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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 12,649 216 1.7 1.3- 2.2 4,201 32.9 31.4-34.5 4,557 35.3 33.8-36.8 3,675 30.1 28.6-31.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,745 15 1.0 0.4- 2.3 358 24.2 20.6-28.1 593 31.7 28.2-35.4 779 43.2 39.3-47.1
GENDER
Male 599 7 0.9 0.3- 2.8 152 28.0 22.6-34.1 221 33.3 28.2-38.9 219 37.8 31.8-44.1
Female 1,146 8 1.0 0.3- 3.5 206 21.0 16.5-26.4 372 30.3 25.6-35.5 560 47.6 42.5-52.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 0 0.0 . - . 3 14.0 3.1-45.2 7 37.3 12.7-70.9 5 48.7 17.3-81.2
Non-Hispanic 1,730 15 1.0 0.4- 2.3 355 24.3 20.7-28.3 586 31.6 28.1-35.4 774 43.1 39.2-47.1
AGE
18-24 84 0 0.0 . - . 31 40.7 27.2-55.7 26 30.7 18.7-46.1 27 28.6 18.1-42.2
25-34 200 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 48 30.6 22.2-40.6 63 27.3 20.1-35.9 88 41.7 32.5-51.4
35-44 277 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 48 18.2 12.0-26.6 99 33.2 25.9-41.4 129 48.4 39.9-57.1
45-54 386 3 2.9 0.7-10.9 83 21.2 15.7-27.9 121 29.8 23.8-36.6 179 46.1 38.3-54.1
55-64 383 6 1.3 0.5- 3.0 49 12.8 8.9-18.1 126 33.6 27.0-41.0 202 52.3 44.9-59.5
65+ 406 4 1.0 0.2- 4.3 96 19.6 15.0-25.1 154 37.0 30.0-44.5 152 42.5 34.6-50.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 6 1.5 0.5- 4.1 55 23.4 15.5-33.7 92 28.3 21.0-37.1 135 46.8 36.7-57.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 629 5 0.9 0.3- 3.2 127 25.7 19.1-33.8 217 31.4 25.2-38.3 280 41.9 35.2-49.0
Some Post-H.S. 440 3 1.6 0.3- 8.5 94 22.4 17.3-28.6 121 26.9 20.4-34.5 222 49.1 41.7-56.6
College Graduate 385 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 82 24.1 18.0-31.5 161 39.6 32.9-46.8 141 36.1 29.4-43.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 6 3.0 0.7-11.3 66 19.6 13.3-27.9 87 28.9 20.5-39.1 178 48.6 39.6-57.6
$15,000- 24,999 375 3 1.3 0.3- 6.5 86 25.0 18.8-32.4 117 28.7 22.2-36.1 169 45.0 37.2-53.1
$25,000- 34,999 198 0 0.0 . - . 44 18.6 11.3-29.1 75 32.2 23.0-43.1 79 49.2 36.9-61.6
$35,000-49,999 214 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 36 18.7 11.9-28.1 74 38.3 25.4-53.0 102 42.4 31.3-54.3
$50,000- 74,999 201 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 33 23.7 14.9-35.4 80 29.8 22.2-38.8 87 46.3 36.1-56.9
$75,000+ 185 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 33 20.6 12.7-31.8 77 42.7 33.1-52.9 74 36.4 27.4-46.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 669 8 1.1 0.3- 3.6 111 18.1 13.6-23.8 198 28.2 22.6-34.5 352 52.7 46.0-59.2
No 931 5 1.0 0.3- 3.5 212 27.4 22.4-33.0 342 32.2 27.9-36.7 372 39.4 34.5-44.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 223 4 0.7 0.3- 2.2 39 17.1 10.5-26.7 77 36.5 27.7-46.3 103 45.6 35.6-55.9
Non-Veteran 1,382 10 1.1 0.4- 2.8 284 25.2 21.2-29.8 472 30.4 26.7-34.3 616 43.3 39.0-47.7

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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=BMI 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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