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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Taking Over-the-counter Weight Control Products That Contain Ephedra*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 734 349 51.5 45.8-57.2 385 48.5 42.8-54.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 605 279 50.7 44.6-56.8 326 49.3 43.2-55.4
No 129 70 54.9 40.2-68.7 59 45.1 31.3-59.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 4 2 76.0 30.3-95.8 2 24.0 4.2-69.7
Recommended Range 179 75 41.8 31.7-52.7 104 58.2 47.3-68.3
Overweight 255 126 48.0 38.3-57.8 129 52.0 42.2-61.7
Obese 260 130 60.9 51.5-69.6 130 39.1 30.4-48.5
Current Smoker
No 536 255 52.4 45.8-58.9 281 47.6 41.1-54.2
Yes 197 94 49.6 38.4-60.8 103 50.4 39.2-61.6
Binge Drinker
No 653 297 49.9 43.7-56.0 356 50.1 44.0-56.3
Yes 75 48 63.0 46.5-77.0 27 37.0 23.0-53.5
Heavy Drinker
No 701 331 51.5 45.6-57.4 370 48.5 42.6-54.4
Yes 27 15 48.0 25.7-71.1 12 52.0 28.9-74.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 284 156 57.5 47.9-66.6 128 42.5 33.4-52.1
Some Physical Activity 329 144 48.6 40.7-56.6 185 51.4 43.4-59.3
Physically Inactive 107 42 40.0 26.2-55.5 65 60.0 44.5-73.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 109 41 52.6 36.4-68.2 68 47.4 31.8-63.6
No 622 307 51.3 45.2-57.3 315 48.7 42.7-54.8
Disability Status
Yes 210 92 54.2 43.2-64.8 118 45.8 35.2-56.8
No 520 254 50.5 43.9-57.2 266 49.5 42.8-56.1
Current Asthma
Yes 70 27 41.7 25.3-60.1 43 58.3 39.9-74.7
No 664 322 52.6 46.6-58.6 342 47.4 41.4-53.4
Diabetes
Yes 32 11 31.6 14.6-55.5 21 68.4 44.5-85.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 11 9 83.9 43.7-97.2 2 16.1 2.8-56.3
No 689 329 51.7 45.7-57.6 360 48.3 42.4-54.3
Arthritis
Yes 207 82 48.0 37.3-58.8 125 52.0 41.2-62.7
No 524 265 53.3 46.6-59.8 259 46.7 40.2-53.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 163 55 45.7 34.0-57.8 108 54.3 42.2-66.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 16 70.7 37.7-90.6 5 29.3 9.4-62.3
No 550 278 52.3 45.7-58.8 272 47.7 41.2-54.3
High Cholesterol
Yes 189 81 46.6 35.9-57.7 108 53.4 42.3-64.1
No 346 176 55.3 46.7-63.5 170 44.7 36.5-53.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 27 3 19.3 5.1-51.5 24 80.7 48.5-94.9
No 706 345 52.3 46.5-58.1 361 47.7 41.9-53.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the two questions related to over-the-counter weight control products

^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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