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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 12,649 4,417 34.6 33.1-36.2 8,232 65.4 63.8-66.9
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,745 373 25.2 21.6-29.1 1,372 74.8 70.9-78.4
GENDER
Male 599 159 28.9 23.5-35.1 440 71.1 64.9-76.5
Female 1,146 214 22.0 17.5-27.4 932 78.0 72.6-82.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 3 14.0 3.1-45.2 12 86.0 54.8-96.9
Non-Hispanic 1,730 370 25.3 21.7-29.3 1,360 74.7 70.7-78.3
AGE
18-24 84 31 40.7 27.2-55.7 53 59.3 44.3-72.8
25-34 200 49 31.0 22.6-41.0 151 69.0 59.0-77.4
35-44 277 49 18.3 12.1-26.8 228 81.7 73.2-87.9
45-54 386 86 24.1 18.0-31.6 300 75.9 68.4-82.0
55-64 383 55 14.1 10.0-19.4 328 85.9 80.6-90.0
65+ 406 100 20.6 15.8-26.3 306 79.4 73.7-84.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 61 24.8 16.8-35.1 227 75.2 64.9-83.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 629 132 26.7 20.0-34.6 497 73.3 65.4-80.0
Some Post-H.S. 440 97 24.0 18.5-30.6 343 76.0 69.4-81.5
College Graduate 385 83 24.2 18.1-31.6 302 75.8 68.4-81.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 72 22.5 15.6-31.5 265 77.5 68.5-84.4
$15,000- 24,999 375 89 26.3 20.0-33.9 286 73.7 66.1-80.0
$25,000- 34,999 198 44 18.6 11.3-29.1 154 81.4 70.9-88.7
$35,000-49,999 214 38 19.4 12.5-28.8 176 80.6 71.2-87.5
$50,000- 74,999 201 34 23.8 15.1-35.6 167 76.2 64.4-84.9
$75,000+ 185 34 20.8 12.9-31.9 151 79.2 68.1-87.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 669 119 19.2 14.5-25.0 550 80.8 75.0-85.5
No 931 217 28.4 23.4-34.0 714 71.6 66.0-76.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 223 43 17.9 11.2-27.4 180 82.1 72.6-88.8
Non-Veteran 1,382 294 26.3 22.2-30.8 1,088 73.7 69.2-77.8

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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=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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