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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Did any of the over-the-counter weight control products you told me about contain ma huang or ephedra?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, I think so No, I don't think so I don't know/not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 778 261 37.4 32.0-43.1 348 43.7 38.3-49.3 169 18.9 14.9-23.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 642 215 38.6 32.6-44.9 286 44.1 38.3-50.1 141 17.3 13.6-21.8
No 136 46 32.8 21.9-45.9 62 42.2 28.9-56.7 28 25.0 13.9-40.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 4 2 76.0 30.3-95.8 2 24.0 4.2-69.7 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 187 72 44.0 33.2-55.4 82 39.8 29.9-50.5 33 16.2 10.0-25.1
Overweight 262 92 32.1 24.1-41.3 117 47.0 37.5-56.6 53 20.9 13.6-30.8
Obese 281 83 37.7 28.5-47.9 130 44.5 35.3-54.2 68 17.8 12.2-25.1
Current Smoker
No 569 187 37.7 31.5-44.3 260 44.7 38.5-51.1 122 17.6 13.3-22.8
Yes 207 74 36.9 26.9-48.1 86 41.1 30.5-52.6 47 22.0 14.1-32.7
Binge Drinker
No 694 222 35.4 29.7-41.4 322 45.1 39.2-51.1 150 19.6 15.3-24.8
Yes 78 36 52.7 36.8-68.0 25 34.1 21.0-50.2 17 13.2 6.6-24.7
Heavy Drinker
No 745 249 37.3 31.8-43.2 338 44.3 38.7-50.0 158 18.4 14.4-23.3
Yes 28 12 42.6 22.1-66.0 8 29.8 13.7-53.1 8 27.6 10.6-55.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 296 124 46.9 37.5-56.6 116 38.6 29.7-48.3 56 14.5 9.3-22.0
Some Physical Activity 356 107 33.1 26.2-40.8 167 46.4 38.9-54.0 82 20.5 14.6-28.0
Physically Inactive 112 28 23.7 13.5-38.2 57 50.5 36.3-64.7 27 25.8 15.3-40.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 114 30 34.1 20.5-50.8 49 36.8 22.7-53.6 35 29.1 16.5-46.0
No 661 230 37.8 32.1-43.9 298 45.0 39.2-51.0 133 17.2 13.3-21.9
Disability Status
Yes 226 69 39.0 28.9-50.2 105 39.6 29.8-50.2 52 21.4 13.7-31.8
No 548 191 36.9 30.6-43.6 242 45.2 38.7-51.8 115 18.0 13.6-23.4
Current Asthma
Yes 74 22 39.8 23.2-59.2 32 42.3 26.3-60.1 20 17.9 9.5-31.1
No 704 239 37.1 31.5-43.1 316 43.9 38.1-49.8 149 19.0 14.8-24.1
Diabetes
Yes 39 7 12.6 4.7-29.6 20 54.4 33.1-74.2 12 33.1 15.7-56.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 11 5 29.4 7.2-69.0 4 47.3 16.9-79.8 2 23.4 5.2-62.9
No 726 249 38.7 33.0-44.6 322 43.1 37.4-48.9 155 18.2 14.2-23.2
Arthritis
Yes 219 72 41.7 31.7-52.4 97 40.2 30.3-50.9 50 18.2 12.1-26.3
No 556 189 36.6 30.4-43.3 250 45.3 38.9-51.9 117 18.1 13.7-23.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 177 50 27.9 19.0-38.9 81 46.6 35.3-58.2 46 25.5 15.7-38.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 6 12.6 4.4-31.4 12 74.2 48.5-89.8 3 13.2 3.1-41.7
No 580 205 40.7 34.4-47.4 255 41.9 35.6-48.4 120 17.4 13.3-22.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 203 61 33.6 24.3-44.4 100 52.5 41.8-62.9 42 13.9 9.0-21.0
No 368 133 39.1 31.3-47.4 155 38.1 30.7-46.2 80 22.8 16.3-30.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 29 6 17.2 4.6-47.1 11 46.3 20.1-74.7 12 36.5 14.4-66.3
No 748 254 37.9 32.4-43.7 337 43.7 38.1-49.4 157 18.5 14.5-23.3

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Asked only of respondents who have taken over-the counter weight loss products (past 2 yrs.)

^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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