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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Lose weight Gain weight Stay the same weight Not doing anything about weight
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,878 1,874 48.5 46.3-50.7 140 4.3 3.4- 5.4 1,217 30.8 28.8-32.9 647 16.4 14.9-18.1
-Eastern NC 1,142 538 47.5 43.3-51.7 37 4.1 2.5- 6.7 377 32.2 28.4-36.3 190 16.2 13.4-19.5
GENDER
Male 435 156 39.5 33.1-46.3 *** *** *** 188 40.4 34.0-47.1 76 15.3 11.2-20.6
Female 707 382 55.3 50.2-60.3 *** *** *** 189 24.2 20.3-28.6 114 17.1 13.5-21.4
RACE
White 653 299 47.1 42.0-52.3 *** *** *** 213 31.3 26.6-36.4 119 18.7 15.1-23.1
African American 284 136 47.8 39.4-56.4 *** *** *** 92 31.1 24.0-39.4 44 13.3 8.6-20.0
Other minorities 195 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,094 519 47.8 43.5-52.2 36 4.3 2.6- 7.0 355 31.2 27.3-35.4 184 16.8 13.8-20.2
AGE
18-34 142 71 49.3 39.4-59.3 *** *** *** 42 29.8 21.5-39.7 21 12.5 7.6-19.8
35-54 314 161 45.9 38.6-53.3 *** *** *** 94 31.5 24.8-39.2 53 20.1 14.5-27.1
55-64 271 147 53.4 45.6-61.2 *** *** *** 83 34.2 27.0-42.1 38 11.6 7.6-17.5
65-74 233 107 47.4 38.6-56.3 *** *** *** 84 34.7 26.9-43.4 36 15.8 10.0-24.1
75+ 172 *** *** *** *** *** *** 73 36.6 27.6-46.5 38 24.3 16.3-34.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 164 *** *** *** *** *** *** 60 32.4 23.4-42.8 31 17.1 10.5-26.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 331 151 47.8 40.0-55.7 *** *** *** 113 35.5 28.4-43.2 57 13.8 9.5-19.7
Some Post-H.S. 322 160 47.1 39.6-54.8 *** *** *** 95 30.1 23.2-37.9 55 18.6 13.3-25.5
College Graduate 323 164 52.3 44.8-59.6 *** *** *** 109 32.0 25.4-39.4 46 14.2 9.9-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 203 94 50.7 41.1-60.2 *** *** *** 72 35.9 27.4-45.5 29 10.4 6.2-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 18.6 10.5-30.7
$35,000- 49,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 22.3 14.5-32.5 25 17.6 10.5-27.9
$50,000+ 307 148 47.8 40.5-55.2 *** *** *** 102 30.3 24.0-37.4 52 19.3 14.0-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 366 187 54.4 47.1-61.5 *** *** *** 101 24.4 19.1-30.7 63 17.5 12.4-24.1
No 767 345 44.8 39.8-50.0 *** *** *** 274 35.0 30.2-40.0 126 15.9 12.6-19.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 181 67 37.6 28.8-47.3 *** *** *** 72 40.1 30.9-50.0 38 21.1 14.1-30.4
Non-Veteran 961 471 49.4 44.8-54.1 33 4.7 2.8- 7.7 305 30.6 26.5-35.1 152 15.2 12.3-18.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 839 407 48.4 43.5-53.2 25 4.1 2.3- 7.3 272 32.7 28.3-37.5 135 14.8 11.7-18.5
No 303 131 43.9 36.6-51.4 *** *** *** 105 29.7 23.5-36.7 55 22.3 16.3-29.9

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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