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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,165 262 25.2 21.3-29.6 903 74.8 70.4-78.7
GENDER
Female 1,165 262 25.2 21.3-29.6 903 74.8 70.4-78.7
RACE
African American 1,165 262 25.2 21.3-29.6 903 74.8 70.4-78.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 5 62.7 27.9-87.9 8 37.3 12.1-72.1
-English Speaking 13 5 62.7 27.9-87.9 8 37.3 12.1-72.1
Non-Hispanic 1,152 257 25.0 21.1-29.4 895 75.0 70.6-78.9
AGE
18-24 85 37 47.3 31.4-63.7 48 52.7 36.3-68.6
25-34 187 51 30.1 21.6-40.2 136 69.9 59.8-78.4
35-44 249 48 21.0 14.5-29.3 201 79.0 70.7-85.5
45-54 237 48 15.7 10.8-22.4 189 84.3 77.6-89.2
55-64 175 21 11.2 6.0-19.9 154 88.8 80.1-94.0
65-74 139 30 14.4 8.9-22.4 109 85.6 77.6-91.1
75+ 86 24 39.3 24.7-56.2 62 60.7 43.8-75.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 264 60 32.5 23.9-42.5 204 67.5 57.5-76.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 391 80 24.3 17.2-33.2 311 75.7 66.8-82.8
Some Post-H.S. 283 59 19.1 13.4-26.4 224 80.9 73.6-86.6
College Graduate 224 61 27.7 20.3-36.5 163 72.3 63.5-79.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 251 45 19.5 13.4-27.5 206 80.5 72.5-86.6
$15,000- 24,999 277 52 21.3 14.3-30.3 225 78.7 69.7-85.7
$25,000- 34,999 155 33 15.7 9.9-24.1 122 84.3 75.9-90.1
$35,000- 49,999 110 18 20.2 10.9-34.6 92 79.8 65.4-89.1
$50,000-74,999 60 14 20.7 10.8-36.0 46 79.3 64.0-89.2
$75,000+ 50 18 39.8 23.1-59.2 32 60.2 40.8-76.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 15 3 23.6 6.4-58.3 12 76.4 41.7-93.6
Guilford 67 19 32.4 20.3-47.5 48 67.6 52.5-79.7
Mecklenburg 71 17 28.0 17.6-41.5 54 72.0 58.5-82.4
Orange 28 7 19.6 8.7-38.5 21 80.4 61.5-91.3
Wake 49 12 28.1 15.5-45.4 37 71.9 54.6-84.5
Chatham/Lee 48 12 26.9 15.2-43.2 36 73.1 56.8-84.8
Nash/Wilson 73 17 22.2 13.6-34.2 56 77.8 65.8-86.4
Craven/Pamlico 54 11 28.7 15.4-47.1 43 71.3 52.9-84.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 8 5 32.7 7.3-75.0 3 67.3 25.0-92.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 56.1 19.3-87.2 3 43.9 12.8-80.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 102 21 21.8 13.8-32.7 81 78.2 67.3-86.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 31.4 9.8-65.7 6 68.6 34.3-90.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 86 23 26.7 17.5-38.5 63 73.3 61.5-82.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 96 20 25.9 16.9-37.7 76 74.1 62.3-83.1
Northeast NC I 158 37 28.6 20.3-38.5 121 71.4 61.5-79.7
Northeast NC II 89 11 11.7 6.0-21.4 78 88.3 78.6-94.0
Northeastern Partnership 247 48 20.7 15.1-27.6 199 79.3 72.4-84.9
Mountain AHEC 29 6 17.1 5.5-42.3 23 82.9 57.7-94.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 617 126 23.0 17.2-29.9 491 77.0 70.1-82.8
Piedmont 506 124 27.3 22.0-33.3 382 72.7 66.7-78.0
Western NC 42 12 16.3 6.7-34.6 30 83.7 65.4-93.3

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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. No=BMI less than 25.0, and Yes= BMI greater than 25.0.

^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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