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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

Managing current weight: lose, maintain or do neither?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Trying to lose weight Maintain weight Neither
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,341 1,918 45.1 42.8-47.3 1,522 35.1 33.0-37.2 901 19.8 18.1-21.7
AGE
18-24 230 96 45.8 36.3-55.6 80 31.2 23.0-40.8 54 23.0 16.1-31.6
25-34 585 280 47.7 42.0-53.5 205 35.3 30.0-41.0 100 17.0 13.1-21.6
35-44 761 377 48.6 43.6-53.7 262 38.4 33.5-43.5 122 13.0 10.2-16.4
45-54 840 446 53.1 48.1-58.1 276 30.6 26.4-35.3 118 16.2 12.8-20.4
55-64 728 393 56.4 51.0-61.7 217 29.9 25.3-35.1 118 13.6 10.6-17.5
65-74 637 215 32.6 27.6-38.0 275 43.9 38.4-49.5 147 23.5 18.8-29.0
75+ 530 101 19.4 14.9-24.9 193 36.5 30.7-42.8 236 44.1 37.9-50.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 199 34.6 28.7-40.9 178 28.4 23.3-34.0 204 37.0 31.3-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,285 527 42.1 38.0-46.4 470 37.6 33.5-41.8 288 20.3 17.2-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,158 555 50.1 45.6-54.5 398 34.4 30.3-38.6 205 15.6 12.7-18.9
College Graduate 1,308 636 48.1 44.2-52.1 475 36.5 32.8-40.4 197 15.4 12.8-18.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 175 41.2 34.3-48.5 144 28.7 23.2-34.9 140 30.1 24.3-36.7
$15,000- 24,999 736 314 45.2 39.7-50.9 253 33.5 28.4-39.0 169 21.3 17.3-25.9
$25,000- 34,999 477 221 47.6 40.5-54.8 161 30.6 24.6-37.3 95 21.9 16.2-28.8
$35,000- 49,999 572 275 46.5 40.3-52.8 211 40.1 34.0-46.5 86 13.4 9.8-18.1
$50,000-74,999 487 257 53.4 47.2-59.5 175 34.5 29.0-40.5 55 12.0 8.6-16.7
$75,000+ 577 311 53.0 47.5-58.6 191 32.5 27.6-37.9 75 14.4 10.8-19.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 244 93 39.2 32.3-46.6 96 39.4 32.7-46.6 55 21.3 16.3-27.4
Guilford 200 102 51.8 43.7-59.8 68 31.7 24.8-39.5 30 16.5 11.2-23.6
Mecklenburg 182 85 45.7 37.8-53.8 68 36.6 29.2-44.6 29 17.7 12.2-25.0
Orange 236 104 37.7 28.2-48.4 93 48.0 36.7-59.5 39 14.2 8.5-22.8
Wake 197 85 42.3 34.8-50.2 81 40.6 33.3-48.4 31 17.1 11.5-24.6
Chatham/Lee 175 62 35.7 28.1-44.1 76 43.8 35.7-52.2 37 20.5 14.7-27.8
Nash/Wilson 150 65 44.2 35.6-53.2 43 28.0 20.8-36.6 42 27.8 20.4-36.7
Craven/Pamlico 220 122 53.7 46.3-61.0 60 28.1 22.0-35.2 38 18.2 13.0-24.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 111 43.0 36.1-50.3 84 32.2 26.1-39.0 63 24.8 19.1-31.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 270 115 45.3 36.2-54.8 85 28.9 22.2-36.7 70 25.8 19.6-33.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 82 44.5 35.2-54.1 59 33.1 24.3-43.3 43 22.4 15.7-31.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 101 46.3 38.7-54.1 78 32.6 26.0-39.9 50 21.1 15.8-27.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 52 46.1 36.4-56.1 39 33.0 24.3-43.0 27 20.9 14.2-29.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 176 66 35.1 27.7-43.4 69 41.3 33.3-49.8 41 23.5 17.0-31.6
Northeast NC I 138 66 50.0 40.9-59.0 50 34.0 26.1-42.9 22 16.0 10.4-24.0
Northeast NC II 220 105 50.1 42.7-57.5 70 29.9 23.7-37.0 45 20.0 14.4-27.0
Northeastern Partnership 358 171 50.1 44.1-56.0 120 31.1 25.9-36.7 67 18.9 14.4-24.3
Mountain AHEC 735 315 45.5 40.6-50.4 257 33.9 29.5-38.5 163 20.7 17.2-24.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,321 601 44.3 40.1-48.6 454 37.8 33.6-42.1 266 17.9 15.1-21.1
Piedmont 1,831 800 44.8 41.6-48.1 671 34.8 31.8-37.9 360 20.4 17.8-23.2
Western NC 1,189 517 46.9 42.7-51.2 397 31.9 28.3-35.8 275 21.1 18.2-24.4

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*Data in this table were derived from two weight control questions regarding loosing or maintaining current weight.

^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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