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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control Weight-African Americans

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  Total
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
-African Americans 731 391 51.5 46.5-56.5 37 8.7 5.9-12.7 206 26.3 22.2-30.9 97 13.5 10.3-17.4
GENDER
Male 261 96 35.6 28.3-43.7 19 11.6 6.9-18.7 104 36.6 29.3-44.4 42 16.2 11.0-23.4
Female 470 295 65.8 59.8-71.3 *** *** *** 102 17.1 13.2-21.8 55 10.9 7.8-15.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 721 385 51.4 46.3-56.5 37 8.9 6.0-13.0 202 25.9 21.8-30.5 97 13.7 10.5-17.7
AGE
18-34 124 *** *** *** 15 18.6 11.1-29.6 30 23.5 15.7-33.6 *** *** ***
35-44 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 22.6 14.6-33.3 14 15.8 8.7-26.9
45-54 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 23.5 15.1-34.6 *** *** ***
55-64 158 95 59.1 48.8-68.6 *** *** *** 44 29.4 20.8-39.7 17 9.5 5.3-16.3
65-74 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 75 19 17.1 9.3-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 16.5 9.9-26.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 219 111 49.7 40.8-58.7 14 8.9 4.9-15.4 70 30.8 23.1-39.7 24 10.6 6.5-16.9
Some Post-H.S. 202 111 53.8 44.4-63.0 *** *** *** 48 20.3 14.2-28.2 33 17.0 10.6-26.2
College Graduate 183 120 62.8 53.1-71.6 *** *** *** 44 25.9 18.1-35.6 15 8.7 4.9-14.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 37 22.0 14.2-32.6 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 168 89 53.7 43.7-63.4 *** *** *** 50 27.1 19.4-36.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 229 129 56.6 47.7-65.2 *** *** *** 59 20.8 15.0-28.0 31 15.7 9.5-25.0
No 500 261 49.8 43.8-55.8 27 9.4 5.9-14.5 146 28.2 23.2-33.8 66 12.7 9.3-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 638 351 52.8 47.3-58.3 33 9.3 6.2-13.9 170 24.2 19.9-29.0 84 13.7 10.3-18.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 352 184 52.3 44.8-59.7 *** *** *** 104 29.1 22.9-36.3 50 11.9 8.0-17.2
No 379 207 50.8 44.1-57.5 23 10.5 6.5-16.4 102 23.8 18.8-29.8 47 14.9 10.4-20.8

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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.

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