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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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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
-Piedmont NC 2,271 1,120 49.8 46.8-52.8 83 4.3 3.2- 5.7 702 30.1 27.4-32.8 366 15.9 13.9-18.1
GENDER
Male 893 381 42.0 37.6-46.5 36 5.7 3.8- 8.4 320 36.0 31.8-40.4 156 16.3 13.5-19.7
Female 1,378 739 56.8 52.9-60.7 47 3.1 2.0- 4.6 382 24.7 21.6-28.0 210 15.5 12.9-18.5
RACE
White 1,683 801 49.9 46.4-53.5 58 3.3 2.3- 4.8 531 29.8 26.8-33.1 293 16.9 14.5-19.5
African American 430 249 54.0 47.5-60.3 23 9.4 5.8-14.8 107 22.6 17.8-28.4 51 14.0 10.0-19.2
Other minorities 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 12.2 7.0-20.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 150 67 46.0 36.9-55.4 *** *** *** 59 39.5 31.0-48.7 18 11.7 7.1-18.6
Non-Hispanic 2,112 1,048 50.2 47.0-53.3 77 4.4 3.3- 6.0 641 29.1 26.4-32.0 346 16.3 14.2-18.6
AGE
18-34 324 158 46.6 40.0-53.3 24 8.3 5.4-12.7 94 30.0 24.3-36.3 48 15.1 11.1-20.2
35-54 707 397 54.7 49.8-59.6 17 2.7 1.5- 4.5 183 26.5 22.4-31.0 110 16.2 13.1-19.8
55-64 458 250 53.4 47.5-59.1 *** *** *** 135 31.6 26.3-37.5 64 12.8 9.5-17.0
65-74 410 203 51.6 44.7-58.4 *** *** *** 132 30.5 24.5-37.3 65 16.4 12.1-21.8
75+ 351 100 27.4 21.9-33.7 22 4.2 2.4- 7.5 153 45.8 38.9-53.0 76 22.5 16.3-30.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 310 123 42.5 35.1-50.2 *** *** *** 104 33.1 26.3-40.7 69 19.4 14.3-25.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 578 243 41.4 35.4-47.7 33 6.9 4.5-10.6 192 32.2 26.9-38.0 110 19.5 15.3-24.4
Some Post-H.S. 585 314 56.5 50.7-62.0 22 4.2 2.5- 7.0 158 25.2 20.7-30.4 91 14.1 10.7-18.3
College Graduate 796 439 54.5 49.6-59.3 *** *** *** 247 31.5 27.1-36.2 96 12.6 9.8-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 108 43.5 34.7-52.7 18 12.2 6.9-20.6 57 21.2 14.7-29.6 49 23.2 16.1-32.2
$15,000- 24,999 390 198 49.4 42.7-56.1 24 9.2 5.5-15.0 102 24.1 19.0-30.0 66 17.3 12.8-23.1
$25,000- 34,999 217 93 44.5 35.8-53.7 *** *** *** 73 31.5 24.0-40.2 44 21.8 15.1-30.5
$35,000- 49,999 252 136 52.9 44.4-61.2 *** *** *** 81 33.6 26.1-42.1 30 12.4 7.5-19.7
$50,000+ 736 395 54.8 49.5-60.0 *** *** *** 226 28.9 24.4-33.7 108 15.1 11.9-18.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 616 317 53.1 47.6-58.6 37 6.1 3.8- 9.6 151 20.6 16.8-25.0 111 20.2 16.0-25.3
No 1,644 798 48.8 45.3-52.4 45 3.7 2.5- 5.4 547 32.7 29.5-36.0 254 14.8 12.6-17.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 267 111 41.5 33.7-49.8 *** *** *** 99 38.7 31.2-46.8 44 12.3 8.0-18.5
Non-Veteran 2,001 1,008 50.8 47.5-54.0 70 4.0 2.8- 5.5 601 29.0 26.2-31.9 322 16.3 14.2-18.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 852 429 50.1 45.3-54.8 33 3.9 2.4- 6.3 253 29.5 25.2-34.1 137 16.6 13.3-20.4
No 1,419 691 49.7 45.9-53.4 50 4.5 3.1- 6.4 449 30.3 27.1-33.8 229 15.6 13.2-18.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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