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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN 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%)
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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
18-24 46 1 1.7 0.2-11.0 22 54.5 36.3-71.5 5 12.1 4.0-30.9 18 31.8 17.5-50.7
25-34 194 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 52 26.6 19.6-34.8 58 31.4 23.6-40.4 83 41.8 33.6-50.5
35-44 263 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 42 16.3 11.3-22.8 86 33.7 26.7-41.4 134 49.9 41.9-57.8
45-54 336 2 1.2 0.3- 5.2 47 15.6 10.7-22.2 99 27.2 21.6-33.7 188 55.9 48.7-63.0
55-64 284 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 48 18.0 13.1-24.2 84 32.2 25.6-39.6 151 49.7 42.4-57.0
65-74 245 4 1.4 0.4- 4.9 35 18.0 12.2-25.8 93 36.0 28.8-43.9 113 44.6 36.7-52.8
75+ 159 3 1.5 0.5- 4.6 46 29.4 21.2-39.1 54 36.9 27.8-47.0 56 32.2 23.5-42.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 281 7 3.6 1.4- 8.7 45 15.9 11.2-21.9 85 31.5 24.3-39.6 144 49.1 41.0-57.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 508 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6 80 17.6 13.1-23.2 144 26.7 21.7-32.3 280 55.2 48.8-61.4
Some Post-H.S. 391 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 75 27.2 20.9-34.6 123 27.6 22.2-33.7 192 45.0 38.4-51.8
College Graduate 358 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 94 31.4 24.7-39.1 130 36.7 29.9-44.2 133 31.8 25.5-38.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 308 2 1.2 0.2- 6.2 43 14.4 10.0-20.4 86 28.9 22.6-36.2 177 55.4 47.9-62.7
$15,000- 24,999 360 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 59 20.3 14.4-27.8 105 26.2 20.3-33.2 192 52.6 45.1-60.1
$25,000- 34,999 202 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 38 24.4 16.2-35.0 64 35.4 26.8-45.1 99 39.9 31.6-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 184 0 0.0 . - . 30 16.1 10.5-24.1 61 28.8 21.2-37.9 93 55.0 45.2-64.5
$50,000-74,999 152 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 38 29.6 20.7-40.3 54 29.4 21.2-39.2 59 41.0 31.0-51.8
$75,000+ 131 0 0.0 . - . 30 33.7 22.6-47.0 60 39.4 29.1-50.7 41 26.9 18.3-37.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 614 11 1.9 0.9- 4.1 99 19.1 15.0-24.0 169 27.2 22.7-32.3 335 51.8 46.2-57.3
No 871 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 182 26.2 21.9-30.9 294 31.0 27.0-35.4 393 42.6 38.0-47.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 0 0.0 . - . 13 35.6 18.1-58.0 13 24.4 12.5-42.0 24 40.0 23.1-59.7
Non-Veteran 1,489 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6 282 23.0 19.9-26.5 469 30.3 27.1-33.7 725 45.9 42.3-49.5

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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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