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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE 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 7,009 180 3.3 2.5- 4.3 2,940 43.6 42.0-45.2 2,182 30.1 28.7-31.6 1,707 23.0 21.7-24.3
AGE
18-24 206 11 8.2 3.7-17.2 111 52.6 44.0-61.0 43 20.2 14.3-27.8 41 19.0 13.5-26.1
25-34 710 30 4.3 2.8- 6.5 334 46.7 42.4-51.0 180 26.4 22.7-30.3 166 22.7 19.2-26.6
35-44 1,113 24 2.3 1.4- 3.6 521 47.8 44.3-51.3 294 27.0 24.0-30.2 274 23.0 20.2-26.0
45-54 1,378 26 1.7 1.1- 2.6 556 39.6 36.5-42.7 419 32.9 29.8-36.0 377 25.9 23.2-28.8
55-64 1,441 20 1.7 1.0- 2.9 525 37.0 34.1-40.0 495 34.4 31.6-37.4 401 26.9 24.2-29.7
65-74 1,133 23 1.8 1.1- 2.8 420 37.2 33.9-40.6 400 37.1 33.8-40.6 290 23.9 21.1-27.0
75+ 993 44 5.1 3.5- 7.3 455 45.3 41.5-49.0 342 33.9 30.4-37.6 152 15.8 13.2-18.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 835 19 2.0 1.1- 3.4 291 35.8 31.2-40.7 277 32.9 28.4-37.6 248 29.4 25.2-33.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,060 56 3.5 2.3- 5.2 751 38.0 35.0-41.2 669 31.4 28.7-34.4 584 27.1 24.5-29.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,902 43 3.5 1.8- 6.8 793 42.6 39.5-45.7 579 29.2 26.5-32.1 487 24.7 22.1-27.5
College Graduate 2,200 61 3.3 2.5- 4.4 1,101 51.8 49.2-54.5 654 29.0 26.7-31.4 384 15.9 14.1-17.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 779 22 2.5 1.5- 4.1 250 36.6 31.8-41.7 234 28.3 24.1-32.8 273 32.7 28.5-37.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,056 41 4.6 3.0- 7.0 358 34.5 30.6-38.6 328 31.0 27.4-34.8 329 30.0 26.5-33.6
$25,000- 34,999 809 15 1.2 0.7- 2.2 327 43.8 38.8-48.9 256 29.9 25.9-34.3 211 25.1 21.4-29.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,016 18 2.8 1.6- 4.8 413 39.7 35.8-43.8 331 32.9 29.0-37.1 254 24.6 21.3-28.3
$50,000-74,999 940 23 2.1 1.3- 3.2 388 41.1 37.2-45.2 307 33.5 29.6-37.7 222 23.3 19.9-27.1
$75,000+ 1,335 22 2.6 1.5- 4.2 701 53.7 50.5-56.9 393 28.3 25.5-31.2 219 15.4 13.3-17.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,618 66 2.7 2.0- 3.7 884 36.1 33.6-38.7 790 28.3 26.1-30.5 878 32.9 30.6-35.3
No 4,225 107 3.6 2.5- 5.1 1,976 47.4 45.3-49.5 1,343 30.8 29.0-32.8 799 18.2 16.6-19.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 3 3.8 1.1-12.1 67 55.4 44.6-65.6 44 29.0 20.6-39.2 22 11.8 7.3-18.7
Non-Veteran 6,869 177 3.3 2.5- 4.3 2,870 43.3 41.7-45.0 2,138 30.2 28.7-31.7 1,684 23.2 21.9-24.6

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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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