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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,653 3,200 49.4 47.9-50.8 3,453 50.6 49.2-52.1
AGE
18-24 303 188 63.3 56.5-69.6 115 36.7 30.4-43.5
25-34 917 503 58.3 54.5-62.0 414 41.7 38.0-45.5
35-44 1,172 592 51.4 47.9-54.9 580 48.6 45.1-52.1
45-54 1,238 533 44.0 40.7-47.5 705 56.0 52.5-59.3
55-64 1,163 462 38.9 35.6-42.3 701 61.1 57.7-64.4
65-74 983 436 46.0 42.2-49.8 547 54.0 50.2-57.8
75+ 855 470 55.0 50.9-59.1 385 45.0 40.9-49.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 865 361 41.2 37.1-45.3 504 58.8 54.7-62.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,952 866 45.8 43.1-48.6 1,086 54.2 51.4-56.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,759 815 47.5 44.6-50.4 944 52.5 49.6-55.4
College Graduate 2,074 1,155 57.0 54.4-59.5 919 43.0 40.5-45.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 718 291 42.5 38.0-47.0 427 57.5 53.0-62.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 442 41.8 38.1-45.5 611 58.2 54.5-61.9
$25,000- 34,999 749 347 44.2 39.8-48.6 402 55.8 51.4-60.2
$35,000- 49,999 868 410 49.1 45.1-53.1 458 50.9 46.9-54.9
$50,000-74,999 840 406 47.3 43.3-51.4 434 52.7 48.6-56.7
$75,000+ 969 543 57.9 54.1-61.5 426 42.1 38.5-45.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,177 852 39.3 36.8-41.9 1,325 60.7 58.1-63.2
No 4,353 2,274 53.7 51.9-55.5 2,079 46.3 44.5-48.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 40 47.6 35.7-59.7 54 52.4 40.3-64.3
Non-Veteran 6,536 3,148 49.4 47.9-50.9 3,388 50.6 49.1-52.1
Currently Serving 20 10 46.6 23.5-71.3 10 53.4 28.7-76.5

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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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