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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

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 6,653 194 2.7 2.3- 3.3 3,006 46.6 45.1-48.1 2,040 30.0 28.7-31.4 1,413 20.6 19.5-21.8
AGE
18-24 303 15 4.3 2.2- 8.1 173 59.0 52.2-65.6 70 22.7 17.5-28.8 45 14.0 10.0-19.4
25-34 917 33 3.2 2.1- 5.0 470 55.0 51.2-58.8 244 25.4 22.3-28.8 170 16.3 13.8-19.2
35-44 1,172 22 2.4 1.5- 3.8 570 49.0 45.5-52.6 294 25.3 22.3-28.6 286 23.2 20.4-26.3
45-54 1,238 18 1.5 0.9- 2.6 515 42.5 39.2-46.0 388 31.1 27.9-34.4 317 24.9 22.1-27.9
55-64 1,163 21 1.6 1.0- 2.7 441 37.3 34.0-40.7 446 39.5 36.1-43.0 255 21.6 18.7-24.7
65-74 983 24 2.2 1.4- 3.6 412 43.7 40.0-47.5 330 32.8 29.3-36.4 217 21.3 18.3-24.6
75+ 855 60 6.7 4.9- 9.0 410 48.3 44.2-52.4 263 29.6 26.0-33.5 122 15.4 12.6-18.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 865 29 4.2 2.6- 6.7 332 37.0 33.1-41.1 274 30.3 26.7-34.2 230 28.6 24.8-32.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,952 52 2.2 1.6- 3.1 814 43.6 40.9-46.4 639 32.7 30.1-35.3 447 21.6 19.4-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,759 48 2.3 1.6- 3.2 767 45.2 42.3-48.1 539 30.3 27.7-33.1 405 22.3 20.0-24.7
College Graduate 2,074 64 3.1 2.3- 4.1 1,091 53.9 51.3-56.5 588 27.4 25.2-29.7 331 15.6 13.8-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 718 25 3.4 2.2- 5.3 266 39.0 34.6-43.6 226 29.1 25.3-33.3 201 28.4 24.4-32.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 35 3.5 2.2- 5.4 407 38.3 34.7-42.0 343 31.5 28.2-35.0 268 26.7 23.5-30.2
$25,000- 34,999 749 21 2.4 1.4- 3.9 326 41.8 37.5-46.2 221 30.6 26.7-34.9 181 25.2 21.3-29.5
$35,000- 49,999 868 14 1.6 0.9- 2.9 396 47.5 43.5-51.5 268 30.1 26.6-33.9 190 20.8 17.8-24.2
$50,000-74,999 840 18 1.6 0.9- 2.7 388 45.7 41.7-49.8 255 30.6 27.0-34.6 179 22.1 18.9-25.6
$75,000+ 969 24 2.8 1.8- 4.4 519 55.1 51.3-58.8 288 28.6 25.3-32.1 138 13.6 11.2-16.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,177 68 2.4 1.8- 3.2 784 36.9 34.4-39.5 679 30.9 28.5-33.4 646 29.8 27.4-32.3
No 4,353 120 2.9 2.3- 3.6 2,154 50.8 49.0-52.6 1,327 29.6 28.0-31.3 752 16.7 15.4-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8 38 45.6 33.8-57.8 29 28.6 18.8-40.8 25 23.9 15.3-35.2
Non-Veteran 6,536 192 2.8 2.3- 3.3 2,956 46.6 45.1-48.1 2,004 30.0 28.7-31.4 1,384 20.6 19.4-21.8
Currently Serving 20 0 0.0 . - . 10 46.6 23.5-71.3 7 30.2 12.4-57.0 3 23.2 7.6-52.7

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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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