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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 over-the-counter weight loss products to control your weight?
This includes dietary supplements and natural or herbal weight loss products. 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 9,251 165 1.7 1.3- 2.2 614 7.2 6.3- 8.1 8,472 91.1 90.1-92.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,901 136 1.8 1.4- 2.4 507 6.8 6.0- 7.8 7,258 91.4 90.3-92.3
No 1,342 29 1.4 0.8- 2.3 107 8.9 6.5-11.9 1,206 89.8 86.6-92.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 0 0.0 . - . 4 1.8 0.6- 5.5 176 98.2 94.5-99.4
Recommended Range 3,211 36 0.9 0.4- 1.8 152 5.1 4.1- 6.4 3,023 94.0 92.5-95.1
Overweight 3,074 59 2.3 1.5- 3.4 203 7.0 5.6- 8.6 2,812 90.7 88.9-92.3
Obese 2,261 66 2.6 1.9- 3.7 215 11.1 9.0-13.6 1,980 86.3 83.6-88.6
Current Smoker
No 7,088 126 1.8 1.3- 2.3 443 6.5 5.7- 7.5 6,519 91.7 90.6-92.7
Yes 2,123 39 1.6 0.9- 2.9 169 9.1 7.2-11.4 1,915 89.3 86.8-91.3
Binge Drinker
No 8,546 145 1.7 1.3- 2.2 549 7.1 6.2- 8.0 7,852 91.2 90.2-92.2
Yes 618 19 2.2 1.1- 4.3 59 7.6 5.3-10.9 540 90.2 86.5-92.9
Heavy Drinker
No 8,918 158 1.8 1.4- 2.3 587 7.1 6.3- 8.0 8,173 91.1 90.1-92.1
Yes 243 6 1.2 0.4- 3.2 22 9.7 5.7-16.1 215 89.1 82.7-93.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,199 62 1.9 1.2- 2.9 235 8.1 6.6- 9.9 2,902 90.0 88.0-91.7
Some Physical Activity 3,619 78 2.0 1.5- 2.7 278 7.6 6.4- 8.9 3,263 90.4 88.9-91.8
Physically Inactive 2,155 21 1.0 0.4- 2.1 91 4.9 3.6- 6.6 2,043 94.2 92.3-95.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,003 21 1.1 0.5- 2.4 93 5.9 4.1- 8.3 1,889 93.0 90.5-94.9
No 7,223 143 1.9 1.4- 2.4 519 7.4 6.5- 8.5 6,561 90.7 89.6-91.7
Disability Status
Yes 2,995 48 1.3 0.8- 2.2 179 6.9 5.5- 8.6 2,768 91.8 89.9-93.3
No 6,214 116 1.9 1.4- 2.5 432 7.3 6.3- 8.4 5,666 90.8 89.6-91.9
Current Asthma
Yes 719 19 1.8 0.9- 3.3 55 10.0 6.8-14.6 645 88.2 83.6-91.6
No 8,511 146 1.7 1.3- 2.3 559 7.0 6.1- 7.9 7,806 91.3 90.3-92.2
Diabetes
Yes 931 10 1.0 0.4- 2.6 29 3.3 2.0- 5.4 892 95.6 93.3-97.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 10 18.6 9.0-34.5 65 81.3 65.4-90.9
No 8,230 152 1.8 1.4- 2.3 575 7.4 6.5- 8.4 7,503 90.8 89.7-91.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,237 48 1.1 0.7- 1.7 171 6.2 4.9- 7.7 3,018 92.8 91.2-94.1
No 5,972 117 2.0 1.5- 2.7 440 7.5 6.5- 8.6 5,415 90.5 89.3-91.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,114 46 1.6 1.0- 2.5 131 4.5 3.4- 5.9 2,937 93.9 92.4-95.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 6 6.6 2.6-15.9 15 16.9 8.7-30.2 83 76.5 63.1-86.1
No 6,024 113 1.7 1.3- 2.3 468 8.1 7.1- 9.3 5,443 90.2 88.9-91.3
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,705 42 1.2 0.7- 2.1 162 7.2 5.7- 9.0 2,501 91.6 89.7-93.1
No 4,747 80 1.5 1.1- 2.1 288 7.2 6.0- 8.6 4,379 91.3 89.8-92.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 958 11 1.0 0.4- 2.6 18 1.5 0.7- 3.4 929 97.4 95.4-98.6
No 8,251 154 1.8 1.4- 2.3 595 7.7 6.8- 8.7 7,502 90.5 89.4-91.5

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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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