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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 14,228 243 1.4 1.2- 1.6 5,108 35.5 34.5-36.5 5,194 37.9 36.9-39.0 3,683 25.2 24.3-26.1
GENDER
Male 5,426 23 0.4 0.2- 0.7 1,571 29.4 27.9-31.0 2,445 45.0 43.4-46.7 1,387 25.2 23.8-26.6
Female 8,802 220 2.4 2.0- 2.8 3,537 41.5 40.2-42.8 2,749 31.0 29.8-32.2 2,296 25.2 24.1-26.3
RACE
White 10,801 214 1.6 1.3- 1.9 4,207 37.9 36.7-39.0 3,934 37.9 36.8-39.1 2,446 22.6 21.7-23.6
African American 2,507 12 0.3 0.2- 0.7 562 24.2 22.0-26.5 924 38.5 36.1-41.0 1,009 36.9 34.6-39.3
Asian 84 6 11.5 4.3-27.2 54 55.5 41.7-68.5 20 27.7 16.9-42.0 4 5.3 1.9-14.1
Native American 287 4 1.2 0.4- 4.2 67 24.6 18.3-32.2 114 39.9 32.4-47.9 102 34.3 27.3-42.0
Other Minorities 479 5 0.4 0.2- 1.0 188 39.9 34.1-46.1 178 37.8 32.1-43.8 108 21.9 17.3-27.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 524 10 0.8 0.4- 1.6 194 38.2 32.6-44.1 197 38.2 32.7-44.0 123 22.8 18.4-27.9
-English Speaking 265 8 1.7 0.8- 3.5 101 34.7 27.8-42.3 93 37.0 30.0-44.7 63 26.6 20.3-34.1
-Spanish Speaking 259 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 93 40.5 32.5-48.9 104 38.9 31.2-47.2 60 20.3 14.7-27.4
Non-Hispanic 13,686 233 1.4 1.2- 1.7 4,905 35.3 34.3-36.3 4,989 37.9 36.9-39.0 3,559 25.3 24.4-26.2
AGE
18-24 788 21 2.2 1.2- 4.0 430 57.6 53.2-61.9 218 27.8 24.0-31.9 119 12.4 10.0-15.3
25-34 2,248 43 1.3 0.9- 1.9 878 39.7 37.2-42.3 762 36.0 33.4-38.6 565 23.0 21.0-25.2
35-44 2,683 32 1.2 0.8- 1.8 953 34.2 32.0-36.5 945 37.5 35.2-39.8 753 27.0 25.0-29.2
45-54 2,660 21 0.6 0.4- 1.1 828 30.1 28.0-32.3 1,000 39.1 36.8-41.5 811 30.1 28.0-32.4
55-64 2,453 29 1.1 0.7- 1.9 749 28.4 26.3-30.7 979 42.1 39.6-44.6 696 28.3 26.1-30.6
65-74 1,904 27 1.2 0.7- 2.0 631 31.9 29.4-34.5 746 40.6 37.8-43.4 500 26.4 23.9-29.0
75+ 1,443 69 3.9 2.9- 5.1 611 41.9 38.7-45.1 530 37.4 34.3-40.6 233 16.9 14.5-19.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,253 43 1.8 1.2- 2.7 724 31.9 29.4-34.6 798 36.8 34.1-39.5 688 29.5 27.1-32.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,207 65 1.1 0.8- 1.4 1,395 33.4 31.6-35.2 1,547 37.1 35.3-39.0 1,200 28.4 26.7-30.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,590 58 1.1 0.8- 1.5 1,213 33.2 31.3-35.2 1,346 39.8 37.8-41.8 973 25.8 24.1-27.6
College Graduate 4,163 76 1.7 1.2- 2.3 1,768 41.2 39.4-43.1 1,498 37.8 36.0-39.7 821 19.3 17.9-20.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,641 34 1.9 1.1- 3.1 507 33.1 30.0-36.4 525 31.3 28.4-34.5 575 33.7 30.6-36.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,419 49 1.6 1.1- 2.5 802 33.0 30.5-35.6 859 36.7 34.2-39.3 709 28.7 26.4-31.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,669 28 1.5 0.9- 2.4 572 32.5 29.8-35.3 591 37.0 34.2-40.0 478 29.0 26.3-31.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,910 17 0.8 0.4- 1.3 681 34.6 32.1-37.2 721 39.2 36.6-41.9 491 25.4 23.1-27.9
$50,000-74,999 1,741 18 0.6 0.4- 1.0 628 34.2 31.6-36.9 664 39.4 36.6-42.3 431 25.8 23.3-28.4
$75,000+ 1,968 27 1.3 0.8- 2.0 779 38.1 35.5-40.7 795 42.2 39.5-44.9 367 18.4 16.4-20.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,531 87 1.3 1.0- 1.7 1,355 29.9 28.2-31.6 1,573 36.0 34.2-37.8 1,516 32.8 31.1-34.6
No 9,299 149 1.4 1.1- 1.7 3,604 37.9 36.6-39.1 3,464 38.7 37.5-40.0 2,082 22.0 21.0-23.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,907 7 0.2 0.1- 0.5 536 26.5 24.2-28.9 890 47.0 44.3-49.7 474 26.3 23.9-28.9
Non-Veteran 12,130 235 1.6 1.4- 1.9 4,497 37.2 36.1-38.3 4,211 36.0 34.9-37.1 3,187 25.2 24.2-26.1
Currently Serving 169 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 69 36.9 29.0-45.5 81 49.8 41.1-58.5 18 12.8 7.7-20.7

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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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