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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 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
GENDER
Male 3,554 34 1.0 0.6- 1.5 916 26.5 24.1-28.9 1,640 45.4 42.8-48.0 964 27.2 25.0-29.5
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 165 4 1.1 0.2- 4.8 49 29.5 20.5-40.5 67 40.4 30.2-51.4 45 29.1 19.3-41.3
Non-Hispanic 8,869 169 1.7 1.3- 2.1 3,089 34.6 32.9-36.2 3,341 38.3 36.7-40.0 2,270 25.5 24.1-26.9
AGE
18-24 223 12 3.6 1.9- 6.8 107 51.3 42.3-60.1 62 28.9 21.3-37.9 42 16.2 10.9-23.3
25-34 617 7 0.7 0.3- 1.7 236 35.2 30.5-40.1 220 37.7 32.8-42.9 154 26.4 21.9-31.4
35-44 1,208 16 1.1 0.6- 2.0 415 32.4 29.2-35.8 434 37.3 33.9-40.9 343 29.1 26.0-32.5
45-54 1,652 28 1.7 1.1- 2.6 541 31.0 28.2-33.9 635 40.7 37.6-43.9 448 26.6 23.9-29.5
55-64 2,038 27 1.1 0.7- 1.8 624 28.2 25.7-30.7 740 39.8 36.8-42.7 647 31.0 28.3-33.8
65+ 3,260 80 2.1 1.5- 2.8 1,198 35.2 33.1-37.3 1,307 41.6 39.4-43.9 675 21.1 19.3-23.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 993 29 2.1 1.2- 3.7 327 35.7 30.2-41.5 369 36.9 32.0-42.0 268 25.4 21.5-29.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,550 52 1.5 1.1- 2.2 822 32.4 29.2-35.7 937 36.8 33.6-40.2 739 29.3 26.5-32.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,256 37 1.7 1.0- 2.9 796 34.5 31.2-38.0 802 35.5 32.3-38.8 621 28.3 25.3-31.4
College Graduate 3,234 55 1.5 1.1- 2.1 1,192 35.6 33.3-37.9 1,299 42.0 39.5-44.5 688 20.9 18.9-23.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 831 20 2.1 1.2- 3.7 269 35.5 30.1-41.4 259 30.3 25.6-35.3 283 32.1 27.5-37.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,309 27 1.1 0.7- 1.7 438 30.5 26.9-34.5 470 35.5 31.6-39.6 374 32.9 28.9-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 937 23 1.8 1.0- 3.1 297 31.4 26.7-36.5 348 38.6 33.5-43.9 269 28.2 23.9-32.9
$35,000-49,999 1,155 19 1.3 0.6- 2.8 355 31.9 27.9-36.2 442 36.6 32.7-40.7 339 30.1 26.3-34.3
$50,000- 74,999 1,284 10 1.2 0.5- 2.6 416 29.9 26.5-33.6 519 40.7 36.9-44.6 339 28.2 24.7-32.0
$75,000+ 2,181 28 1.2 0.8- 1.9 807 36.2 33.2-39.2 897 41.6 38.6-44.7 449 21.0 18.5-23.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,340 83 2.1 1.5- 2.8 980 28.6 26.0-31.4 1,138 33.4 30.8-36.1 1,139 35.9 33.3-38.6
No 5,388 85 1.5 1.1- 2.0 2,029 36.7 34.7-38.8 2,168 40.9 38.8-43.0 1,106 20.9 19.2-22.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,340 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 386 25.9 22.7-29.3 624 46.8 42.9-50.8 314 26.3 22.7-30.2
Non-Veteran 7,698 157 1.7 1.4- 2.2 2,752 35.8 34.0-37.6 2,787 37.0 35.3-38.8 2,002 25.5 24.0-27.0

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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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