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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 11,828 197 1.6 1.3- 1.9 4,163 35.2 33.9-36.5 4,399 36.1 34.8-37.4 3,069 27.2 26.0-28.5
GENDER
Males 4,723 39 0.9 0.6- 1.5 1,259 27.6 25.6-29.7 2,141 42.8 40.7-44.8 1,284 28.7 26.8-30.7
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 109 3 6.7 1.5-24.8 41 37.0 25.1-50.7 32 27.5 16.8-41.7 33 28.8 18.2-42.4
Non-Hispanic 11,699 193 1.5 1.2- 1.9 4,114 35.2 33.8-36.5 4,358 36.2 34.9-37.5 3,034 27.2 25.9-28.5
AGE
18-24 264 7 2.4 1.0- 5.4 141 53.0 45.3-60.5 68 23.7 18.1-30.2 48 21.0 14.9-28.7
25-34 952 22 2.0 1.1- 3.5 374 36.3 32.6-40.1 299 32.0 28.4-35.7 257 29.8 26.2-33.6
35-44 1,693 26 1.6 1.0- 2.6 563 31.3 28.7-34.1 624 38.8 35.9-41.7 480 28.3 25.7-31.1
45-54 2,277 21 0.7 0.4- 1.1 748 31.0 28.7-33.4 827 37.5 35.0-40.1 681 30.8 28.5-33.3
55-64 2,655 31 1.1 0.7- 1.6 794 28.3 26.3-30.5 1,018 39.3 37.0-41.7 812 31.3 29.1-33.5
65-74 2,224 26 1.1 0.7- 1.7 750 33.7 31.4-36.1 915 41.1 38.6-43.6 533 24.1 22.0-26.4
75+ 1,713 64 3.4 2.5- 4.5 766 43.5 40.6-46.4 629 37.9 35.1-40.8 254 15.3 13.3-17.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,326 37 4.5 2.8- 7.1 439 34.6 30.4-39.0 491 34.4 30.7-38.3 359 26.5 23.1-30.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,402 59 1.4 0.9- 2.3 1,110 32.9 30.3-35.7 1,277 34.3 31.9-36.8 956 31.3 28.7-34.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,190 53 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,079 34.0 31.4-36.6 1,131 33.8 31.4-36.4 927 30.7 28.2-33.3
College Graduate 3,897 47 0.9 0.6- 1.3 1,528 38.2 36.1-40.3 1,496 39.7 37.7-41.9 826 21.2 19.5-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,087 37 4.6 2.6- 7.9 362 30.7 26.6-35.1 371 34.4 30.0-39.0 317 30.4 25.6-35.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,669 33 2.3 1.3- 3.9 552 33.6 29.9-37.5 606 33.6 30.3-37.1 478 30.5 26.9-34.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,199 18 2.3 1.0- 5.4 398 32.6 28.7-36.8 434 34.4 30.5-38.5 349 30.7 26.5-35.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,710 25 1.2 0.7- 2.1 578 30.4 27.5-33.4 661 38.9 35.5-42.3 446 29.5 26.3-33.0
$50,000-74,999 1,862 19 1.1 0.6- 1.9 609 32.3 29.2-35.5 713 37.5 34.5-40.7 521 29.1 26.3-32.2
$75,000+ 2,812 23 0.6 0.4- 1.0 1,038 37.4 34.8-40.1 1,100 37.3 34.9-39.8 651 24.6 22.4-27.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,384 100 2.1 1.5- 2.9 1,307 29.6 27.5-31.8 1,544 33.2 31.2-35.2 1,433 35.1 33.0-37.4
No 7,192 93 1.1 0.9- 1.5 2,750 37.8 36.1-39.6 2,770 37.4 35.8-39.1 1,579 23.6 22.1-25.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,973 15 0.6 0.3- 1.1 557 25.1 22.6-27.8 887 44.6 41.5-47.6 514 29.7 26.8-32.9
Non-Veteran 9,851 182 1.7 1.4- 2.2 3,606 37.0 35.5-38.5 3,509 34.5 33.2-36.0 2,554 26.7 25.4-28.1

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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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