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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,778 418 28.4 24.7-32.3 1,360 71.6 67.7-75.3
GENDER
Male 542 140 30.3 24.1-37.3 402 69.7 62.7-75.9
Female 1,236 278 26.8 22.7-31.3 958 73.2 68.7-77.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 4 30.6 10.0-63.7 13 69.4 36.3-90.0
Non-Hispanic 1,758 414 28.4 24.7-32.4 1,344 71.6 67.6-75.3
AGE
18-24 75 41 57.1 42.6-70.5 34 42.9 29.5-57.4
25-34 194 62 33.8 25.1-43.8 132 66.2 56.2-74.9
35-44 233 37 18.5 12.3-27.0 196 81.5 73.0-87.7
45-54 403 82 20.8 15.4-27.4 321 79.2 72.6-84.6
55-64 427 78 17.3 13.1-22.6 349 82.7 77.4-86.9
65+ 428 111 21.3 16.7-26.8 317 78.7 73.2-83.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 81 36.5 26.7-47.5 208 63.5 52.5-73.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 142 32.9 26.2-40.4 439 67.1 59.6-73.8
Some Post-H.S. 472 105 22.1 16.7-28.7 367 77.9 71.3-83.3
College Graduate 433 90 21.9 16.3-28.7 343 78.1 71.3-83.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 80 25.2 19.0-32.6 255 74.8 67.4-81.0
$15,000- 24,999 363 89 28.6 21.0-37.6 274 71.4 62.4-79.0
$25,000- 34,999 222 52 21.9 14.3-32.0 170 78.1 68.0-85.7
$35,000-49,999 216 39 18.2 10.6-29.5 177 81.8 70.5-89.4
$50,000- 74,999 189 41 26.8 17.1-39.4 148 73.2 60.6-82.9
$75,000+ 185 42 26.6 18.7-36.4 143 73.4 63.6-81.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 751 161 25.1 19.9-31.2 590 74.9 68.8-80.1
No 938 239 30.1 25.1-35.5 699 69.9 64.5-74.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 229 53 25.0 16.9-35.3 176 75.0 64.7-83.1
Non-Veteran 1,548 365 28.9 24.9-33.2 1,183 71.1 66.8-75.1

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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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