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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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 11,347 214 2.2 1.8- 2.8 4,143 36.5 35.2-37.8 4,135 37.0 35.7-38.3 2,855 24.3 23.3-25.4
GENDER
Male 4,338 34 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,203 29.0 27.0-31.0 1,953 44.2 42.1-46.3 1,148 25.8 24.1-27.6
Female 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
18-24 339 18 6.0 3.3-10.9 176 49.6 43.0-56.1 84 28.4 22.5-35.2 61 16.0 12.1-20.8
25-34 1,099 32 2.4 1.5- 3.7 461 38.9 35.5-42.5 346 35.7 32.2-39.4 260 23.0 20.1-26.2
35-44 1,842 28 1.4 0.9- 2.1 718 37.5 34.9-40.2 612 35.5 32.8-38.2 484 25.6 23.3-28.1
45-54 2,251 31 1.1 0.7- 1.6 750 30.4 28.2-32.7 812 38.8 36.3-41.4 658 29.7 27.4-32.1
55-64 2,410 25 1.1 0.7- 1.9 743 29.1 26.9-31.3 949 40.4 38.1-42.9 693 29.4 27.2-31.7
65-74 1,867 28 1.3 0.9- 2.0 620 32.8 30.3-35.3 758 42.4 39.7-45.1 461 23.5 21.3-25.9
75+ 1,496 50 4.0 2.8- 5.6 654 42.5 39.6-45.6 560 37.8 34.9-40.8 232 15.7 13.6-18.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,353 28 2.6 1.3- 5.0 454 34.6 30.6-38.8 472 34.0 30.2-38.1 399 28.8 25.4-32.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,324 68 2.3 1.6- 3.3 1,076 32.6 30.2-35.0 1,244 38.3 35.9-40.7 936 26.8 24.8-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,903 51 2.4 1.3- 4.2 1,037 35.5 32.9-38.1 1,047 36.6 34.0-39.3 768 25.6 23.4-27.9
College Graduate 3,748 66 1.9 1.4- 2.5 1,570 41.2 39.2-43.3 1,364 37.0 35.0-39.1 748 19.9 18.3-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,065 26 1.9 1.2- 3.1 340 34.5 30.2-38.9 344 31.9 28.0-36.0 355 31.7 27.9-35.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,573 48 3.0 2.1- 4.4 532 36.3 32.7-40.1 542 33.7 30.3-37.3 451 27.0 23.9-30.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,309 19 1.2 0.7- 2.3 473 37.1 33.3-41.1 471 37.2 33.4-41.1 346 24.5 21.6-27.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,692 25 1.9 1.2- 3.0 602 35.5 32.4-38.8 642 38.7 35.5-42.1 423 23.8 21.2-26.6
$50,000-74,999 1,655 26 1.3 0.8- 2.2 542 32.3 29.3-35.5 644 39.1 36.0-42.3 443 27.3 24.5-30.3
$75,000+ 2,491 25 1.3 0.8- 2.1 987 36.9 34.6-39.3 955 39.4 36.9-41.9 524 22.4 20.3-24.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,140 86 2.2 1.7- 3.0 1,257 32.1 29.9-34.3 1,426 33.6 31.6-35.7 1,371 32.1 30.1-34.1
No 6,921 120 2.2 1.6- 3.0 2,762 38.4 36.8-40.0 2,598 38.3 36.7-39.9 1,441 21.1 19.9-22.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,866 14 1.0 0.5- 1.8 537 28.5 25.9-31.3 864 46.7 43.8-49.6 451 23.8 21.5-26.3
Non-Veteran 9,471 200 2.4 1.9- 3.1 3,600 37.9 36.5-39.4 3,270 35.2 33.8-36.6 2,401 24.4 23.2-25.6

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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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