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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,801 4,421 39.5 38.3-40.6 6,380 60.5 59.4-61.7
GENDER
Male 4,148 1,221 29.3 27.7-31.0 2,927 70.7 69.0-72.3
Female 6,653 3,200 49.4 47.9-50.8 3,453 50.6 49.2-52.1
AGE
18-24 507 302 59.5 54.2-64.7 205 40.5 35.3-45.8
25-34 1,530 705 45.8 42.7-48.9 825 54.2 51.1-57.3
35-44 1,976 808 39.2 36.7-41.9 1,168 60.8 58.1-63.3
45-54 2,037 734 34.5 32.0-37.0 1,303 65.5 63.0-68.0
55-64 1,956 660 31.1 28.6-33.6 1,296 68.9 66.4-71.4
65-74 1,551 583 35.5 32.7-38.4 968 64.5 61.6-67.3
75+ 1,214 609 48.7 45.2-52.2 605 51.3 47.8-54.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,388 520 34.7 31.6-37.9 868 65.3 62.1-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,099 1,180 37.2 35.1-39.3 1,919 62.8 60.7-64.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,784 1,085 37.8 35.5-40.0 1,699 62.2 60.0-64.5
College Graduate 3,522 1,631 44.3 42.3-46.3 1,891 55.7 53.7-57.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,015 389 38.8 34.9-42.8 626 61.2 57.2-65.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,543 601 36.5 33.6-39.6 942 63.5 60.4-66.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,247 500 37.4 34.2-40.8 747 62.6 59.2-65.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,531 610 39.4 36.5-42.4 921 60.6 57.6-63.5
$50,000-74,999 1,496 578 36.1 33.2-39.1 918 63.9 60.9-66.8
$75,000+ 1,766 748 40.8 38.0-43.5 1,018 59.2 56.5-62.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,395 1,190 33.5 31.6-35.5 2,205 66.5 64.5-68.4
No 7,140 3,115 42.0 40.5-43.4 4,025 58.0 56.6-59.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,539 453 28.1 25.5-30.8 1,086 71.9 69.2-74.5
Non-Veteran 9,141 3,921 41.8 40.6-43.1 5,220 58.2 56.9-59.4
Currently Serving 107 43 39.3 29.3-50.3 64 60.7 49.7-70.7

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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. 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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