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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,633 10 0.5 0.2- 1.0 334 22.1 19.5-24.9 552 34.4 31.5-37.3 737 43.1 40.1-46.0
AGE
18-24 110 0 0.0 . - . 49 50.3 38.8-61.8 38 35.8 25.5-47.6 23 13.9 8.6-21.7
25-34 310 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5 63 20.6 15.6-26.7 88 29.9 24.1-36.4 157 48.8 42.1-55.5
35-44 319 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3 67 20.5 15.2-27.0 109 35.5 29.2-42.4 140 43.0 36.4-49.9
45-54 312 0 0.0 . - . 45 15.4 10.6-21.7 118 37.8 31.4-44.6 149 46.9 40.1-53.7
55-64 239 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 42 21.4 15.3-29.0 76 31.1 24.3-38.8 120 47.3 39.8-55.0
65-74 198 0 0.0 . - . 29 15.3 9.2-24.2 72 38.5 30.1-47.6 97 46.3 37.6-55.2
75+ 139 4 1.4 0.5- 3.7 36 26.1 18.1-36.0 50 33.3 25.1-42.6 49 39.3 29.7-49.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 330 4 1.4 0.5- 4.1 59 20.4 15.3-26.6 102 30.5 24.7-37.0 165 47.7 41.3-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 547 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 112 22.4 18.0-27.5 181 32.4 27.8-37.4 253 45.0 39.9-50.2
Some Post-H.S. 436 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 82 19.4 15.2-24.5 147 35.7 30.2-41.7 206 44.8 39.1-50.6
College Graduate 318 4 0.8 0.2- 3.0 80 26.7 20.6-33.9 122 39.1 32.7-45.8 112 33.4 27.4-39.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 349 3 0.5 0.2- 1.9 52 17.2 12.7-22.8 108 31.7 26.0-38.0 186 50.5 44.2-56.8
$15,000- 24,999 424 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5 88 20.1 15.5-25.7 131 29.8 24.8-35.2 202 49.7 43.7-55.6
$25,000- 34,999 216 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 48 23.2 16.6-31.5 71 35.2 27.7-43.5 96 40.8 33.1-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 166 0 0.0 . - . 34 19.9 13.6-28.3 64 42.4 33.7-51.5 68 37.7 29.5-46.6
$50,000-74,999 82 0 0.0 . - . 18 25.9 15.6-39.7 38 43.2 30.8-56.5 26 30.9 20.4-43.9
$75,000+ 77 0 0.0 . - . 20 27.2 17.0-40.6 27 38.1 26.2-51.6 30 34.7 24.0-47.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 573 7 1.0 0.4- 2.4 84 16.1 12.5-20.5 169 29.0 24.7-33.7 313 53.9 48.9-58.8
No 1,008 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 239 25.3 21.8-29.0 357 35.9 32.2-39.7 409 38.6 35.0-42.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 45 0 0.0 . - . 16 27.9 15.6-44.7 17 51.2 32.7-69.3 12 20.9 9.7-39.5
Non-Veteran 1,578 10 0.5 0.2- 1.0 313 21.8 19.2-24.7 532 33.8 31.0-36.8 723 43.8 40.9-46.9
Currently Serving 10 0 0.0 . - . 5 51.8 22.0-80.3 3 33.5 10.8-67.7 2 14.7 3.4-45.5

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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= BMI 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 (MAHEC): 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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