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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,228 5,351 36.9 35.9-37.9 8,877 63.1 62.1-64.1
GENDER
Male 5,426 1,594 29.8 28.3-31.4 3,832 70.2 68.6-71.7
Female 8,802 3,757 43.8 42.5-45.1 5,045 56.2 54.9-57.5
RACE
White 10,801 4,421 39.5 38.3-40.6 6,380 60.5 59.4-61.7
African American 2,507 574 24.6 22.4-26.9 1,933 75.4 73.1-77.6
Asian 84 60 67.0 52.9-78.5 24 33.0 21.5-47.1
Native American 287 71 25.8 19.4-33.5 216 74.2 66.5-80.6
Other Minorities 479 193 40.4 34.5-46.5 286 59.6 53.5-65.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 524 204 39.0 33.4-44.9 320 61.0 55.1-66.6
-English Speaking 265 109 36.3 29.4-43.9 156 63.7 56.1-70.6
-Spanish Speaking 259 95 40.7 32.8-49.2 164 59.3 50.8-67.2
Non-Hispanic 13,686 5,138 36.7 35.7-37.8 8,548 63.3 62.2-64.3
AGE
18-24 788 451 59.8 55.4-64.0 337 40.2 36.0-44.6
25-34 2,248 921 41.0 38.5-43.6 1,327 59.0 56.4-61.5
35-44 2,683 985 35.5 33.3-37.8 1,698 64.5 62.2-66.7
45-54 2,660 849 30.7 28.6-32.9 1,811 69.3 67.1-71.4
55-64 2,453 778 29.6 27.4-31.8 1,675 70.4 68.2-72.6
65-74 1,904 658 33.1 30.5-35.7 1,246 66.9 64.3-69.5
75+ 1,443 680 45.7 42.5-49.0 763 54.3 51.0-57.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,253 767 33.7 31.2-36.4 1,486 66.3 63.6-68.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,207 1,460 34.4 32.6-36.3 2,747 65.6 63.7-67.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,590 1,271 34.3 32.4-36.3 2,319 65.7 63.7-67.6
College Graduate 4,163 1,844 42.9 41.0-44.7 2,319 57.1 55.3-59.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,641 541 35.0 31.8-38.3 1,100 65.0 61.7-68.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,419 851 34.6 32.1-37.2 1,568 65.4 62.8-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,669 600 34.0 31.2-36.8 1,069 66.0 63.2-68.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,910 698 35.4 32.8-38.0 1,212 64.6 62.0-67.2
$50,000-74,999 1,741 646 34.8 32.2-37.5 1,095 65.2 62.5-67.8
$75,000+ 1,968 806 39.4 36.8-42.0 1,162 60.6 58.0-63.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,531 1,442 31.2 29.5-32.9 3,089 68.8 67.1-70.5
No 9,299 3,753 39.3 38.0-40.5 5,546 60.7 59.5-62.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,907 543 26.7 24.4-29.1 1,364 73.3 70.9-75.6
Non-Veteran 12,130 4,732 38.8 37.7-39.9 7,398 61.2 60.1-62.3
Currently Serving 169 70 37.4 29.5-46.0 99 62.6 54.0-70.5

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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. 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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