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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 2,441 32 1.3 0.8- 2.2 506 24.2 21.8-26.7 834 35.1 32.5-37.7 1,069 39.4 36.9-42.1
GENDER
Male 758 15 2.1 1.1- 4.0 177 26.2 22.2-30.6 310 38.9 34.5-43.5 256 32.8 28.6-37.4
Female 1,683 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2 329 22.5 19.9-25.4 524 31.9 29.1-34.9 813 44.8 41.8-47.8
AGE
18-24 124 2 2.2 0.4-10.4 62 51.0 39.9-62.0 30 22.5 15.0-32.1 30 24.3 15.3-36.4
25-34 331 3 0.8 0.2- 3.3 78 26.5 20.9-32.9 111 36.3 30.2-43.0 139 36.4 30.6-42.7
35-44 438 5 1.1 0.4- 3.1 84 18.3 14.3-23.0 144 35.7 30.3-41.6 205 45.0 39.3-50.7
45-54 533 3 0.8 0.2- 3.1 79 15.1 11.6-19.4 182 39.8 34.2-45.7 269 44.4 39.0-49.9
55-64 454 8 1.9 0.8- 4.2 73 18.6 14.5-23.7 161 35.8 30.5-41.5 212 43.7 38.1-49.5
65-74 346 4 1.5 0.6- 4.2 68 19.3 14.7-25.1 130 37.9 31.7-44.4 144 41.3 34.9-47.9
75+ 201 6 2.1 0.9- 4.7 60 30.7 23.4-39.2 70 33.3 26.0-41.4 65 33.9 26.5-42.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 518 11 3.2 1.4- 7.3 110 27.8 22.5-33.9 152 28.9 23.7-34.6 245 40.1 34.6-45.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 12 1.2 0.6- 2.4 187 25.1 21.3-29.4 300 34.4 30.4-38.7 379 39.3 34.9-43.8
Some Post-H.S. 568 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 104 19.6 15.6-24.5 211 39.3 34.0-45.0 249 40.4 35.3-45.7
College Graduate 472 5 0.7 0.3- 1.9 104 24.5 19.3-30.6 169 36.9 31.5-42.6 194 37.9 32.5-43.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 476 10 1.6 0.8- 3.2 99 27.3 22.0-33.4 131 25.9 21.4-31.0 236 45.1 39.6-50.8
$15,000- 24,999 589 5 2.0 0.6- 5.9 114 23.0 18.3-28.5 195 33.4 28.4-38.8 275 41.7 36.0-47.5
$25,000- 34,999 340 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 63 20.6 14.5-28.2 107 31.0 24.7-38.0 166 47.3 40.0-54.7
$35,000- 49,999 305 2 1.0 0.2- 4.7 52 17.0 12.6-22.5 133 46.3 39.5-53.3 118 35.7 29.6-42.3
$50,000-74,999 208 2 0.5 0.1- 2.6 38 19.0 13.1-26.7 75 36.7 28.9-45.2 93 43.8 35.8-52.2
$75,000+ 184 0 0.0 . - . 44 23.3 16.7-31.5 71 45.5 36.2-55.3 69 31.2 23.9-39.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 932 18 2.2 1.1- 4.4 162 22.2 18.5-26.4 280 30.8 27.1-34.9 472 44.8 40.7-48.9
No 1,383 13 1.0 0.5- 1.9 315 25.4 22.3-28.7 506 36.0 32.7-39.6 549 37.6 34.2-41.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 289 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 53 18.2 13.4-24.1 133 49.2 41.7-56.7 98 31.3 25.2-38.2
Non-Veteran 2,144 27 1.3 0.8- 2.3 452 25.2 22.6-28.0 698 32.6 30.0-35.3 967 40.9 38.1-43.7

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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. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=B MI 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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