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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

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 5,610 1,597 31.4 29.7-33.3 4,013 68.6 66.7-70.3
RACE
White 4,338 1,237 30.0 28.1-32.1 3,101 70.0 67.9-71.9
African American 758 192 28.3 24.1-32.8 566 71.7 67.2-75.9
Asian 34 23 75.4 55.0-88.5 11 24.6 11.5-45.0
Native American 108 27 28.9 18.6-41.8 81 71.1 58.2-81.4
Other Minorities 348 116 40.8 34.1-47.8 232 59.2 52.2-65.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 342 111 40.0 33.3-47.1 231 60.0 52.9-66.7
-English Speaking 103 29 39.0 26.4-53.3 74 61.0 46.7-73.6
-Spanish Speaking 239 82 40.3 32.6-48.5 157 59.7 51.5-67.4
Non-Hispanic 5,258 1,483 30.3 28.6-32.2 3,775 69.7 67.8-71.4
AGE
18-24 229 126 54.8 47.0-62.4 103 45.2 37.6-53.0
25-34 626 199 33.3 29.0-37.9 427 66.7 62.1-71.0
35-44 986 265 26.9 23.7-30.4 721 73.1 69.6-76.3
45-54 1,134 260 21.8 19.0-24.8 874 78.2 75.2-81.0
55-64 1,160 269 23.3 20.4-26.5 891 76.7 73.5-79.6
65-74 884 243 28.1 24.7-31.7 641 71.9 68.3-75.3
75+ 574 231 39.7 35.0-44.7 343 60.3 55.3-65.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 888 290 37.1 32.4-42.1 598 62.9 57.9-67.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,687 458 31.0 27.8-34.4 1,229 69.0 65.6-72.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,237 311 28.9 25.1-32.9 926 71.1 67.1-74.9
College Graduate 1,786 534 30.6 27.9-33.5 1,252 69.4 66.5-72.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 146 33.2 26.7-40.3 312 66.8 59.7-73.3
$15,000- 24,999 827 275 38.0 33.2-43.1 552 62.0 56.9-66.8
$25,000- 34,999 684 202 31.0 26.2-36.3 482 69.0 63.7-73.8
$35,000- 49,999 862 238 30.8 26.5-35.4 624 69.2 64.6-73.5
$50,000-74,999 828 181 25.3 21.1-29.9 647 74.7 70.1-78.9
$75,000+ 1,293 323 25.1 22.1-28.3 970 74.9 71.7-77.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,958 506 29.9 26.9-33.1 1,452 70.1 66.9-73.1
No 3,463 1,027 31.7 29.5-34.0 2,436 68.3 66.0-70.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,037 547 26.7 24.2-29.4 1,490 73.3 70.6-75.8
Non-Veteran 3,560 1,046 33.1 30.9-35.4 2,514 66.9 64.6-69.1

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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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