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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 12,649 4,417 34.6 33.1-36.2 8,232 65.4 63.8-66.9
GENDER
Male 4,888 1,355 29.3 27.0-31.8 3,533 70.7 68.2-73.0
Female 7,761 3,062 39.7 37.8-41.7 4,699 60.3 58.3-62.2
RACE
White 10,069 3,748 36.7 35.0-38.4 6,321 63.3 61.6-65.0
African American 1,745 373 25.2 21.6-29.1 1,372 74.8 70.9-78.4
Asian 103 62 59.4 46.5-71.1 41 40.6 28.9-53.5
Native American 297 79 27.9 20.3-37.0 218 72.1 63.0-79.7
Other Minorities 355 120 35.0 25.9-45.4 235 65.0 54.6-74.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 395 132 31.8 23.5-41.4 263 68.2 58.6-76.5
-English Speaking 227 82 30.4 22.5-39.7 145 69.6 60.3-77.5
-Spanish Speaking 168 50 32.7 20.7-47.4 118 67.3 52.6-79.3
Non-Hispanic 12,228 4,273 34.8 33.3-36.3 7,955 65.2 63.7-66.7
AGE
18-24 388 197 51.6 44.1-59.0 191 48.4 41.0-55.9
25-34 1,175 427 34.7 30.8-38.9 748 65.3 61.1-69.2
35-44 1,916 635 30.2 27.2-33.4 1,281 69.8 66.6-72.8
45-54 2,442 794 31.1 28.5-33.8 1,648 68.9 66.2-71.5
55-64 2,644 744 27.4 25.0-30.0 1,900 72.6 70.0-75.0
65-74 2,267 781 31.4 28.8-34.2 1,486 68.6 65.8-71.2
75+ 1,738 796 43.8 40.1-47.5 942 56.2 52.5-59.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,608 525 32.7 27.7-38.1 1,083 67.3 61.9-72.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,755 1,149 29.1 26.4-31.9 2,606 70.9 68.1-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,216 1,073 34.2 31.2-37.4 2,143 65.8 62.6-68.8
College Graduate 4,053 1,665 40.8 38.4-43.2 2,388 59.2 56.8-61.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,372 445 29.9 25.1-35.2 927 70.1 64.8-74.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,024 658 32.3 28.2-36.6 1,366 67.7 63.4-71.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,327 433 29.5 25.2-34.1 894 70.5 65.9-74.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,653 525 29.0 25.6-32.6 1,128 71.0 67.4-74.4
$50,000-74,999 1,752 544 30.7 27.3-34.4 1,208 69.3 65.6-72.7
$75,000+ 2,723 1,038 37.9 35.0-41.0 1,685 62.1 59.0-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,383 1,309 29.5 26.9-32.2 3,074 70.5 67.8-73.1
No 7,537 2,849 36.7 34.8-38.6 4,688 63.3 61.4-65.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,705 486 27.2 23.6-31.1 1,219 72.8 68.9-76.4
Non-Veteran 9,891 3,545 35.8 34.0-37.6 6,346 64.2 62.4-66.0

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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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