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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In the past 2 years, that is in the past 24 months, have you taken any weight loss pills prescribed by a doctor to control your weight?
Do not include water pills or thyroid medications. Would you say ...

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, you are currently/ taking them Yes, you've taken/ them in past 2 y No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,252 57 0.6 0.4- 0.9 169 1.6 1.3- 2.1 9,026 97.7 97.2-98.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,901 51 0.6 0.4- 1.0 146 1.7 1.3- 2.2 7,704 97.7 97.1-98.1
No 1,343 6 0.5 0.2- 1.8 23 1.4 0.7- 2.8 1,314 98.1 96.5-98.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 180 100 . - .
Recommended Range 3,212 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 14 0.5 0.3- 1.1 3,196 99.4 98.8-99.7
Overweight 3,073 13 0.5 0.3- 1.0 39 1.2 0.7- 2.0 3,021 98.3 97.4-98.8
Obese 2,262 34 1.5 0.9- 2.7 104 4.1 3.1- 5.4 2,124 94.3 92.7-95.6
Current Smoker
No 7,088 44 0.7 0.5- 1.1 123 1.6 1.2- 2.1 6,921 97.7 97.1-98.2
Yes 2,124 13 0.4 0.1- 1.2 46 1.8 1.2- 2.8 2,065 97.8 96.7-98.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,547 56 0.6 0.4- 1.0 160 1.7 1.3- 2.1 8,331 97.7 97.2-98.1
Yes 618 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 9 1.5 0.6- 3.8 608 98.0 95.4-99.2
Heavy Drinker
No 8,919 55 0.6 0.4- 0.9 167 1.7 1.3- 2.1 8,697 97.7 97.2-98.1
Yes 243 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 2 1.2 0.3- 4.6 239 98.4 95.2-99.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,200 21 0.7 0.4- 1.4 55 1.8 1.2- 2.6 3,124 97.5 96.5-98.2
Some Physical Activity 3,620 25 0.7 0.4- 1.2 79 1.9 1.3- 2.6 3,516 97.5 96.6-98.1
Physically Inactive 2,154 11 0.4 0.2- 1.0 31 1.0 0.7- 1.6 2,112 98.5 97.8-99.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,006 21 1.1 0.5- 2.4 50 2.0 1.4- 3.0 1,935 96.9 95.5-97.8
No 7,221 36 0.5 0.3- 0.8 118 1.5 1.2- 2.0 7,067 97.9 97.4-98.4
Disability Status
Yes 2,995 26 1.1 0.6- 1.9 71 2.5 1.7- 3.6 2,898 96.4 95.2-97.4
No 6,215 31 0.4 0.3- 0.8 97 1.3 1.0- 1.8 6,087 98.2 97.7-98.6
Current Asthma
Yes 720 11 1.9 0.8- 4.7 29 4.1 2.5- 6.6 680 94.0 90.8-96.1
No 8,511 45 0.5 0.3- 0.8 140 1.5 1.1- 1.9 8,326 98.0 97.5-98.4
Diabetes
Yes 932 10 0.7 0.3- 1.8 26 2.0 1.2- 3.4 896 97.2 95.7-98.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.8 1.9-22.0 72 93.2 78.0-98.1
No 8,230 47 0.6 0.4- 0.9 138 1.6 1.2- 2.0 8,045 97.8 97.3-98.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,239 22 0.4 0.2- 0.7 73 2.0 1.5- 2.8 3,144 97.6 96.8-98.2
No 5,971 35 0.7 0.4- 1.1 95 1.5 1.1- 2.0 5,841 97.8 97.2-98.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,116 25 0.9 0.5- 1.6 48 1.5 1.0- 2.2 3,043 97.7 96.7-98.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 0 0.0 . - . 3 7.5 2.5-20.5 101 92.5 79.5-97.5
No 6,023 32 0.5 0.3- 0.9 118 1.6 1.2- 2.2 5,873 97.8 97.2-98.3
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,703 23 0.8 0.4- 1.4 46 1.6 1.1- 2.4 2,634 97.6 96.7-98.3
No 4,750 29 0.7 0.4- 1.2 91 1.8 1.3- 2.4 4,630 97.5 96.7-98.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 959 4 0.1 0.0- 0.4 22 2.7 1.4- 5.2 933 97.1 94.7-98.5
No 8,251 52 0.7 0.4- 1.0 147 1.6 1.2- 2.0 8,052 97.8 97.3-98.2

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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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