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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.^
0-3 months 4-11 months 1 year 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,324 983 20.4 18.6-22.3 893 18.1 16.4-19.9 1,010 18.3 16.7-19.9 1,715 30.7 28.8-32.6 723 12.6 11.3-14.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,669 853 19.8 18.0-21.7 772 17.4 15.6-19.3 884 18.4 16.8-20.2 1,507 31.4 29.5-33.5 653 13.0 11.6-14.5
No 652 129 24.3 18.9-30.7 119 21.1 16.1-27.2 126 17.7 13.6-22.6 208 26.4 21.7-31.8 70 10.5 7.3-14.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 22 3 21.4 5.7-55.1 3 3.9 1.0-13.7 2 5.5 0.9-27.6 8 25.7 10.0-51.8 6 43.4 19.9-70.4
Recommended Range 1,391 205 16.5 13.6-19.9 264 18.9 15.8-22.5 253 18.2 15.4-21.4 441 32.2 28.6-36.0 228 14.1 11.7-16.8
Overweight 1,896 330 17.7 15.1-20.5 329 20.6 17.5-24.2 376 18.3 15.9-20.9 606 30.4 27.4-33.6 255 13.1 10.9-15.6
Obese 1,743 391 26.0 22.5-29.8 257 15.3 12.8-18.2 323 18.5 15.7-21.6 565 29.6 26.5-32.9 207 10.7 8.7-13.1
Current Smoker
No 4,188 785 21.0 19.0-23.1 687 17.3 15.4-19.3 789 18.6 16.8-20.5 1,356 30.8 28.8-33.0 571 12.3 10.9-13.9
Yes 1,113 195 18.5 15.0-22.6 203 21.1 17.3-25.6 218 17.3 14.4-20.8 351 29.9 26.0-34.1 146 13.1 10.2-16.7
Binge Drinker
No 4,956 914 20.6 18.8-22.6 818 17.6 15.9-19.5 942 18.3 16.7-20.0 1,595 30.6 28.7-32.6 687 12.8 11.4-14.3
Yes 337 67 18.9 13.0-26.7 70 24.1 17.1-33.0 65 17.7 12.6-24.2 104 30.0 23.3-37.7 31 9.3 5.6-15.0
Heavy Drinker
No 5,154 951 20.4 18.6-22.3 866 17.9 16.2-19.8 983 18.4 16.9-20.1 1,659 30.6 28.7-32.5 695 12.6 11.3-14.1
Yes 140 30 22.8 14.2-34.6 22 19.0 10.6-31.8 23 15.3 9.1-24.3 41 31.5 21.8-43.2 24 11.4 6.7-18.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,991 382 20.9 17.9-24.3 351 19.1 16.1-22.5 364 17.7 15.2-20.5 619 30.4 27.4-33.6 275 11.9 9.9-14.2
Some Physical Activity 2,254 399 19.0 16.7-21.7 372 17.9 15.4-20.6 427 18.1 15.8-20.5 756 32.0 29.2-34.9 300 13.1 11.0-15.4
Physically Inactive 957 179 21.2 17.0-26.1 152 17.0 13.5-21.3 196 21.3 17.4-25.7 298 27.4 23.3-31.9 132 13.2 10.3-16.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,021 198 19.4 15.9-23.5 155 17.5 13.6-22.1 192 18.8 15.2-22.9 332 29.3 25.3-33.7 144 15.0 11.4-19.4
No 4,291 782 20.6 18.6-22.7 738 18.2 16.4-20.3 816 18.2 16.5-20.0 1,378 31.0 28.9-33.1 577 12.1 10.7-13.6
Disability Status
Yes 1,645 332 22.3 19.1-25.8 265 16.7 13.7-20.2 324 18.1 15.5-21.1 492 29.6 26.3-33.2 232 13.2 10.8-16.1
No 3,659 646 19.7 17.6-21.9 624 18.5 16.5-20.7 685 18.4 16.5-20.4 1,217 31.1 28.9-33.3 487 12.4 10.9-14.0
Current Asthma
Yes 449 111 22.8 17.6-29.0 70 16.4 11.1-23.4 83 18.2 13.2-24.4 134 31.5 25.2-38.5 51 11.2 7.6-16.2
No 4,859 863 20.0 18.2-22.0 821 18.3 16.5-20.2 924 18.3 16.7-20.0 1,581 30.7 28.8-32.7 670 12.7 11.4-14.2
Diabetes
Yes 570 114 21.9 17.3-27.4 87 14.2 10.2-19.3 105 20.3 15.5-26.1 188 31.2 26.0-37.0 76 12.4 8.9-16.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 49 14 34.3 18.9-54.0 7 21.3 8.8-43.3 8 13.4 5.1-30.9 15 24.0 12.1-42.0 5 6.9 2.1-20.2
No 4,700 853 20.1 18.2-22.1 798 18.5 16.6-20.4 896 18.1 16.5-19.9 1,512 30.7 28.8-32.8 641 12.6 11.2-14.1
Arthritis
Yes 1,930 344 19.7 17.1-22.6 291 16.1 13.6-18.9 371 18.6 16.1-21.3 624 31.2 28.3-34.2 300 14.5 12.3-17.0
No 3,379 633 20.5 18.3-22.9 600 19.0 16.8-21.4 636 18.2 16.3-20.3 1,089 30.5 28.2-32.9 421 11.7 10.2-13.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,860 343 18.4 15.9-21.2 273 17.3 14.4-20.7 350 18.4 15.8-21.2 608 31.3 28.2-34.6 286 14.6 12.3-17.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 74 19 28.9 16.3-45.9 12 9.3 4.4-18.7 22 37.1 23.4-53.2 17 20.8 11.4-34.8 4 3.9 0.9-15.9
No 3,387 621 21.2 18.9-23.7 606 18.6 16.5-20.9 638 17.9 16.0-19.9 1,090 30.6 28.3-33.0 432 11.8 10.2-13.6
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,737 322 20.3 17.5-23.4 297 18.8 16.0-22.1 317 18.6 16.0-21.5 555 29.8 26.8-33.0 246 12.4 10.4-14.8
No 2,780 500 20.8 18.4-23.4 440 15.3 13.3-17.5 530 17.7 15.7-19.9 906 32.7 30.1-35.4 404 13.6 11.8-15.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 515 102 20.5 15.5-26.6 74 16.6 11.8-22.7 81 16.2 11.9-21.7 172 31.6 26.1-37.7 86 15.1 11.3-20.0
No 4,790 877 20.4 18.6-22.4 817 18.2 16.4-20.2 923 18.4 16.8-20.2 1,541 30.6 28.7-32.6 632 12.4 11.0-13.9

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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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