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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 802 342 37.6 33.4-42.0 274 34.6 30.2-39.3 186 27.7 23.5-32.5
GENDER
Male 281 86 26.0 20.2-32.8 111 39.0 31.4-47.1 84 35.0 27.6-43.2
Female 521 256 49.2 44.3-54.2 163 30.3 26.0-35.0 102 20.5 16.8-24.8
RACE
White 553 239 41.0 36.0-46.2 200 36.8 31.7-42.2 114 22.3 17.9-27.4
Other 245 103 32.9 25.8-40.9 71 30.8 23.1-39.7 71 36.3 28.2-45.3
AGE
18-44 325 143 35.9 29.7-42.5 101 33.4 26.8-40.8 81 30.7 24.2-38.1
45+ 471 198 40.4 35.4-45.6 171 36.3 31.4-41.4 102 23.3 19.1-28.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 198 70 26.0 19.3-34.0 65 32.8 23.7-43.5 63 41.2 31.3-51.8
Some College + 601 270 42.1 37.2-47.2 209 35.4 30.6-40.6 122 22.5 18.3-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 319 141 37.9 30.8-45.5 92 30.4 23.2-38.7 86 31.7 24.5-40.0
$50,000+ 380 166 40.3 34.7-46.3 143 38.7 32.7-45.1 71 21.0 16.5-26.3

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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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