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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Managing current weight: lose, maintain or do neither?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Trying to lose weight Maintain weight Neither
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,428 3,758 38.7 37.1-40.3 3,373 36.2 34.7-37.8 2,297 25.1 23.7-26.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,054 3,267 39.8 38.1-41.6 2,913 36.3 34.6-37.9 1,874 23.9 22.4-25.4
No 1,365 489 33.8 29.8-37.9 456 35.3 31.2-39.6 420 30.9 27.1-35.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 7 3.5 1.3- 9.3 60 32.3 21.7-45.0 117 64.2 51.6-75.1
Recommended Range 3,263 648 17.8 16.0-19.8 1,543 47.6 44.9-50.4 1,072 34.5 31.9-37.2
Overweight 3,116 1,302 42.0 39.2-44.8 1,149 35.3 32.8-38.0 665 22.7 20.4-25.1
Obese 2,304 1,513 66.5 63.4-69.5 474 21.5 18.9-24.3 317 12.0 10.2-14.2
Current Smoker
No 7,239 3,035 41.2 39.4-43.0 2,607 36.2 34.5-38.0 1,597 22.6 21.1-24.2
Yes 2,147 711 31.3 28.1-34.5 750 36.2 33.0-39.6 686 32.5 29.4-35.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,708 3,488 39.1 37.5-40.8 3,124 36.5 34.9-38.1 2,096 24.4 23.0-25.9
Yes 626 245 35.9 29.8-42.5 222 34.7 28.9-41.0 159 29.4 23.4-36.2
Heavy Drinker
No 9,087 3,633 39.0 37.4-40.7 3,267 36.5 34.9-38.1 2,187 24.5 23.1-25.9
Yes 242 96 34.4 25.4-44.5 79 33.6 23.7-45.2 67 32.0 21.1-45.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,231 1,343 40.4 37.6-43.3 1,189 35.6 33.0-38.3 699 24.0 21.6-26.5
Some Physical Activity 3,670 1,596 42.2 39.8-44.7 1,334 37.8 35.4-40.4 740 19.9 18.0-22.0
Physically Inactive 2,191 709 29.6 26.7-32.7 731 35.1 31.8-38.5 751 35.2 32.0-38.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,062 806 38.6 35.2-42.1 632 31.8 28.5-35.4 624 29.6 26.4-33.0
No 7,340 2,944 38.8 37.0-40.6 2,732 37.3 35.5-39.1 1,664 24.0 22.4-25.6
Disability Status
Yes 3,027 1,247 42.0 39.1-44.9 954 31.8 29.2-34.6 826 26.2 23.7-28.8
No 6,214 2,453 37.8 35.9-39.8 2,348 37.7 35.8-39.6 1,413 24.5 22.8-26.3
Current Asthma
Yes 732 318 42.9 37.3-48.7 237 34.2 29.0-39.9 177 22.9 18.8-27.6
No 8,674 3,426 38.3 36.7-40.0 3,131 36.5 34.8-38.1 2,117 25.2 23.8-26.8
Diabetes
Yes 955 482 52.8 48.0-57.5 276 28.6 24.5-33.0 197 18.6 15.3-22.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 38 53.0 37.1-68.3 25 29.9 17.7-45.7 15 17.1 8.3-32.1
No 8,381 3,234 37.3 35.6-39.0 3,066 37.0 35.3-38.7 2,081 25.7 24.2-27.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,293 1,443 43.7 41.1-46.3 1,088 33.8 31.3-36.3 762 22.6 20.5-24.8
No 6,069 2,298 36.8 34.8-38.8 2,268 37.3 35.4-39.3 1,503 25.9 24.2-27.8
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,179 1,439 45.4 42.7-48.2 1,026 33.1 30.6-35.8 714 21.4 19.3-23.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 103 59 59.2 45.9-71.3 22 17.7 10.2-29.0 22 23.1 13.6-36.4
No 6,137 2,257 35.6 33.7-37.6 2,321 37.8 35.9-39.8 1,559 26.6 24.8-28.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,747 1,309 48.5 45.7-51.3 906 33.4 30.8-36.1 532 18.1 16.1-20.3
No 4,852 1,863 37.5 35.4-39.7 1,830 37.7 35.6-39.8 1,159 24.8 22.9-26.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 969 376 40.3 35.6-45.1 310 32.8 28.4-37.5 283 27.0 23.1-31.2
No 8,273 3,325 38.8 37.1-40.5 2,998 36.5 34.8-38.2 1,950 24.7 23.2-26.2

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*Data in this table were derived from two weight control questions regarding loosing or maintaining current weight.

^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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