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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,441 538 25.5 23.1-28.0 1,903 74.5 72.0-76.9
GENDER
Male 758 192 28.3 24.1-32.8 566 71.7 67.2-75.9
Female 1,683 346 23.3 20.6-26.1 1,337 76.7 73.9-79.4
AGE
18-24 124 64 53.2 42.0-64.1 60 46.8 35.9-58.0
25-34 331 81 27.3 21.6-33.7 250 72.7 66.3-78.4
35-44 438 89 19.3 15.3-24.1 349 80.7 75.9-84.7
45-54 533 82 15.9 12.3-20.3 451 84.1 79.7-87.7
55-64 454 81 20.5 16.1-25.7 373 79.5 74.3-83.9
65-74 346 72 20.9 16.0-26.7 274 79.1 73.3-84.0
75+ 201 66 32.8 25.4-41.2 135 67.2 58.8-74.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 518 121 31.0 25.4-37.3 397 69.0 62.7-74.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 199 26.3 22.4-30.6 679 73.7 69.4-77.6
Some Post-H.S. 568 108 20.3 16.1-25.1 460 79.7 74.9-83.9
College Graduate 472 109 25.2 20.0-31.3 363 74.8 68.7-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 476 109 29.0 23.6-35.0 367 71.0 65.0-76.4
$15,000- 24,999 589 119 25.0 20.0-30.7 470 75.0 69.3-80.0
$25,000- 34,999 340 67 21.7 15.6-29.3 273 78.3 70.7-84.4
$35,000- 49,999 305 54 18.0 13.4-23.7 251 82.0 76.3-86.6
$50,000-74,999 208 40 19.5 13.6-27.2 168 80.5 72.8-86.4
$75,000+ 184 44 23.3 16.7-31.5 140 76.7 68.5-83.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 932 180 24.4 20.5-28.7 752 75.6 71.3-79.5
No 1,383 328 26.3 23.2-29.7 1,055 73.7 70.3-76.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 289 58 19.5 14.6-25.6 231 80.5 74.4-85.4
Non-Veteran 2,144 479 26.5 23.9-29.3 1,665 73.5 70.7-76.1

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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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