.8 208 4.5 3.6- 5.6 1,361 29.2 27.2-31.3
Diabetes
Yes 552 137 24.7 19.5-30.7 118 21.2 16.6-26.7 65 12.0 8.5-16.7 50 9.3 6.2-13.6 182 32.8 27.3-38.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 48 16 31.3 16.9-50.4 14 26.2 12.9-45.9 6 22.3 9.0-45.3 2 5.2 0.9-25.5 10 15.0 5.8-33.9
No 4,570 1,625 36.8 34.6-39.0 947 19.3 17.6-21.1 508 10.5 9.2-12.0 190 4.2 3.4- 5.3 1,300 29.2 27.2-31.4
Arthritis
Yes 1,900 589 31.5 28.4-34.7 419 22.2 19.6-25.1 248 12.8 10.7-15.3 121 6.8 5.2- 8.9 523 26.7 23.8-29.8
No 3,259 1,183 37.5 34.9-40.2 660 18.4 16.5-20.6 329 9.8 8.3-11.5 119 3.5 2.7- 4.6 968 30.8 28.3-33.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,819 528 29.3 26.1-32.8 414 20.5 17.9-23.3 240 13.9 11.6-16.5 123 6.2 4.7- 8.0 514 30.1 26.9-33.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 74 26 39.5 25.3-55.7 13 26.8 15.1-43.0 10 8.7 3.7-19.1 5 7.6 2.7-19.8 20 17.4 9.8-29.2
No 3,279 1,222 38.5 35.9-41.1 653 19.0 17.0-21.2 330 9.3 7.8-10.9 114 3.9 2.9- 5.2 960 29.4 26.9-31.9
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,700 542 32.9 29.7-36.4 375 21.5 18.7-24.5 215 11.9 9.7-14.4 88 4.8 3.5- 6.7 480 28.9 25.7-32.3
No 2,705 950 35.9 33.2-38.8 552 18.5 16.4-20.8 281 9.6 8.1-11.3 130 5.1 3.9- 6.7 792 30.9 28.2-33.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 506 150 28.4 23.1-34.4 89 18.8 14.5-24.0 60 12.5 8.4-18.3 37 7.0 4.1-11.8 170 33.3 27.2-39.9
No 4,649 1,623 36.2 34.1-38.5 988 19.7 18.0-21.5 518 10.6 9.3-12.0 203 4.4 3.6- 5.5 1,317 29.0 27.0-31.2

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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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