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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 6,156 150 2.5 1.9- 3.3 2,518 41.8 39.6-44.0 1,929 29.8 27.9-31.8 1,559 25.9 23.9-28.0
African American 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
Other Minorities 422 11 2.5 1.2- 5.0 149 40.3 33.4-47.6 135 32.5 25.9-40.0 127 24.6 19.4-30.7
AGE
18-24 189 7 3.3 1.3- 8.1 86 44.5 34.1-55.4 51 28.8 19.9-39.6 45 23.4 15.4-34.0
25-34 763 15 2.2 1.1- 4.3 297 39.7 35.1-44.6 224 28.8 24.7-33.4 227 29.2 24.9-33.9
35-44 1,198 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5 455 36.4 32.6-40.4 365 30.9 27.1-34.9 361 31.3 27.5-35.4
45-54 1,416 27 2.8 1.5- 5.0 512 35.0 31.6-38.6 415 28.4 25.2-31.9 462 33.8 30.3-37.5
55-64 1,569 26 1.2 0.7- 1.8 476 30.4 27.2-33.8 531 31.6 28.5-34.9 536 36.8 33.4-40.4
65+ 2,564 75 2.6 1.9- 3.6 1,027 39.5 36.7-42.4 847 32.7 30.1-35.5 615 25.2 22.6-27.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 945 32 3.7 2.0- 6.8 281 32.5 26.7-39.0 314 32.9 27.2-39.2 318 30.9 25.7-36.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,321 53 2.1 1.5- 3.1 743 31.4 27.7-35.3 771 34.3 30.5-38.2 754 32.2 29.0-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,059 45 2.8 1.5- 4.9 721 33.1 29.8-36.6 641 27.7 24.5-31.2 652 36.4 32.5-40.5
College Graduate 2,427 40 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,144 48.2 45.0-51.5 717 27.9 25.4-30.7 526 22.5 20.0-25.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 964 30 4.0 1.8- 8.3 283 27.1 22.2-32.5 282 30.4 24.3-37.2 369 38.6 33.1-44.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,310 24 1.2 0.6- 2.1 406 32.3 26.9-38.1 431 31.4 27.0-36.3 449 35.1 30.3-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 826 12 1.5 0.7- 3.3 282 32.4 26.7-38.6 271 32.4 27.1-38.1 261 33.8 28.6-39.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,011 21 2.0 1.1- 3.7 344 29.9 25.4-34.8 327 33.1 27.1-39.7 319 35.0 29.0-41.6
$50,000- 74,999 1,037 15 0.9 0.5- 1.7 382 36.0 31.7-40.6 349 31.2 27.2-35.5 291 31.8 27.4-36.6
$75,000+ 1,390 23 2.2 1.2- 4.1 672 49.0 45.1-52.9 414 27.3 24.2-30.7 281 21.5 18.2-25.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,773 77 2.7 1.9- 3.9 794 26.5 23.7-29.4 848 30.3 27.3-33.5 1,054 40.5 37.4-43.7
No 4,578 82 2.1 1.4- 3.1 1,941 42.4 40.0-44.8 1,451 29.7 27.5-31.9 1,104 25.9 23.8-28.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 173 3 2.6 0.6-10.3 62 31.7 22.4-42.7 50 30.4 20.5-42.6 58 35.3 25.2-46.8
Non-Veteran 6,932 154 2.2 1.7- 2.9 2,573 37.6 35.5-39.7 2,195 30.2 28.3-32.1 2,010 30.0 28.1-32.0

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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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