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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 10,069 185 1.9 1.5- 2.6 3,563 34.8 33.1-36.5 3,662 35.7 34.2-37.4 2,659 27.5 26.0-29.2
GENDER
Male 3,913 35 1.3 0.7- 2.6 1,045 27.2 24.8-29.8 1,733 42.1 39.6-44.7 1,100 29.3 26.8-31.9
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 127 2 0.8 0.2- 4.4 45 26.4 16.9-38.7 48 53.8 39.8-67.2 32 19.0 11.4-29.8
Non-Hispanic 9,930 182 2.0 1.5- 2.6 3,515 35.0 33.3-36.7 3,609 35.4 33.8-37.0 2,624 27.7 26.1-29.4
AGE
18-24 257 10 5.1 2.3-11.0 128 49.2 40.1-58.4 68 23.5 17.3-31.0 51 22.2 14.8-31.9
25-34 831 14 2.0 0.9- 4.3 306 35.1 30.6-39.8 290 34.0 29.6-38.8 221 28.9 24.4-33.9
35-44 1,435 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0 502 31.3 28.1-34.7 511 38.9 35.3-42.8 408 28.7 25.3-32.4
45-54 1,892 33 1.7 1.1- 2.5 632 31.6 28.7-34.6 667 36.3 33.2-39.5 560 30.5 27.5-33.6
55-64 2,142 30 0.8 0.5- 1.2 622 28.9 26.1-31.7 822 37.9 35.0-40.9 668 32.4 29.6-35.4
65+ 3,456 81 2.1 1.5- 3.0 1,346 37.4 35.1-39.7 1,289 39.0 36.6-41.5 740 21.5 19.5-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,109 33 3.5 2.0- 6.3 355 30.4 24.8-36.7 407 36.7 30.9-42.8 314 29.4 23.9-35.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,909 59 1.7 1.2- 2.4 903 29.0 26.2-31.9 1,094 38.6 35.5-41.8 853 30.7 27.6-34.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,593 55 2.7 1.4- 4.9 864 33.6 30.2-37.1 928 33.6 30.5-36.9 746 30.1 26.8-33.6
College Graduate 3,450 38 1.1 0.6- 1.9 1,438 41.2 38.6-43.9 1,230 34.9 32.6-37.3 744 22.7 20.6-25.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 892 28 3.0 1.4- 6.5 294 31.3 25.9-37.3 294 33.9 28.2-40.0 276 31.8 26.5-37.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,456 29 1.8 1.0- 3.3 489 33.0 28.1-38.4 520 35.7 31.1-40.6 418 29.5 25.0-34.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,034 15 1.3 0.6- 2.5 340 31.0 26.0-36.6 381 37.6 32.3-43.3 298 30.1 24.6-36.2
$35,000-49,999 1,363 26 2.1 1.0- 4.3 438 28.7 25.1-32.6 506 38.2 33.6-42.9 393 31.1 26.3-36.2
$50,000- 74,999 1,463 16 1.0 0.5- 1.8 471 31.2 27.5-35.1 545 34.4 30.9-38.1 431 33.4 29.5-37.5
$75,000+ 2,418 21 1.7 0.7- 3.8 929 38.2 35.1-41.4 918 36.3 33.4-39.2 550 23.9 21.2-26.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,430 90 2.8 1.9- 4.0 1,020 29.5 26.6-32.7 1,159 33.4 30.7-36.3 1,161 34.3 31.6-37.1
No 6,129 84 1.7 1.1- 2.6 2,363 36.8 34.8-38.7 2,290 36.6 34.6-38.6 1,392 25.0 23.0-27.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,395 11 0.9 0.4- 2.1 405 27.3 23.9-30.9 615 44.5 40.5-48.5 364 27.4 23.9-31.1
Non-Veteran 7,832 157 2.0 1.4- 2.8 2,848 35.9 34.0-37.9 2,743 34.4 32.6-36.3 2,084 27.7 25.8-29.6

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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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