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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 4,723 39 0.9 0.6- 1.5 1,259 27.6 25.6-29.7 2,141 42.8 40.7-44.8 1,284 28.7 26.8-30.7
African American 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
Other Minorities 451 5 1.5 0.5- 4.4 129 28.9 23.1-35.6 208 44.5 37.8-51.5 109 25.0 18.5-33.0
AGE
18-24 196 6 2.6 1.0- 6.5 111 54.5 45.3-63.3 44 19.3 13.8-26.5 35 23.6 15.8-33.6
25-34 551 5 0.5 0.2- 1.2 149 27.6 23.0-32.6 242 40.4 35.5-45.5 155 31.6 26.9-36.6
35-44 947 5 0.6 0.2- 1.9 189 18.4 15.7-21.5 455 50.0 46.1-54.0 298 30.9 27.4-34.7
45-54 1,190 7 0.6 0.2- 1.4 264 21.0 18.2-24.1 544 46.6 43.0-50.3 375 31.8 28.5-35.3
55-64 1,353 9 1.0 0.4- 2.5 297 20.0 17.6-22.7 596 44.8 41.4-48.1 451 34.2 31.0-37.6
65-74 987 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 269 26.7 23.6-30.1 465 46.0 42.3-49.7 247 26.5 23.3-30.1
75+ 663 13 1.7 0.9- 3.3 253 36.3 31.8-41.0 291 45.6 40.8-50.4 106 16.4 13.3-20.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 866 22 3.6 2.0- 6.2 257 31.5 26.3-37.3 335 37.9 32.9-43.1 252 27.0 22.4-32.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,752 11 0.6 0.2- 1.9 461 29.3 25.7-33.2 754 37.3 33.9-40.8 526 32.8 29.1-36.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,364 13 0.7 0.4- 1.2 338 27.2 23.5-31.2 580 39.6 35.8-43.6 433 32.5 28.9-36.4
College Graduate 1,917 3 0.1 0.0- 0.6 482 23.1 20.7-25.6 976 51.6 48.6-54.6 456 25.1 22.6-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 512 14 3.1 1.6- 5.9 152 30.9 24.6-38.0 201 37.9 31.6-44.7 145 28.1 22.2-34.8
$15,000- 24,999 886 12 1.8 0.8- 4.3 260 30.1 24.7-36.1 356 37.5 32.2-43.2 258 30.5 24.6-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 640 10 1.7 0.5- 5.3 181 30.9 25.2-37.3 268 37.5 32.0-43.4 181 29.9 24.4-36.0
$35,000- 49,999 887 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 223 23.3 19.7-27.2 410 43.3 38.9-47.8 252 33.2 28.9-37.8
$50,000-74,999 961 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 216 23.3 19.2-28.0 459 46.1 41.6-50.7 282 30.2 26.2-34.5
$75,000+ 1,498 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1 332 23.5 20.4-26.9 736 47.2 43.8-50.7 429 29.3 26.3-32.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,135 30 1.7 1.0- 2.8 519 25.9 23.0-29.1 873 36.8 34.0-39.8 713 35.6 32.6-38.7
No 3,598 19 0.5 0.3- 0.8 963 27.6 25.3-30.0 1,699 44.6 42.1-47.1 917 27.3 25.0-29.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,159 17 0.6 0.3- 1.0 573 24.4 21.7-27.4 985 44.5 41.4-47.5 584 30.5 27.6-33.6
Non-Veteran 3,745 34 1.1 0.7- 1.8 965 28.3 26.0-30.6 1,663 41.5 39.2-43.8 1,083 29.1 26.9-31.5

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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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