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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE 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 7,812 190 2.8 2.3- 3.4 3,371 43.9 42.5-45.4 2,442 30.7 29.3-32.0 1,809 22.6 21.4-23.8
AGE
18-24 304 14 6.3 3.3-11.7 159 51.2 44.2-58.1 78 26.7 21.0-33.4 53 15.8 11.7-21.1
25-34 928 27 3.0 2.0- 4.4 437 45.7 42.0-49.4 227 26.3 23.0-29.9 237 25.1 22.0-28.4
35-44 1,341 18 1.2 0.7- 2.1 634 47.4 44.3-50.6 386 29.7 26.8-32.6 303 21.7 19.2-24.4
45-54 1,472 33 2.2 1.4- 3.3 596 40.5 37.6-43.5 436 30.2 27.4-33.1 407 27.1 24.5-29.9
55-64 1,472 26 1.9 1.2- 3.0 521 34.6 31.8-37.4 517 35.0 32.1-38.0 408 28.6 25.8-31.5
65-74 1,197 29 3.3 2.1- 5.0 483 39.8 36.6-43.1 417 33.9 30.8-37.1 268 23.0 20.3-26.0
75+ 1,069 42 3.6 2.5- 5.1 523 49.9 46.3-53.5 372 35.1 31.7-38.6 132 11.5 9.4-13.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 953 31 4.4 2.2- 8.7 358 35.6 31.5-39.9 314 33.3 29.0-37.8 250 26.7 23.0-30.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,350 54 2.6 1.9- 3.6 933 39.8 37.3-42.3 804 34.1 31.6-36.7 559 23.5 21.4-25.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,067 47 2.7 1.8- 4.0 835 42.1 39.2-45.0 641 30.1 27.6-32.7 544 25.2 22.9-27.6
College Graduate 2,428 57 2.5 1.8- 3.3 1,238 52.4 50.0-54.8 679 27.1 25.0-29.3 454 18.0 16.2-19.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 880 26 2.9 1.8- 4.7 324 41.5 36.7-46.4 273 29.4 25.4-33.8 257 26.2 22.7-30.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,281 43 4.2 2.8- 6.2 509 39.3 35.6-43.1 398 31.7 28.1-35.4 331 24.9 21.8-28.2
$25,000- 34,999 919 15 1.5 0.9- 2.6 351 38.9 34.9-43.0 296 32.4 28.4-36.7 257 27.2 23.7-30.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,103 25 2.1 1.4- 3.4 447 39.0 35.7-42.5 351 33.1 29.8-36.5 280 25.8 22.8-29.0
$50,000-74,999 1,080 17 2.0 1.1- 3.6 481 44.9 41.4-48.5 342 29.6 26.6-32.9 240 23.5 20.5-26.7
$75,000+ 1,327 21 1.8 1.2- 2.9 692 52.5 49.2-55.7 395 29.0 26.2-32.1 219 16.7 14.3-19.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,456 78 3.4 2.5- 4.6 808 33.1 30.6-35.7 783 31.9 29.4-34.4 787 31.6 29.2-34.1
No 5,204 109 2.6 2.0- 3.5 2,484 48.2 46.4-49.9 1,623 30.4 28.8-32.0 988 18.8 17.5-20.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 3 2.2 0.6- 7.5 56 43.1 32.8-53.9 43 32.4 23.2-43.2 28 22.3 14.6-32.4
Non-Veteran 7,679 187 2.8 2.3- 3.5 3,314 44.0 42.5-45.4 2,398 30.6 29.3-32.0 1,780 22.6 21.4-23.8

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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.

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