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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Physical Activity & Nutrition

Are you currently trying to lose weight, maintain your current weight, that is keep from gaining weight, or do neither?

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  Total
Respond.^
Lose weight Maintain weight Do neither
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,132 6,088 37.8 36.8-38.9 5,268 34.2 33.1-35.3 3,776 28.0 26.9-29.1
-Buncombe County 348 133 35.4 29.4-42.0 132 37.8 31.7-44.3 83 26.8 20.9-33.6
GENDER
Male 124 34 25.0 16.8-35.4 53 41.9 31.8-52.6 37 33.2 23.5-44.6
Female 224 99 44.5 36.5-52.9 79 34.2 27.0-42.2 46 21.3 14.8-29.6
RACE
White 311 113 34.6 28.2-41.7 122 38.2 31.8-45.1 76 27.1 20.9-34.5
Other 34 18 38.7 22.0-58.6 9 35.4 17.8-58.0 7 25.9 11.1-49.5
AGE
18-44 102 40 32.6 22.7-44.2 38 37.2 27.0-48.6 24 30.2 20.1-42.8
45+ 246 93 38.1 31.5-45.0 94 38.3 31.7-45.4 59 23.7 18.1-30.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 124 35 30.6 20.2-43.5 44 32.9 23.4-44.0 45 36.5 25.7-48.9
Some College + 223 97 38.1 31.1-45.7 88 40.8 33.1-48.9 38 21.1 14.6-29.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 192 66 32.2 24.4-41.3 69 35.1 26.8-44.3 57 32.7 24.1-42.6
$50,000+ 105 52 41.2 31.4-51.8 43 43.1 32.8-54.0 10 15.7 8.2-28.0

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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.


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