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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 630 272 39.3 34.7-44.1 241 40.3 35.3-45.6 117 20.4 16.2-25.3
GENDER
Male 222 88 34.0 27.2-41.6 88 43.5 35.2-52.1 46 22.5 16.3-30.3
Female 408 184 44.0 38.2-50.0 153 37.6 32.0-43.5 71 18.4 13.3-25.1
RACE
White 470 205 40.5 35.0-46.2 181 40.1 34.3-46.3 84 19.4 14.5-25.3
Other 154 65 36.8 28.5-46.0 56 39.5 30.2-49.7 33 23.7 16.1-33.4
AGE
18-44 257 100 32.4 26.3-39.3 101 43.3 35.7-51.2 56 24.3 17.9-32.1
45+ 366 169 49.1 43.3-54.9 136 35.7 30.3-41.4 61 15.2 11.7-19.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 127 44 30.7 22.1-40.9 47 38.3 27.5-50.4 36 31.0 21.8-41.9
Some College + 502 227 41.4 36.2-46.9 194 41.0 35.4-46.8 81 17.6 13.0-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 242 101 37.5 30.2-45.4 84 39.6 31.4-48.5 57 22.9 16.7-30.4
$50,000+ 308 148 46.9 40.6-53.2 123 40.4 34.3-46.8 37 12.7 9.0-17.7

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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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