SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
GENDER
Male 5,911 1,591 28.2 26.4-30.1 4,320 71.8 69.9-73.6
Female 9,224 3,580 40.2 38.7-41.7 5,644 59.8 58.3-61.3
RACE
White 11,828 4,360 36.7 35.4-38.1 7,468 63.3 61.9-64.6
African American 2,254 460 24.6 21.7-27.8 1,794 75.4 72.2-78.3
Asian 104 69 66.3 52.6-77.7 35 33.7 22.3-47.4
Native American 311 92 31.1 24.2-38.8 219 68.9 61.2-75.8
Other Minorities 583 173 29.4 24.2-35.2 410 70.6 64.8-75.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 556 168 30.4 25.0-36.5 388 69.6 63.5-75.0
-English Speaking 230 78 35.1 25.2-46.5 152 64.9 53.5-74.8
-Spanish Speaking 326 90 28.5 22.1-35.9 236 71.5 64.1-77.9
Non-Hispanic 14,541 4,990 34.5 33.3-35.8 9,551 65.5 64.2-66.7
AGE
18-24 446 244 53.4 47.2-59.5 202 46.6 40.5-52.8
25-34 1,435 534 35.2 32.1-38.5 901 64.8 61.5-67.9
35-44 2,346 726 28.4 26.2-30.7 1,620 71.6 69.3-73.8
45-54 2,969 900 29.1 27.1-31.2 2,069 70.9 68.8-72.9
55-64 3,239 945 27.6 25.8-29.6 2,294 72.4 70.4-74.2
65-74 2,641 871 32.9 30.7-35.1 1,770 67.1 64.9-69.3
75+ 1,984 917 43.8 41.1-46.6 1,067 56.2 53.4-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,086 650 32.5 29.0-36.1 1,436 67.5 63.9-71.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,472 1,424 32.1 29.7-34.5 3,048 67.9 65.5-70.3
Some Post-H.S. 3,958 1,310 34.2 31.9-36.6 2,648 65.8 63.4-68.1
College Graduate 4,598 1,776 37.2 35.3-39.1 2,822 62.8 60.9-64.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,698 535 30.4 26.7-34.3 1,163 69.6 65.7-73.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,439 770 32.9 29.5-36.4 1,669 67.1 63.6-70.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,630 523 33.3 29.7-37.2 1,107 66.7 62.8-70.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,125 673 28.1 25.6-30.8 1,452 71.9 69.2-74.4
$50,000-74,999 2,187 711 31.7 28.9-34.6 1,476 68.3 65.4-71.1
$75,000+ 3,154 1,147 36.8 34.4-39.3 2,007 63.2 60.7-65.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,632 1,686 30.1 28.2-32.1 3,946 69.9 67.9-71.8
No 9,101 3,323 35.9 34.4-37.5 5,778 64.1 62.5-65.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,362 665 26.1 23.4-28.9 1,697 73.9 71.1-76.6
Non-Veteran 12,766 4,504 35.6 34.3-37.0 8,262 64.4 63.0-65.7

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 21MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook