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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
North Carolina 10,790 3,865 34.9 33.4-36.4 6,925 65.1 63.6-66.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,672 403 26.4 23.1-29.9 1,269 73.6 70.1-76.9
GENDER
Male 563 165 29.8 24.5-35.6 398 70.2 64.4-75.5
Female 1,109 238 23.3 19.5-27.5 871 76.7 72.5-80.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,650 398 26.2 23.0-29.8 1,252 73.8 70.2-77.0
AGE
18-34 274 93 35.3 28.5-42.8 181 64.7 57.2-71.5
35-44 238 56 22.0 15.4-30.5 182 78.0 69.5-84.6
45-54 355 70 20.7 15.1-27.8 285 79.3 72.2-84.9
55-64 364 65 18.2 13.0-24.9 299 81.8 75.1-87.0
65-74 259 53 20.9 13.5-30.9 206 79.1 69.1-86.5
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 263 60 24.5 17.1-33.9 203 75.5 66.1-82.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 568 131 24.9 19.8-30.7 437 75.1 69.3-80.2
Some Post-H.S. 444 110 28.9 22.7-36.0 334 71.1 64.0-77.3
College Graduate 395 101 26.4 20.9-32.6 294 73.6 67.4-79.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 345 87 28.7 21.6-37.1 258 71.3 62.9-78.4
$15,000- 24,999 400 97 25.2 19.4-32.0 303 74.8 68.0-80.6
$25,000- 34,999 179 38 20.7 13.2-30.8 141 79.3 69.2-86.8
$35,000- 49,999 209 50 24.9 17.3-34.4 159 75.1 65.6-82.7
$50,000- 74,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 42 20.2 12.2-31.4 137 79.8 68.6-87.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 461 86 16.6 12.3-22.0 375 83.4 78.0-87.7
No 1,107 290 29.5 25.5-33.9 817 70.5 66.1-74.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 196 60 29.9 21.4-40.0 136 70.1 60.0-78.6
Non-Veteran 1,476 343 25.9 22.5-29.7 1,133 74.1 70.3-77.5

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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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