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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,158 4,589 36.5 35.5-37.6 7,569 63.5 62.4-64.5
No 2,056 754 38.4 35.6-41.3 1,302 61.6 58.7-64.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 243 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 5,108 5,108 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Overweight 5,194 0 0.0 . - . 5,194 100 . - .
Obese 3,683 0 0.0 . - . 3,683 100 . - .
Current Smoker
No 10,966 3,956 35.4 34.3-36.5 7,010 64.6 63.5-65.7
Yes 3,220 1,380 41.8 39.7-44.0 1,840 58.2 56.0-60.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,004 4,843 36.4 35.3-37.4 8,161 63.6 62.6-64.7
Yes 1,044 437 42.3 38.6-46.1 607 57.7 53.9-61.4
Heavy Drinker
No 13,654 5,089 36.6 35.6-37.6 8,565 63.4 62.4-64.4
Yes 453 218 47.0 41.3-52.8 235 53.0 47.2-58.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,993 859 27.6 25.5-29.7 2,134 72.4 70.3-74.5
No 11,189 4,475 39.1 38.0-40.3 6,714 60.9 59.7-62.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,120 344 32.1 28.6-35.7 776 67.9 64.3-71.4
No 13,029 4,982 37.3 36.2-38.3 8,047 62.7 61.7-63.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,469 257 16.9 14.6-19.5 1,212 83.1 80.5-85.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 129 50 41.9 32.2-52.3 79 58.1 47.7-67.8
No 12,456 4,999 39.1 38.0-40.2 7,457 60.9 59.8-62.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 170 44 26.8 18.9-36.4 126 73.2 63.6-81.1

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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. 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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