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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-WHITE FEMALES

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Fewer calories Less fat Fewer cals & less fat Neither of them
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,411 440 12.8 11.1-14.6 723 21.0 19.0-23.1 1,414 40.7 38.3-43.2 834 25.5 23.3-27.8
AGE
18-24 174 16 12.4 6.1-23.5 30 18.1 10.8-28.9 82 40.6 30.1-52.1 46 28.8 19.8-39.8
25-34 485 74 15.3 11.1-20.7 103 20.6 15.9-26.2 188 40.5 34.4-46.9 120 23.7 18.8-29.4
35-44 632 80 12.6 9.4-16.5 126 17.7 14.1-22.0 275 44.5 39.1-50.0 151 25.2 20.5-30.6
45-54 717 112 15.8 12.3-20.1 140 21.3 17.0-26.4 292 41.2 36.0-46.6 173 21.7 17.6-26.3
55-64 602 86 13.0 9.7-17.2 138 24.3 19.6-29.7 258 41.0 35.3-46.8 120 21.7 16.9-27.4
65-74 485 42 7.0 4.7-10.4 103 22.8 17.8-28.6 220 44.0 37.8-50.3 120 26.3 21.0-32.2
75+ 292 27 8.8 5.2-14.5 74 24.3 17.7-32.3 92 26.6 20.2-34.3 99 40.3 32.2-49.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 367 34 7.5 4.4-12.7 71 20.4 14.8-27.4 147 35.2 28.3-42.7 115 36.9 29.4-45.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 989 121 13.0 10.0-16.6 225 20.4 17.0-24.4 412 40.3 35.8-45.1 231 26.3 22.1-30.9
Some Post-H.S. 948 100 12.0 8.8-16.0 231 23.7 19.8-28.1 393 41.7 37.1-46.6 224 22.6 18.9-26.9
College Graduate 1,105 185 15.1 12.5-18.2 196 19.3 16.1-23.0 461 41.9 37.7-46.3 263 23.6 20.2-27.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 314 44 11.9 7.9-17.5 75 23.9 17.3-31.9 114 33.0 25.9-41.0 81 31.2 23.1-40.7
$15,000- 24,999 563 60 9.1 6.2-13.1 137 23.6 18.6-29.5 223 36.7 30.8-43.0 143 30.6 24.9-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 379 37 8.9 5.6-14.0 72 15.1 10.9-20.6 175 51.3 43.3-59.2 95 24.7 18.3-32.5
$35,000- 49,999 483 65 11.7 8.2-16.4 115 23.8 18.4-30.1 188 41.0 34.5-47.9 115 23.5 18.0-30.0
$50,000-74,999 430 61 14.7 10.4-20.5 89 24.3 18.8-30.8 189 41.1 34.8-47.7 91 19.9 15.1-25.7
$75,000+ 502 96 17.9 13.9-22.7 92 20.5 16.1-25.8 209 40.7 35.0-46.6 105 20.9 16.5-26.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 187 31 17.5 11.9-24.9 36 18.4 13.1-25.2 73 42.0 33.9-50.5 47 22.2 16.4-29.3
Guilford 170 25 14.2 8.8-22.0 45 26.3 19.4-34.6 69 38.5 30.6-47.1 31 21.0 14.2-29.9
Mecklenburg 153 22 17.6 11.6-25.9 29 20.1 13.9-28.3 67 41.2 32.9-50.0 35 21.0 15.0-28.7
Orange 197 35 23.7 13.4-38.6 39 22.2 13.7-33.8 69 25.5 17.9-34.9 54 28.6 18.3-41.7
Wake 166 26 14.8 10.0-21.5 35 21.8 15.6-29.7 73 45.1 36.9-53.6 32 18.2 12.8-25.4
Chatham/Lee 138 22 15.1 9.8-22.6 40 26.0 18.9-34.6 46 37.2 28.2-47.3 30 21.7 15.2-30.0
Nash/Wilson 108 12 10.9 6.1-18.7 32 28.6 20.3-38.7 41 40.4 30.5-51.1 23 20.1 13.3-29.3
Craven/Pamlico 180 25 13.7 9.2-20.1 32 18.8 13.2-26.1 78 45.2 37.3-53.5 45 22.2 16.5-29.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 191 20 10.5 6.1-17.4 45 22.0 16.3-29.1 89 46.6 38.4-55.0 37 20.9 14.9-28.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 199 25 10.0 6.5-15.2 31 12.9 8.5-19.2 85 49.2 38.0-60.4 58 27.9 19.9-37.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 138 16 14.8 6.7-29.8 33 21.4 14.7-30.0 56 37.2 27.5-48.2 33 26.6 17.5-38.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 177 20 10.2 6.4-16.0 37 21.2 15.0-29.0 76 42.4 34.0-51.2 44 26.2 18.4-35.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 91 13 13.1 7.4-22.3 17 20.0 12.1-31.2 34 38.4 28.1-49.9 27 28.4 19.4-39.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 136 16 9.9 5.9-16.1 23 16.1 10.4-24.0 68 52.7 43.3-61.8 29 21.4 14.9-29.8
Northeast NC I 115 17 16.0 9.8-25.2 29 23.8 16.5-33.1 40 37.3 28.1-47.5 29 22.8 15.7-32.0
Northeast NC II 171 17 9.5 5.7-15.5 30 19.0 13.0-26.9 82 45.5 37.4-53.8 42 26.0 19.3-34.2
Northeastern Partnership 286 34 11.4 8.0-16.1 59 20.4 15.5-26.4 122 43.1 36.8-49.6 71 25.1 19.7-31.4
Mountain AHEC 566 76 14.3 10.9-18.5 112 19.6 15.4-24.5 243 44.6 39.1-50.2 135 21.6 17.3-26.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,047 117 9.6 6.9-13.1 219 22.9 19.0-27.3 442 38.6 34.2-43.3 269 28.9 24.5-33.7
Piedmont 1,460 202 13.9 11.6-16.5 334 20.8 18.1-23.8 575 40.3 36.8-43.9 349 25.0 22.0-28.3
Western NC 904 121 14.4 11.1-18.5 170 18.7 15.0-23.0 397 45.3 40.5-50.2 216 21.7 18.1-25.7

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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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