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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,158 210 1.3 1.1- 1.6 4,379 35.2 34.1-36.3 4,493 38.8 37.7-39.9 3,076 24.7 23.7-25.6
No 2,056 32 1.6 1.0- 2.5 722 36.9 34.1-39.7 699 33.7 31.0-36.5 603 27.9 25.4-30.5
Current Smoker
No 10,966 161 1.2 1.0- 1.5 3,795 34.1 33.0-35.3 4,028 38.1 36.9-39.3 2,982 26.5 25.5-27.6
Yes 3,220 80 1.8 1.4- 2.4 1,300 40.0 37.9-42.2 1,151 37.4 35.3-39.6 689 20.7 19.0-22.5
Binge Drinker
No 13,004 229 1.4 1.2- 1.7 4,614 34.9 33.9-36.0 4,711 37.6 36.5-38.7 3,450 26.0 25.1-27.0
Yes 1,044 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0 425 41.4 37.7-45.2 409 41.0 37.3-44.8 198 16.7 14.2-19.6
Heavy Drinker
No 13,654 233 1.4 1.2- 1.6 4,856 35.2 34.2-36.2 4,995 38.0 37.0-39.1 3,570 25.4 24.5-26.3
Yes 453 7 1.2 0.5- 2.7 211 45.8 40.1-51.6 158 35.2 30.0-40.8 77 17.8 13.5-23.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,993 59 1.3 1.0- 1.8 800 26.3 24.3-28.4 1,005 34.8 32.6-37.0 1,129 37.6 35.4-39.9
No 11,189 181 1.4 1.1- 1.7 4,294 37.7 36.6-38.9 4,172 38.7 37.5-39.8 2,542 22.2 21.3-23.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,120 23 1.5 0.9- 2.3 321 30.6 27.2-34.3 357 31.9 28.5-35.5 419 36.0 32.6-39.6
No 13,029 220 1.4 1.2- 1.6 4,762 35.9 34.9-37.0 4,809 38.5 37.4-39.5 3,238 24.2 23.3-25.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,469 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5 251 16.7 14.4-19.3 480 33.9 30.9-37.1 732 49.2 45.9-52.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 129 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 47 40.8 31.2-51.2 39 29.1 21.1-38.7 40 29.0 20.8-38.7
No 12,456 234 1.5 1.3- 1.8 4,765 37.6 36.5-38.7 4,614 38.5 37.4-39.6 2,843 22.4 21.5-23.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 170 0 0.0 . - . 44 26.8 18.9-36.4 59 32.6 24.4-42.0 67 40.6 31.4-50.6

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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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