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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

If you have taken another over-the-counter weight control product in the past 2 years, what is the name of the second product you took?

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  Total
Respond.^
Meal replacement/ bars Meal replacement/ shakes MetaboLIFE Other products No 2nd products
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 693 20 1.9 1.1- 3.3 16 1.7 0.9- 3.3 15 2.6 1.2- 5.6 131 20.2 16.0-25.2 511 73.6 68.3-78.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 569 18 2.2 1.2- 4.0 13 1.8 0.9- 3.8 12 3.0 1.3- 6.9 116 23.3 18.2-29.2 410 69.7 63.5-75.2
No 124 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 3 1.2 0.3- 5.1 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 15 8.7 4.6-15.8 101 88.5 81.0-93.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 4 0 0.0 . - . 1 46.2 7.8-89.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 53.8 10.2-92.2
Recommended Range 170 8 2.6 1.0- 6.2 3 1.5 0.4- 5.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 28 18.1 10.7-28.8 128 76.7 66.1-84.7
Overweight 244 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3 6 1.7 0.6- 4.8 8 4.5 1.6-12.5 51 19.7 13.5-27.9 176 73.4 64.3-80.8
Obese 241 6 2.2 0.8- 5.9 5 1.4 0.3- 5.6 4 1.7 0.4- 6.5 44 22.4 14.7-32.4 182 72.4 62.2-80.6
Current Smoker
No 503 17 2.0 1.0- 3.8 11 1.5 0.6- 3.5 13 3.4 1.5- 7.7 101 21.1 16.2-27.0 361 72.1 65.7-77.6
Yes 189 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2 5 2.2 0.7- 6.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 30 18.2 10.9-28.9 149 77.4 66.8-85.4
Binge Drinker
No 616 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7 14 1.2 0.6- 2.5 15 2.9 1.3- 6.3 115 20.0 15.6-25.4 453 73.7 68.0-78.7
Yes 71 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 1 2.5 0.3-15.8 0 0.0 . - . 15 23.8 11.9-41.8 54 73.5 55.6-85.9
Heavy Drinker
No 663 19 1.9 1.0- 3.3 16 1.8 0.9- 3.4 15 2.7 1.2- 5.9 126 20.4 16.0-25.6 487 73.3 67.8-78.2
Yes 24 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 20.0 7.2-44.7 19 80.0 55.3-92.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 270 6 0.6 0.2- 1.5 7 2.2 0.8- 5.8 7 2.8 1.0- 7.6 47 18.3 11.9-27.0 203 76.2 67.2-83.3
Some Physical Activity 307 12 3.4 1.7- 6.6 7 1.8 0.7- 4.5 6 1.3 0.5- 3.3 61 22.0 15.8-29.9 221 71.5 63.6-78.3
Physically Inactive 103 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.6 0.1- 3.4 2 6.1 1.0-29.1 21 20.0 11.3-32.7 78 73.4 58.0-84.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 105 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 2 2.6 0.5-12.6 2 5.5 0.9-28.0 15 19.0 9.3-34.9 84 72.6 55.3-85.1
No 585 18 2.2 1.2- 3.9 14 1.5 0.8- 3.1 13 2.0 1.0- 4.3 116 20.6 16.0-26.0 424 73.7 68.1-78.6
Disability Status
Yes 198 5 1.8 0.6- 5.7 2 1.6 0.3- 7.9 3 5.0 1.3-18.1 36 21.2 13.4-31.7 152 70.4 58.7-79.9
No 492 15 1.9 1.0- 3.6 14 1.7 0.9- 3.5 12 1.7 0.8- 3.7 95 19.9 15.1-25.9 356 74.7 68.6-80.0
Current Asthma
Yes 64 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 0 0.0 . - . 11 29.4 14.0-51.5 51 70.0 48.1-85.4
No 629 19 2.0 1.1- 3.6 15 1.8 0.9- 3.6 15 2.8 1.3- 6.1 120 19.3 15.1-24.4 460 74.0 68.5-78.8
Diabetes
Yes 30 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 11.6 4.1-28.8 24 88.4 71.2-95.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 11 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.4 0.6-27.6 3 50.8 19.0-81.9 7 44.7 15.7-77.8
No 650 20 2.0 1.1- 3.5 16 1.8 0.9- 3.5 14 2.6 1.2- 5.9 122 19.9 15.5-25.1 478 73.7 68.2-78.6
Arthritis
Yes 192 6 1.5 0.5- 4.5 5 3.2 1.0-10.1 2 2.0 0.3-11.8 26 15.1 9.2-23.8 153 78.2 68.4-85.6
No 498 14 2.0 1.0- 3.8 11 1.3 0.6- 2.7 13 2.8 1.1- 6.6 105 22.0 16.9-28.1 355 71.9 65.5-77.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 155 7 3.2 1.0- 9.2 4 2.4 0.6- 9.6 3 4.3 1.2-14.7 24 18.8 10.9-30.4 117 71.3 59.0-81.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.0 0.1- 7.4 1 3.5 0.5-21.8 6 50.9 25.0-76.3 13 44.6 20.6-71.5
No 517 13 1.6 0.8- 3.1 11 1.5 0.7- 3.2 11 2.1 0.7- 5.9 101 19.3 14.6-25.1 381 75.5 69.3-80.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 181 8 1.7 0.6- 4.2 2 0.4 0.1- 2.2 5 4.9 1.3-17.0 32 17.4 10.9-26.6 134 75.6 64.9-83.9
No 325 9 2.2 1.0- 4.8 11 2.6 1.2- 5.8 6 2.3 0.8- 6.4 61 20.1 14.1-27.8 238 72.8 64.8-79.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 26 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 1 3.1 0.4-20.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 21.7 3.7-66.8 22 74.6 33.8-94.4
No 666 19 1.9 1.1- 3.4 15 1.7 0.8- 3.3 15 2.6 1.2- 5.8 128 20.2 15.9-25.2 489 73.6 68.2-78.4

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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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