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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 465 216 44.2 38.2-50.4 20 4.5 2.4- 8.3 138 31.4 26.0-37.4 91 19.9 15.2-25.5
GENDER
Male 191 75 34.6 26.5-43.7 *** *** *** 68 36.7 28.3-45.9 36 21.5 14.4-30.7
Female 274 141 53.6 45.5-61.6 *** *** *** 70 26.3 20.0-33.9 55 18.3 12.7-25.5
RACE
White 419 195 45.4 39.0-51.8 *** *** *** 123 29.4 24.0-35.5 86 20.8 15.9-26.9
Other minorities 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 22.7 14.6-33.5 28 26.2 17.5-37.2
55-64 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 39 25.3 16.8-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 26.0 17.4-37.1 *** *** ***
College Graduate 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 11.1 6.5-18.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 20.7 13.4-30.6 38 16.9 10.5-26.0
No 296 128 39.6 32.5-47.1 *** *** *** 104 36.1 29.3-43.6 53 21.4 15.5-28.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 401 191 46.3 39.8-53.0 *** *** *** 113 28.7 23.2-34.8 79 20.1 15.1-26.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 332 155 43.6 36.7-50.6 *** *** *** 96 31.8 25.6-38.7 68 21.6 16.1-28.4
No 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 13.2 7.4-22.4

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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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