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2007 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 6,942 179 3.0 2.3- 3.8 2,754 41.8 40.1-43.5 2,211 29.5 28.0-31.0 1,798 25.7 24.2-27.3
AGE
18-24 167 7 6.2 2.4-15.0 91 50.3 40.7-59.9 38 22.5 15.4-31.6 31 21.1 13.8-30.7
25-34 642 22 3.0 1.9- 4.9 298 46.8 41.9-51.7 162 22.4 18.8-26.5 160 27.7 23.3-32.7
35-44 1,020 23 2.3 1.5- 3.6 459 46.6 42.8-50.4 267 26.5 23.2-30.0 271 24.7 21.5-28.2
45-54 1,320 31 2.6 1.7- 3.9 490 37.5 34.3-40.8 408 30.7 27.7-33.9 391 29.2 26.3-32.3
55-64 1,445 15 1.4 0.8- 2.6 489 32.7 29.9-35.7 496 35.7 32.6-38.8 445 30.2 27.4-33.1
65-74 1,215 33 2.2 1.5- 3.4 423 34.7 31.5-38.0 446 37.7 34.3-41.1 313 25.4 22.5-28.6
75+ 1,106 48 5.0 3.5- 7.2 488 45.9 42.2-49.6 385 32.9 29.6-36.4 185 16.2 13.8-18.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 809 33 4.7 2.9- 7.4 269 32.5 28.0-37.5 265 31.9 27.4-36.8 242 30.8 26.2-35.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,082 55 4.0 2.4- 6.6 729 36.2 33.1-39.3 700 31.4 28.6-34.3 598 28.5 25.8-31.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,926 44 2.3 1.5- 3.5 728 39.9 36.6-43.2 613 28.0 25.2-31.1 541 29.8 26.5-33.3
College Graduate 2,121 46 2.3 1.6- 3.2 1,027 51.1 48.2-54.0 632 28.4 25.9-31.0 416 18.2 16.1-20.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 712 23 3.9 2.4- 6.4 243 32.0 27.3-37.1 218 30.1 25.3-35.3 228 34.0 29.2-39.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,043 31 3.8 2.1- 6.7 357 34.7 30.3-39.3 323 26.9 23.2-30.9 332 34.6 29.6-40.0
$25,000- 34,999 705 19 1.7 1.0- 3.0 253 34.2 29.7-39.0 251 37.3 32.4-42.5 182 26.7 22.4-31.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,002 23 2.4 1.4- 4.1 356 37.2 33.0-41.8 329 31.0 26.7-35.5 294 29.4 25.3-33.8
$50,000-74,999 1,031 25 2.9 1.9- 4.6 419 41.7 37.5-45.9 326 29.1 25.6-32.7 261 26.4 22.9-30.1
$75,000+ 1,399 28 1.9 1.3- 2.8 679 52.8 49.4-56.2 416 26.9 24.1-29.8 276 18.5 16.0-21.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,540 71 3.5 2.2- 5.8 789 31.8 29.3-34.4 795 29.2 26.8-31.7 885 35.5 32.9-38.2
No 4,188 100 2.6 2.0- 3.4 1,881 46.4 44.2-48.6 1,338 29.5 27.6-31.4 869 21.5 19.6-23.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 5 3.5 1.3- 9.0 63 39.4 30.4-49.2 46 33.9 24.9-44.3 36 23.2 15.9-32.5
Non-Veteran 6,792 174 3.0 2.3- 3.8 2,691 41.9 40.1-43.6 2,165 29.4 27.9-31.0 1,762 25.8 24.2-27.3

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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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