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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 11,534 205 1.4 1.2- 1.7 3,766 33.2 31.8-34.7 4,269 36.7 35.3-38.2 3,294 28.6 27.3-30.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,778 20 1.0 0.6- 1.7 398 27.4 23.8-31.3 578 29.0 25.8-32.5 782 42.6 38.9-46.5
GENDER
Male 542 4 0.6 0.2- 2.2 136 29.7 23.5-36.7 198 31.5 26.0-37.5 204 38.2 32.1-44.8
Female 1,236 16 1.3 0.7- 2.3 262 25.5 21.5-30.0 380 27.0 23.3-31.1 578 46.2 41.7-50.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 0 0.0 . - . 4 30.6 10.0-63.7 6 43.2 18.4-71.9 7 26.3 10.2-52.9
Non-Hispanic 1,758 20 1.0 0.6- 1.7 394 27.4 23.8-31.4 569 28.8 25.6-32.3 775 42.8 39.0-46.7
AGE
18-24 75 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 39 56.5 42.1-70.0 12 10.8 5.4-20.3 22 32.1 19.9-47.3
25-34 194 6 2.7 1.0- 7.0 56 31.1 22.5-41.2 50 27.6 20.0-36.8 82 38.6 30.1-47.9
35-44 233 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 36 18.3 12.1-26.8 69 30.9 23.0-40.1 127 50.6 41.6-59.5
45-54 403 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 81 20.6 15.2-27.2 119 31.0 23.9-39.1 202 48.3 40.7-55.9
55-64 427 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 76 17.2 12.9-22.5 158 39.6 33.2-46.4 191 43.1 36.8-49.6
65+ 428 8 2.3 1.0- 4.8 103 19.1 14.7-24.4 162 35.3 28.8-42.4 155 43.4 36.1-50.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 79 36.0 26.3-47.1 85 25.4 17.5-35.3 123 38.1 29.4-47.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 132 31.1 24.4-38.6 178 24.7 19.7-30.6 261 42.3 35.4-49.5
Some Post-H.S. 472 6 0.6 0.2- 1.3 99 21.6 16.2-28.1 155 31.8 25.8-38.5 212 46.1 39.4-52.9
College Graduate 433 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 88 21.5 16.0-28.4 158 35.4 28.9-42.5 185 42.7 35.7-50.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 6 1.7 0.7- 3.9 74 23.5 17.4-30.9 98 29.7 22.6-37.9 157 45.1 37.6-52.9
$15,000- 24,999 363 5 1.4 0.4- 4.8 84 27.2 19.8-36.2 111 28.0 20.8-36.5 163 43.4 35.2-52.0
$25,000- 34,999 222 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 51 21.4 13.9-31.6 73 31.5 22.4-42.3 97 46.6 36.4-57.1
$35,000-49,999 216 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 38 18.0 10.4-29.3 74 37.6 28.4-47.7 103 44.2 34.3-54.6
$50,000- 74,999 189 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 40 26.4 16.7-39.0 65 33.2 23.7-44.2 83 40.0 30.2-50.6
$75,000+ 185 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0 40 26.2 18.3-36.0 73 35.3 27.0-44.5 70 38.1 29.5-47.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 751 7 1.3 0.5- 3.1 154 23.9 18.7-29.9 222 26.1 21.5-31.3 368 48.7 43.0-54.5
No 938 12 0.7 0.4- 1.3 227 29.4 24.5-34.9 315 30.0 25.7-34.7 384 39.9 34.9-45.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 229 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 51 24.7 16.6-35.0 94 41.9 32.9-51.4 82 33.1 24.9-42.4
Non-Veteran 1,548 18 1.1 0.6- 1.9 347 27.8 23.9-32.2 483 26.9 23.5-30.6 700 44.2 40.0-48.4

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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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