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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,224 36 1.1 0.6- 1.9 1,174 28.6 26.5-30.8 1,858 42.0 39.7-44.3 1,156 28.3 26.2-30.5
Female 6,566 143 2.1 1.6- 2.8 2,512 38.0 36.1-40.0 2,086 29.9 28.2-31.7 1,825 30.0 28.2-31.8
RACE
White 8,335 150 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,051 35.8 34.2-37.5 3,076 36.2 34.5-37.8 2,058 26.4 24.9-28.1
African American 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
Native American 251 *** *** *** 63 26.1 18.2-35.9 97 33.7 24.9-43.8 86 36.6 27.0-47.5
Other Minorities 473 *** *** *** 170 33.9 27.4-41.1 189 43.8 36.9-51.0 109 20.7 15.7-26.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 433 *** *** *** 117 24.3 18.3-31.4 190 44.8 37.7-52.1 121 29.0 22.8-36.1
-English Speaking 223 *** *** *** 66 21.8 14.9-30.7 92 40.8 31.0-51.3 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 210 *** *** *** 51 25.9 17.6-36.5 98 47.5 37.8-57.4 59 24.1 17.2-32.8
Non-Hispanic 10,329 174 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,564 33.9 32.5-35.4 3,741 35.4 33.9-36.9 2,850 29.1 27.7-30.6
AGE
18-34 1,302 29 2.6 1.6- 4.1 532 41.5 38.1-45.1 414 30.4 27.3-33.7 327 25.5 22.5-28.7
35-44 1,431 20 1.0 0.6- 2.0 482 30.7 27.4-34.3 506 37.5 33.9-41.3 423 30.7 27.3-34.2
45-54 1,981 21 0.8 0.5- 1.5 608 26.2 23.5-29.0 710 38.0 34.8-41.3 642 35.0 31.8-38.3
55-64 2,344 26 1.2 0.7- 2.2 679 26.7 24.2-29.4 910 40.7 37.7-43.8 729 31.4 28.6-34.2
65-74 2,027 33 1.1 0.7- 1.7 634 29.6 26.6-32.7 796 38.9 35.8-42.1 564 30.5 27.5-33.7
75+ 1,630 49 2.5 1.7- 3.7 717 42.1 38.6-45.8 582 35.8 32.3-39.6 282 19.5 16.6-22.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,329 28 1.4 0.7- 2.7 402 30.2 26.2-34.6 469 36.5 32.4-40.8 430 31.9 28.1-36.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,092 62 1.8 1.1- 3.0 917 30.5 27.9-33.3 1,154 36.6 33.9-39.4 959 31.1 28.5-33.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,717 36 1.8 1.1- 2.8 886 31.9 29.2-34.7 990 35.0 32.3-37.9 805 31.4 28.7-34.2
College Graduate 3,633 52 1.3 0.9- 1.9 1,471 40.2 37.9-42.6 1,326 36.3 34.0-38.6 784 22.2 20.2-24.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,293 36 2.7 1.4- 4.9 395 31.1 27.0-35.5 410 31.5 27.5-35.7 452 34.8 30.7-39.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,841 41 1.7 0.9- 2.9 565 29.8 26.4-33.3 650 36.8 33.1-40.6 585 31.8 28.3-35.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,069 19 2.2 1.1- 4.1 331 31.1 26.7-35.9 395 33.4 29.1-37.9 324 33.3 28.9-38.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,348 14 0.8 0.4- 1.6 412 31.8 27.9-35.8 536 37.5 33.6-41.5 386 30.0 26.3-34.0
$50,000-74,999 1,293 12 1.3 0.6- 2.7 420 31.1 27.1-35.4 502 39.8 35.5-44.2 359 27.9 24.1-31.9
$75,000+ 2,189 23 1.7 0.8- 3.4 843 35.2 32.2-38.2 851 38.7 35.6-41.9 472 24.5 21.7-27.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,197 73 1.7 1.2- 2.4 825 25.9 23.4-28.5 1,084 31.6 29.0-34.4 1,215 40.8 38.0-43.6
No 7,102 96 1.6 1.1- 2.3 2,685 35.8 34.0-37.6 2,679 37.4 35.6-39.2 1,642 25.2 23.6-26.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,568 12 0.9 0.3- 2.3 449 27.5 24.2-31.1 698 43.7 39.9-47.6 409 27.9 24.5-31.5
Non-Veteran 9,219 167 1.7 1.3- 2.2 3,236 34.1 32.6-35.7 3,244 34.8 33.3-36.4 2,572 29.3 27.8-30.9

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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).

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