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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 7,761 3,062 39.7 37.8-41.7 4,699 60.3 58.3-62.2
RACE
White 6,156 2,668 44.3 42.1-46.5 3,488 55.7 53.5-57.9
African American 1,146 214 22.0 17.5-27.4 932 78.0 72.6-82.5
Other Minorities 422 160 42.8 35.8-50.1 262 57.2 49.9-64.2
AGE
18-24 189 93 47.8 37.2-58.6 96 52.2 41.4-62.8
25-34 763 312 42.0 37.2-46.8 451 58.0 53.2-62.8
35-44 1,198 472 37.8 34.0-41.8 726 62.2 58.2-66.0
45-54 1,416 539 37.8 34.2-41.5 877 62.2 58.5-65.8
55-64 1,569 502 31.6 28.4-34.9 1,067 68.4 65.1-71.6
65+ 2,564 1,102 42.1 39.2-45.0 1,462 57.9 55.0-60.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 945 313 36.2 30.2-42.7 632 63.8 57.3-69.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,321 796 33.5 29.8-37.4 1,525 66.5 62.6-70.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,059 766 35.9 32.4-39.5 1,293 64.1 60.5-67.6
College Graduate 2,427 1,184 49.6 46.4-52.8 1,243 50.4 47.2-53.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 964 313 31.0 25.7-36.9 651 69.0 63.1-74.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,310 430 33.4 28.1-39.2 880 66.6 60.8-71.9
$25,000- 34,999 826 294 33.9 28.2-40.1 532 66.1 59.9-71.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,011 365 31.9 27.2-37.0 646 68.1 63.0-72.8
$50,000- 74,999 1,037 397 37.0 32.6-41.5 640 63.0 58.5-67.4
$75,000+ 1,390 695 51.2 47.3-55.1 695 48.8 44.9-52.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,773 871 29.2 26.3-32.2 1,902 70.8 67.8-73.7
No 4,578 2,023 44.5 42.1-46.9 2,555 55.5 53.1-57.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 173 65 34.3 24.6-45.5 108 65.7 54.5-75.4
Non-Veteran 6,932 2,727 39.8 37.7-41.9 4,205 60.2 58.1-62.3

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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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