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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

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
-WHITE FEMALES 7,105 3,062 44.5 42.7-46.2 4,043 55.5 53.8-57.3
AGE
18-24 145 74 49.5 39.1-60.0 71 50.5 40.0-60.9
25-34 573 283 47.3 42.3-52.4 290 52.7 47.6-57.7
35-44 989 435 44.9 41.2-48.7 554 55.1 51.3-58.8
45-54 1,342 551 42.4 39.1-45.7 791 57.6 54.3-60.9
55-64 1,531 571 38.2 35.3-41.3 960 61.8 58.7-64.7
65-74 1,365 542 41.1 37.9-44.4 823 58.9 55.6-62.1
75+ 1,127 586 51.3 47.7-55.0 541 48.7 45.0-52.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 767 274 35.2 30.3-40.4 493 64.8 59.6-69.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,055 808 38.4 35.0-42.0 1,247 61.6 58.0-65.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,066 836 41.7 38.5-45.0 1,230 58.3 55.0-61.5
College Graduate 2,210 1,139 54.3 51.3-57.1 1,071 45.7 42.9-48.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 763 292 35.2 29.9-41.0 471 64.8 59.0-70.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 387 38.0 33.0-43.1 666 62.0 56.9-67.0
$25,000- 34,999 720 267 36.4 31.8-41.3 453 63.6 58.7-68.2
$35,000- 49,999 995 403 37.1 33.0-41.5 592 62.9 58.5-67.0
$50,000-74,999 1,021 435 42.9 38.8-47.0 586 57.1 53.0-61.2
$75,000+ 1,473 755 54.5 50.8-58.1 718 45.5 41.9-49.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,674 963 35.7 32.9-38.6 1,711 64.3 61.4-67.1
No 4,292 2,030 48.8 46.6-51.0 2,262 51.2 49.0-53.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 54 38.7 28.9-49.4 82 61.3 50.6-71.1
Non-Veteran 6,969 3,008 44.6 42.8-46.4 3,961 55.4 53.6-57.2

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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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