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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
One month 2-5 months 6-11 months 12+ months
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 206 54 26.7 18.4-37.1 80 33.1 24.8-42.7 36 23.6 15.3-34.7 36 16.5 10.2-25.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 179 47 26.2 17.7-36.9 69 34.7 25.7-45.0 32 21.9 13.8-33.0 31 17.2 10.3-27.3
No 27 7 29.7 9.2-63.6 11 24.4 9.2-50.8 4 33.2 10.0-69.1 5 12.7 3.3-38.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Recommended Range 12 4 75.0 40.6-93.0 5 21.5 5.5-56.2 1 0.5 0.1- 4.1 2 3.0 0.5-15.0
Overweight 48 12 12.9 5.8-26.2 16 29.9 15.8-49.2 14 48.4 28.8-68.5 6 8.8 2.6-25.7
Obese 128 33 29.4 18.3-43.7 50 34.2 23.5-46.8 21 16.2 8.8-27.8 24 20.2 11.3-33.5
Current Smoker
No 151 40 24.9 16.0-36.6 58 33.4 23.7-44.6 28 25.6 15.5-39.1 25 16.1 9.5-26.0
Yes 55 14 31.8 15.5-54.2 22 32.5 18.0-51.4 8 18.2 7.2-38.8 11 17.5 6.0-41.7
Binge Drinker
No 196 50 25.7 17.6-36.0 75 31.3 23.1-40.7 36 25.7 16.8-37.4 35 17.3 10.6-26.9
Yes 10 4 37.8 8.1-80.7 5 54.2 16.7-87.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.9 1.0-43.1
Heavy Drinker
No 202 53 26.8 18.4-37.4 78 32.8 24.4-42.5 36 24.2 15.7-35.5 35 16.1 9.8-25.3
Yes 4 1 22.5 2.7-75.2 2 45.9 8.6-88.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 31.6 4.2-82.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 69 16 19.5 9.6-35.5 24 24.6 13.6-40.6 18 37.4 21.7-56.3 11 18.5 8.0-37.2
Some Physical Activity 95 29 36.6 22.5-53.5 40 37.1 24.3-52.1 12 12.3 4.4-29.7 14 14.0 6.5-27.7
Physically Inactive 39 8 14.5 6.2-30.3 14 38.9 21.4-60.0 6 25.3 9.8-51.4 11 21.3 9.8-40.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 62 19 33.2 16.9-55.0 22 26.4 14.4-43.3 9 15.9 6.8-32.7 12 24.5 10.6-47.0
No 143 35 24.5 15.6-36.3 57 35.2 25.1-46.9 27 26.7 16.3-40.6 24 13.6 7.7-23.0
Disability Status
Yes 88 28 37.4 23.1-54.5 25 21.0 12.2-33.8 18 22.5 11.3-39.7 17 19.1 9.3-35.3
No 117 26 17.3 10.3-27.6 54 43.7 31.4-56.8 18 24.8 13.8-40.3 19 14.3 7.7-25.0
Current Asthma
Yes 39 11 22.0 9.3-43.8 12 33.0 16.6-54.9 8 16.5 6.6-35.4 8 28.6 11.7-54.8
No 166 43 28.0 18.5-40.0 68 33.2 24.0-43.9 28 25.6 15.7-38.7 27 13.3 7.7-21.9
Diabetes
Yes 32 7 13.5 4.9-32.1 10 32.2 14.4-57.2 6 23.3 9.0-48.1 9 31.1 13.0-57.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 4 1 4.6 0.4-34.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 51.2 7.3-93.4 1 44.2 5.5-91.6
No 169 46 29.2 19.8-40.8 70 34.6 25.3-45.2 28 22.9 13.9-35.4 25 13.3 7.3-23.2
Arthritis
Yes 87 26 34.5 21.3-50.6 32 35.8 23.4-50.3 14 16.2 8.8-27.8 15 13.5 6.5-26.2
No 118 28 23.2 13.5-36.8 47 31.6 21.3-44.0 22 27.3 16.0-42.4 21 18.0 9.9-30.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 64 18 20.7 10.9-35.8 23 35.1 20.6-53.1 8 20.6 8.5-41.9 15 23.6 10.5-44.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 3 0 0.0 . - . 1 32.1 4.1-84.0 1 35.7 4.8-86.0 1 32.1 4.1-84.0
No 139 36 30.8 19.9-44.4 56 32.3 22.6-44.0 27 24.2 14.1-38.3 20 12.6 6.9-22.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 62 14 15.8 7.3-30.9 25 37.4 22.8-54.6 10 20.0 8.5-40.4 13 26.8 13.9-45.3
No 110 27 33.0 20.7-48.2 43 30.3 19.8-43.3 24 26.3 15.6-40.8 16 10.4 5.1-19.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 24 5 12.3 3.9-32.6 8 17.2 6.4-38.4 3 41.1 13.3-76.0 8 29.4 9.2-63.1
No 181 48 27.8 19.0-38.9 72 34.6 25.6-44.8 33 22.2 13.8-33.7 28 15.4 9.1-25.0

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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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