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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity & Nutrition-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
TOTAL 2,452 1,085 41.6 39.0-44.2 777 32.2 29.6-34.9 590 26.2 23.8-28.8
GENDER
Male 733 230 29.4 25.4-33.7 285 38.3 33.6-43.2 218 32.3 27.9-37.0
Female 1,719 855 51.0 47.9-54.0 492 27.5 24.9-30.3 372 21.5 19.1-24.1
AGE
18-24 122 38 30.0 21.1-40.6 39 31.1 21.3-43.1 45 38.9 28.4-50.5
25-34 326 162 45.8 39.4-52.3 83 27.2 21.7-33.5 81 27.0 21.5-33.4
35-44 434 218 49.5 43.6-55.4 115 28.7 23.5-34.6 101 21.8 17.4-26.9
45-54 515 262 45.1 39.5-50.8 148 31.6 26.2-37.7 105 23.3 18.7-28.6
55-64 474 221 43.4 38.0-49.0 153 35.3 29.9-41.0 100 21.3 17.1-26.2
65-74 351 122 33.8 28.0-40.1 147 41.6 35.2-48.3 82 24.6 19.3-30.8
75+ 213 55 26.7 20.2-34.5 86 38.2 30.9-46.1 72 35.0 27.6-43.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 529 215 37.2 31.8-43.0 171 30.3 25.3-35.8 143 32.5 27.0-38.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 868 351 38.2 33.9-42.6 285 33.4 29.0-38.1 232 28.5 24.5-32.8
Some Post-H.S. 572 279 45.3 40.0-50.8 169 31.9 26.6-37.7 124 22.8 18.5-27.8
College Graduate 478 239 47.3 41.6-53.2 151 32.3 27.1-37.9 88 20.4 15.5-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 482 219 41.8 36.1-47.7 137 31.2 25.4-37.6 126 27.0 22.1-32.6
$15,000- 24,999 574 249 39.1 33.7-44.7 184 36.7 30.8-43.0 141 24.3 19.6-29.7
$25,000- 34,999 339 154 43.1 36.0-50.4 114 31.4 25.1-38.5 71 25.5 18.8-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 306 151 48.2 41.3-55.1 90 28.3 22.7-34.6 65 23.5 17.9-30.2
$50,000-74,999 213 113 48.2 40.0-56.5 65 32.2 24.7-40.6 35 19.7 13.6-27.6
$75,000+ 182 89 46.4 37.3-55.8 59 33.8 24.8-44.2 34 19.8 13.5-27.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 965 470 45.2 41.1-49.4 280 28.0 24.4-31.9 215 26.8 22.9-31.1
No 1,462 606 39.7 36.4-43.1 487 34.4 31.0-37.9 369 26.0 23.0-29.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 113 38.5 31.5-46.0 94 33.5 26.2-41.6 74 28.1 22.0-35.1
Non-Veteran 2,165 969 42.1 39.3-44.9 683 32.1 29.4-34.9 513 25.8 23.2-28.5

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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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