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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 over-the-counter weight loss products to control your weight?
This includes dietary supplements and natural or herbal weight loss products. 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 4,287 102 2.5 1.8- 3.4 365 10.4 9.0-12.1 3,820 87.1 85.3-88.7
AGE
18-24 227 6 3.7 0.9-13.4 43 19.9 12.9-29.5 178 76.4 66.2-84.3
25-34 583 28 4.4 2.7- 7.3 104 17.8 13.8-22.8 451 77.7 72.5-82.2
35-44 752 29 3.1 1.9- 4.9 84 13.8 10.5-17.9 639 83.2 79.0-86.7
45-54 835 14 1.3 0.7- 2.5 87 9.7 7.3-12.7 734 89.0 85.9-91.5
55-64 716 15 2.5 1.2- 5.5 33 6.7 3.8-11.6 668 90.7 85.7-94.1
65-74 622 6 0.8 0.2- 3.0 10 1.2 0.5- 3.1 606 97.9 95.6-99.0
75+ 523 4 1.0 0.2- 4.6 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 517 98.8 95.6-99.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 567 9 1.7 0.6- 4.5 31 6.0 3.1-11.3 527 92.3 87.0-95.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,263 29 2.5 1.5- 4.1 113 11.5 9.0-14.7 1,121 85.9 82.6-88.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,151 38 3.6 2.0- 6.5 127 14.0 10.9-17.7 986 82.4 78.3-85.9
College Graduate 1,297 26 1.7 1.0- 2.8 93 7.9 5.7-10.7 1,178 90.4 87.5-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 451 7 0.5 0.2- 1.3 34 10.6 5.7-18.7 410 88.9 80.9-93.8
$15,000- 24,999 728 23 3.5 1.9- 6.1 64 11.3 8.1-15.6 641 85.2 80.6-88.9
$25,000- 34,999 470 12 3.8 1.8- 8.1 49 12.4 8.3-18.1 409 83.8 77.5-88.5
$35,000- 49,999 571 17 1.8 0.9- 3.6 58 11.2 7.9-15.7 496 87.0 82.4-90.5
$50,000-74,999 482 13 3.3 1.7- 6.4 53 13.4 9.5-18.7 416 83.3 77.8-87.6
$75,000+ 574 16 2.2 1.2- 4.1 53 10.5 7.2-14.9 505 87.3 82.8-90.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 241 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 20 9.7 6.0-15.4 220 89.1 82.9-93.2
Guilford 199 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 16 10.2 5.7-17.5 182 89.3 82.0-93.9
Mecklenburg 180 3 1.5 0.4- 5.6 13 8.4 4.7-14.5 164 90.2 83.8-94.2
Orange 236 8 2.3 1.1- 4.9 14 4.0 2.2- 7.1 214 93.7 89.9-96.1
Wake 195 3 1.5 0.5- 4.5 14 8.2 4.5-14.3 178 90.3 84.2-94.3
Chatham/Lee 172 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2 13 9.4 4.9-17.3 156 89.1 81.2-93.9
Nash/Wilson 150 3 3.0 1.0- 9.2 9 5.1 2.5-10.2 138 91.8 85.4-95.6
Craven/Pamlico 218 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1 16 9.8 5.9-16.0 197 88.2 81.9-92.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 249 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9 25 13.0 8.2-19.8 219 85.9 79.1-90.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 271 9 4.1 1.9- 8.7 30 12.9 8.2-19.6 232 83.0 75.8-88.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 182 5 3.9 1.4-10.6 11 5.5 2.7-11.0 166 90.6 83.5-94.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 226 7 2.9 1.3- 6.4 25 14.5 9.7-21.1 194 82.6 75.8-87.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 115 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4 8 6.6 3.2-13.2 104 91.4 84.5-95.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 173 4 1.2 0.4- 3.1 10 7.7 3.7-15.2 159 91.2 83.8-95.3
Northeast NC I 135 5 5.3 2.0-13.2 12 12.0 6.7-20.5 118 82.7 73.3-89.3
Northeast NC II 219 7 3.8 1.7- 8.1 20 11.1 7.1-17.2 192 85.1 78.6-89.8
Northeastern Partnership 354 12 4.2 2.3- 7.6 32 11.4 7.9-16.1 310 84.4 79.2-88.5
Mountain AHEC 724 13 1.9 0.9- 3.9 70 12.2 9.0-16.3 641 85.9 81.7-89.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,304 32 3.2 1.7- 6.2 108 11.4 8.5-15.1 1,164 85.4 81.3-88.7
Piedmont 1,806 43 2.0 1.3- 3.1 142 9.3 7.4-11.6 1,621 88.7 86.3-90.7
Western NC 1,177 27 2.8 1.7- 4.6 115 12.5 9.7-15.9 1,035 84.8 81.2-87.8

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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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