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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Physical Activity & Nutrition-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 1,719 855 51.0 47.9-54.0 492 27.5 24.9-30.3 372 21.5 19.1-24.1
GENDER
Female 1,719 855 51.0 47.9-54.0 492 27.5 24.9-30.3 372 21.5 19.1-24.1
RACE
African American 1,719 855 51.0 47.9-54.0 492 27.5 24.9-30.3 372 21.5 19.1-24.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 6 73.7 39.1-92.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 26.3 7.6-60.9
-English Speaking 10 6 73.7 39.1-92.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 26.3 7.6-60.9
Non-Hispanic 1,705 846 50.7 47.7-53.7 492 27.9 25.2-30.6 367 21.4 19.0-24.0
AGE
18-24 83 29 39.8 28.2-52.8 29 34.3 23.5-47.1 25 25.9 16.3-38.4
25-34 241 140 58.8 51.2-66.0 49 20.2 14.7-27.2 52 21.0 15.6-27.6
35-44 299 171 62.4 55.7-68.7 61 17.6 13.3-23.0 67 20.0 15.2-25.9
45-54 352 206 54.8 48.4-61.0 93 29.5 24.1-35.7 53 15.7 11.3-21.3
55-64 337 169 49.5 43.3-55.8 95 28.3 23.0-34.4 73 22.1 17.3-27.8
65-74 238 91 39.4 31.9-47.4 97 39.5 31.8-47.8 50 21.1 15.4-28.3
75+ 154 42 27.7 20.2-36.9 63 39.4 30.9-48.6 49 32.9 24.5-42.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 365 169 46.9 40.4-53.5 108 26.9 21.8-32.7 88 26.2 20.8-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 601 270 44.6 39.6-49.7 188 31.5 26.9-36.4 143 23.9 19.7-28.8
Some Post-H.S. 425 230 57.2 51.2-63.0 107 22.2 17.7-27.4 88 20.6 16.2-25.8
College Graduate 326 185 58.2 51.3-64.7 89 28.1 22.2-34.8 52 13.8 10.0-18.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 190 48.4 42.0-54.7 96 26.7 21.2-32.9 93 25.0 19.7-31.2
$15,000- 24,999 434 213 51.5 45.6-57.5 116 26.9 21.8-32.8 105 21.5 17.4-26.4
$25,000- 34,999 230 119 51.9 43.4-60.3 70 27.1 20.5-34.9 41 21.0 14.5-29.3
$35,000- 49,999 190 111 62.1 53.7-69.8 46 20.2 14.8-27.1 33 17.7 12.0-25.3
$50,000-74,999 131 80 62.5 51.7-72.2 33 22.7 15.2-32.4 18 14.8 8.4-24.8
$75,000+ 100 57 60.8 49.2-71.3 32 28.6 19.6-39.8 11 10.6 5.5-19.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 675 362 54.9 50.1-59.5 181 26.2 22.3-30.6 132 18.9 15.6-22.8
No 1,027 486 49.1 45.2-53.0 305 28.1 24.8-31.7 236 22.8 19.7-26.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 59 34 53.9 37.8-69.1 12 21.8 10.9-38.8 13 24.3 13.6-39.7
Non-Veteran 1,658 820 50.8 47.8-53.9 480 27.8 25.2-30.6 358 21.4 18.9-24.0

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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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