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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,337 201 1.4 1.1- 1.8 4,404 32.9 31.7-34.1 4,997 37.4 36.1-38.6 3,735 28.3 27.2-29.5
No 1,777 32 1.9 1.2- 3.3 526 32.0 28.4-35.8 585 31.1 27.9-34.5 634 35.0 31.2-38.9
Current Smoker
No 12,286 152 1.2 0.9- 1.5 3,888 32.1 30.8-33.4 4,589 37.0 35.7-38.3 3,657 29.7 28.5-31.0
Yes 2,796 81 2.8 2.0- 3.9 1,026 35.4 32.6-38.2 979 33.4 30.8-36.1 710 28.5 25.8-31.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,905 33 1.8 1.1- 3.0 497 22.9 20.6-25.3 763 40.5 37.5-43.7 612 34.8 31.6-38.1
No 13,086 194 1.4 1.1- 1.8 4,396 33.7 32.4-35.0 4,778 35.9 34.6-37.1 3,718 29.0 27.8-30.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,623 215 1.6 1.3- 2.0 4,390 32.4 31.2-33.6 5,004 36.2 35.0-37.4 4,014 29.8 28.6-31.0
Yes 1,325 15 0.6 0.3- 1.2 468 35.2 31.2-39.4 528 37.6 33.7-41.7 314 26.6 22.6-30.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,300 213 1.5 1.2- 1.8 4,598 32.4 31.2-33.6 5,271 36.2 35.0-37.4 4,218 30.0 28.8-31.2
Yes 558 14 1.7 0.9- 3.4 237 42.2 35.6-49.2 210 36.0 29.7-42.7 97 20.1 15.0-26.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,240 20 1.1 0.7- 1.9 311 25.4 21.7-29.4 416 33.7 29.9-37.7 493 39.8 35.5-44.4
No 13,827 211 1.5 1.2- 1.9 4,607 33.3 32.1-34.6 5,149 36.5 35.2-37.7 3,860 28.7 27.5-29.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,865 9 0.3 0.2- 0.7 291 14.4 12.4-16.8 620 33.5 30.5-36.6 945 51.8 48.5-55.0
No 13,267 225 1.6 1.3- 2.0 4,646 34.6 33.3-35.9 4,965 36.5 35.3-37.8 3,431 27.2 26.0-28.5
Disability
Yes 5,632 122 2.2 1.6- 3.0 1,564 27.9 26.0-29.8 1,943 32.7 31.0-34.6 2,003 37.2 35.2-39.2
No 9,101 108 1.1 0.8- 1.4 3,215 34.8 33.3-36.4 3,501 37.8 36.3-39.4 2,277 26.3 24.8-27.8

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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

**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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