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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
North Carolina 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,254 460 24.6 21.7-27.8 1,794 75.4 72.2-78.3
GENDER
Males 715 152 25.1 20.2-30.7 563 74.9 69.3-79.8
Females 1,539 308 24.3 21.1-27.7 1,231 75.7 72.3-78.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 21 4 13.0 3.7-37.1 17 87.0 62.9-96.3
Non-Hispanic 2,226 455 24.8 21.8-27.9 1,771 75.2 72.1-78.2
AGE
18-24 75 41 61.1 46.3-74.2 34 38.9 25.8-53.7
25-34 261 64 22.2 16.7-28.8 197 77.8 71.2-83.3
35-44 395 61 13.8 10.2-18.4 334 86.2 81.6-89.8
45-54 513 77 18.5 13.9-24.2 436 81.5 75.8-86.1
55-64 438 82 20.0 15.6-25.3 356 80.0 74.7-84.4
65-74 336 69 24.0 18.5-30.4 267 76.0 69.6-81.5
75+ 219 63 30.0 22.7-38.5 156 70.0 61.5-77.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 404 82 24.2 17.2-33.0 322 75.8 67.0-82.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 795 154 24.2 19.1-30.1 641 75.8 69.9-80.9
Some Post-H.S. 563 109 26.7 21.4-32.8 454 73.3 67.2-78.6
College Graduate 489 114 23.1 18.4-28.7 375 76.9 71.3-81.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 410 77 24.7 18.4-32.3 333 75.3 67.7-81.6
$15,000- 24,999 493 95 26.0 18.8-34.9 398 74.0 65.1-81.2
$25,000- 34,999 295 65 29.0 20.1-39.8 230 71.0 60.2-79.9
$35,000- 49,999 314 48 18.1 12.7-25.1 266 81.9 74.9-87.3
$50,000-74,999 239 52 21.8 15.5-29.6 187 78.2 70.4-84.5
$75,000+ 231 42 22.7 15.7-31.6 189 77.3 68.4-84.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 902 170 22.5 18.1-27.6 732 77.5 72.4-81.9
No 1,259 267 26.0 22.2-30.3 992 74.0 69.7-77.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 290 60 25.0 17.2-34.8 230 75.0 65.2-82.8
Non-Veteran 1,964 400 24.6 21.5-27.9 1,564 75.4 72.1-78.5

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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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