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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,337 4,605 34.3 33.1-35.6 8,732 65.7 64.4-66.9
No 1,777 558 34.0 30.3-37.8 1,219 66.0 62.2-69.7
Current Smoker
No 12,286 4,040 33.2 31.9-34.6 8,246 66.8 65.4-68.1
Yes 2,796 1,107 38.1 35.3-41.0 1,689 61.9 59.0-64.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,905 530 24.7 22.3-27.3 1,375 75.3 72.7-77.7
No 13,086 4,590 35.1 33.8-36.4 8,496 64.9 63.6-66.2
Binge Drinker
No 13,623 4,605 34.0 32.8-35.3 9,018 66.0 64.7-67.2
Yes 1,325 483 35.8 31.8-40.0 842 64.2 60.0-68.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,300 4,811 33.8 32.6-35.1 9,489 66.2 64.9-67.4
Yes 558 251 44.0 37.3-50.9 307 56.0 49.1-62.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,240 331 26.5 22.8-30.5 909 73.5 69.5-77.2
No 13,827 4,818 34.9 33.6-36.2 9,009 65.1 63.8-66.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,865 300 14.8 12.7-17.1 1,565 85.2 82.9-87.3
No 13,267 4,871 36.2 35.0-37.6 8,396 63.8 62.4-65.0
Disability
Yes 5,632 1,686 30.1 28.2-32.1 3,946 69.9 67.9-71.8
No 9,101 3,323 35.9 34.4-37.5 5,778 64.1 62.5-65.6

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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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