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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 14,883 5,314 37.1 36.0-38.3 9,569 62.9 61.7-64.0
GENDER
Male 5,610 1,597 31.4 29.7-33.3 4,013 68.6 66.7-70.3
Female 9,273 3,717 42.7 41.3-44.1 5,556 57.3 55.9-58.7
RACE
White 11,347 4,357 38.7 37.4-40.0 6,990 61.3 60.0-62.6
African American 2,441 538 25.5 23.1-28.0 1,903 74.5 72.0-76.9
Asian 103 75 74.5 62.1-83.9 28 25.5 16.1-37.9
Native American 288 78 31.7 24.5-40.0 210 68.3 60.0-75.5
Other Minorities 654 249 42.3 37.2-47.7 405 57.7 52.3-62.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 689 253 41.1 36.1-46.3 436 58.9 53.7-63.9
-English Speaking 298 111 42.4 34.8-50.4 187 57.6 49.6-65.2
-Spanish Speaking 390 142 40.6 34.3-47.3 248 59.4 52.7-65.7
Non-Hispanic 14,168 5,052 36.8 35.6-37.9 9,116 63.2 62.1-64.4
AGE
18-24 590 331 56.9 51.8-61.9 259 43.1 38.1-48.2
25-34 1,729 692 38.9 36.1-41.8 1,037 61.1 58.2-63.9
35-44 2,542 934 35.4 33.1-37.7 1,608 64.6 62.3-66.9
45-54 2,953 918 28.5 26.6-30.5 2,035 71.5 69.5-73.4
55-64 2,986 884 29.1 27.1-31.2 2,102 70.9 68.8-72.9
65-74 2,282 738 31.9 29.7-34.2 1,544 68.1 65.8-70.3
75+ 1,732 786 44.4 41.6-47.3 946 55.6 52.7-58.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,213 712 35.6 32.5-38.9 1,501 64.4 61.1-67.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,516 1,457 34.3 32.2-36.4 3,059 65.7 63.6-67.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,683 1,288 36.2 33.8-38.5 2,395 63.8 61.5-66.2
College Graduate 4,443 1,847 41.5 39.6-43.4 2,596 58.5 56.6-60.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,700 526 34.3 30.8-38.0 1,174 65.7 62.0-69.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,465 799 35.5 32.6-38.5 1,666 64.5 61.5-67.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,790 609 35.3 32.1-38.6 1,181 64.7 61.4-67.9
$35,000- 49,999 2,134 741 35.6 32.8-38.5 1,393 64.4 61.5-67.2
$50,000-74,999 1,945 638 32.7 29.9-35.6 1,307 67.3 64.4-70.1
$75,000+ 2,778 1,109 38.0 35.8-40.4 1,669 62.0 59.6-64.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,397 1,616 32.3 30.5-34.2 3,781 67.7 65.8-69.5
No 9,038 3,520 39.2 37.7-40.6 5,518 60.8 59.4-62.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,245 638 28.7 26.2-31.3 1,607 71.3 68.7-73.8
Non-Veteran 12,616 4,667 38.5 37.3-39.8 7,949 61.5 60.2-62.7

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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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