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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control Weight--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,325 1,605 49.0 46.6-51.4 114 3.5 2.7- 4.6 1,059 31.3 29.1-33.6 547 16.2 14.5-18.0
No 550 269 46.4 41.1-51.8 26 7.6 4.9-11.6 156 28.5 24.1-33.5 99 17.5 13.8-21.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,158 230 20.8 17.7-24.3 95 9.1 6.9-11.8 588 48.7 44.8-52.7 245 21.3 18.2-24.8
Overweight 1,264 630 50.2 46.2-54.1 *** *** *** 419 33.3 29.7-37.1 203 15.1 12.5-18.1
Obese 1,169 886 76.5 73.0-79.7 *** *** *** 135 11.2 8.9-14.0 145 12.0 9.7-14.7
Current Smoker
No 3,190 1,590 50.5 48.0-52.9 90 2.8 2.1- 3.8 1,029 32.3 30.0-34.6 481 14.5 12.8-16.2
Yes 671 276 40.6 35.7-45.7 50 9.9 7.0-13.9 184 25.7 21.6-30.3 161 23.7 19.6-28.4
History of CVD**
Yes 527 238 49.1 43.1-55.1 28 4.7 2.8- 7.7 160 28.1 22.9-34.0 101 18.1 13.7-23.6
No 3,309 1,614 48.3 45.9-50.7 109 4.2 3.3- 5.4 1,045 31.2 29.0-33.4 541 16.3 14.6-18.1
Binge Drinker
No 3,443 1,679 49.6 47.2-52.0 125 3.9 3.1- 5.0 1,074 30.2 28.1-32.4 565 16.3 14.6-18.1
Yes 327 151 42.5 36.1-49.2 *** *** *** 104 35.0 28.8-41.7 61 16.6 12.5-21.8
Heavy Drinker
No 3,610 1,757 49.0 46.7-51.3 127 4.0 3.1- 5.1 1,132 30.7 28.6-32.8 594 16.3 14.7-18.1
Yes 153 67 40.4 30.9-50.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 18.3 12.0-26.9
COPD
Yes 378 189 51.8 44.7-58.8 *** *** *** 99 25.1 19.9-31.2 68 17.3 12.6-23.2
No 3,479 1,674 48.2 45.9-50.5 118 4.1 3.2- 5.3 1,115 31.4 29.2-33.5 572 16.3 14.7-18.1
Current Asthma
Yes 341 201 59.1 51.9-65.9 *** *** *** 82 21.5 16.2-27.8 45 15.0 10.6-20.8
No 3,518 1,662 47.4 45.1-49.7 126 4.3 3.3- 5.4 1,132 31.7 29.6-33.9 598 16.6 15.0-18.4
Diabetes
Yes 609 349 60.0 54.2-65.6 *** *** *** 155 25.8 20.7-31.7 94 13.2 10.1-17.1
No 3,265 1,524 46.9 44.5-49.3 128 4.7 3.7- 6.0 1,061 31.5 29.4-33.7 552 16.9 15.2-18.8
Disability
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

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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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