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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

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
-MALES 5,911 1,591 28.2 26.4-30.1 4,320 71.8 69.9-73.6
RACE
White 4,723 1,298 28.5 26.5-30.6 3,425 71.5 69.4-73.5
African American 715 152 25.1 20.2-30.7 563 74.9 69.3-79.8
Other Minorities 451 134 30.5 24.5-37.2 317 69.5 62.8-75.5
AGE
18-24 196 117 57.1 47.8-65.9 79 42.9 34.1-52.2
25-34 551 154 28.0 23.5-33.1 397 72.0 66.9-76.5
35-44 947 194 19.0 16.2-22.1 753 81.0 77.9-83.8
45-54 1,190 271 21.6 18.8-24.7 919 78.4 75.3-81.2
55-64 1,353 306 21.0 18.5-23.8 1,047 79.0 76.2-81.5
65-74 987 275 27.5 24.3-30.9 712 72.5 69.1-75.7
75+ 663 266 38.0 33.5-42.7 397 62.0 57.3-66.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 866 279 35.1 29.8-40.8 587 64.9 59.2-70.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,752 472 29.9 26.3-33.8 1,280 70.1 66.2-73.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,364 351 27.8 24.2-31.8 1,013 72.2 68.2-75.8
College Graduate 1,917 485 23.2 20.9-25.8 1,432 76.8 74.2-79.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 512 166 34.0 27.6-41.1 346 66.0 58.9-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 886 272 31.9 26.4-37.9 614 68.1 62.1-73.6
$25,000- 34,999 640 191 32.6 26.8-39.0 449 67.4 61.0-73.2
$35,000- 49,999 887 225 23.4 19.9-27.4 662 76.6 72.6-80.1
$50,000-74,999 961 220 23.7 19.6-28.4 741 76.3 71.6-80.4
$75,000+ 1,498 333 23.5 20.4-26.9 1,165 76.5 73.1-79.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,135 549 27.6 24.6-30.8 1,586 72.4 69.2-75.4
No 3,598 982 28.1 25.8-30.5 2,616 71.9 69.5-74.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,159 590 25.0 22.3-28.0 1,569 75.0 72.0-77.7
Non-Veteran 3,745 999 29.4 27.1-31.8 2,746 70.6 68.2-72.9

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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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