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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you using physical activity or exercise to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,128 4,498 65.1 63.3-66.8 2,630 34.9 33.2-36.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,178 3,933 65.9 64.1-67.7 2,245 34.1 32.3-35.9
No 944 559 59.9 54.7-65.0 385 40.1 35.0-45.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 66 25 49.0 29.3-69.1 41 51.0 30.9-70.7
Recommended Range 2,194 1,470 66.9 63.7-69.9 724 33.1 30.1-36.3
Overweight 2,451 1,548 67.2 64.3-70.0 903 32.8 30.0-35.7
Obese 1,982 1,211 63.7 60.2-67.0 771 36.3 33.0-39.8
Current Smoker
No 5,637 3,676 67.7 65.8-69.6 1,961 32.3 30.4-34.2
Yes 1,463 805 56.2 52.0-60.3 658 43.8 39.7-48.0
Binge Drinker
No 6,608 4,133 64.6 62.8-66.4 2,475 35.4 33.6-37.2
Yes 468 339 71.8 64.4-78.1 129 28.2 21.9-35.6
Heavy Drinker
No 6,897 4,356 65.6 63.8-67.4 2,541 34.4 32.6-36.2
Yes 175 118 58.6 45.7-70.5 57 41.4 29.5-54.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 2,530 2,064 83.0 80.6-85.2 466 17.0 14.8-19.4
Some Physical Activity 2,930 1,927 66.0 63.3-68.7 1,003 34.0 31.3-36.7
Physically Inactive 1,439 394 29.2 25.5-33.1 1,045 70.8 66.9-74.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,435 632 44.9 40.6-49.2 803 55.1 50.8-59.4
No 5,676 3,860 69.5 67.6-71.3 1,816 30.5 28.7-32.4
Disability Status
Yes 2,197 1,139 54.0 50.6-57.4 1,058 46.0 42.6-49.4
No 4,802 3,285 69.5 67.4-71.5 1,517 30.5 28.5-32.6
Current Asthma
Yes 555 329 64.1 57.7-70.1 226 35.9 29.9-42.3
No 6,554 4,160 65.3 63.4-67.1 2,394 34.7 32.9-36.6
Diabetes
Yes 759 419 57.7 52.4-62.8 340 42.3 37.2-47.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 63 42 67.1 49.2-81.1 21 32.9 18.9-50.8
No 6,296 4,032 65.8 63.9-67.7 2,264 34.2 32.3-36.1
Arthritis
Yes 2,528 1,385 56.8 53.8-59.8 1,143 43.2 40.2-46.2
No 4,567 3,099 68.6 66.4-70.7 1,468 31.4 29.3-33.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,463 1,380 59.7 56.6-62.6 1,083 40.3 37.4-43.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 82 64 81.6 68.2-90.2 18 18.4 9.8-31.8
No 4,576 3,050 67.2 65.0-69.4 1,526 32.8 30.6-35.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,214 1,305 60.7 57.6-63.7 909 39.3 36.3-42.4
No 3,692 2,474 69.4 67.0-71.6 1,218 30.6 28.4-33.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 684 349 52.8 47.0-58.5 335 47.2 41.5-53.0
No 6,322 4,083 66.3 64.4-68.1 2,239 33.7 31.9-35.6

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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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