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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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 14,090 253 1.8 1.5- 2.2 4,586 33.6 32.3-34.8 5,176 35.9 34.7-37.1 4,075 28.7 27.5-29.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,350 223 1.8 1.5- 2.3 4,013 33.4 32.1-34.7 4,580 36.6 35.3-37.8 3,534 28.2 27.1-29.4
No 1,715 29 1.9 1.1- 3.1 567 34.6 31.1-38.3 586 33.0 29.7-36.5 533 30.6 27.0-34.5
Current Smoker
No 11,165 163 1.7 1.3- 2.2 3,521 32.5 31.1-33.8 4,124 36.2 34.8-37.6 3,357 29.6 28.4-30.9
Yes 2,886 90 2.3 1.8- 3.1 1,049 37.1 34.2-40.0 1,037 34.9 32.3-37.6 710 25.7 23.1-28.5
COPD
Yes 1,151 32 2.4 1.6- 3.8 319 26.5 23.0-30.4 399 36.4 32.0-41.0 401 34.6 30.2-39.3
No 12,308 207 1.8 1.4- 2.2 4,062 33.7 32.4-35.1 4,537 35.8 34.5-37.1 3,502 28.7 27.5-30.0
Binge Drinker
No 12,767 237 2.0 1.6- 2.5 4,099 33.0 31.7-34.3 4,656 35.4 34.1-36.6 3,775 29.6 28.4-30.9
Yes 1,171 14 0.8 0.4- 1.5 429 36.3 32.1-40.8 464 39.9 35.7-44.2 264 23.0 19.4-27.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,350 243 1.9 1.6- 2.3 4,281 32.9 31.7-34.2 4,898 35.9 34.7-37.1 3,928 29.3 28.1-30.5
Yes 520 9 1.2 0.6- 2.5 232 48.1 41.5-54.9 185 33.0 27.3-39.2 94 17.7 13.3-23.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,151 17 2.1 1.0- 4.6 305 29.9 25.4-34.9 357 29.7 25.8-33.9 472 38.2 33.7-43.0
No 12,874 231 1.8 1.5- 2.2 4,268 34.0 32.7-35.3 4,795 36.4 35.2-37.7 3,580 27.8 26.6-29.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,733 10 0.6 0.3- 1.2 235 12.5 10.5-14.7 575 32.9 30.0-36.0 913 54.1 50.9-57.2
No 12,087 242 2.0 1.6- 2.4 4,293 35.8 34.5-37.2 4,508 36.3 35.0-37.6 3,044 25.9 24.7-27.2
Disability
Yes 5,079 103 2.3 1.6- 3.3 1,367 27.6 25.7-29.6 1,763 33.2 31.3-35.1 1,846 37.0 34.9-39.1
No 8,464 139 1.6 1.3- 2.0 3,032 35.9 34.3-37.5 3,192 36.9 35.4-38.5 2,101 25.6 24.1-27.0
Hypertension
Yes 5,439 61 1.0 0.7- 1.3 1,258 21.3 19.9-22.8 2,020 37.1 35.3-38.9 2,100 40.6 38.8-42.5
No 8,625 192 2.2 1.8- 2.7 3,316 38.5 36.9-40.1 3,145 35.5 33.9-37.0 1,972 23.9 22.5-25.4

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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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