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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,911 51 1.0 0.7- 1.5 1,540 27.2 25.4-29.1 2,651 42.3 40.4-44.2 1,669 29.5 27.7-31.4
Female 9,224 183 2.0 1.6- 2.6 3,397 38.2 36.7-39.7 2,936 30.3 28.9-31.7 2,708 29.5 28.1-31.0
RACE
White 11,828 197 1.6 1.3- 1.9 4,163 35.2 33.9-36.5 4,399 36.1 34.8-37.4 3,069 27.2 26.0-28.5
African American 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
Asian 104 3 2.3 0.7- 7.4 66 64.0 50.4-75.7 33 32.6 21.3-46.3 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5
Native American 311 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 89 30.1 23.3-37.9 102 33.6 26.5-41.6 117 35.3 28.4-42.9
Other Minorities 583 11 2.8 1.3- 6.0 162 26.6 21.6-32.2 259 44.2 38.1-50.4 151 26.5 20.5-33.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 556 13 3.8 1.9- 7.4 155 26.6 21.5-32.5 231 41.4 35.3-47.7 157 28.2 22.0-35.2
-English Speaking 230 7 7.2 2.7-17.8 71 27.9 19.7-37.8 84 30.2 21.5-40.5 68 34.7 22.1-49.9
-Spanish Speaking 326 6 2.4 0.9- 6.0 84 26.1 19.9-33.5 147 46.1 38.7-53.7 89 25.4 19.1-33.0
Non-Hispanic 14,541 220 1.3 1.1- 1.6 4,770 33.2 32.0-34.4 5,341 35.8 34.7-37.0 4,210 29.6 28.5-30.8
AGE
18-24 446 12 2.9 1.5- 5.4 232 50.5 44.3-56.7 110 23.2 18.7-28.3 92 23.4 18.0-29.9
25-34 1,435 26 1.5 0.9- 2.5 508 33.7 30.6-37.0 469 33.4 30.3-36.6 432 31.3 28.3-34.5
35-44 2,346 34 1.3 0.9- 2.0 692 27.1 24.9-29.3 868 40.5 37.9-43.1 752 31.1 28.8-33.6
45-54 2,969 27 0.8 0.5- 1.3 873 28.3 26.3-30.4 1,082 38.1 35.8-40.4 987 32.8 30.7-35.1
55-64 3,239 33 1.0 0.6- 1.7 912 26.6 24.7-28.5 1,226 38.7 36.6-40.9 1,068 33.6 31.5-35.8
65-74 2,641 32 1.2 0.8- 1.8 839 31.7 29.6-34.0 1,071 40.0 37.7-42.4 699 27.1 25.0-29.3
75+ 1,984 70 3.0 2.3- 4.0 847 40.8 38.1-43.6 730 38.7 35.9-41.5 337 17.5 15.4-19.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,086 52 3.5 2.3- 5.2 598 29.0 25.6-32.6 783 37.8 34.5-41.3 653 29.7 26.5-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,472 70 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,354 30.7 28.4-33.2 1,619 33.2 31.1-35.4 1,429 34.7 32.3-37.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,958 60 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,250 32.7 30.4-35.1 1,394 33.9 31.7-36.1 1,254 31.9 29.8-34.1
College Graduate 4,598 50 0.8 0.5- 1.1 1,726 36.4 34.5-38.3 1,784 40.5 38.6-42.6 1,038 22.3 20.7-24.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,698 44 3.0 1.9- 4.8 491 27.4 23.8-31.2 570 34.5 30.8-38.5 593 35.1 31.1-39.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,439 43 1.9 1.2- 3.1 727 30.9 27.6-34.5 863 33.7 30.5-37.0 806 33.5 30.0-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,630 24 2.3 1.1- 4.7 499 31.0 27.5-34.8 583 34.9 31.5-38.5 524 31.8 28.3-35.4
$35,000- 49,999 2,125 26 0.9 0.5- 1.6 647 27.2 24.7-29.8 824 38.7 35.7-41.7 628 33.2 30.3-36.3
$50,000-74,999 2,187 20 0.9 0.5- 1.5 691 30.8 28.0-33.7 849 38.9 36.0-41.9 627 29.4 26.7-32.1
$75,000+ 3,154 24 0.5 0.3- 0.9 1,123 36.2 33.8-38.7 1,260 38.4 36.1-40.8 747 24.8 22.7-27.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,632 122 2.2 1.6- 3.0 1,564 27.9 26.0-29.8 1,943 32.7 31.0-34.6 2,003 37.2 35.2-39.2
No 9,101 108 1.1 0.8- 1.4 3,215 34.8 33.3-36.4 3,501 37.8 36.3-39.4 2,277 26.3 24.8-27.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,362 18 0.5 0.3- 1.0 647 25.5 22.9-28.3 1,056 43.7 40.8-46.6 641 30.3 27.5-33.2
Non-Veteran 12,766 216 1.7 1.4- 2.1 4,288 34.0 32.7-35.3 4,528 35.0 33.7-36.3 3,734 29.4 28.1-30.7

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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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