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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 10,069 3,748 36.7 35.0-38.4 6,321 63.3 61.6-65.0
GENDER
Male 3,913 1,080 28.6 26.1-31.2 2,833 71.4 68.8-73.9
Female 6,156 2,668 44.3 42.1-46.5 3,488 55.7 53.5-57.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 127 47 27.2 17.6-39.6 80 72.8 60.4-82.4
Non-Hispanic 9,930 3,697 36.9 35.2-38.7 6,233 63.1 61.3-64.8
AGE
18-24 257 138 54.4 45.1-63.3 119 45.6 36.7-54.9
25-34 831 320 37.1 32.5-41.9 511 62.9 58.1-67.5
35-44 1,435 516 32.3 29.1-35.7 919 67.7 64.3-70.9
45-54 1,892 665 33.2 30.3-36.3 1,227 66.8 63.7-69.7
55-64 2,142 652 29.6 26.9-32.5 1,490 70.4 67.5-73.1
65+ 3,456 1,427 39.5 37.2-41.9 2,029 60.5 58.1-62.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,109 388 34.0 28.2-40.3 721 66.0 59.7-71.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,909 962 30.7 27.9-33.7 1,947 69.3 66.3-72.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,593 919 36.2 32.8-39.9 1,674 63.8 60.1-67.2
College Graduate 3,450 1,476 42.3 39.7-45.0 1,974 57.7 55.0-60.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 892 322 34.3 28.7-40.4 570 65.7 59.6-71.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,456 518 34.8 29.8-40.2 938 65.2 59.8-70.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,034 355 32.3 27.2-37.8 679 67.7 62.2-72.8
$35,000-49,999 1,363 464 30.8 27.0-34.9 899 69.2 65.1-73.0
$50,000- 74,999 1,463 487 32.2 28.5-36.1 976 67.8 63.9-71.5
$75,000+ 2,418 950 39.8 36.7-43.1 1,468 60.2 56.9-63.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,430 1,110 32.3 29.3-35.5 2,320 67.7 64.5-70.7
No 6,129 2,447 38.4 36.5-40.5 3,682 61.6 59.5-63.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,395 416 28.2 24.7-31.9 979 71.8 68.1-75.3
Non-Veteran 7,832 3,005 37.9 35.9-39.9 4,827 62.1 60.1-64.1

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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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