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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.#
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,852 140 2.1 1.6- 2.7 2,415 39.1 37.2-41.0 2,014 35.9 34.1-37.9 1,283 22.9 21.2-24.6
GENDER
Male 2,337 24 1.3 0.7- 2.2 781 31.2 28.6-34.1 1,042 44.9 41.9-47.9 490 22.6 20.1-25.3
Female 3,515 116 2.9 2.2- 3.7 1,634 46.7 44.0-49.4 972 27.2 25.0-29.6 793 23.2 21.1-25.4
RACE
White 4,458 112 2.0 1.5- 2.7 1,965 41.2 39.0-43.5 1,524 36.3 34.1-38.5 857 20.4 18.6-22.4
African American 1,066 18 2.1 1.1- 3.7 305 28.8 24.7-33.2 374 34.3 30.2-38.7 369 34.9 30.6-39.4
Other Minorities 250 8 1.7 0.5- 5.2 115 48.4 39.0-57.9 88 34.7 25.8-44.8 39 15.2 10.0-22.4
HISPANIC
Yes 167 3 2.2 0.5-10.3 65 35.8 26.1-46.8 64 42.6 31.8-54.1 35 19.4 12.6-28.7
No 5,675 136 2.0 1.6- 2.6 2,347 39.2 37.3-41.2 1,948 35.7 33.8-37.7 1,244 23.0 21.3-24.8
AGE
18-24 525 27 5.3 3.1- 8.9 302 53.3 46.6-59.9 129 25.4 19.9-31.8 67 16.0 11.3-22.0
25-34 1,109 21 1.3 0.7- 2.4 501 44.0 39.6-48.6 365 34.7 30.6-39.1 222 19.9 16.6-23.7
35-44 1,211 18 1.1 0.6- 2.1 508 36.4 32.6-40.4 428 38.0 33.9-42.2 257 24.5 20.8-28.6
45-54 1,073 20 0.9 0.5- 1.7 364 31.8 27.1-37.0 389 38.8 34.2-43.7 300 28.5 24.3-33.0
55-64 786 18 2.1 1.2- 3.9 252 29.7 25.4-34.3 300 40.4 35.6-45.5 216 27.8 23.3-32.7
65+ 1,114 36 2.8 1.8- 4.4 476 41.0 36.9-45.1 387 36.4 32.4-40.6 215 19.8 16.6-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 783 28 2.7 1.7- 4.3 285 39.7 34.5-45.2 254 32.8 28.1-38.0 216 24.7 20.5-29.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,755 44 2.5 1.6- 3.8 684 35.4 32.2-38.9 615 35.7 32.3-39.3 412 26.3 23.1-29.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,514 33 1.7 0.9- 3.3 604 37.0 33.5-40.6 543 39.8 36.2-43.5 334 21.4 18.5-24.7
College Graduate 1,785 35 1.6 1.0- 2.5 833 45.0 41.4-48.5 598 34.8 31.5-38.2 319 18.7 16.1-21.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 555 28 5.5 3.1- 9.7 210 37.2 31.1-43.6 151 28.1 22.6-34.4 166 29.3 23.7-35.5
$15,000- 24,999 977 24 2.1 1.2- 3.7 381 35.8 31.3-40.6 320 34.7 30.2-39.6 252 27.3 23.1-32.0
$25,000- 34,999 844 18 1.7 0.9- 3.2 356 38.4 33.8-43.3 284 36.1 31.3-41.1 186 23.8 19.6-28.6
$35,000- 49,999 936 15 1.0 0.5- 1.9 379 40.0 35.6-44.7 338 35.8 31.5-40.3 204 23.2 19.5-27.4
$50,000+ 1,525 21 1.2 0.7- 2.1 638 37.7 34.0-41.5 577 41.7 37.9-45.5 289 19.4 16.5-22.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 403 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3 190 46.1 40.6-51.7 130 33.2 28.1-38.7 76 19.2 15.3-23.9
Cumberland 408 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 168 40.3 34.6-46.2 141 37.3 31.7-43.3 95 21.4 17.2-26.3
Durham 380 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 159 40.2 33.9-46.8 135 38.5 31.6-46.0 82 20.7 16.1-26.1
Forsyth 432 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 174 41.5 36.0-47.1 150 35.4 30.4-40.8 97 21.6 17.3-26.6
Gaston 434 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 157 35.3 30.3-40.5 154 36.8 31.7-42.1 114 26.5 22.1-31.5
Guilford 392 17 3.8 2.1- 6.8 166 40.6 35.2-46.2 124 35.0 29.6-40.9 85 20.6 16.4-25.5
Mecklenburg 407 8 2.0 0.9- 4.6 179 40.9 35.4-46.6 144 38.2 32.7-43.9 76 18.9 15.1-23.5
New Hanover 388 14 2.5 1.4- 4.3 175 42.9 36.5-49.5 129 37.7 30.7-45.3 70 16.9 13.0-21.7
Onslow 409 10 3.0 1.5- 5.9 168 39.0 32.5-45.9 138 39.7 32.3-47.6 93 18.3 14.3-23.0
Wake 400 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 170 43.3 37.7-49.0 139 34.8 29.6-40.5 80 19.2 15.2-24.0
Western NC 581 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 258 42.8 38.4-47.4 203 35.6 31.3-40.1 103 18.3 15.0-22.1
Piedmont NC 635 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 241 36.6 32.0-41.4 223 36.1 31.6-41.0 156 25.7 21.7-30.1
Eastern NC 583 13 2.0 1.0- 4.0 210 36.4 31.7-41.5 204 35.0 30.6-39.7 156 26.5 22.4-31.2

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* Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2). BMI is an intermediate variable used in calculating these measures. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.9.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

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

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