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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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 8,893 185 1.8 1.4- 2.3 3,278 37.2 35.6-38.8 3,122 37.0 35.3-38.6 2,308 24.0 22.6-25.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,657 147 1.6 1.2- 2.0 2,840 37.4 35.6-39.1 2,706 37.1 35.4-38.8 1,964 24.0 22.5-25.5
No 1,228 38 3.2 1.7- 6.1 434 35.8 31.6-40.2 413 36.3 31.9-40.8 343 24.7 21.0-28.8
Current Smoker
No 6,784 122 1.6 1.2- 2.1 2,447 36.5 34.7-38.4 2,373 37.1 35.3-39.0 1,842 24.8 23.2-26.5
Yes 2,074 63 2.6 1.7- 4.1 819 39.3 35.9-42.8 734 36.4 33.1-39.9 458 21.7 18.9-24.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,192 174 1.7 1.4- 2.2 2,979 36.6 34.9-38.3 2,869 37.3 35.6-39.0 2,170 24.4 23.0-25.9
Yes 610 9 2.8 1.0- 7.8 252 41.1 34.7-47.8 228 35.7 29.7-42.3 121 20.4 15.2-26.8
Heavy Drinker
No 8,562 179 1.8 1.4- 2.4 3,111 36.6 35.0-38.2 3,019 37.2 35.6-38.9 2,253 24.4 22.9-25.9
Yes 238 3 0.3 0.1- 1.3 126 53.6 42.1-64.8 74 31.0 21.5-42.5 35 15.0 9.1-23.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,118 61 1.7 1.2- 2.4 1,319 42.1 39.3-44.9 1,105 37.2 34.4-40.0 633 19.1 16.8-21.6
Some Physical Activity 3,488 64 1.7 1.1- 2.5 1,217 34.1 31.7-36.7 1,231 37.6 35.1-40.1 976 26.6 24.5-28.9
Physically Inactive 1,994 57 2.6 1.5- 4.3 641 35.4 32.0-38.9 682 34.8 31.4-38.2 614 27.3 24.4-30.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,908 64 2.4 1.4- 4.2 525 30.4 27.0-34.2 593 31.4 28.1-35.0 726 35.7 32.3-39.3
No 6,960 121 1.7 1.3- 2.2 2,746 38.7 36.9-40.6 2,517 38.1 36.3-40.0 1,576 21.4 19.9-23.0
Disability Status
Yes 2,865 75 2.0 1.3- 3.1 854 29.3 26.7-32.0 931 33.7 30.9-36.7 1,005 35.0 32.2-38.0
No 5,876 104 1.8 1.3- 2.4 2,362 40.0 38.1-42.0 2,141 38.3 36.4-40.3 1,269 19.8 18.3-21.5
Current Asthma
Yes 695 17 1.6 0.8- 3.2 198 28.4 23.5-34.0 202 32.1 26.6-38.2 278 37.8 32.4-43.5
No 8,177 168 1.8 1.4- 2.4 3,075 37.9 36.2-39.6 2,917 37.4 35.7-39.1 2,017 22.9 21.4-24.4
Diabetes
Yes 901 7 0.5 0.1- 1.7 158 15.8 12.7-19.6 273 33.9 29.3-38.9 463 49.8 44.9-54.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 69 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 25 33.4 20.2-49.8 24 38.9 24.1-56.1 19 27.6 14.9-45.4
No 7,910 177 2.0 1.5- 2.5 3,091 39.1 37.4-40.9 2,819 37.2 35.5-39.0 1,823 21.7 20.2-23.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,091 41 1.0 0.6- 1.6 912 30.7 28.2-33.2 1,075 36.2 33.6-38.9 1,063 32.1 29.7-34.6
No 5,745 142 2.1 1.6- 2.8 2,339 39.7 37.7-41.7 2,031 37.3 35.3-39.3 1,233 20.9 19.2-22.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,987 44 1.5 0.8- 2.8 710 24.3 21.9-26.8 1,087 37.7 34.9-40.5 1,146 36.5 33.9-39.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 99 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8 42 44.2 31.3-57.8 30 31.1 20.0-45.0 25 22.7 13.6-35.4
No 5,798 139 1.9 1.5- 2.5 2,525 42.4 40.4-44.5 1,998 36.7 34.7-38.7 1,136 18.9 17.3-20.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,597 27 1.2 0.7- 2.1 752 28.5 26.0-31.2 999 40.2 37.3-43.1 819 30.0 27.5-32.8
No 4,622 98 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,823 39.0 36.8-41.2 1,576 36.5 34.3-38.7 1,125 22.9 21.0-24.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 932 19 1.7 0.9- 3.2 296 32.0 27.6-36.7 316 33.9 29.6-38.6 301 32.4 28.0-37.1
No 7,807 160 1.7 1.3- 2.2 2,922 37.5 35.7-39.2 2,760 37.5 35.7-39.2 1,965 23.4 21.9-24.9

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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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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