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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,083 184 1.7 1.3- 2.3 3,719 32.9 31.4-34.5 4,020 35.0 33.5-36.5 3,160 30.4 28.8-32.0
No 1,542 32 1.5 0.9- 2.4 474 33.0 28.4-37.9 530 36.8 32.3-41.5 506 28.8 24.8-33.2
Current Smoker
No 10,275 137 1.5 1.0- 2.1 3,363 32.5 30.8-34.2 3,706 35.3 33.6-36.9 3,069 30.7 29.1-32.5
Yes 2,324 78 2.5 1.8- 3.5 820 34.4 30.9-38.1 832 35.2 31.9-38.6 594 27.8 24.8-31.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,529 30 1.2 0.7- 2.1 415 25.2 20.9-30.0 599 38.7 34.0-43.5 485 34.9 29.4-40.9
No 10,993 183 1.7 1.3- 2.3 3,762 33.8 32.2-35.4 3,911 35.0 33.4-36.5 3,137 29.5 28.0-31.1
Binge Drinker
No 11,334 187 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,746 32.5 31.0-34.1 4,061 35.2 33.7-36.7 3,340 30.7 29.1-32.3
Yes 1,077 22 1.8 0.9- 3.6 372 34.4 29.3-40.0 414 36.5 31.8-41.6 269 27.2 22.7-32.3
Heavy Drinker
No 11,865 199 1.6 1.2- 2.2 3,894 32.4 30.9-34.0 4,265 35.1 33.6-36.6 3,507 30.8 29.3-32.4
Yes 465 11 1.2 0.6- 2.3 196 39.4 31.6-47.8 171 37.9 30.1-46.3 87 21.5 15.6-29.0
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,441 35 2.6 1.1- 6.0 411 27.8 24.1-31.7 474 33.0 28.9-37.4 521 36.7 32.3-41.3
No 10,938 169 1.5 1.2- 2.0 3,691 33.3 31.7-35.0 4,003 35.8 34.3-37.4 3,075 29.3 27.7-30.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,043 17 1.5 0.5- 4.5 271 28.6 24.0-33.7 329 30.4 26.0-35.2 426 39.5 34.4-44.8
No 11,553 195 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,916 33.3 31.7-35.0 4,211 35.7 34.1-37.2 3,231 29.4 27.8-31.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,614 13 0.4 0.2- 0.7 258 16.8 12.9-21.6 523 31.0 27.5-34.7 820 51.9 47.5-56.1
No 11,020 203 1.8 1.4- 2.4 3,938 34.5 32.9-36.2 4,029 35.8 34.2-37.4 2,850 27.9 26.3-29.5
Disability
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

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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

**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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