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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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 16,417 284 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,701 35.5 34.5-36.6 5,926 36.7 35.7-37.8 4,506 25.9 25.1-26.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,125 242 1.8 1.5- 2.2 4,943 34.9 33.9-36.0 5,124 37.0 35.9-38.1 3,816 26.2 25.3-27.2
No 2,262 42 1.6 1.0- 2.3 743 37.6 34.6-40.7 795 36.1 33.2-39.0 682 24.8 22.5-27.2
Current Smoker
No 12,921 194 1.6 1.3- 1.9 4,300 33.5 32.4-34.7 4,717 37.5 36.4-38.7 3,710 27.4 26.4-28.4
Yes 3,428 90 2.4 1.8- 3.1 1,373 42.4 40.0-44.8 1,190 34.3 32.2-36.6 775 20.9 19.1-22.8
Binge Drinker
No 14,967 267 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,157 34.9 33.9-36.0 5,362 36.6 35.6-37.7 4,181 26.6 25.7-27.6
Yes 1,291 15 1.5 0.8- 3.0 487 40.7 37.1-44.4 499 37.5 34.0-41.1 290 20.3 17.7-23.1
Heavy Drinker
No 15,700 272 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,392 35.2 34.1-36.2 5,664 36.8 35.8-37.9 4,372 26.2 25.3-27.1
Yes 490 9 1.4 0.6- 2.9 216 44.6 38.6-50.6 172 34.0 28.2-40.3 93 20.1 15.9-25.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,151 21 1.5 0.9- 2.7 307 28.9 25.1-32.9 346 30.2 26.6-34.1 477 39.4 35.6-43.3
No 15,185 262 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,367 36.0 34.9-37.1 5,558 37.3 36.2-38.3 3,998 25.0 24.1-25.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,754 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5 271 15.3 13.3-17.7 585 33.9 31.1-36.8 886 49.9 47.0-52.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 131 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8 39 27.4 19.5-37.0 38 27.8 19.7-37.7 51 42.5 32.4-53.3
No 14,314 269 1.9 1.6- 2.2 5,351 37.8 36.7-38.9 5,228 37.1 36.0-38.2 3,466 23.2 22.3-24.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 209 0 0.0 . - . 37 15.3 10.4-21.9 70 34.8 26.9-43.7 102 49.9 41.2-58.5

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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. 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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