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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Weight Control-WHITE 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 4,060 125 2.8 2.2- 3.6 1,903 49.2 46.9-51.6 1,159 27.1 25.0-29.2 873 20.8 19.0-22.8
AGE
18-24 218 15 4.3 2.3- 7.9 129 56.3 46.1-66.0 39 24.5 16.0-35.4 35 14.9 9.5-22.5
25-34 567 16 2.9 1.6- 5.4 289 49.4 43.6-55.2 142 25.9 21.1-31.4 120 21.8 17.4-27.0
35-44 701 25 3.4 2.0- 5.6 364 54.8 49.6-60.0 158 21.5 17.6-25.9 154 20.3 16.5-24.8
45-54 773 6 1.0 0.4- 2.9 365 48.8 43.7-54.1 219 25.0 20.7-29.7 183 25.2 20.8-30.1
55-64 679 18 2.8 1.5- 5.1 257 35.7 30.5-41.2 212 34.2 28.9-40.0 192 27.4 22.6-32.7
65-74 601 17 2.2 1.1- 4.4 238 45.3 39.6-51.2 222 33.5 28.4-39.0 124 18.9 14.8-23.9
75+ 504 27 4.0 2.3- 6.9 251 53.5 47.0-59.8 162 28.8 23.5-34.8 64 13.7 9.7-18.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 542 18 2.4 1.2- 4.6 196 40.3 34.1-46.7 171 30.3 24.7-36.6 157 27.1 21.8-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,190 49 3.2 2.2- 4.8 489 45.1 40.8-49.6 368 27.7 24.1-31.7 284 23.9 20.4-27.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,094 27 3.1 2.0- 4.9 510 47.8 43.3-52.4 314 28.1 24.1-32.6 243 20.9 17.6-24.8
College Graduate 1,228 31 2.4 1.5- 3.9 706 58.6 54.5-62.5 304 24.0 20.6-27.8 187 15.0 12.4-18.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 441 19 3.3 2.0- 5.6 179 38.8 32.2-45.9 127 28.9 22.7-36.1 116 28.9 22.8-35.9
$15,000- 24,999 709 26 3.1 1.9- 5.1 280 42.0 36.5-47.8 227 27.4 22.7-32.5 176 27.5 22.5-33.2
$25,000- 34,999 449 10 1.9 0.7- 4.9 188 44.2 37.1-51.7 131 25.9 19.8-33.0 120 28.0 21.9-35.1
$35,000- 49,999 551 10 2.0 1.0- 4.1 265 52.8 46.4-59.2 155 26.8 21.5-32.8 121 18.3 14.2-23.3
$50,000-74,999 464 6 2.1 0.8- 5.6 225 47.1 40.8-53.4 130 28.6 23.1-35.0 103 22.2 17.3-27.9
$75,000+ 543 20 4.1 2.4- 7.0 299 54.8 49.0-60.4 152 27.7 22.9-33.2 72 13.4 9.9-17.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 234 4 1.4 0.5- 3.6 116 50.0 42.7-57.3 71 31.5 25.1-38.7 43 17.2 12.6-23.0
Guilford 187 3 2.1 0.5- 8.2 92 49.9 41.5-58.2 61 30.7 23.5-38.9 31 17.4 11.7-24.9
Mecklenburg 172 4 1.9 0.7- 5.4 93 55.1 46.8-63.2 46 25.4 19.0-33.2 29 17.5 12.0-24.9
Orange 224 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7 141 69.1 57.2-78.9 47 21.3 12.3-34.3 31 8.6 5.5-13.1
Wake 183 9 4.9 2.5- 9.4 95 52.9 44.7-60.9 51 26.7 20.2-34.3 28 15.6 10.5-22.5
Chatham/Lee 164 8 7.0 3.0-15.7 80 47.5 39.0-56.2 42 27.0 20.2-35.2 34 18.4 13.0-25.5
Nash/Wilson 138 4 3.7 1.1-11.6 60 46.6 37.4-56.0 41 25.1 18.4-33.2 33 24.6 17.5-33.6
Craven/Pamlico 201 7 4.0 1.7- 9.5 82 41.0 33.6-48.7 62 31.3 24.6-39.0 50 23.6 18.0-30.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 232 7 4.0 1.6- 9.5 95 40.5 33.4-48.0 61 25.4 19.5-32.3 69 30.1 23.6-37.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 251 11 6.3 3.2-12.0 127 46.2 37.3-55.4 65 29.3 19.8-40.9 48 18.2 13.1-24.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 174 7 5.1 2.3-11.1 76 48.4 38.6-58.4 50 24.0 17.4-32.0 41 22.5 15.3-31.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 216 9 5.4 2.6-10.7 80 38.1 30.4-46.4 69 30.6 24.0-38.0 58 25.9 19.7-33.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 109 3 4.1 1.3-11.9 44 39.5 30.0-50.0 30 25.4 17.8-34.8 32 31.0 22.1-41.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 169 5 3.9 1.4-10.3 71 43.5 35.2-52.1 59 33.0 25.7-41.2 34 19.7 13.6-27.5
Northeast NC I 133 2 1.5 0.3- 6.6 53 41.2 32.4-50.7 41 29.6 21.9-38.6 37 27.7 20.0-36.9
Northeast NC II 212 5 2.4 0.8- 6.8 89 40.2 33.0-47.9 65 30.4 23.9-37.9 53 26.9 20.6-34.3
Northeastern Partnership 345 7 2.1 0.8- 5.3 142 40.5 34.7-46.6 106 30.2 24.9-36.1 90 27.1 22.0-33.0
Mountain AHEC 695 25 3.9 2.3- 6.4 302 44.8 39.8-49.8 221 31.3 26.9-36.0 147 20.1 16.3-24.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,243 30 1.8 1.1- 3.0 544 48.9 44.5-53.4 367 25.9 22.2-29.9 302 23.4 20.0-27.1
Piedmont 1,705 54 3.1 2.2- 4.3 873 51.5 48.1-54.9 457 26.3 23.4-29.4 321 19.1 16.6-21.9
Western NC 1,112 41 3.7 2.5- 5.4 486 42.8 38.7-47.1 335 31.3 27.1-35.7 250 22.2 18.8-26.0

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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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