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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 AMERICAN FEMALES 1,539 308 24.3 21.1-27.7 1,231 75.7 72.3-78.9
AGE
18-24 46 23 56.1 37.8-72.9 23 43.9 27.1-62.2
25-34 194 53 26.8 19.9-35.1 141 73.2 64.9-80.1
35-44 263 43 16.5 11.5-23.0 220 83.5 77.0-88.5
45-54 336 49 16.8 11.7-23.6 287 83.2 76.4-88.3
55-64 284 49 18.1 13.3-24.3 235 81.9 75.7-86.7
65-74 245 39 19.4 13.4-27.2 206 80.6 72.8-86.6
75+ 159 49 30.9 22.6-40.6 110 69.1 59.4-77.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 281 52 19.4 14.1-26.1 229 80.6 73.9-85.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 508 84 18.1 13.6-23.8 424 81.9 76.2-86.4
Some Post-H.S. 391 76 27.4 21.0-34.8 315 72.6 65.2-79.0
College Graduate 358 95 31.5 24.7-39.1 263 68.5 60.9-75.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 308 45 15.7 11.0-21.9 263 84.3 78.1-89.0
$15,000- 24,999 360 63 21.1 15.2-28.6 297 78.9 71.4-84.8
$25,000- 34,999 202 39 24.7 16.5-35.3 163 75.3 64.7-83.5
$35,000- 49,999 184 30 16.1 10.5-24.1 154 83.9 75.9-89.5
$50,000-74,999 152 39 29.6 20.7-40.4 113 70.4 59.6-79.3
$75,000+ 131 30 33.7 22.6-47.0 101 66.3 53.0-77.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 614 110 21.0 16.7-26.0 504 79.0 74.0-83.3
No 871 184 26.3 22.1-31.1 687 73.7 68.9-77.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 13 35.6 18.1-58.0 37 64.4 42.0-81.9
Non-Veteran 1,489 295 23.8 20.7-27.3 1,194 76.2 72.7-79.3

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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 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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