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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
-Whites 2,755 1,295 48.4 45.8-50.9 95 3.4 2.5- 4.5 867 30.2 27.9-32.7 498 18.0 16.1-20.1
GENDER
Male 1,079 455 42.8 38.8-46.8 40 4.5 3.0- 6.7 385 34.9 31.2-38.8 199 17.8 15.0-21.0
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,686 1,266 48.7 46.0-51.3 91 3.3 2.5- 4.5 841 29.9 27.6-32.4 488 18.1 16.2-20.2
AGE
18-34 313 153 48.2 41.7-54.7 20 6.6 4.1-10.6 86 28.8 23.3-35.1 54 16.4 12.3-21.4
35-44 305 161 52.7 46.3-59.1 *** *** *** 83 24.8 19.8-30.6 53 19.6 14.9-25.4
45-54 463 246 50.4 44.2-56.5 *** *** *** 117 26.4 21.2-32.5 92 21.3 16.7-26.7
55-64 607 322 49.9 45.0-54.8 *** *** *** 186 33.4 28.9-38.3 89 15.4 11.9-19.7
65-74 561 271 49.7 44.5-55.0 *** *** *** 183 32.1 27.5-37.1 94 16.6 13.0-20.9
75+ 487 132 30.7 25.4-36.7 34 4.7 3.0- 7.3 209 43.7 37.8-49.9 112 20.9 15.8-27.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 107 41.9 33.9-50.2 *** *** *** 82 28.2 21.3-36.3 71 23.3 17.2-30.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 741 289 41.1 36.4-46.0 34 4.6 2.8- 7.4 247 32.2 27.8-36.9 171 22.1 18.3-26.5
Some Post-H.S. 739 381 52.5 47.6-57.4 24 2.9 1.7- 5.0 212 28.0 23.9-32.6 122 16.5 13.3-20.4
College Graduate 994 517 53.6 49.5-57.6 *** *** *** 325 31.8 28.2-35.7 133 13.2 10.7-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 125 47.3 39.1-55.8 *** *** *** 67 23.8 17.4-31.7 59 21.5 15.3-29.4
$15,000- 24,999 418 184 43.6 37.1-50.2 25 6.1 3.6-10.1 119 29.5 23.8-35.9 90 20.9 16.0-26.7
$25,000- 34,999 248 111 45.6 37.4-54.0 *** *** *** 75 27.2 20.6-35.0 56 26.4 19.1-35.3
$35,000- 49,999 333 177 54.5 47.4-61.4 *** *** *** 101 29.0 23.2-35.6 43 13.3 9.1-19.0
$50,000- 74,999 316 160 49.5 42.1-56.8 *** *** *** 95 29.7 23.5-36.7 55 17.6 12.7-23.9
$75,000+ 643 331 52.3 47.2-57.4 *** *** *** 215 30.8 26.4-35.7 94 16.3 12.8-20.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 828 410 52.6 48.0-57.3 49 5.5 3.5- 8.3 202 21.6 18.2-25.4 167 20.3 16.7-24.5
No 1,914 879 46.8 43.7-50.0 45 2.5 1.7- 3.8 661 33.3 30.4-36.3 329 17.3 15.1-19.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 388 149 37.2 31.2-43.6 *** *** *** 153 41.2 34.9-47.9 71 17.0 12.4-22.8
Non-Veteran 2,366 1,145 49.9 47.1-52.7 80 3.2 2.3- 4.4 714 28.7 26.2-31.3 427 18.2 16.1-20.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,410 671 47.3 43.9-50.8 49 3.2 2.1- 4.8 431 30.6 27.4-34.0 259 18.9 16.2-21.8
No 1,345 624 49.5 45.7-53.4 46 3.6 2.4- 5.4 436 29.8 26.5-33.3 239 17.0 14.4-20.0

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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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