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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,888 46 1.1 0.6- 2.0 1,309 28.2 25.9-30.7 2,111 40.4 38.1-42.8 1,422 30.2 27.9-32.7
Female 7,761 170 2.2 1.7- 2.9 2,892 37.5 35.6-39.5 2,446 30.2 28.4-32.1 2,253 30.0 28.2-31.9
RACE
White 10,069 185 1.9 1.5- 2.6 3,563 34.8 33.1-36.5 3,662 35.7 34.2-37.4 2,659 27.5 26.0-29.2
African American 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
Asian 103 3 2.2 0.6- 7.7 59 57.2 44.3-69.1 35 35.4 24.3-48.4 6 5.2 2.1-12.3
Native American 297 6 1.5 0.5- 4.4 73 26.3 18.9-35.4 102 35.8 26.8-46.0 116 36.3 26.3-47.6
Other Minorities 355 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8 115 34.3 25.2-44.8 136 38.0 29.3-47.5 99 27.0 18.5-37.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 395 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4 127 31.3 23.0-40.9 160 44.9 36.0-54.1 103 23.3 15.8-32.9
-English Speaking 227 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 79 29.7 21.9-39.0 87 45.2 35.1-55.7 58 24.4 17.1-33.5
-Spanish Speaking 168 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8 48 32.3 20.3-47.1 73 44.7 32.0-58.1 45 22.6 12.2-38.1
Non-Hispanic 12,228 209 1.8 1.3- 2.3 4,064 33.0 31.5-34.5 4,388 34.6 33.2-36.1 3,567 30.6 29.2-32.1
AGE
18-24 388 13 3.5 1.6- 7.3 184 48.1 40.7-55.6 109 26.2 20.5-32.8 82 22.2 16.5-29.3
25-34 1,175 19 1.6 0.9- 3.1 408 33.1 29.2-37.2 409 33.9 29.9-38.1 339 31.4 27.0-36.1
35-44 1,916 19 0.8 0.5- 1.5 616 29.4 26.4-32.5 680 37.9 34.7-41.3 601 31.9 28.8-35.1
45-54 2,442 37 1.8 1.1- 3.0 757 29.3 26.8-31.9 846 35.3 32.6-38.1 802 33.6 30.8-36.5
55-64 2,644 37 0.9 0.6- 1.2 707 26.6 24.2-29.1 996 37.3 34.7-40.0 904 35.3 32.6-38.0
65-74 2,267 41 2.0 1.3- 3.2 740 29.4 26.9-32.1 834 38.4 35.5-41.4 652 30.2 27.4-33.1
75+ 1,738 47 1.8 1.2- 2.8 749 41.9 38.3-45.6 661 39.0 35.4-42.8 281 17.2 14.2-20.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,608 44 2.4 1.5- 4.0 481 30.3 25.3-35.8 571 35.6 30.8-40.6 512 31.7 27.0-36.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,755 70 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,079 27.5 24.8-30.4 1,402 37.6 34.8-40.6 1,204 33.3 30.3-36.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,216 58 2.3 1.3- 4.1 1,015 31.9 29.0-35.0 1,117 32.3 29.6-35.2 1,026 33.5 30.5-36.6
College Graduate 4,053 44 1.0 0.6- 1.6 1,621 39.8 37.4-42.2 1,460 35.4 33.2-37.6 928 23.8 21.8-25.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,372 37 2.5 1.3- 5.0 408 27.4 22.7-32.6 423 31.2 26.1-36.7 504 38.9 33.2-45.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,024 34 1.5 0.8- 2.6 624 30.8 26.8-35.1 716 36.7 32.7-40.9 650 31.0 27.4-34.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,327 17 1.0 0.5- 2.0 416 28.4 24.2-33.0 490 36.7 32.2-41.5 404 33.8 28.8-39.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,653 30 1.9 1.0- 3.7 495 27.0 23.8-30.5 605 37.9 33.6-42.5 523 33.1 28.9-37.5
$50,000-74,999 1,752 18 0.8 0.4- 1.4 526 30.0 26.5-33.6 661 34.0 30.7-37.4 547 35.3 31.6-39.1
$75,000+ 2,723 24 1.5 0.7- 3.3 1,014 36.5 33.6-39.4 1,038 36.9 34.2-39.7 647 25.1 22.5-27.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,383 106 2.4 1.7- 3.3 1,203 27.1 24.5-29.8 1,460 33.3 30.8-35.9 1,614 37.2 34.7-39.8
No 7,537 97 1.5 1.0- 2.2 2,752 35.2 33.4-37.1 2,807 35.8 34.0-37.6 1,881 27.5 25.7-29.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,705 15 0.8 0.4- 1.6 471 26.4 22.8-30.3 733 42.7 38.8-46.7 486 30.1 26.6-33.9
Non-Veteran 9,891 183 1.8 1.3- 2.4 3,362 34.0 32.2-35.8 3,446 34.0 32.4-35.6 2,900 30.3 28.6-32.0

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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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