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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN 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 1,944 22 1.4 0.9- 2.4 396 22.6 20.1-25.2 610 30.8 28.2-33.4 916 45.2 42.4-48.1
GENDER
Female 1,944 22 1.4 0.9- 2.4 396 22.6 20.1-25.2 610 30.8 28.2-33.4 916 45.2 42.4-48.1
RACE
African American 1,944 22 1.4 0.9- 2.4 396 22.6 20.1-25.2 610 30.8 28.2-33.4 916 45.2 42.4-48.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 1 2.3 0.3-15.5 4 28.6 6.9-68.3 8 28.5 10.9-56.6 9 40.6 16.6-70.1
-English Speaking 9 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.3 1.8-31.1 4 60.6 26.8-86.6 3 31.1 9.0-67.4
-Spanish Speaking 13 1 3.1 0.4-21.2 2 35.7 7.8-78.6 4 17.2 3.5-53.9 6 44.0 13.9-79.2
Non-Hispanic 1,922 21 1.4 0.9- 2.4 392 22.4 20.1-24.9 602 30.8 28.3-33.4 907 45.3 42.6-48.1
AGE
18-24 115 4 2.8 1.0- 7.8 48 41.2 31.0-52.2 28 24.1 16.0-34.7 35 31.9 22.1-43.5
25-34 311 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 102 32.1 25.5-39.6 92 30.1 24.1-36.8 113 36.8 30.3-43.8
35-44 416 4 1.1 0.3- 3.9 74 18.9 14.6-24.2 133 33.0 27.8-38.8 205 46.9 41.1-52.8
45-54 406 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 53 13.1 9.5-17.8 131 30.8 25.8-36.4 220 55.7 49.8-61.5
55-64 340 0 0.0 . - . 48 14.8 10.8-20.0 100 29.4 23.8-35.7 192 55.8 49.2-62.1
65-74 217 2 1.4 0.3- 6.0 38 18.0 12.5-25.2 66 28.7 22.2-36.3 111 51.9 43.9-59.8
75+ 133 6 7.0 2.9-16.1 32 23.1 16.0-32.2 56 41.2 32.1-51.0 39 28.7 20.7-38.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 357 6 3.3 1.4- 7.7 60 19.3 14.3-25.5 109 27.9 22.8-33.7 182 49.5 43.1-55.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 695 9 1.3 0.6- 2.8 138 23.3 18.9-28.4 216 31.0 26.7-35.7 332 44.3 39.5-49.2
Some Post-H.S. 486 3 0.5 0.1- 1.6 86 17.8 14.1-22.3 155 32.7 27.8-38.0 242 49.0 43.6-54.5
College Graduate 405 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1 111 29.9 24.6-35.8 130 30.4 25.2-36.1 160 38.4 32.5-44.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 423 9 2.4 1.2- 4.9 81 22.9 18.0-28.7 122 27.7 22.8-33.2 211 46.9 41.1-52.8
$15,000- 24,999 484 9 2.9 1.3- 6.1 87 18.8 14.7-23.6 136 28.0 23.2-33.4 252 50.3 44.8-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 298 0 0.0 . - . 60 23.2 17.4-30.2 104 33.9 27.6-40.9 134 42.8 36.0-50.0
$35,000- 49,999 206 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 44 23.4 16.9-31.5 75 35.6 28.1-43.9 86 40.5 32.5-49.1
$50,000-74,999 147 0 0.0 . - . 30 17.9 12.0-25.8 43 29.7 21.3-39.6 74 52.5 42.3-62.5
$75,000+ 122 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 30 25.4 17.5-35.2 41 33.0 24.1-43.2 50 41.2 31.5-51.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 694 11 2.5 1.3- 4.7 109 18.1 14.5-22.4 186 24.2 20.7-28.2 388 55.1 50.5-59.7
No 1,178 11 1.0 0.5- 2.1 270 25.1 21.9-28.6 396 33.4 30.1-36.9 501 40.5 37.0-44.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 0 0.0 . - . 20 25.1 15.3-38.3 24 31.2 19.4-46.0 23 43.7 28.6-60.0
Non-Veteran 1,875 22 1.5 0.9- 2.4 376 22.5 20.0-25.2 585 30.7 28.2-33.4 892 45.3 42.4-48.2

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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.

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