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2004 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 1,633 344 22.6 20.0-25.4 1,289 77.4 74.6-80.0
AGE
18-24 110 49 50.3 38.8-61.8 61 49.7 38.2-61.2
25-34 310 65 21.4 16.3-27.5 245 78.6 72.5-83.7
35-44 319 70 21.5 16.1-28.0 249 78.5 72.0-83.9
45-54 312 45 15.4 10.6-21.7 267 84.6 78.3-89.4
55-64 239 43 21.6 15.5-29.2 196 78.4 70.8-84.5
65-74 198 29 15.3 9.2-24.2 169 84.7 75.8-90.8
75+ 139 40 27.5 19.4-37.4 99 72.5 62.6-80.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 330 63 21.8 16.6-28.1 267 78.2 71.9-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 547 113 22.5 18.1-27.7 434 77.5 72.3-81.9
Some Post-H.S. 436 83 19.5 15.3-24.5 353 80.5 75.5-84.7
College Graduate 318 84 27.6 21.4-34.7 234 72.4 65.3-78.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 349 55 17.7 13.2-23.3 294 82.3 76.7-86.8
$15,000- 24,999 424 91 20.6 15.9-26.1 333 79.4 73.9-84.1
$25,000- 34,999 216 49 24.0 17.3-32.3 167 76.0 67.7-82.7
$35,000- 49,999 166 34 19.9 13.6-28.3 132 80.1 71.7-86.4
$50,000-74,999 82 18 25.9 15.6-39.7 64 74.1 60.3-84.4
$75,000+ 77 20 27.2 17.0-40.6 57 72.8 59.4-83.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 573 91 17.1 13.4-21.5 482 82.9 78.5-86.6
No 1,008 242 25.5 22.1-29.3 766 74.5 70.7-77.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 45 16 27.9 15.6-44.7 29 72.1 55.3-84.4
Non-Veteran 1,578 323 22.3 19.7-25.2 1,255 77.7 74.8-80.3
Currently Serving 10 5 51.8 22.0-80.3 5 48.2 19.7-78.0

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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. 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 (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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