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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 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
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
RACE
African American 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 1 10.4 1.4-48.8 2 21.2 3.8-64.3 3 16.7 4.6-45.3 5 51.7 20.2-81.9
-English Speaking 10 0 0.0 . - . 2 23.6 4.3-68.1 3 18.7 5.0-49.8 5 57.7 22.7-86.4
-Spanish Speaking 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 745 14 2.0 1.0- 3.9 174 26.2 22.1-30.7 306 39.2 34.8-43.8 251 32.6 28.4-37.2
AGE
18-24 43 1 3.4 0.5-20.7 21 49.4 32.3-66.8 10 19.4 9.7-35.1 11 27.7 13.6-48.3
25-34 93 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 25 29.7 20.2-41.5 40 42.5 31.8-53.9 27 26.5 18.1-36.9
35-44 135 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 24 17.3 11.1-25.7 55 40.7 31.4-50.7 54 40.3 31.1-50.2
45-54 171 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 37 20.0 13.7-28.3 68 45.2 35.4-55.3 65 33.7 25.6-42.9
55-64 136 5 3.2 1.2- 8.5 22 18.2 11.7-27.2 55 38.3 29.2-48.3 54 40.3 30.8-50.6
65-74 116 2 1.8 0.4- 7.0 29 23.9 16.1-34.1 55 47.5 36.9-58.2 30 26.8 18.5-37.3
75+ 61 3 3.3 1.0- 9.9 18 32.5 19.7-48.6 25 36.4 23.7-51.3 15 27.8 16.4-43.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 168 9 6.3 2.6-14.8 48 35.6 26.4-46.1 60 30.8 22.4-40.8 51 27.2 19.4-36.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 279 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 69 27.1 20.8-34.6 118 37.3 30.4-44.8 88 33.8 26.3-42.2
Some Post-H.S. 152 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 27 18.7 11.9-28.1 68 47.1 37.1-57.3 56 33.4 25.2-42.8
College Graduate 156 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 32 23.5 15.1-34.6 64 41.1 32.1-50.9 59 35.2 26.9-44.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 3 2.3 0.7- 7.1 29 34.7 24.0-47.3 35 27.3 18.9-37.7 39 35.7 25.5-47.4
$15,000- 24,999 146 4 4.7 1.5-13.7 41 30.4 21.3-41.5 62 35.6 26.5-46.0 39 29.3 19.1-42.0
$25,000- 34,999 111 2 1.5 0.4- 6.0 26 24.5 13.7-39.9 41 32.8 22.3-45.5 42 41.2 29.4-54.0
$35,000- 49,999 120 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 18 14.5 8.8-23.0 57 49.2 38.8-59.7 44 34.7 25.6-45.1
$50,000-74,999 84 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 13 16.5 9.3-27.6 31 36.6 25.5-49.3 39 46.7 34.8-59.0
$75,000+ 86 0 0.0 . - . 13 18.1 10.1-30.4 42 55.9 42.5-68.4 31 26.0 17.1-37.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 283 7 3.1 1.1- 8.5 68 29.9 23.2-37.5 102 33.8 27.4-40.7 106 33.2 27.1-39.9
No 425 8 1.7 0.8- 3.8 97 23.9 18.8-29.9 183 40.3 34.2-46.6 137 34.1 28.2-40.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 230 4 1.5 0.5- 4.1 39 15.2 10.6-21.4 112 51.8 43.5-60.0 75 31.5 24.6-39.2
Non-Veteran 523 11 2.3 1.1- 5.0 137 30.2 25.1-35.9 195 33.8 29.0-39.1 180 33.6 28.4-39.2

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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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