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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recomended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,165 15 1.8 0.8- 4.0 247 23.4 19.7-27.7 375 32.5 28.6-36.7 528 42.3 37.9-46.7
GENDER
Female 1,165 15 1.8 0.8- 4.0 247 23.4 19.7-27.7 375 32.5 28.6-36.7 528 42.3 37.9-46.7
RACE
African American 1,165 15 1.8 0.8- 4.0 247 23.4 19.7-27.7 375 32.5 28.6-36.7 528 42.3 37.9-46.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 28.9 4.6-77.5 4 33.8 7.5-76.3 2 11.6 2.4-40.8 6 25.7 7.6-59.3
-English Speaking 13 1 28.9 4.6-77.5 4 33.8 7.5-76.3 2 11.6 2.4-40.8 6 25.7 7.6-59.3
Non-Hispanic 1,152 14 1.6 0.7- 3.8 243 23.4 19.6-27.7 373 32.6 28.7-36.9 522 42.4 38.0-46.8
AGE
18-24 85 5 5.5 1.9-15.1 32 41.8 26.4-58.9 25 24.0 14.0-38.1 23 28.7 15.6-46.6
25-34 187 0 0.0 . - . 51 30.1 21.6-40.2 63 35.4 26.3-45.6 73 34.5 25.4-45.0
35-44 249 4 1.5 0.4- 5.3 44 19.5 13.2-27.7 82 30.9 23.4-39.6 119 48.1 39.1-57.2
45-54 237 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 47 15.6 10.6-22.3 71 35.1 26.6-44.8 118 49.1 40.0-58.3
55-64 175 0 0.0 . - . 21 11.2 6.0-19.9 60 38.6 28.5-49.9 94 50.2 39.7-60.7
65-74 139 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6 27 13.6 8.2-21.5 37 30.3 19.7-43.5 72 55.3 42.8-67.2
75+ 86 2 8.4 1.3-38.4 22 30.9 18.8-46.3 36 33.0 20.8-47.9 26 27.7 16.3-43.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 264 8 5.9 1.9-17.1 52 26.6 19.1-35.7 71 24.2 17.5-32.5 133 43.3 34.5-52.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 391 0 0.0 . - . 80 24.3 17.2-33.2 131 34.6 27.6-42.4 180 41.0 33.6-48.9
Some Post-H.S. 283 6 2.0 0.7- 5.7 53 17.1 11.7-24.3 89 30.3 22.9-39.0 135 50.6 41.5-59.7
College Graduate 224 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 60 26.7 19.4-35.5 83 39.2 31.0-48.0 80 33.2 25.5-41.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 251 3 1.9 0.5- 6.9 42 17.5 11.8-25.3 76 28.3 21.3-36.4 130 52.3 43.5-60.9
$15,000- 24,999 277 2 1.6 0.3- 8.9 50 19.7 13.1-28.5 97 32.4 24.5-41.4 128 46.4 37.0-56.0
$25,000- 34,999 155 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 32 14.4 9.0-22.4 56 42.3 31.1-54.3 66 42.0 31.1-53.8
$35,000- 49,999 110 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 17 20.0 10.7-34.4 39 40.9 28.7-54.4 53 38.8 27.1-52.0
$50,000-74,999 60 0 0.0 . - . 14 20.7 10.8-36.0 21 37.5 22.4-55.5 25 41.8 26.1-59.4
$75,000+ 50 1 3.7 0.5-22.2 17 36.0 19.9-56.1 18 33.5 19.6-50.9 14 26.8 14.4-44.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 15 1 3.2 0.4-20.6 2 20.3 4.6-57.7 6 44.5 20.0-72.1 6 31.9 13.4-58.7
Guilford 67 0 0.0 . - . 19 32.4 20.3-47.5 23 30.4 18.4-45.7 25 37.2 24.9-51.4
Mecklenburg 71 2 5.2 1.3-18.9 15 22.8 13.7-35.6 31 41.7 29.7-54.8 23 30.3 19.6-43.6
Orange 28 0 0.0 . - . 7 19.6 8.7-38.5 8 34.7 18.1-55.9 13 45.8 27.2-65.6
Wake 49 1 2.3 0.3-14.8 11 25.8 13.7-43.2 19 35.9 22.3-52.1 18 36.0 22.6-52.0
Chatham/Lee 48 0 0.0 . - . 12 26.9 15.2-43.2 11 21.1 11.4-35.9 25 51.9 36.2-67.3
Nash/Wilson 73 1 1.8 0.3-11.7 16 20.5 12.2-32.2 25 31.7 21.5-44.1 31 46.0 33.7-58.9
Craven/Pamlico 54 1 4.0 0.6-23.4 10 24.7 12.6-42.8 15 33.2 16.8-55.1 28 38.1 23.8-54.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 8 1 4.5 0.5-31.6 4 28.2 6.2-70.1 1 5.4 0.6-35.9 2 61.8 19.6-91.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 0 0.0 . - . 3 56.1 19.3-87.2 1 17.7 2.4-65.5 2 26.2 5.9-66.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 102 3 3.0 0.9- 9.1 18 18.8 11.4-29.6 28 25.5 17.2-36.0 53 52.7 41.5-63.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 0 0.0 . - . 3 31.4 9.8-65.7 4 44.9 16.9-76.6 2 23.7 5.8-61.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 86 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 22 26.2 17.0-37.9 26 32.6 22.1-45.1 37 40.7 29.4-53.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 96 0 0.0 . - . 20 25.9 16.9-37.7 26 23.6 15.8-33.7 50 50.5 39.5-61.4
Northeast NC I 158 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 35 27.7 19.5-37.7 49 28.8 21.6-37.3 72 42.6 34.1-51.6
Northeast NC II 89 0 0.0 . - . 11 11.7 6.0-21.4 33 41.0 29.5-53.6 45 47.3 35.5-59.4
Northeastern Partnership 247 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 46 20.2 14.7-27.2 82 34.5 27.7-42.1 117 44.8 37.6-52.2
Mountain AHEC 29 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 5 15.2 4.3-41.5 12 44.1 23.6-66.8 11 38.8 19.7-62.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 617 5 0.9 0.3- 2.7 121 22.1 16.4-29.1 201 36.3 30.2-42.9 290 40.7 34.7-47.1
Piedmont 506 8 2.5 0.9- 6.5 116 24.8 19.8-30.6 160 30.0 24.9-35.7 222 42.7 36.7-49.0
Western NC 42 2 2.0 0.4- 8.2 10 14.3 5.5-32.4 14 26.3 11.8-48.8 16 57.4 32.4-79.1

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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 defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=B MI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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