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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
North Carolina 15,135 234 1.5 1.2- 1.9 4,937 32.7 31.6-34.0 5,587 36.2 35.1-37.4 4,377 29.5 28.4-30.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,254 20 0.8 0.4- 1.4 440 23.9 21.0-27.0 775 34.0 31.2-37.0 1,019 41.3 38.3-44.4
GENDER
Males 715 7 0.8 0.3- 2.1 145 24.3 19.4-29.9 293 38.6 33.6-43.7 270 36.3 31.5-41.5
Females 1,539 13 0.8 0.4- 1.5 295 23.5 20.4-26.9 482 30.1 27.0-33.4 749 45.7 42.1-49.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 21 0 0.0 . - . 4 13.0 3.7-37.1 8 36.9 14.0-67.6 9 50.1 22.4-77.7
Non-Hispanic 2,226 20 0.8 0.4- 1.4 435 24.0 21.1-27.1 765 34.1 31.2-37.1 1,006 41.2 38.2-44.3
AGE
18-24 75 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 40 60.4 45.6-73.5 9 11.0 5.1-22.2 25 27.9 16.8-42.6
25-34 261 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 63 22.1 16.6-28.7 82 34.3 26.9-42.6 115 43.5 36.0-51.3
35-44 395 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5 58 13.4 9.8-17.9 140 39.7 33.4-46.4 194 46.4 40.0-53.0
45-54 513 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 74 17.8 13.2-23.4 179 36.3 30.6-42.5 257 45.2 39.2-51.2
55-64 438 2 1.2 0.2- 7.2 80 18.8 14.7-23.7 148 36.7 31.0-42.9 208 43.2 37.2-49.5
65-74 336 6 1.9 0.7- 5.0 63 22.0 16.8-28.4 122 32.8 26.9-39.4 145 43.2 36.5-50.1
75+ 219 4 1.4 0.5- 3.7 59 28.6 21.4-37.1 87 42.9 34.5-51.8 69 27.1 20.3-35.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 404 10 3.7 1.6- 8.2 72 20.5 13.8-29.3 131 32.4 26.0-39.5 191 43.4 36.2-51.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 795 6 0.4 0.2- 1.1 148 23.8 18.7-29.7 255 30.6 26.0-35.7 386 45.2 39.7-50.8
Some Post-H.S. 563 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 106 26.3 21.0-32.4 193 33.3 28.1-39.0 261 40.0 34.7-45.5
College Graduate 489 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1 113 23.1 18.3-28.7 194 41.9 35.7-48.3 181 35.0 29.2-41.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 410 3 1.0 0.3- 3.7 74 23.7 17.5-31.3 122 28.6 23.0-35.0 211 46.7 39.8-53.8
$15,000- 24,999 493 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4 91 25.6 18.3-34.4 152 28.3 22.2-35.2 246 45.7 38.4-53.2
$25,000- 34,999 295 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 61 28.1 19.2-39.0 99 34.8 27.3-43.2 131 36.2 28.9-44.2
$35,000- 49,999 314 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 47 17.8 12.5-24.9 114 34.7 28.0-42.0 152 47.3 39.9-54.7
$50,000-74,999 239 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 51 21.7 15.5-29.6 98 42.1 33.6-51.2 89 36.1 28.4-44.7
$75,000+ 231 0 0.0 . - . 42 22.7 15.7-31.6 112 46.5 38.0-55.1 77 30.9 23.7-39.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 902 15 1.8 0.9- 3.6 155 20.7 16.4-25.8 276 30.0 25.8-34.5 456 47.5 42.6-52.5
No 1,259 5 0.3 0.1- 0.6 262 25.8 21.9-30.1 460 35.6 31.8-39.6 532 38.3 34.4-42.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 290 3 0.7 0.2- 2.1 57 24.3 16.6-34.2 125 40.4 32.7-48.6 105 34.6 27.3-42.7
Non-Veteran 1,964 17 0.8 0.4- 1.5 383 23.8 20.8-27.1 650 32.9 29.8-36.1 914 42.5 39.3-45.9

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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 cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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