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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,519 1,750 29.7 28.1-31.3 2,115 36.7 34.9-38.6 1,654 33.6 31.8-35.5
Female 9,613 4,338 45.6 44.2-46.9 3,153 31.8 30.5-33.0 2,122 22.7 21.5-23.9
RACE
White 11,479 4,598 38.5 37.3-39.7 4,112 35.1 33.9-36.4 2,769 26.4 25.2-27.6
African American 2,452 1,085 41.6 39.0-44.2 777 32.2 29.6-34.9 590 26.2 23.8-28.8
Asian 102 35 37.1 24.7-51.6 40 39.7 27.7-53.1 27 23.2 14.9-34.2
Native American 288 100 30.9 24.3-38.4 102 32.8 25.9-40.6 86 36.3 28.0-45.5
Other Minorities 754 249 27.7 23.9-31.9 219 29.6 25.4-34.3 286 42.6 37.9-47.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 786 261 27.9 24.1-32.1 234 30.3 26.0-34.9 291 41.8 37.1-46.6
-English Speaking 299 119 34.8 28.3-41.9 101 34.5 27.6-42.1 79 30.7 23.6-38.9
-Spanish Speaking 486 142 25.5 21.0-30.6 133 28.8 23.7-34.5 211 45.7 40.0-51.6
Non-Hispanic 14,317 5,814 38.9 37.8-40.0 5,028 34.6 33.5-35.7 3,475 26.5 25.4-27.6
AGE
18-24 597 179 26.0 22.0-30.4 188 32.1 27.5-37.1 230 41.9 36.9-47.0
25-34 1,781 737 36.8 34.1-39.6 532 31.4 28.7-34.2 512 31.8 29.1-34.6
35-44 2,597 1,143 41.2 38.9-43.5 862 34.3 32.0-36.6 592 24.5 22.5-26.7
45-54 2,987 1,436 45.8 43.5-48.0 929 31.6 29.5-33.8 622 22.6 20.7-24.7
55-64 3,024 1,381 45.0 42.8-47.2 1,049 35.1 33.0-37.2 594 19.9 18.2-21.7
65-74 2,302 802 35.3 33.0-37.7 905 39.3 36.9-41.8 595 25.4 23.3-27.6
75+ 1,740 367 22.9 20.5-25.5 766 42.3 39.5-45.1 607 34.8 32.1-37.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,296 725 30.3 27.5-33.2 729 28.4 25.7-31.2 842 41.4 38.2-44.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,544 1,684 34.4 32.5-36.4 1,552 32.6 30.7-34.6 1,308 33.0 30.9-35.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,757 1,673 41.3 39.1-43.6 1,268 34.2 31.9-36.5 816 24.5 22.4-26.8
College Graduate 4,502 1,995 42.3 40.5-44.2 1,707 38.8 36.9-40.7 800 18.9 17.4-20.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,718 661 37.3 33.9-40.9 503 28.5 25.1-32.1 554 34.2 30.7-37.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,500 930 33.5 31.0-36.2 850 32.3 29.7-35.1 720 34.1 31.2-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,819 744 38.7 35.7-41.8 620 32.5 29.5-35.6 455 28.8 25.7-32.1
$35,000- 49,999 2,147 911 40.3 37.6-43.2 769 35.3 32.5-38.1 467 24.4 21.8-27.1
$50,000-74,999 1,977 921 43.3 40.5-46.2 656 32.9 30.2-35.8 400 23.7 21.2-26.5
$75,000+ 2,783 1,244 42.6 40.3-44.9 1,063 39.5 37.1-41.9 476 18.0 16.2-19.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,511 2,407 43.5 41.6-45.3 1,725 30.1 28.4-31.8 1,379 26.5 24.8-28.2
No 9,496 3,640 35.4 34.1-36.7 3,501 36.1 34.7-37.5 2,355 28.5 27.1-29.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,217 755 35.1 32.6-37.8 854 35.8 33.3-38.5 608 29.0 26.6-31.6
Non-Veteran 12,903 5,328 38.3 37.1-39.5 4,413 33.9 32.7-35.1 3,162 27.8 26.6-29.0

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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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