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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 4,148 20 0.4 0.2- 0.7 1,201 28.9 27.3-30.6 1,894 46.0 44.2-47.8 1,033 24.7 23.1-26.3
African American 874 2 0.2 0.0- 1.1 228 26.7 23.2-30.5 372 43.4 39.4-47.5 272 29.7 26.2-33.4
Asian 39 1 5.5 0.8-30.0 21 49.0 31.7-66.5 13 35.7 20.3-54.7 4 9.8 3.5-24.8
Native American 89 0 0.0 . - . 22 25.5 15.7-38.5 43 43.4 30.5-57.2 24 31.2 20.0-45.1
Other Minorities 248 0 0.0 . - . 85 37.1 29.4-45.4 113 41.8 34.0-49.9 50 21.2 15.3-28.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 250 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 80 36.0 28.5-44.3 116 42.8 35.2-50.8 53 20.9 15.2-28.1
-English Speaking 100 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 28 27.1 17.7-39.2 49 47.7 36.2-59.6 22 24.4 15.4-36.5
-Spanish Speaking 150 0 0.0 . - . 52 40.3 30.4-51.0 67 40.5 30.8-50.9 31 19.3 12.5-28.6
Non-Hispanic 5,168 22 0.4 0.2- 0.7 1,488 28.9 27.4-30.5 2,324 45.2 43.5-46.8 1,334 25.5 24.1-27.0
AGE
18-24 319 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 178 58.4 51.6-64.9 98 30.7 24.8-37.3 40 10.4 7.2-14.7
25-34 869 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 275 32.5 28.8-36.5 383 44.5 40.4-48.6 209 22.8 19.7-26.2
35-44 1,075 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1 276 26.7 23.5-30.2 509 47.1 43.4-50.7 286 25.9 22.9-29.2
45-54 1,030 2 0.0 0.0- 0.2 246 23.1 20.1-26.4 468 45.8 42.1-49.6 314 31.1 27.7-34.7
55-64 999 4 0.6 0.2- 2.2 249 23.2 20.2-26.4 442 46.2 42.4-50.0 304 30.1 26.7-33.6
65-74 685 3 0.5 0.1- 2.6 181 25.4 21.8-29.4 327 47.3 42.9-51.8 174 26.7 22.8-31.0
75+ 433 5 1.2 0.5- 3.1 158 38.0 32.6-43.7 212 46.8 41.3-52.5 58 13.9 10.4-18.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 901 8 0.8 0.3- 2.2 281 30.8 27.0-34.8 376 42.0 37.9-46.2 236 26.4 22.9-30.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,564 8 0.4 0.2- 0.9 420 28.1 25.4-31.0 676 41.5 38.6-44.5 460 30.0 27.2-32.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,286 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7 323 25.9 23.0-29.0 622 49.1 45.8-52.4 337 24.8 22.1-27.7
College Graduate 1,665 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 542 32.4 29.7-35.2 766 46.9 44.0-49.9 354 20.4 18.2-22.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 485 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 160 35.4 29.7-41.6 167 33.3 27.9-39.1 154 30.8 25.5-36.6
$15,000- 24,999 799 6 0.7 0.2- 2.5 253 32.5 28.4-36.9 343 43.2 38.9-47.6 197 23.6 20.2-27.4
$25,000- 34,999 658 5 1.0 0.4- 2.9 183 27.5 23.6-31.8 286 42.7 38.3-47.2 184 28.8 24.8-33.1
$35,000- 49,999 823 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9 228 27.4 23.9-31.3 372 45.6 41.6-49.7 221 26.8 23.3-30.6
$50,000-74,999 787 0 0.0 . - . 203 26.1 22.7-29.9 363 45.4 41.4-49.6 221 28.4 24.9-32.3
$75,000+ 893 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9 224 26.1 22.8-29.7 473 52.7 48.7-56.6 193 21.0 18.0-24.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,621 8 0.3 0.1- 0.8 440 27.1 24.5-29.9 677 42.0 39.0-45.0 496 30.6 27.9-33.4
No 3,606 15 0.4 0.2- 0.8 1,070 30.2 28.4-32.1 1,680 46.5 44.5-48.5 841 22.8 21.2-24.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,751 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3 479 25.9 23.6-28.4 835 47.5 44.6-50.3 433 26.5 24.0-29.2
Non-Veteran 3,523 18 0.5 0.3- 0.9 1,039 30.9 29.0-32.8 1,528 43.6 41.6-45.6 938 25.0 23.4-26.8
Currently Serving 134 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 49 33.9 25.6-43.3 71 53.3 43.7-62.7 13 12.2 6.7-21.1

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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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