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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-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
-FEMALES 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 7,105 158 2.2 1.7- 2.7 2,904 42.3 40.6-44.1 2,258 29.8 28.2-31.4 1,785 25.8 24.2-27.4
African American 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
Other Minorities 547 12 4.0 1.7- 9.1 188 34.2 28.6-40.4 186 36.3 30.1-42.9 161 25.4 20.1-31.6
AGE
18-24 250 6 3.2 1.3- 7.6 121 46.0 38.0-54.2 66 27.6 21.1-35.2 57 23.3 16.5-31.7
25-34 884 21 2.6 1.4- 4.6 359 40.3 36.3-44.4 227 26.0 22.5-29.9 277 31.1 27.5-35.0
35-44 1,399 29 2.1 1.4- 3.2 503 36.3 33.2-39.5 413 30.3 27.3-33.5 454 31.3 28.3-34.5
45-54 1,779 20 1.0 0.6- 1.7 609 35.7 32.9-38.6 538 29.4 26.8-32.1 612 33.9 31.1-36.7
55-64 1,886 24 1.1 0.7- 1.6 615 33.0 30.4-35.7 630 32.9 30.2-35.6 617 33.1 30.4-35.9
65-74 1,654 26 1.5 0.9- 2.3 570 35.9 33.1-38.9 606 35.1 32.3-38.0 452 27.5 24.9-30.3
75+ 1,321 57 3.8 2.8- 5.1 594 43.6 40.3-47.0 439 34.4 31.2-37.8 231 18.2 15.6-21.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,220 30 3.4 1.9- 5.9 341 25.5 22.2-29.1 448 37.8 33.8-42.0 401 33.3 29.5-37.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,720 59 2.1 1.4- 3.1 893 32.2 29.4-35.2 865 29.1 26.5-31.8 903 36.7 33.5-39.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,594 47 2.2 1.3- 3.5 912 37.2 34.4-40.1 814 29.2 26.8-31.8 821 31.4 28.9-34.0
College Graduate 2,681 47 1.4 1.0- 2.0 1,244 49.4 46.8-52.1 808 29.7 27.3-32.3 582 19.5 17.6-21.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,186 30 2.9 1.4- 5.7 339 24.4 21.0-28.1 369 31.7 27.4-36.2 448 41.1 36.1-46.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,553 31 2.0 1.2- 3.4 467 31.8 27.9-35.9 507 30.0 26.6-33.7 548 36.2 32.6-40.1
$25,000- 34,999 990 14 3.0 1.2- 7.2 318 31.2 27.3-35.3 315 32.2 28.3-36.4 343 33.7 29.8-37.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,238 24 1.7 0.9- 2.9 424 30.9 27.5-34.5 414 34.2 30.3-38.4 376 33.2 29.3-37.3
$50,000-74,999 1,226 16 1.4 0.7- 2.6 475 38.8 35.2-42.6 390 31.3 27.7-35.2 345 28.5 25.2-32.0
$75,000+ 1,656 23 1.2 0.7- 1.9 791 51.7 48.2-55.1 524 27.8 25.0-30.7 318 19.3 16.6-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,497 92 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,045 29.7 27.4-32.0 1,070 29.0 26.8-31.2 1,290 38.6 36.1-41.3
No 5,503 89 1.7 1.2- 2.3 2,252 42.2 40.2-44.1 1,802 31.0 29.2-32.8 1,360 25.2 23.5-26.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 203 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 74 38.4 29.5-48.1 71 34.1 26.2-43.0 57 27.2 19.8-36.2
Non-Veteran 9,021 182 2.1 1.6- 2.6 3,323 38.2 36.6-39.7 2,865 30.2 28.8-31.6 2,651 29.6 28.1-31.0

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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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