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2006 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 1,683 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
GENDER
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
RACE
African American 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.2 1.1-46.6 5 72.4 37.0-92.2 3 18.4 4.6-51.4
-English Speaking 9 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.2 1.1-46.6 5 72.4 37.0-92.2 3 18.4 4.6-51.4
Non-Hispanic 1,670 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2 327 22.6 20.0-25.5 519 31.8 29.0-34.7 807 44.9 41.9-47.9
AGE
18-24 81 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 41 52.7 40.0-65.1 20 25.7 16.2-38.3 19 20.7 12.2-32.7
25-34 238 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 53 24.1 18.1-31.5 71 31.9 24.9-39.7 112 43.6 36.2-51.3
35-44 303 3 0.6 0.1- 2.1 60 19.0 14.3-24.9 89 31.9 25.7-38.9 151 48.5 41.7-55.3
45-54 362 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0 42 11.0 7.8-15.2 114 35.3 29.4-41.6 204 53.3 47.1-59.5
55-64 318 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 51 19.0 14.1-25.1 106 33.7 27.8-40.1 158 46.6 40.2-53.0
65-74 230 2 1.3 0.3- 5.7 39 15.6 10.6-22.4 75 30.1 23.6-37.6 114 52.9 44.7-60.9
75+ 140 3 1.4 0.4- 4.3 42 29.7 21.5-39.3 45 31.4 23.1-41.1 50 37.6 28.5-47.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 350 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 62 20.9 15.6-27.4 92 27.2 21.3-33.9 194 51.5 44.7-58.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 599 8 0.7 0.3- 1.6 118 23.5 19.0-28.6 182 32.1 27.3-37.2 291 43.7 38.7-48.8
Some Post-H.S. 416 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 77 20.3 15.7-25.8 143 33.9 28.4-39.8 193 45.3 39.4-51.4
College Graduate 316 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 72 25.4 19.6-32.3 105 33.2 27.1-39.9 135 40.2 33.6-47.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 7 1.3 0.6- 3.1 70 24.1 18.4-30.9 96 25.3 20.2-31.2 197 49.3 42.8-55.7
$15,000- 24,999 443 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 73 17.8 13.4-23.2 133 31.8 26.4-37.6 236 50.4 44.4-56.3
$25,000- 34,999 229 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 37 17.7 12.1-25.0 66 29.7 22.5-37.9 124 51.9 43.4-60.3
$35,000- 49,999 185 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 34 19.6 13.6-27.4 76 43.4 34.8-52.4 74 36.7 29.0-45.1
$50,000-74,999 124 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 25 21.8 13.4-33.3 44 36.8 26.8-48.0 54 40.6 30.5-51.6
$75,000+ 98 0 0.0 . - . 31 30.4 21.0-41.8 29 31.3 21.0-43.9 38 38.3 27.7-50.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 649 11 1.4 0.7- 2.8 94 15.9 12.5-20.0 178 28.5 24.2-33.2 366 54.2 49.4-59.1
No 958 5 0.4 0.2- 1.0 218 26.5 22.9-30.5 323 32.8 29.1-36.6 412 40.4 36.5-44.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 59 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 14 32.4 18.9-49.6 21 36.0 21.8-53.2 23 30.6 18.6-45.9
Non-Veteran 1,621 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2 315 22.1 19.5-25.0 503 31.8 29.0-34.8 787 45.3 42.2-48.4

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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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