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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 11,828 4,360 36.7 35.4-38.1 7,468 63.3 61.9-64.6
GENDER
Males 4,723 1,298 28.5 26.5-30.6 3,425 71.5 69.4-73.5
Females 7,105 3,062 44.5 42.7-46.2 4,043 55.5 53.8-57.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 109 44 43.6 30.6-57.6 65 56.4 42.4-69.4
Non-Hispanic 11,699 4,307 36.7 35.3-38.0 7,392 63.3 62.0-64.7
AGE
18-24 264 148 55.3 47.6-62.8 116 44.7 37.2-52.4
25-34 952 396 38.3 34.5-42.2 556 61.7 57.8-65.5
35-44 1,693 589 32.9 30.3-35.7 1,104 67.1 64.3-69.7
45-54 2,277 769 31.7 29.4-34.1 1,508 68.3 65.9-70.6
55-64 2,655 825 29.4 27.4-31.6 1,830 70.6 68.4-72.6
65-74 2,224 776 34.8 32.4-37.2 1,448 65.2 62.8-67.6
75+ 1,713 830 46.8 44.0-49.8 883 53.2 50.2-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,326 476 39.1 34.8-43.5 850 60.9 56.5-65.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,402 1,169 34.4 31.7-37.1 2,233 65.6 62.9-68.3
Some Post-H.S. 3,190 1,132 35.5 32.9-38.2 2,058 64.5 61.8-67.1
College Graduate 3,897 1,575 39.1 37.0-41.2 2,322 60.9 58.8-63.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,087 399 35.2 30.8-40.0 688 64.8 60.0-69.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,669 585 35.9 32.1-39.8 1,084 64.1 60.2-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,199 416 35.0 30.9-39.2 783 65.0 60.8-69.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,710 603 31.6 28.7-34.6 1,107 68.4 65.4-71.3
$50,000-74,999 1,862 628 33.3 30.2-36.6 1,234 66.7 63.4-69.8
$75,000+ 2,812 1,061 38.0 35.4-40.7 1,751 62.0 59.3-64.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,384 1,407 31.7 29.6-33.9 2,977 68.3 66.1-70.4
No 7,192 2,843 39.0 37.3-40.7 4,349 61.0 59.3-62.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,973 572 25.7 23.2-28.4 1,401 74.3 71.6-76.8
Non-Veteran 9,851 3,788 38.7 37.2-40.2 6,063 61.3 59.8-62.8

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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

^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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