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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,519 612 40.5 37.1-43.9 63 5.6 4.1- 7.6 576 37.0 33.8-40.4 268 16.9 14.5-19.6
Female 2,359 1,262 55.9 53.1-58.7 77 3.0 2.1- 4.2 641 25.1 22.8-27.5 379 16.0 14.0-18.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,662 1,255 48.6 46.0-51.3 89 3.3 2.4- 4.4 835 30.0 27.7-32.5 483 18.0 16.1-20.1
Non-Hispanic Black 711 381 52.0 46.9-57.1 36 9.0 6.1-13.1 197 25.0 21.0-29.5 97 14.0 10.7-18.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 181 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 3.3 1.5- 7.2
Non-Hispanic Other 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 16.4 8.9-28.5
Hispanic 204 90 46.1 38.1-54.3 *** *** *** 82 40.8 33.2-48.9 25 10.5 6.8-16.0
AGE
18-34 512 254 48.0 42.9-53.2 36 8.6 6.0-12.1 148 29.6 25.1-34.4 74 13.8 10.8-17.5
35-44 494 265 51.9 46.6-57.1 14 3.2 1.9- 5.6 137 27.2 22.8-32.0 78 17.7 14.0-22.2
45-54 651 358 50.6 45.4-55.9 14 2.6 1.4- 4.8 166 27.7 23.0-32.9 113 19.0 15.3-23.5
55-64 836 453 51.3 46.9-55.6 14 1.5 0.8- 2.9 251 33.3 29.2-37.5 118 13.9 11.0-17.4
65-74 747 361 49.3 44.6-54.1 18 1.6 0.9- 2.9 252 33.6 29.3-38.2 116 15.4 12.3-19.2
75+ 605 166 29.0 24.2-34.4 42 4.4 2.9- 6.6 257 42.8 37.2-48.6 140 23.8 18.4-30.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 538 214 42.0 36.3-48.0 31 7.3 4.4-11.9 180 32.0 26.8-37.7 113 18.7 14.6-23.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,056 446 42.5 38.5-46.7 50 5.2 3.5- 7.5 354 33.6 29.8-37.7 206 18.7 15.6-22.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,016 536 52.9 48.6-57.1 36 4.2 2.7- 6.3 279 26.6 23.1-30.4 165 16.4 13.5-19.8
College Graduate 1,263 675 53.4 49.7-57.1 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5 403 32.6 29.2-36.3 162 12.5 10.4-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 468 220 45.6 39.3-52.1 32 8.9 5.7-13.7 123 24.5 19.4-30.4 93 20.9 15.9-27.1
$15,000- 24,999 694 327 47.1 42.0-52.2 38 6.9 4.5-10.4 207 30.5 26.0-35.3 122 15.6 12.3-19.5
$25,000- 34,999 386 176 45.9 39.1-52.9 *** *** *** 125 30.1 24.3-36.6 76 22.5 16.8-29.5
$35,000- 49,999 447 247 56.0 49.8-62.0 13 2.7 1.3- 5.6 126 28.2 23.1-33.9 61 13.1 9.5-17.9
$50,000-74,999 404 208 51.0 44.3-57.6 *** *** *** 124 29.9 24.3-36.2 65 16.5 12.2-22.0
$75,000+ 746 388 52.1 47.3-56.8 *** *** *** 245 31.0 26.7-35.5 108 16.3 13.0-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,150 592 53.5 49.4-57.5 61 5.6 3.9- 8.0 285 22.0 19.0-25.3 212 18.9 15.8-22.5
No 2,707 1,271 46.8 44.2-49.4 78 3.8 2.8- 5.1 925 33.7 31.3-36.2 433 15.8 14.0-17.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 512 203 38.9 33.5-44.6 19 4.5 2.5- 7.9 196 40.5 35.0-46.3 94 16.1 12.2-20.9
Non-Veteran 3,363 1,670 49.8 47.4-52.2 121 4.2 3.3- 5.4 1,019 29.4 27.3-31.6 553 16.5 14.8-18.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,023 991 48.3 45.3-51.4 71 3.8 2.7- 5.3 621 31.3 28.5-34.2 340 16.6 14.4-19.0
No 1,855 883 48.6 45.4-51.9 69 4.8 3.5- 6.5 596 30.3 27.5-33.3 307 16.3 14.1-18.7

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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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