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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%)
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
-FEMALES 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
White 1,676 840 53.5 50.2-56.8 55 2.3 1.6- 3.4 482 25.9 23.3-28.8 299 18.2 15.8-21.0
African American 470 295 65.8 59.8-71.3 *** *** *** 102 17.1 13.2-21.8 55 10.9 7.8-15.1
Other Minorities 197 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 293 170 57.4 50.6-63.9 *** *** *** 67 22.2 17.3-28.1 44 15.4 11.1-21.0
35-44 276 165 59.3 52.2-65.9 *** *** *** 66 23.5 18.2-29.9 39 14.8 10.5-20.4
45-54 405 261 62.9 56.3-69.1 *** *** *** 77 18.3 13.6-24.2 60 16.8 12.5-22.2
55-64 492 299 58.5 52.7-64.0 *** *** *** 124 27.2 22.4-32.5 64 13.6 9.8-18.5
65-74 454 234 52.1 45.9-58.1 *** *** *** 134 30.1 24.7-36.1 72 15.4 11.6-20.3
75+ 418 121 30.9 25.0-37.5 31 4.9 3.0- 8.1 171 39.8 33.3-46.7 95 24.4 18.1-32.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 146 51.4 43.3-59.5 *** *** *** 90 24.4 18.6-31.2 64 19.8 14.0-27.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 640 295 48.1 42.8-53.4 30 4.4 2.6- 7.3 189 29.2 24.6-34.3 126 18.2 14.5-22.7
Some Post-H.S. 654 376 59.9 54.7-64.9 22 2.9 1.6- 5.0 156 21.8 17.9-26.3 100 15.4 12.1-19.5
College Graduate 751 444 60.9 56.2-65.4 *** *** *** 206 25.8 22.0-30.0 89 12.4 9.6-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 309 162 57.1 49.0-64.7 21 7.5 4.2-12.9 66 17.1 12.1-23.5 60 18.4 13.0-25.3
$15,000- 24,999 433 237 57.0 50.5-63.3 19 4.2 2.3- 7.3 102 22.3 17.6-27.8 75 16.5 12.2-22.0
$25,000- 34,999 237 135 62.2 52.8-70.8 *** *** *** 58 18.2 12.7-25.5 39 18.8 12.1-28.0
$35,000- 49,999 270 163 59.1 51.1-66.8 *** *** *** 70 25.5 19.4-32.8 33 14.7 9.6-22.0
$50,000- 74,999 234 132 53.6 45.1-61.8 *** *** *** 64 32.0 24.5-40.5 35 13.8 8.9-20.8
$75,000+ 379 214 57.2 50.6-63.4 *** *** *** 112 25.7 20.5-31.6 50 16.1 11.7-21.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 707 398 61.3 56.3-66.1 39 3.8 2.5- 5.7 145 17.3 14.0-21.1 125 17.6 14.0-21.9
No 1,639 856 54.1 50.8-57.5 37 2.6 1.6- 4.1 493 27.7 24.8-30.7 253 15.6 13.3-18.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,312 1,237 55.9 53.1-58.8 76 3.0 2.1- 4.2 630 25.1 22.8-27.6 369 16.0 13.9-18.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,261 674 54.8 51.0-58.5 44 2.9 1.8- 4.7 334 25.4 22.3-28.7 209 16.9 14.2-20.0
No 1,098 588 57.2 52.9-61.3 33 3.1 1.9- 4.9 307 24.7 21.3-28.4 170 15.0 12.3-18.3

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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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