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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
10 lbs. or less 10-25 lbs. 26-50 lbs. >50 lbs. None/still losing
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,737 924 34.7 32.0-37.5 559 18.7 16.6-20.9 352 12.8 11.0-14.8 125 4.2 3.2- 5.5 777 29.6 27.1-32.2
AGE
18-24 141 59 39.0 27.4-52.0 17 14.9 7.7-27.1 16 12.1 6.0-23.0 4 3.7 0.9-14.0 45 30.2 20.5-42.0
25-34 416 148 37.1 30.7-44.0 74 16.5 12.2-22.0 48 12.1 8.3-17.5 9 2.0 0.8- 4.8 137 32.2 26.3-38.8
35-44 554 179 35.5 30.1-41.4 103 17.4 13.5-22.1 68 11.8 8.5-16.2 31 6.4 3.9-10.3 173 28.9 23.9-34.5
45-54 620 204 30.9 25.8-36.4 129 20.7 16.4-25.9 91 13.9 10.6-18.0 40 5.2 3.3- 8.2 156 29.3 24.1-35.1
55-64 491 160 32.5 26.5-39.2 113 19.9 15.6-25.0 71 14.7 10.3-20.6 27 5.2 3.1- 8.7 120 27.6 22.1-33.9
65-74 339 105 31.5 25.0-38.8 81 25.1 18.9-32.5 45 13.5 9.0-19.8 11 1.8 0.8- 4.0 97 28.1 22.0-35.1
75+ 164 62 38.1 28.2-49.3 40 17.2 11.6-24.9 13 10.5 5.1-20.4 3 1.7 0.4- 7.6 46 32.5 22.7-44.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 251 72 27.3 19.0-37.4 49 22.4 15.2-31.8 37 15.7 9.6-24.6 13 3.2 1.6- 6.5 80 31.4 23.6-40.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 767 247 35.3 30.4-40.6 172 20.5 16.6-25.0 111 14.6 11.3-18.6 40 5.5 3.5- 8.5 197 24.2 20.1-28.8
Some Post-H.S. 784 268 35.2 30.1-40.6 146 15.1 12.0-18.8 111 12.9 9.7-17.0 35 5.0 3.0- 8.3 224 31.8 26.9-37.1
College Graduate 933 336 35.9 31.5-40.5 192 19.4 16.0-23.4 92 10.4 7.8-13.7 37 2.8 1.8- 4.4 276 31.5 27.3-36.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 71 32.7 23.0-44.2 38 13.6 8.8-20.3 36 15.4 9.6-24.0 14 5.4 2.6-10.7 72 32.9 24.4-42.7
$15,000- 24,999 438 127 29.5 23.3-36.6 99 20.7 15.5-27.1 76 19.3 13.9-26.2 20 6.6 3.3-13.0 116 23.8 17.8-31.1
$25,000- 34,999 319 92 32.4 24.5-41.3 74 19.2 13.2-27.1 42 14.0 8.7-21.8 21 7.1 3.5-14.1 90 27.3 20.5-35.2
$35,000- 49,999 435 164 36.8 30.4-43.7 85 17.4 13.1-22.8 53 12.6 8.3-18.7 19 3.1 1.6- 5.6 114 30.1 24.0-37.0
$50,000-74,999 367 118 29.6 23.5-36.5 71 16.9 12.4-22.7 49 13.8 9.4-19.8 18 4.6 2.4- 8.7 111 35.1 28.4-42.4
$75,000+ 426 173 39.0 33.0-45.3 84 20.7 15.9-26.4 37 8.9 5.9-13.2 17 2.4 1.3- 4.3 115 29.1 23.3-35.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 151 45 28.8 21.6-37.4 35 23.3 16.5-31.9 20 11.6 7.2-18.2 7 4.4 1.9- 9.8 44 31.9 23.5-41.6
Guilford 138 53 36.9 28.4-46.4 20 13.1 8.2-20.1 14 13.0 7.1-22.6 7 4.0 1.8- 9.0 44 33.0 24.4-43.0
Mecklenburg 129 43 30.4 22.6-39.7 30 22.5 15.7-31.3 16 13.2 7.8-21.6 4 2.3 0.8- 6.7 36 31.5 23.0-41.4
Orange 151 54 47.2 32.7-62.1 25 12.5 7.2-21.0 18 7.9 4.3-14.2 6 1.8 0.7- 4.5 48 30.6 19.6-44.2
Wake 128 44 33.1 24.9-42.5 24 17.4 11.2-26.1 13 9.4 5.3-16.4 5 3.2 1.3- 7.6 42 36.8 27.9-46.8
Chatham/Lee 95 45 49.0 38.0-60.2 15 16.1 9.6-25.8 9 9.8 5.0-18.3 5 4.7 1.9-11.4 21 20.3 13.1-30.1
Nash/Wilson 92 28 35.6 25.4-47.4 21 18.4 11.8-27.4 12 11.8 6.5-20.6 6 7.2 3.2-15.5 25 26.9 18.1-38.0
Craven/Pamlico 153 51 31.9 24.3-40.6 33 23.2 16.7-31.3 19 12.4 7.6-19.7 9 7.3 3.7-13.8 41 25.2 18.5-33.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 158 45 31.1 23.0-40.4 36 18.0 12.7-24.9 30 21.6 14.8-30.5 9 8.4 4.0-16.9 38 20.9 15.0-28.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 162 39 24.0 16.3-33.8 42 21.8 15.0-30.5 21 13.4 8.0-21.6 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6 56 39.1 26.4-53.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 111 34 35.8 24.4-49.1 25 21.4 13.9-31.5 17 13.3 8.0-21.4 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 33 28.7 19.4-40.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 147 61 45.9 36.2-56.0 28 14.9 10.0-21.6 16 8.9 5.2-14.8 11 6.4 3.3-12.2 31 23.9 16.4-33.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 64 18 31.1 20.1-44.8 14 18.3 10.4-30.2 7 10.5 4.8-21.5 6 8.4 3.5-18.8 19 31.7 20.4-45.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 116 50 46.9 36.8-57.2 18 14.6 8.9-23.0 16 12.0 7.1-19.6 5 5.3 2.2-12.2 27 21.2 14.4-30.1
Northeast NC I 80 26 30.2 20.6-41.9 18 24.5 15.5-36.6 10 13.3 7.1-23.4 3 3.2 1.0- 9.6 23 28.9 19.2-40.9
Northeast NC II 139 49 36.9 28.3-46.4 31 21.3 14.4-30.2 15 10.3 5.9-17.3 4 3.4 1.2- 9.0 40 28.1 20.5-37.3
Northeastern Partnership 219 75 35.1 28.2-42.8 49 22.1 16.3-29.2 25 11.1 7.3-16.6 7 3.3 1.5- 7.4 63 28.3 22.0-35.7
Mountain AHEC 470 161 32.4 27.2-38.2 104 22.6 18.1-28.0 59 12.8 9.2-17.6 26 5.2 3.0- 8.8 120 26.9 21.9-32.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 844 288 35.7 30.5-41.2 173 19.2 15.4-23.7 102 10.0 7.3-13.6 38 3.3 2.1- 5.0 243 31.9 27.0-37.2
Piedmont 1,146 402 35.4 31.6-39.4 214 17.7 14.9-21.0 146 13.2 10.7-16.2 49 4.4 2.9- 6.6 335 29.2 25.8-33.0
Western NC 747 234 31.3 26.5-36.5 172 20.7 17.0-24.8 104 16.0 12.0-20.8 38 5.1 3.2- 8.1 199 27.0 22.5-32.0

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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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