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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 14,090 4,839 35.4 34.2-36.7 9,251 64.6 63.3-65.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,350 4,236 35.2 33.9-36.5 8,114 64.8 63.5-66.1
No 1,715 596 36.4 32.9-40.2 1,119 63.6 59.8-67.1
Current Smoker
No 11,165 3,684 34.2 32.8-35.6 7,481 65.8 64.4-67.2
Yes 2,886 1,139 39.4 36.6-42.3 1,747 60.6 57.7-63.4
COPD
Yes 1,151 351 29.0 25.3-33.0 800 71.0 67.0-74.7
No 12,308 4,269 35.5 34.2-36.8 8,039 64.5 63.2-65.8
Binge Drinker
No 12,767 4,336 35.0 33.7-36.3 8,431 65.0 63.7-66.3
Yes 1,171 443 37.1 32.9-41.6 728 62.9 58.4-67.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,350 4,524 34.8 33.5-36.1 8,826 65.2 63.9-66.5
Yes 520 241 49.4 42.7-56.1 279 50.6 43.9-57.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,151 322 32.1 27.4-37.1 829 67.9 62.9-72.6
No 12,874 4,499 35.8 34.5-37.1 8,375 64.2 62.9-65.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,733 245 13.0 11.0-15.3 1,488 87.0 84.7-89.0
No 12,087 4,535 37.8 36.5-39.2 7,552 62.2 60.8-63.5
Disability
Yes 5,079 1,470 29.9 27.9-32.0 3,609 70.1 68.0-72.1
No 8,464 3,171 37.5 35.9-39.1 5,293 62.5 60.9-64.1
Hypertension
Yes 5,439 1,319 22.3 20.8-23.8 4,120 77.7 76.2-79.2
No 8,625 3,508 40.7 39.0-42.3 5,117 59.3 57.7-61.0

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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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