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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,405 42 0.8 0.6- 1.3 1,134 27.7 25.5-30.1 1,982 42.6 40.3-45.0 1,247 28.8 26.7-31.0
Female 7,129 163 2.0 1.6- 2.5 2,632 38.6 36.8-40.5 2,287 30.9 29.2-32.6 2,047 28.4 26.8-30.1
RACE
White 9,040 173 1.6 1.3- 2.0 3,140 34.4 32.8-36.0 3,411 38.4 36.8-40.0 2,316 25.6 24.2-27.0
African American 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
Asian 102 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 56 56.9 43.3-69.6 35 34.3 22.6-48.3 10 8.1 4.0-15.6
Native American 258 5 1.0 0.3- 2.6 58 30.6 20.9-42.4 90 32.3 23.8-42.1 105 36.2 26.2-47.6
Other Minorities 299 6 0.8 0.3- 2.6 97 33.4 25.1-42.8 128 43.0 34.4-52.0 68 22.8 16.3-31.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 363 8 1.0 0.4- 2.7 109 32.2 24.7-40.7 144 40.4 32.9-48.5 102 26.4 19.9-34.0
-English Speaking 228 7 1.8 0.7- 4.9 69 28.3 19.8-38.8 86 40.1 30.3-50.8 66 29.7 20.7-40.7
-Spanish Speaking 135 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 40 36.8 24.9-50.5 58 40.8 29.5-53.2 36 22.3 14.4-33.0
Non-Hispanic 11,146 197 1.5 1.2- 1.8 3,651 33.3 31.9-34.8 4,110 36.4 35.0-37.9 3,188 28.8 27.4-30.2
AGE
18-24 343 16 2.7 1.5- 4.6 169 52.7 45.6-59.7 86 24.3 18.8-30.9 72 20.3 15.2-26.6
25-34 922 13 1.0 0.5- 1.9 331 33.8 29.8-38.1 316 37.4 33.2-41.8 262 27.8 24.0-31.9
35-44 1,614 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5 507 30.4 27.6-33.4 562 36.0 32.9-39.2 524 32.7 29.7-35.8
45-54 2,193 30 1.3 0.9- 2.0 664 28.7 26.2-31.3 809 39.1 36.3-42.0 690 30.9 28.3-33.6
55-64 2,581 31 0.9 0.6- 1.4 730 26.2 24.1-28.5 941 39.7 37.1-42.4 879 33.2 30.7-35.7
65-74 2,175 33 1.5 1.0- 2.4 654 27.5 25.1-30.1 897 42.6 39.8-45.5 591 28.3 25.8-31.0
75+ 1,636 58 2.8 2.0- 3.9 682 39.2 36.0-42.5 630 38.1 34.8-41.5 266 20.0 16.9-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,446 34 1.4 0.8- 2.3 454 35.6 31.1-40.5 513 32.9 28.9-37.1 445 30.1 26.4-34.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,329 67 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,007 32.6 29.7-35.8 1,187 33.8 31.0-36.8 1,068 31.9 29.2-34.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,871 45 1.5 0.9- 2.3 931 31.8 29.0-34.8 1,017 35.2 32.4-38.1 878 31.5 28.8-34.3
College Graduate 3,877 59 1.3 0.9- 1.8 1,371 34.0 31.9-36.2 1,545 41.9 39.6-44.2 902 22.8 20.9-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,277 29 1.8 1.1- 2.8 368 29.8 25.7-34.2 398 32.1 27.9-36.6 482 36.3 32.3-40.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,822 35 1.0 0.6- 1.8 566 30.5 26.7-34.5 634 33.4 29.8-37.1 587 35.1 31.4-39.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,247 25 1.3 0.8- 2.2 373 29.1 25.0-33.4 454 36.3 31.9-41.0 395 33.3 29.2-37.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,455 21 1.1 0.6- 2.2 416 29.8 26.1-33.9 554 38.1 34.2-42.1 464 31.0 27.4-34.8
$50,000-74,999 1,546 11 1.0 0.5- 2.1 478 29.3 26.0-32.9 617 40.1 36.6-43.8 440 29.5 26.3-33.0
$75,000+ 2,467 30 1.1 0.7- 1.7 893 35.7 32.9-38.5 1,015 41.2 38.4-44.1 529 22.0 19.7-24.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,346 97 1.8 1.4- 2.4 1,202 27.9 25.6-30.4 1,449 31.9 29.6-34.2 1,598 38.4 36.0-40.9
No 6,735 101 1.3 1.0- 1.6 2,398 35.6 33.7-37.5 2,653 39.0 37.1-40.9 1,583 24.1 22.5-25.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,642 20 0.9 0.5- 1.6 451 25.5 22.5-28.7 755 45.8 42.2-49.4 416 27.8 24.6-31.3
Non-Veteran 9,888 185 1.5 1.2- 1.9 3,313 34.4 32.8-36.1 3,512 35.3 33.8-36.9 2,878 28.8 27.3-30.3

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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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