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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-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
-FEMALES 9,224 3,580 40.2 38.7-41.7 5,644 59.8 58.3-61.3
RACE
White 7,105 3,062 44.5 42.7-46.2 4,043 55.5 53.8-57.3
African American 1,539 308 24.3 21.1-27.7 1,231 75.7 72.3-78.9
Other Minorities 547 200 38.3 32.3-44.7 347 61.7 55.3-67.7
AGE
18-24 250 127 49.2 41.0-57.3 123 50.8 42.7-59.0
25-34 884 380 42.9 38.8-47.1 504 57.1 52.9-61.2
35-44 1,399 532 38.4 35.2-41.6 867 61.6 58.4-64.8
45-54 1,779 629 36.8 34.0-39.7 1,150 63.2 60.3-66.0
55-64 1,886 639 34.1 31.4-36.8 1,247 65.9 63.2-68.6
65-74 1,654 596 37.4 34.5-40.4 1,058 62.6 59.6-65.5
75+ 1,321 651 47.4 44.0-50.8 670 52.6 49.2-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,220 371 28.9 25.4-32.7 849 71.1 67.3-74.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,720 952 34.3 31.4-37.3 1,768 65.7 62.7-68.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,594 959 39.4 36.5-42.3 1,635 60.6 57.7-63.5
College Graduate 2,681 1,291 50.8 48.2-53.5 1,390 49.2 46.5-51.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,186 369 27.3 23.5-31.3 817 72.7 68.7-76.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,553 498 33.8 29.8-37.9 1,055 66.2 62.1-70.2
$25,000- 34,999 990 332 34.1 29.9-38.5 658 65.9 61.5-70.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,238 448 32.6 29.1-36.3 790 67.4 63.7-70.9
$50,000-74,999 1,226 491 40.2 36.6-44.0 735 59.8 56.0-63.4
$75,000+ 1,656 814 52.9 49.4-56.3 842 47.1 43.7-50.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,497 1,137 32.4 30.0-34.8 2,360 67.6 65.2-70.0
No 5,503 2,341 43.9 41.9-45.8 3,162 56.1 54.2-58.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 203 75 38.7 29.8-48.4 128 61.3 51.6-70.2
Non-Veteran 9,021 3,505 40.2 38.7-41.8 5,516 59.8 58.2-61.3

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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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