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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

What is the name of the over-the-counter weight control product you used most often during the past 2 years?

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Respond.^
MetaboLIFE Meal replacement shakes Dexatrim Xenadrine /(not ephedra-free) Other products
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 691 109 15.3 11.8-19.6 63 6.6 4.5- 9.5 63 10.5 7.2-15.1 54 7.9 4.9-12.4 402 59.7 53.8-65.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 569 96 17.7 13.5-22.9 53 7.3 4.8-10.7 52 9.6 6.5-13.9 39 6.3 3.8-10.1 329 59.2 52.9-65.2
No 122 13 6.0 2.9-12.0 10 4.2 1.6-10.8 11 14.1 5.5-31.3 15 13.9 5.3-31.8 73 61.8 45.9-75.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 4 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.1 1.2-56.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 88.9 43.9-98.8
Recommended Range 169 22 13.3 7.7-21.9 20 8.7 4.4-16.5 11 10.2 4.7-20.5 17 9.1 4.5-17.4 99 58.7 47.6-69.1
Overweight 238 40 11.5 7.1-17.9 17 6.6 3.3-12.6 25 11.3 5.7-21.2 14 3.6 1.7- 7.6 142 67.0 57.1-75.6
Obese 249 42 18.9 12.5-27.6 20 4.9 2.5- 9.4 25 10.1 5.6-17.5 20 11.5 5.2-23.6 142 54.6 44.2-64.6
Current Smoker
No 501 80 16.8 12.4-22.5 53 7.9 5.2-11.8 38 7.2 4.5-11.3 36 5.0 3.1- 8.0 294 63.0 56.4-69.2
Yes 189 29 11.6 7.3-17.9 10 3.5 1.4- 8.4 25 18.4 10.3-30.6 18 14.6 6.9-28.3 107 51.9 40.3-63.3
Binge Drinker
No 615 97 15.4 11.7-20.1 61 7.3 5.0-10.6 58 11.1 7.5-16.2 46 6.9 4.1-11.6 353 59.2 52.9-65.2
Yes 71 11 12.2 5.8-24.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 4 4.5 1.2-15.1 8 17.9 6.4-40.9 46 64.8 46.4-79.7
Heavy Drinker
No 662 104 15.4 11.8-19.8 62 6.8 4.6- 9.8 63 11.0 7.5-15.7 52 8.2 5.1-12.9 381 58.7 52.6-64.5
Yes 24 3 12.9 3.4-38.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.3 0.3- 5.7 19 85.8 61.4-95.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 271 44 17.4 11.4-25.6 21 4.9 2.4- 9.6 20 9.0 4.9-16.0 26 10.9 5.4-20.6 160 57.9 47.9-67.3
Some Physical Activity 306 58 18.0 13.0-24.6 25 5.4 3.0- 9.5 30 11.6 6.4-20.3 22 6.9 3.5-13.0 171 58.0 49.6-66.1
Physically Inactive 101 6 3.1 1.2- 8.0 14 15.4 7.6-28.6 12 9.5 4.1-20.6 5 2.0 0.7- 5.4 64 70.0 55.9-81.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 100 13 13.8 6.7-26.3 12 5.3 2.3-11.7 12 15.8 5.8-36.6 8 11.3 2.5-38.8 55 53.8 36.4-70.2
No 588 96 15.6 11.8-20.4 50 6.9 4.5-10.3 51 9.6 6.5-13.9 46 7.3 4.7-11.1 345 60.6 54.5-66.5
Disability Status
Yes 195 33 21.1 13.4-31.5 22 4.4 2.4- 7.7 21 9.6 5.1-17.4 13 4.0 1.6- 9.6 106 60.9 49.7-71.0
No 492 75 13.2 9.6-18.0 41 7.4 4.8-11.3 41 10.8 6.8-16.7 41 9.2 5.4-15.2 294 59.3 52.3-66.0
Current Asthma
Yes 65 9 12.5 5.3-26.8 3 2.8 0.7-10.1 6 15.6 5.5-36.8 4 1.9 0.6- 5.8 43 67.2 48.4-81.7
No 626 100 15.6 11.8-20.2 60 7.0 4.8-10.3 57 10.0 6.6-14.7 50 8.5 5.2-13.6 359 58.9 52.6-64.9
Diabetes
Yes 29 4 15.1 3.9-44.0 3 3.7 1.0-12.2 4 9.7 2.9-28.0 1 2.6 0.3-16.6 17 69.0 44.9-85.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 11 1 16.1 2.3-61.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.1 0.3-15.2 3 26.7 5.8-68.4 6 55.0 21.3-84.7
No 649 104 15.3 11.7-19.7 60 6.9 4.7- 9.9 58 10.7 7.3-15.6 50 7.7 4.6-12.4 377 59.5 53.3-65.3
Arthritis
Yes 192 32 24.7 16.3-35.5 22 5.2 3.0- 8.8 20 10.4 5.3-19.3 16 6.3 3.0-12.7 102 53.4 42.2-64.4
No 496 76 12.6 9.0-17.3 41 7.1 4.6-10.9 43 10.7 6.8-16.4 38 8.5 4.8-14.4 298 61.1 54.1-67.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 151 16 14.1 7.7-24.2 21 8.4 4.3-15.8 22 18.3 9.0-33.7 5 2.4 0.6- 9.0 87 56.8 43.9-68.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 20 8 27.7 10.4-55.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 1 3.8 0.5-23.6 1 1.3 0.2- 9.5 9 66.3 38.8-85.9
No 520 85 15.1 11.1-20.2 41 6.4 4.1- 9.9 40 8.8 5.6-13.3 48 9.5 5.8-15.3 306 60.2 53.4-66.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 176 31 15.0 9.4-23.1 20 7.2 3.9-12.9 20 12.0 6.4-21.4 9 5.5 2.2-13.2 96 60.3 49.2-70.4
No 324 56 19.0 13.3-26.5 26 6.7 3.8-11.5 23 9.3 4.7-17.4 28 10.0 5.0-18.8 191 55.1 46.0-63.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 21 1 16.0 2.3-61.2 3 5.6 1.4-20.4 4 34.1 7.7-76.2 0 0.0 . - . 13 44.3 16.5-76.2
No 669 108 15.3 11.7-19.6 60 6.6 4.5- 9.6 59 10.1 6.8-14.7 54 8.0 5.0-12.7 388 60.0 54.0-65.7

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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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