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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-WHITE FEMALES

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, lose weight Yes, gain weight Yes, keep current wt No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,349 610 13.4 12.0-14.9 85 2.0 1.5- 2.6 140 3.2 2.5- 4.1 3,514 81.5 79.7-83.1
AGE
18-24 231 13 5.8 2.6-12.3 5 1.4 0.5- 4.1 5 1.1 0.4- 3.3 208 91.6 85.3-95.4
25-34 589 63 11.3 8.1-15.6 15 3.0 1.5- 5.8 17 4.0 2.2- 7.1 494 81.7 76.7-85.9
35-44 764 116 15.4 12.0-19.4 10 1.0 0.4- 2.4 18 3.6 2.0- 6.3 620 80.0 75.6-83.8
45-54 840 167 18.1 14.8-22.0 8 1.3 0.6- 3.1 34 4.2 2.5- 7.2 631 76.3 71.9-80.2
55-64 728 128 17.9 14.3-22.3 11 1.0 0.5- 2.2 21 2.0 1.0- 4.0 568 79.0 74.5-83.0
65-74 635 83 13.1 9.7-17.4 13 1.7 0.7- 3.7 24 3.5 2.1- 5.9 515 81.8 77.1-85.6
75+ 532 37 7.2 4.7-10.9 21 4.5 2.4- 8.5 21 3.2 1.8- 5.5 453 85.1 80.2-88.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 84 11.3 8.3-15.3 16 2.3 1.2- 4.4 11 1.7 0.8- 3.5 470 84.7 80.3-88.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,287 183 13.8 11.3-16.8 32 2.6 1.6- 4.4 46 3.1 1.9- 5.0 1,026 80.4 77.0-83.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,161 182 16.3 13.3-19.7 23 2.2 1.3- 3.8 37 1.9 1.2- 3.0 919 79.6 76.0-82.8
College Graduate 1,311 160 11.1 9.0-13.6 14 1.0 0.4- 2.0 46 5.2 3.5- 7.4 1,091 82.8 79.7-85.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 460 74 15.5 11.6-20.6 12 2.3 1.1- 4.7 12 3.8 1.5- 9.3 362 78.4 72.4-83.4
$15,000- 24,999 735 106 15.8 11.9-20.7 18 2.2 1.2- 3.9 22 2.6 1.4- 4.7 589 79.4 74.4-83.7
$25,000- 34,999 477 87 15.8 11.5-21.3 9 3.4 1.4- 8.2 12 2.4 1.1- 5.1 369 78.4 72.1-83.6
$35,000- 49,999 575 74 10.2 7.4-13.8 8 1.7 0.6- 4.4 14 2.3 1.1- 4.8 479 85.8 81.5-89.2
$50,000-74,999 487 77 14.8 11.0-19.7 5 1.5 0.5- 4.0 23 5.2 3.0- 9.0 382 78.5 73.0-83.1
$75,000+ 580 71 13.4 9.9-17.8 7 1.7 0.7- 4.1 21 3.4 1.9- 6.2 481 81.5 76.7-85.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 36 15.2 10.7-21.1 5 1.7 0.7- 4.2 8 2.7 1.3- 5.5 196 80.4 74.2-85.4
Guilford 201 32 16.6 11.2-23.8 4 2.6 0.8- 7.8 4 1.6 0.5- 5.0 161 79.2 71.6-85.2
Mecklenburg 182 21 11.7 7.3-18.4 3 2.2 0.7- 7.1 6 3.2 1.4- 7.2 152 82.9 75.7-88.3
Orange 237 24 5.8 3.5- 9.4 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 8 2.7 1.0- 6.9 204 91.1 86.2-94.4
Wake 196 26 16.0 10.6-23.3 3 1.1 0.3- 3.5 8 3.8 1.8- 7.9 159 79.1 71.5-85.0
Chatham/Lee 175 18 11.2 7.0-17.4 2 2.0 0.4- 9.6 7 3.8 1.7- 8.2 148 83.1 75.7-88.5
Nash/Wilson 151 20 12.8 8.1-19.6 5 2.6 1.0- 6.6 9 4.9 2.5- 9.3 117 79.7 72.2-85.6
Craven/Pamlico 221 38 17.0 12.2-23.2 6 2.8 1.0- 7.4 6 2.7 1.2- 6.2 171 77.5 70.7-83.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 257 41 14.6 10.4-19.9 6 2.3 1.0- 5.4 8 2.8 1.4- 5.7 202 80.3 74.5-85.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 273 35 11.9 7.6-18.2 4 2.3 0.7- 7.3 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 225 83.9 77.1-89.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 35 16.2 11.1-23.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 4 1.2 0.4- 3.2 144 82.1 75.2-87.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 29 12.9 8.5-19.1 8 3.3 1.5- 6.9 6 1.8 0.8- 4.4 186 82.0 75.4-87.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 119 15 12.2 7.3-19.8 3 2.9 0.9- 9.6 3 2.4 0.7- 7.6 98 82.5 73.9-88.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 176 22 13.1 8.5-19.7 4 2.3 0.8- 6.3 3 1.9 0.6- 5.9 147 82.6 75.6-88.0
Northeast NC I 138 17 11.9 7.2-19.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1 118 86.1 78.7-91.2
Northeast NC II 221 33 15.3 10.7-21.4 2 0.4 0.1- 2.1 9 3.4 1.6- 6.7 177 80.9 74.5-86.0
Northeastern Partnership 359 50 14.4 10.7-19.1 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7 11 2.8 1.5- 5.3 295 82.3 77.4-86.4
Mountain AHEC 735 103 13.4 10.6-16.8 20 2.7 1.4- 4.8 23 3.1 1.8- 5.2 589 80.9 77.0-84.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,325 188 12.5 10.2-15.2 23 1.1 0.6- 2.4 45 3.6 2.3- 5.7 1,069 82.7 79.5-85.5
Piedmont 1,832 259 14.2 12.1-16.5 33 2.2 1.4- 3.3 57 3.2 2.3- 4.5 1,483 80.5 77.8-82.9
Western NC 1,192 163 12.3 10.1-14.9 29 2.5 1.6- 4.1 38 2.5 1.6- 3.8 962 82.7 79.7-85.3

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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