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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Physical Activity & Nutrition

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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
-Eastern NC 5,047 2,030 38.1 36.3-39.9 1,736 34.2 32.4-36.1 1,281 27.7 25.9-29.6
GENDER
Male 1,776 539 28.2 25.5-31.0 705 39.1 36.0-42.4 532 32.7 29.6-36.0
Female 3,271 1,491 47.0 44.8-49.3 1,031 29.8 27.7-31.9 749 23.2 21.3-25.2
RACE
White 3,424 1,346 37.6 35.4-39.8 1,215 34.8 32.5-37.1 863 27.7 25.5-30.0
African American 1,140 516 43.8 40.0-47.6 360 33.0 29.5-36.7 264 23.2 20.1-26.6
Other Minorities 469 161 30.8 25.2-37.0 160 34.3 28.1-41.0 148 34.9 28.7-41.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 252 90 31.6 24.6-39.6 73 31.0 23.5-39.7 89 37.4 29.4-46.0
Non-Hispanic 4,787 1,936 38.7 36.9-40.6 1,662 34.6 32.8-36.5 1,189 26.7 24.9-28.6
AGE
18-24 221 66 25.8 19.6-33.1 68 31.4 24.1-39.8 87 42.8 34.7-51.3
25-34 603 260 40.1 35.6-44.9 180 31.4 27.0-36.2 163 28.5 24.2-33.1
35-44 817 362 42.5 38.3-46.7 271 34.8 30.7-39.3 184 22.7 19.4-26.4
45-54 1,004 473 44.8 41.1-48.6 304 31.6 28.1-35.2 227 23.6 20.5-27.1
55-64 1,026 476 44.6 41.0-48.3 354 35.9 32.4-39.5 196 19.5 16.8-22.6
65-74 767 269 35.9 32.0-40.0 291 38.5 34.6-42.6 207 25.6 22.2-29.4
75+ 573 110 21.2 17.4-25.6 256 42.2 37.5-46.9 207 36.6 32.0-41.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 818 262 31.8 27.2-36.7 270 31.0 26.4-36.0 286 37.2 32.3-42.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,611 596 33.5 30.4-36.7 560 34.7 31.4-38.1 455 31.8 28.4-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,293 562 42.6 39.0-46.3 420 32.5 29.0-36.2 311 24.9 21.6-28.6
College Graduate 1,319 608 44.2 40.7-47.7 483 37.6 34.1-41.3 228 18.2 15.6-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 644 250 39.1 34.2-44.2 184 25.5 21.4-30.1 210 35.4 30.6-40.6
$15,000- 24,999 874 325 32.6 28.3-37.2 306 36.0 31.2-41.0 243 31.4 26.4-36.9
$25,000- 34,999 640 260 39.3 34.4-44.5 218 33.0 28.2-38.3 162 27.7 23.2-32.6
$35,000- 49,999 729 320 43.0 38.2-48.0 266 35.6 31.1-40.4 143 21.4 17.2-26.2
$50,000-74,999 689 324 42.9 38.3-47.7 230 34.5 29.9-39.5 135 22.5 18.3-27.5
$75,000+ 741 324 42.6 38.1-47.1 275 38.4 33.7-43.3 142 19.1 15.8-22.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,931 830 42.8 39.9-45.7 584 28.3 25.8-31.0 517 28.9 26.1-31.8
No 3,074 1,187 35.9 33.6-38.2 1,135 37.1 34.6-39.6 752 27.0 24.7-29.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 862 301 35.1 31.1-39.3 337 37.7 33.6-41.9 224 27.2 23.3-31.6
Non-Veteran 4,181 1,727 38.7 36.7-40.8 1,398 33.4 31.4-35.6 1,056 27.8 25.8-30.0

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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.

** 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.

***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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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