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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

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
-WHITE FEMALES 7,105 158 2.2 1.7- 2.7 2,904 42.3 40.6-44.1 2,258 29.8 28.2-31.4 1,785 25.8 24.2-27.4
AGE
18-24 145 3 2.1 0.6- 7.0 71 47.4 37.1-57.9 43 28.1 20.2-37.7 28 22.4 14.1-33.6
25-34 573 18 3.4 1.8- 6.3 265 43.9 39.0-49.0 130 23.9 19.7-28.7 160 28.8 24.4-33.6
35-44 989 23 2.4 1.5- 3.9 412 42.5 38.8-46.3 279 28.0 24.8-31.6 275 27.0 23.8-30.6
45-54 1,342 17 1.0 0.6- 1.6 534 41.4 38.2-44.7 399 29.0 26.1-32.1 392 28.6 25.7-31.7
55-64 1,531 23 1.3 0.8- 2.1 548 36.9 34.0-39.9 524 33.5 30.6-36.5 436 28.3 25.5-31.2
65-74 1,365 22 1.5 0.9- 2.5 520 39.6 36.5-42.9 496 34.8 31.7-37.9 327 24.1 21.4-27.1
75+ 1,127 52 4.3 3.1- 5.9 534 47.1 43.5-50.7 376 33.9 30.5-37.5 165 14.7 12.4-17.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 767 21 4.5 2.2- 9.0 253 30.7 26.2-35.6 294 37.0 32.2-42.1 199 27.8 23.3-32.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,055 51 2.1 1.4- 3.3 757 36.3 32.9-39.9 677 29.9 26.9-33.1 570 31.7 28.1-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,066 42 2.2 1.4- 3.5 794 39.6 36.4-42.8 647 29.7 27.0-32.7 583 28.5 25.8-31.4
College Graduate 2,210 44 1.6 1.1- 2.3 1,095 52.6 49.7-55.5 639 27.9 25.3-30.6 432 17.9 15.9-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 763 27 4.6 2.1- 9.5 265 30.7 25.9-35.9 242 30.3 25.6-35.4 229 34.5 28.1-41.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 23 2.3 1.2- 4.7 364 35.6 30.8-40.8 358 31.1 26.9-35.6 308 30.9 26.6-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 720 11 2.5 0.9- 6.7 256 33.9 29.5-38.5 235 32.4 28.0-37.2 218 31.2 26.7-36.0
$35,000- 49,999 995 24 2.2 1.2- 3.8 379 35.0 30.9-39.3 327 34.1 29.7-38.9 265 28.8 24.6-33.3
$50,000-74,999 1,021 15 1.7 0.9- 3.2 420 41.2 37.2-45.3 314 30.4 26.5-34.6 272 26.7 23.3-30.5
$75,000+ 1,473 22 1.3 0.8- 2.2 733 53.2 49.5-56.8 447 26.6 23.7-29.6 271 18.9 16.0-22.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,674 76 2.9 1.9- 4.3 887 32.8 30.1-35.6 833 29.3 26.9-31.9 878 35.0 32.1-38.0
No 4,292 80 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,950 47.0 44.8-49.3 1,388 30.0 28.0-32.0 874 21.2 19.4-23.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 53 38.2 28.5-48.9 51 38.2 28.5-49.0 31 23.1 15.4-33.2
Non-Veteran 6,969 157 2.2 1.7- 2.8 2,851 42.4 40.6-44.2 2,207 29.6 28.1-31.2 1,754 25.8 24.2-27.5

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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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