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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Physical Activity & Nutrition

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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
-Piedmont NC 8,470 3,451 38.3 36.8-39.7 2,962 34.4 33.0-35.9 2,057 27.3 25.9-28.8
GENDER
Male 3,138 1,032 30.5 28.4-32.7 1,178 36.0 33.6-38.5 928 33.4 31.1-35.9
Female 5,332 2,419 45.8 44.0-47.6 1,784 32.8 31.2-34.5 1,129 21.4 19.8-23.0
RACE
White 6,590 2,701 39.6 38.0-41.3 2,369 35.8 34.2-37.5 1,520 24.6 23.0-26.2
African American 1,269 545 39.6 36.1-43.2 409 32.0 28.4-35.7 315 28.4 25.0-32.1
Other Minorities 577 193 29.0 24.4-34.0 169 28.8 24.1-34.1 215 42.2 36.8-47.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 474 155 27.1 22.4-32.4 142 29.3 24.0-35.2 177 43.6 37.5-49.8
Non-Hispanic 7,981 3,288 39.5 38.1-41.0 2,818 35.0 33.5-36.6 1,875 25.5 24.0-26.9
AGE
18-24 326 102 26.8 21.6-32.7 106 33.6 27.4-40.5 118 39.6 33.0-46.5
25-34 1,013 406 35.3 31.8-39.0 307 32.7 29.1-36.5 300 32.0 28.5-35.7
35-44 1,539 681 41.8 38.8-44.8 509 33.6 30.8-36.6 349 24.6 21.9-27.5
45-54 1,675 819 47.1 44.2-50.1 530 31.7 28.9-34.6 326 21.2 18.8-23.8
55-64 1,655 773 46.6 43.6-49.6 557 33.2 30.5-36.1 325 20.2 17.9-22.8
65-74 1,250 437 35.1 32.0-38.3 508 41.2 37.9-44.6 305 23.7 21.0-26.6
75+ 950 205 22.6 19.5-26.0 422 43.5 39.7-47.3 323 33.9 30.4-37.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,220 392 30.9 27.1-34.9 393 28.6 24.9-32.6 435 40.6 36.4-44.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,435 931 35.8 33.2-38.5 812 31.6 28.9-34.4 692 32.6 29.8-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,059 933 40.5 37.4-43.7 701 34.9 31.6-38.2 425 24.6 21.6-27.9
College Graduate 2,735 1,190 41.9 39.5-44.2 1,048 38.9 36.6-41.3 497 19.2 17.3-21.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 860 333 37.1 32.0-42.5 253 30.0 24.7-35.9 274 32.9 27.9-38.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,325 506 35.5 32.0-39.3 439 30.8 27.2-34.7 380 33.7 29.8-37.7
$25,000- 34,999 944 399 40.0 35.8-44.4 321 34.0 29.8-38.6 224 25.9 21.8-30.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,164 497 40.1 36.3-44.0 405 34.6 30.8-38.5 262 25.4 21.9-29.1
$50,000-74,999 1,098 510 43.3 39.4-47.3 362 32.1 28.4-36.1 226 24.6 21.1-28.4
$75,000+ 1,850 826 42.3 39.5-45.1 714 39.8 36.9-42.7 310 18.0 15.8-20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,927 1,318 44.3 41.7-46.9 916 31.1 28.6-33.7 693 24.6 22.4-27.0
No 5,473 2,110 35.9 34.2-37.6 2,026 35.9 34.1-37.7 1,337 28.2 26.4-30.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,116 378 35.7 32.0-39.5 418 33.9 30.3-37.7 320 30.4 27.0-34.1
Non-Veteran 7,346 3,070 38.6 37.1-40.2 2,544 34.5 32.9-36.1 1,732 26.9 25.3-28.5

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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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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