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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,852 2,555 41.2 39.2-43.2 3,297 58.8 56.8-60.8
GENDER
Male 2,337 805 32.5 29.8-35.4 1,532 67.5 64.6-70.2
Female 3,515 1,750 49.6 46.9-52.2 1,765 50.4 47.8-53.1
RACE
White 4,458 2,077 43.2 41.0-45.5 2,381 56.8 54.5-59.0
African American 1,066 323 30.8 26.7-35.3 743 69.2 64.7-73.3
Other Minorities 250 123 50.1 40.6-59.6 127 49.9 40.4-59.4
HISPANIC
Yes 167 68 38.0 28.1-49.1 99 62.0 50.9-71.9
No 5,675 2,483 41.3 39.3-43.3 3,192 58.7 56.7-60.7
AGE
18-24 525 329 58.6 51.8-65.2 196 41.4 34.8-48.2
25-34 1,109 522 45.3 40.9-49.9 587 54.7 50.1-59.1
35-44 1,211 526 37.6 33.7-41.6 685 62.4 58.4-66.3
45-54 1,073 384 32.7 28.0-37.9 689 67.3 62.1-72.0
55-64 786 270 31.8 27.4-36.5 516 68.2 63.5-72.6
65+ 1,114 512 43.8 39.7-48.0 602 56.2 52.0-60.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 783 313 42.5 37.2-47.9 470 57.5 52.1-62.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,755 728 37.9 34.6-41.4 1,027 62.1 58.6-65.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,514 637 38.8 35.2-42.4 877 61.2 57.6-64.8
College Graduate 1,785 868 46.5 43.0-50.1 917 53.5 49.9-57.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 555 238 42.6 36.3-49.2 317 57.4 50.8-63.7
$15,000- 24,999 977 405 37.9 33.4-42.8 572 62.1 57.2-66.6
$25,000- 34,999 844 374 40.1 35.4-45.0 470 59.9 55.0-64.6
$35,000- 49,999 936 394 41.0 36.5-45.6 542 59.0 54.4-63.5
$50,000+ 1,525 659 38.9 35.2-42.7 866 61.1 57.3-64.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 403 197 47.6 42.1-53.2 206 52.4 46.8-57.9
Cumberland 408 172 41.3 35.6-47.2 236 58.7 52.8-64.4
Durham 380 163 40.8 34.5-47.4 217 59.2 52.6-65.5
Forsyth 432 185 43.0 37.5-48.6 247 57.0 51.4-62.5
Gaston 434 166 36.7 31.7-42.0 268 63.3 58.0-68.3
Guilford 392 183 44.4 38.9-50.1 209 55.6 49.9-61.1
Mecklenburg 407 187 42.9 37.3-48.6 220 57.1 51.4-62.7
New Hanover 388 189 45.4 38.9-52.0 199 54.6 48.0-61.1
Onslow 409 178 42.0 35.3-49.0 231 58.0 51.0-64.7
Wake 400 181 45.9 40.3-51.6 219 54.1 48.4-59.7
Western NC 581 275 46.1 41.6-50.7 306 53.9 49.3-58.4
Piedmont NC 635 256 38.2 33.6-43.0 379 61.8 57.0-66.4
Eastern NC 583 223 38.4 33.6-43.5 360 61.6 56.5-66.4

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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. No=BMI less than 24.9, and Yes= BMI greater than 24.9.

#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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