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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 10,801 214 1.6 1.3- 1.9 4,207 37.9 36.7-39.0 3,934 37.9 36.8-39.1 2,446 22.6 21.7-23.6
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
18-24 507 18 2.6 1.4- 4.6 284 57.0 51.6-62.2 131 27.6 22.9-32.8 74 12.8 9.9-16.6
25-34 1,530 35 1.7 1.1- 2.6 670 44.1 41.0-47.2 522 35.4 32.5-38.5 303 18.8 16.5-21.2
35-44 1,976 24 1.3 0.8- 2.1 784 37.9 35.4-40.5 681 36.9 34.3-39.6 487 23.8 21.6-26.2
45-54 2,037 20 0.8 0.5- 1.4 714 33.6 31.2-36.2 745 37.9 35.3-40.6 558 27.6 25.3-30.1
55-64 1,956 25 1.2 0.7- 2.0 635 29.9 27.5-32.4 804 43.1 40.3-45.9 492 25.8 23.4-28.4
65-74 1,551 26 1.2 0.7- 1.9 557 34.3 31.5-37.2 607 40.7 37.7-43.8 361 23.8 21.2-26.6
75+ 1,214 65 4.5 3.4- 6.0 544 44.2 40.7-47.7 436 37.3 34.0-40.8 169 14.0 11.8-16.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,388 37 2.9 1.8- 4.4 483 31.8 28.8-34.9 491 36.6 33.4-40.0 377 28.7 25.7-31.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,099 58 1.3 1.0- 1.8 1,122 35.9 33.8-38.0 1,149 37.6 35.4-39.7 770 25.3 23.4-27.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,784 52 1.4 1.0- 1.9 1,033 36.4 34.2-38.6 1,030 39.0 36.7-41.3 669 23.3 21.4-25.3
College Graduate 3,522 66 1.5 1.2- 2.1 1,565 42.7 40.8-44.8 1,261 37.9 35.9-39.9 630 17.8 16.3-19.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,015 29 2.4 1.6- 3.6 360 36.4 32.5-40.4 325 31.4 27.7-35.4 301 29.9 26.3-33.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,543 40 2.5 1.6- 3.9 561 34.1 31.2-37.1 560 38.0 34.9-41.2 382 25.5 22.8-28.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,247 24 1.4 0.9- 2.3 476 36.0 32.8-39.3 433 36.2 33.0-39.6 314 26.3 23.3-29.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,531 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6 594 38.5 35.6-41.5 558 37.4 34.4-40.4 363 23.2 20.8-25.9
$50,000-74,999 1,496 18 0.7 0.4- 1.3 560 35.4 32.5-38.3 568 39.4 36.4-42.5 350 24.5 21.9-27.2
$75,000+ 1,766 27 1.5 1.0- 2.2 721 39.3 36.6-42.1 704 41.2 38.4-44.0 314 18.1 16.0-20.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,395 74 1.4 1.1- 1.9 1,116 32.1 30.2-34.1 1,184 36.1 34.1-38.2 1,021 30.3 28.4-32.3
No 7,140 134 1.7 1.4- 2.1 2,981 40.3 38.9-41.7 2,646 38.6 37.2-40.0 1,379 19.4 18.3-20.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,539 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5 447 27.9 25.3-30.6 721 46.9 43.9-49.9 365 25.0 22.4-27.7
Non-Veteran 9,141 207 1.9 1.6- 2.3 3,714 39.9 38.7-41.2 3,151 35.8 34.6-37.1 2,069 22.3 21.3-23.4
Currently Serving 107 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 42 38.5 28.5-49.5 55 52.8 41.9-63.5 9 7.9 3.8-15.8

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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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