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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 prescription weight loss pill you used MOST OFTEN during the past 2 years?

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  Total
Respond.^
Xenical Meridia Adipex-P Fastin Other perscriptions
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 167 38 22.9 14.8-33.8 28 16.8 10.1-26.6 17 13.7 6.9-25.4 15 5.8 2.9-11.2 69 40.8 30.3-52.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 146 35 26.1 16.8-38.2 27 20.0 12.2-31.2 14 13.8 6.3-27.5 12 5.0 2.4-10.1 58 35.1 25.3-46.3
No 21 3 6.9 1.8-23.6 1 0.4 0.1- 3.4 3 13.5 3.5-40.5 3 9.7 1.8-38.5 11 69.4 40.8-88.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Recommended Range 11 0 0.0 . - . 1 16.6 2.3-62.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.8 0.2-13.0 9 81.7 38.1-97.0
Overweight 35 2 9.5 1.8-37.4 4 9.1 1.8-35.8 4 22.4 6.9-53.1 3 7.5 2.0-24.1 22 51.4 27.7-74.4
Obese 105 32 32.9 20.9-47.7 17 14.4 7.3-26.4 12 11.9 4.7-27.1 10 6.2 2.5-14.2 34 34.6 22.5-49.1
Current Smoker
No 123 30 24.2 15.0-36.5 20 16.6 9.2-28.0 13 12.5 5.6-25.5 11 3.3 1.5- 6.9 49 43.5 31.2-56.7
Yes 44 8 19.5 6.4-46.0 8 17.5 6.1-40.8 4 17.2 4.5-48.0 4 12.9 4.4-31.9 20 32.9 17.1-54.0
Binge Drinker
No 159 37 22.4 14.3-33.2 26 17.8 10.6-28.2 15 10.9 5.1-22.0 14 5.5 2.6-11.1 67 43.4 32.5-55.0
Yes 8 1 29.1 4.2-79.5 2 5.7 1.1-25.3 2 45.5 10.3-85.8 1 9.3 1.1-48.5 2 10.5 1.9-41.7
Heavy Drinker
No 164 38 23.3 15.1-34.3 28 17.1 10.3-27.0 16 13.1 6.3-25.1 15 5.9 2.9-11.4 67 40.6 30.1-52.1
Yes 3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 51.7 8.0-93.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 48.3 7.0-92.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 54 10 25.8 11.8-47.4 8 15.0 5.9-33.2 4 10.6 3.8-26.3 4 3.3 0.9-11.2 28 45.4 27.6-64.5
Some Physical Activity 77 17 15.0 7.5-27.8 12 17.8 8.1-34.8 10 19.2 7.3-41.6 6 3.3 1.2- 8.6 32 44.6 28.9-61.4
Physically Inactive 33 10 36.8 17.3-61.9 7 15.0 6.0-32.8 3 7.6 1.6-29.7 5 21.0 7.3-47.1 8 19.6 7.9-40.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 47 18 37.8 18.8-61.4 10 21.5 8.3-45.3 3 5.3 1.3-19.9 5 10.1 3.3-26.8 11 25.3 9.6-51.8
No 119 20 18.4 10.4-30.4 18 15.4 8.4-26.7 14 16.5 7.9-31.2 10 4.4 1.8-10.5 57 45.3 32.9-58.2
Disability Status
Yes 66 22 26.0 13.8-43.5 11 13.7 5.7-29.4 3 9.3 2.2-32.1 6 7.8 2.8-20.1 24 43.2 26.2-61.9
No 101 16 20.6 10.9-35.4 17 19.2 10.3-33.0 14 17.1 7.9-33.1 9 4.2 1.8- 9.4 45 38.9 26.9-52.4
Current Asthma
Yes 31 9 34.4 14.7-61.5 3 11.5 2.4-41.1 2 8.0 1.9-27.8 3 7.2 1.7-25.4 14 38.9 19.4-62.7
No 135 28 20.0 12.0-31.5 25 18.1 10.6-29.3 15 15.1 7.1-29.3 12 5.4 2.4-11.6 55 41.3 29.5-54.1
Diabetes
Yes 26 13 56.3 31.1-78.7 6 22.8 8.0-49.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 6 20.5 6.7-48.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 3 1 87.0 36.4-98.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.0 0.3-37.2 1 9.0 0.7-59.9
No 137 24 18.0 10.1-30.0 21 15.8 8.8-26.8 17 15.7 7.9-28.7 13 6.5 3.2-12.7 62 44.0 32.4-56.4
Arthritis
Yes 71 18 18.4 9.7-32.2 12 16.3 6.8-34.3 6 4.7 1.6-12.9 7 8.8 3.1-22.4 28 51.8 35.9-67.3
No 96 20 25.1 14.4-40.0 16 17.0 9.1-29.8 11 18.1 8.5-34.5 8 4.3 1.7-10.3 41 35.4 22.8-50.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 49 21 42.7 24.2-63.5 10 26.4 11.8-49.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 2 1.7 0.3-10.1 15 29.0 15.1-48.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 2 1 50.0 5.9-94.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 50.0 5.9-94.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 116 16 13.9 6.9-25.8 18 13.6 7.2-24.4 15 17.7 8.5-33.1 13 7.6 3.6-15.3 54 47.2 34.0-60.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 51 15 22.4 11.3-39.6 11 26.4 12.1-48.3 5 11.4 3.7-30.6 2 5.4 0.8-27.7 18 34.4 19.2-53.6
No 91 20 23.5 13.2-38.3 14 16.1 8.0-29.7 9 15.8 6.3-34.4 10 5.4 2.4-11.9 38 39.2 26.1-54.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 16 6 29.7 7.1-70.1 5 38.4 8.7-80.4 1 1.5 0.2-11.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 30.5 6.8-72.4
No 151 32 22.4 14.1-33.8 23 15.2 8.9-24.7 16 14.6 7.3-27.1 15 6.2 3.1-12.0 65 41.6 30.7-53.3

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Asked only of respondents who have taken weight loss pills prescribed by a doctor (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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