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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,893 3,463 39.0 37.4-40.7 5,430 61.0 59.3-62.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,657 2,987 38.9 37.2-40.7 4,670 61.1 59.3-62.8
No 1,228 472 39.0 34.7-43.6 756 61.0 56.4-65.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 185 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 3,278 3,278 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Overweight 3,122 0 0.0 . - . 3,122 100 . - .
Obese 2,308 0 0.0 . - . 2,308 100 . - .
Current Smoker
No 6,784 2,569 38.1 36.2-39.9 4,215 61.9 60.1-63.8
Yes 2,074 882 41.9 38.5-45.4 1,192 58.1 54.6-61.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,192 3,153 38.3 36.7-40.0 5,039 61.7 60.0-63.3
Yes 610 261 43.9 37.3-50.6 349 56.1 49.4-62.7
Heavy Drinker
No 8,562 3,290 38.4 36.8-40.1 5,272 61.6 59.9-63.2
Yes 238 129 54.0 42.4-65.1 109 46.0 34.9-57.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,118 1,380 43.8 40.9-46.6 1,738 56.2 53.4-59.1
Some Physical Activity 3,488 1,281 35.8 33.3-38.4 2,207 64.2 61.6-66.7
Physically Inactive 1,994 698 37.9 34.5-41.5 1,296 62.1 58.5-65.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,908 589 32.9 29.3-36.6 1,319 67.1 63.4-70.7
No 6,960 2,867 40.4 38.6-42.3 4,093 59.6 57.7-61.4
Disability Status
Yes 2,865 929 31.3 28.6-34.1 1,936 68.7 65.9-71.4
No 5,876 2,466 41.8 39.8-43.8 3,410 58.2 56.2-60.2
Current Asthma
Yes 695 215 30.0 25.0-35.6 480 70.0 64.4-75.0
No 8,177 3,243 39.7 38.0-41.4 4,934 60.3 58.6-62.0
Diabetes
Yes 901 165 16.3 13.1-20.1 736 83.7 79.9-86.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 69 26 33.5 20.2-49.9 43 66.5 50.1-79.8
No 7,910 3,268 41.1 39.4-42.9 4,642 58.9 57.1-60.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,091 953 31.7 29.2-34.3 2,138 68.3 65.7-70.8
No 5,745 2,481 41.8 39.8-43.9 3,264 58.2 56.1-60.2
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,987 754 25.8 23.3-28.4 2,233 74.2 71.6-76.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 99 44 46.2 33.2-59.7 55 53.8 40.3-66.8
No 5,798 2,664 44.3 42.3-46.4 3,134 55.7 53.6-57.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,597 779 29.7 27.2-32.4 1,818 70.3 67.6-72.8
No 4,622 1,921 40.7 38.5-42.9 2,701 59.3 57.1-61.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 932 315 33.7 29.2-38.4 617 66.3 61.6-70.8
No 7,807 3,082 39.2 37.4-40.9 4,725 60.8 59.1-62.6

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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.

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

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