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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 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
AGE
18-24 29 0 0.0 . - . 18 65.0 42.9-82.1 4 10.2 3.4-26.8 7 24.9 10.7-47.6
25-34 67 0 0.0 . - . 11 15.5 8.2-27.3 24 38.6 25.2-54.0 32 45.9 32.3-60.2
35-44 132 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 16 10.5 6.1-17.6 54 45.7 35.6-56.2 60 43.1 33.2-53.5
45-54 177 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 27 19.9 12.8-29.7 80 45.6 36.1-55.6 69 34.2 25.9-43.6
55-64 154 1 2.4 0.3-15.0 32 19.7 13.4-28.0 64 41.9 32.3-52.1 57 36.0 26.4-46.9
65-74 91 2 2.7 0.7-10.4 28 27.8 18.8-39.1 29 28.4 19.1-39.9 32 41.2 30.0-53.3
75+ 60 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 13 27.2 14.8-44.6 33 54.1 37.9-69.5 13 17.5 9.3-30.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 3 3.9 0.9-15.1 27 26.6 14.0-44.8 46 33.6 22.6-46.7 47 35.9 24.4-49.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 68 28.9 20.8-38.6 111 33.9 26.5-42.1 106 36.8 28.9-45.5
Some Post-H.S. 172 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6 31 25.2 16.8-35.9 70 41.0 31.7-51.0 69 33.2 25.3-42.1
College Graduate 131 0 0.0 . - . 19 11.1 6.6-18.1 64 49.2 38.3-60.3 48 39.7 29.3-51.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 31 38.0 25.1-52.9 36 28.2 18.6-40.3 34 33.1 21.4-47.4
$15,000- 24,999 133 0 0.0 . - . 32 32.2 19.0-49.1 47 30.8 20.0-44.3 54 36.9 25.2-50.5
$25,000- 34,999 93 3 1.7 0.5- 5.4 23 32.9 17.4-53.2 35 34.0 21.7-48.9 32 31.5 20.0-45.8
$35,000- 49,999 130 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 17 19.2 11.3-30.7 53 39.3 29.4-50.3 59 41.0 31.2-51.7
$50,000-74,999 87 0 0.0 . - . 13 14.3 7.1-26.6 44 54.3 40.6-67.3 30 31.5 20.7-44.7
$75,000+ 100 0 0.0 . - . 12 12.4 6.1-23.7 52 53.0 40.5-65.2 36 34.5 23.8-47.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 288 4 1.7 0.5- 5.6 56 22.5 15.2-31.9 107 32.9 26.0-40.8 121 42.9 35.0-51.2
No 388 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1 80 25.3 18.9-33.0 166 41.0 34.2-48.1 139 33.3 27.1-40.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4 44 22.7 14.4-33.8 112 42.7 34.1-51.8 81 33.8 26.0-42.7
Non-Veteran 475 4 0.8 0.2- 2.8 101 24.9 19.2-31.7 181 36.9 31.0-43.2 189 37.4 31.5-43.7

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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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