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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Loss Products-WHITE FEMALES

In the past 2 years, that is in the past 24 months, have you taken any weight loss pills prescribed by a doctor to control your weight?
Do not include water pills or thyroid medications. Would you say ...

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, you are currently/ taking them Yes, you've taken/ them in past 2 y No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,285 34 0.9 0.5- 1.5 97 2.5 1.8- 3.3 4,154 96.7 95.7-97.4
AGE
18-24 227 2 1.8 0.4- 7.0 6 3.0 0.9- 9.4 219 95.2 88.7-98.1
25-34 583 7 0.8 0.3- 2.5 27 5.2 3.1- 8.7 549 94.0 90.4-96.3
35-44 752 5 0.2 0.1- 0.4 29 3.7 2.2- 6.2 718 96.2 93.7-97.7
45-54 834 10 1.4 0.6- 3.4 21 2.1 1.1- 3.8 803 96.5 94.3-97.9
55-64 715 8 1.8 0.7- 4.6 9 1.2 0.5- 2.9 698 96.9 94.2-98.4
65-74 622 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9 617 99.3 98.1-99.8
75+ 523 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 521 99.9 99.5- 100
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 567 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3 9 1.0 0.4- 2.3 555 98.9 97.6-99.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,262 10 1.2 0.5- 2.8 31 2.7 1.7- 4.3 1,221 96.1 94.1-97.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,150 11 1.2 0.5- 2.7 28 2.9 1.6- 5.3 1,111 95.9 93.4-97.5
College Graduate 1,297 10 0.7 0.2- 1.8 28 2.5 1.5- 4.2 1,259 96.8 95.0-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 451 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 14 4.3 2.0- 9.0 433 95.3 90.7-97.7
$15,000- 24,999 728 4 0.9 0.2- 4.3 21 3.2 1.8- 5.6 703 95.9 92.9-97.6
$25,000- 34,999 470 5 1.0 0.3- 3.3 12 1.7 0.8- 3.7 453 97.3 94.8-98.6
$35,000- 49,999 569 7 1.6 0.6- 4.3 12 3.0 1.2- 7.3 550 95.4 91.1-97.7
$50,000-74,999 482 5 1.6 0.5- 4.8 13 2.1 0.8- 4.9 464 96.4 92.8-98.2
$75,000+ 574 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 11 2.1 0.9- 4.8 561 97.4 94.7-98.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 241 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 3 1.1 0.3- 3.5 235 98.0 95.5-99.2
Guilford 199 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 198 99.6 97.1-99.9
Mecklenburg 180 3 1.7 0.4- 6.2 4 2.2 0.8- 6.2 173 96.1 91.4-98.3
Orange 236 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0 230 98.3 95.8-99.4
Wake 195 2 1.8 0.4- 8.3 7 4.4 1.9- 9.6 186 93.9 87.6-97.1
Chatham/Lee 172 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 171 99.3 95.3-99.9
Nash/Wilson 150 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.5 0.4- 5.7 148 98.5 94.3-99.6
Craven/Pamlico 217 2 1.2 0.3- 4.5 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 213 98.1 95.0-99.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 249 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 5 1.5 0.5- 4.3 243 98.3 95.6-99.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 271 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 7 3.4 0.9-11.2 260 95.4 88.5-98.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 182 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0 176 96.7 92.4-98.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 226 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 9 4.8 2.2-10.1 214 93.9 88.5-96.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 115 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 114 98.5 90.0-99.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 173 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 168 97.8 94.6-99.2
Northeast NC I 135 2 1.1 0.3- 4.2 6 5.2 2.3-11.6 127 93.7 87.4-97.0
Northeast NC II 218 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 7 3.9 1.8- 8.4 210 95.9 91.4-98.0
Northeastern Partnership 353 3 0.5 0.2- 1.5 13 4.3 2.4- 7.6 337 95.3 91.9-97.3
Mountain AHEC 724 7 0.6 0.2- 1.7 17 2.0 1.0- 4.1 700 97.3 95.2-98.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,302 10 1.2 0.5- 2.8 31 2.2 1.4- 3.6 1,261 96.6 94.8-97.8
Piedmont 1,806 12 0.8 0.4- 1.7 34 2.1 1.3- 3.2 1,760 97.1 95.8-98.0
Western NC 1,177 12 0.6 0.3- 1.2 32 4.1 2.2- 7.5 1,133 95.3 92.0-97.3

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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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