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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,083 3,903 34.7 33.1-36.3 7,180 65.3 63.7-66.9
No 1,542 506 34.5 29.9-39.4 1,036 65.5 60.6-70.1
Current Smoker
No 10,275 3,500 34.0 32.3-35.7 6,775 66.0 64.3-67.7
Yes 2,324 898 37.0 33.5-40.6 1,426 63.0 59.4-66.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,529 445 26.4 22.1-31.2 1,084 73.6 68.8-77.9
No 10,993 3,945 35.5 33.9-37.2 7,048 64.5 62.8-66.1
Binge Drinker
No 11,334 3,933 34.1 32.5-35.7 7,401 65.9 64.3-67.5
Yes 1,077 394 36.2 31.1-41.8 683 63.8 58.2-68.9
Heavy Drinker
No 11,865 4,093 34.1 32.5-35.7 7,772 65.9 64.3-67.5
Yes 465 207 40.6 32.7-48.9 258 59.4 51.1-67.3
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,441 446 30.3 26.4-34.6 995 69.7 65.4-73.6
No 10,938 3,860 34.9 33.3-36.6 7,078 65.1 63.4-66.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,043 288 30.1 25.4-35.3 755 69.9 64.7-74.6
No 11,553 4,111 35.0 33.4-36.6 7,442 65.0 63.4-66.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,614 271 17.2 13.3-21.9 1,343 82.8 78.1-86.7
No 11,020 4,141 36.4 34.7-38.0 6,879 63.6 62.0-65.3
Disability
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

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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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