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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 379 153 42.2 35.7-49.0 136 34.5 28.4-41.2 90 23.3 18.4-29.0
GENDER
Male 132 48 41.9 31.3-53.3 53 37.0 27.1-48.1 31 21.2 14.3-30.1
Female 247 105 42.5 34.7-50.6 83 32.5 25.1-40.8 59 25.1 18.6-32.8
RACE
White 324 128 40.5 33.5-48.0 116 36.3 29.4-43.9 80 23.2 18.0-29.3
Other 54 24 49.1 33.3-65.0 20 26.9 16.4-40.9 10 24.0 12.5-41.2
AGE
18-44 115 54 45.7 34.6-57.1 35 32.7 22.7-44.6 26 21.6 14.3-31.4
45+ 263 99 38.7 32.3-45.7 100 36.2 30.0-42.9 64 25.1 19.4-31.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 192 75 42.3 33.0-52.2 61 26.7 19.1-35.9 56 31.1 23.1-40.4
Some College + 186 78 42.1 33.3-51.5 74 42.3 33.3-51.8 34 15.6 10.7-22.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 199 77 39.6 30.9-49.0 71 34.8 26.5-44.0 51 25.6 18.6-34.2
$50,000+ 122 57 45.9 35.7-56.4 44 36.9 27.1-47.8 21 17.2 10.9-26.0

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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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