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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 10,790 179 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,686 33.3 31.8-34.7 3,944 36.0 34.5-37.5 2,981 29.1 27.7-30.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,672 18 1.5 0.8- 3.0 385 24.8 21.7-28.3 556 33.3 29.9-37.0 713 40.3 36.7-44.0
GENDER
Male 563 *** *** *** 157 28.1 22.9-33.8 204 37.1 31.5-43.1 194 33.1 27.8-38.9
Female 1,109 *** *** *** 228 21.9 18.3-26.0 352 29.9 25.9-34.2 519 46.8 42.3-51.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,650 17 1.6 0.8- 3.0 381 24.7 21.5-28.1 544 33.2 29.7-36.8 708 40.6 37.0-44.3
AGE
18-34 274 *** *** *** 87 32.7 26.1-40.2 83 29.4 23.1-36.8 98 35.2 28.4-42.7
35-44 238 *** *** *** 51 19.2 13.0-27.4 76 35.5 27.1-45.0 106 42.5 34.1-51.3
45-54 355 *** *** *** 69 20.7 15.0-27.8 108 33.1 26.3-40.6 177 46.2 38.6-54.0
55-64 364 *** *** *** 64 17.8 12.6-24.5 133 39.5 31.9-47.7 166 42.3 35.0-50.0
65-74 259 *** *** *** 50 20.1 12.7-30.2 85 30.2 22.5-39.1 121 48.9 39.6-58.3
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 263 *** *** *** 59 24.4 16.9-33.8 87 36.6 28.2-45.9 116 38.9 30.7-47.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 568 *** *** *** 124 23.3 18.4-29.0 176 31.2 25.6-37.5 261 43.9 37.7-50.3
Some Post-H.S. 444 *** *** *** 103 26.4 20.4-33.3 152 33.6 27.3-40.6 182 37.5 31.1-44.3
College Graduate 395 *** *** *** 98 25.6 20.3-31.9 140 33.8 27.6-40.6 154 39.8 33.2-46.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 345 *** *** *** 82 27.3 20.3-35.7 92 25.1 18.8-32.6 166 46.2 38.3-54.2
$15,000- 24,999 400 *** *** *** 92 22.1 16.8-28.5 123 31.3 24.7-38.8 180 43.5 36.1-51.1
$25,000- 34,999 179 *** *** *** 36 19.1 12.0-29.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 209 *** *** *** 48 24.6 17.0-34.2 71 34.3 25.3-44.6 88 40.8 31.6-50.7
$50,000- 74,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 23.3 15.3-34.0
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** 41 20.0 12.1-31.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 461 *** *** *** 83 16.1 11.8-21.4 124 28.2 21.2-36.5 251 55.2 47.4-62.7
No 1,107 13 1.9 0.9- 3.9 277 27.6 23.7-31.9 396 34.0 30.0-38.3 421 36.4 32.3-40.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 196 *** *** *** 59 28.3 20.1-38.3 73 37.2 27.7-47.8 63 33.0 24.1-43.2
Non-Veteran 1,476 17 1.5 0.8- 3.1 326 24.4 21.0-28.1 483 32.8 29.2-36.7 650 41.3 37.4-45.2

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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 30 or greater.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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