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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 5,486 139 2.3 1.8- 2.9 2,224 42.1 40.0-44.3 1,771 31.6 29.6-33.5 1,352 24.0 22.3-25.8
African American 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
Other Minorities 376 8 1.6 0.6- 4.4 137 42.7 34.7-51.0 123 35.8 28.3-44.2 108 19.9 14.9-25.9
AGE
18-24 183 9 3.0 1.5- 6.2 91 53.6 43.9-63.1 41 21.5 14.8-30.1 42 21.9 14.9-31.0
25-34 581 11 1.5 0.7- 3.1 247 41.6 36.5-46.8 153 30.8 25.9-36.3 170 26.1 21.9-30.8
35-44 983 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5 363 38.5 34.7-42.4 301 30.0 26.4-33.9 302 30.2 26.7-33.9
45-54 1,314 22 1.9 1.2- 3.2 447 34.4 31.1-37.7 411 31.8 28.7-35.2 434 31.9 28.6-35.3
55-64 1,529 24 1.3 0.8- 2.1 504 32.6 29.6-35.7 479 33.1 30.0-36.4 522 33.1 30.0-36.2
65+ 2,488 77 3.1 2.3- 4.1 957 35.9 33.4-38.5 883 35.0 32.4-37.6 571 26.1 23.5-28.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 866 24 1.6 0.9- 2.9 269 31.9 25.9-38.7 290 32.3 27.2-37.9 283 34.1 29.0-39.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,098 54 2.4 1.7- 3.5 705 35.2 31.6-38.9 662 29.3 26.3-32.6 677 33.0 29.7-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,894 35 1.7 1.0- 2.8 686 37.5 33.9-41.3 597 30.5 27.2-33.9 576 30.3 27.3-33.6
College Graduate 2,266 50 2.0 1.4- 2.9 971 45.0 42.0-48.0 735 32.1 29.3-35.1 510 20.9 18.5-23.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 887 22 2.4 1.4- 4.0 243 26.4 22.2-31.1 257 27.5 23.3-32.3 365 43.7 38.8-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,177 30 1.3 0.8- 1.9 385 31.9 27.8-36.4 369 30.3 26.1-34.7 393 36.6 32.1-41.3
$25,000- 34,999 773 17 1.9 1.0- 3.6 250 34.3 28.7-40.4 269 33.1 27.8-39.0 237 30.6 25.9-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 884 17 1.5 0.6- 3.6 281 31.4 26.8-36.5 291 34.5 29.9-39.4 295 32.6 28.0-37.5
$50,000- 74,999 903 9 1.7 0.8- 3.9 352 40.1 35.4-45.0 297 32.1 27.9-36.7 245 26.1 22.2-30.4
$75,000+ 1,280 24 1.9 1.2- 3.0 597 49.4 45.6-53.2 426 31.1 27.6-34.7 233 17.7 15.1-20.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,775 77 2.5 1.8- 3.4 800 28.5 25.6-31.5 833 28.2 25.7-30.9 1,065 40.8 37.9-43.9
No 4,111 82 1.7 1.3- 2.4 1,722 43.3 40.8-45.7 1,380 32.6 30.3-34.9 927 22.4 20.6-24.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 4 2.1 0.6- 6.8 62 39.6 29.5-50.8 52 24.5 16.8-34.4 44 33.7 23.8-45.3
Non-Veteran 6,966 159 2.0 1.6- 2.5 2,569 38.6 36.7-40.5 2,235 31.1 29.3-32.8 2,003 28.3 26.7-30.0

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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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