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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
GENDER
Male 4,405 1,176 28.6 26.3-30.9 3,229 71.4 69.1-73.7
Female 7,129 2,795 40.7 38.8-42.5 4,334 59.3 57.5-61.2
RACE
White 9,040 3,313 36.0 34.4-37.7 5,727 64.0 62.3-65.6
African American 1,778 418 28.4 24.7-32.3 1,360 71.6 67.7-75.3
Asian 102 57 57.7 44.0-70.2 45 42.3 29.8-56.0
Native American 258 63 31.5 21.8-43.3 195 68.5 56.7-78.2
Other Minorities 299 103 34.2 25.9-43.6 196 65.8 56.4-74.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 363 117 33.2 25.7-41.6 246 66.8 58.4-74.3
-English Speaking 228 76 30.1 21.4-40.6 152 69.9 59.4-78.6
-Spanish Speaking 135 41 36.9 25.0-50.6 94 63.1 49.4-75.0
Non-Hispanic 11,146 3,848 34.8 33.3-36.3 7,298 65.2 63.7-66.7
AGE
18-24 343 185 55.4 48.3-62.3 158 44.6 37.7-51.7
25-34 922 344 34.8 30.7-39.1 578 65.2 60.9-69.3
35-44 1,614 528 31.3 28.5-34.3 1,086 68.7 65.7-71.5
45-54 2,193 694 30.0 27.5-32.6 1,499 70.0 67.4-72.5
55-64 2,581 761 27.2 25.0-29.4 1,820 72.8 70.6-75.0
65-74 2,175 687 29.1 26.6-31.7 1,488 70.9 68.3-73.4
75+ 1,636 740 42.0 38.7-45.3 896 58.0 54.7-61.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,446 488 37.0 32.4-41.8 958 63.0 58.2-67.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,329 1,074 34.2 31.2-37.4 2,255 65.8 62.6-68.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,871 976 33.3 30.4-36.3 1,895 66.7 63.7-69.6
College Graduate 3,877 1,430 35.3 33.2-37.5 2,447 64.7 62.5-66.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,277 397 31.6 27.5-35.9 880 68.4 64.1-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,822 601 31.5 27.7-35.5 1,221 68.5 64.5-72.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,247 398 30.4 26.3-34.8 849 69.6 65.2-73.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,455 437 30.9 27.1-35.0 1,018 69.1 65.0-72.9
$50,000-74,999 1,546 489 30.3 27.0-33.9 1,057 69.7 66.1-73.0
$75,000+ 2,467 923 36.8 34.0-39.6 1,544 63.2 60.4-66.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,346 1,299 29.7 27.4-32.2 3,047 70.3 67.8-72.6
No 6,735 2,499 36.9 35.0-38.8 4,236 63.1 61.2-65.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,642 471 26.4 23.4-29.7 1,171 73.6 70.3-76.6
Non-Veteran 9,888 3,498 35.9 34.3-37.6 6,390 64.1 62.4-65.7

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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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