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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 10,790 3,865 34.9 33.4-36.4 6,925 65.1 63.6-66.6
GENDER
Male 4,224 1,210 29.7 27.5-31.9 3,014 70.3 68.1-72.5
Female 6,566 2,655 40.1 38.2-42.1 3,911 59.9 57.9-61.8
RACE
White 8,335 3,201 37.4 35.7-39.1 5,134 62.6 60.9-64.3
African American 1,672 403 26.4 23.1-29.9 1,269 73.6 70.1-76.9
Native American 251 68 29.6 21.0-40.1 183 70.4 59.9-79.0
Other Minorities 473 175 35.5 28.9-42.7 298 64.5 57.3-71.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 433 122 26.2 20.1-33.5 311 73.8 66.5-79.9
-English Speaking 223 69 23.1 16.0-32.1 154 76.9 67.9-84.0
-Spanish Speaking 210 53 28.4 19.7-39.0 157 71.6 61.0-80.3
Non-Hispanic 10,329 3,738 35.5 34.0-37.0 6,591 64.5 63.0-66.0
AGE
18-34 1,302 561 44.1 40.6-47.7 741 55.9 52.3-59.4
35-44 1,431 502 31.8 28.4-35.4 929 68.2 64.6-71.6
45-54 1,981 629 27.0 24.3-29.9 1,352 73.0 70.1-75.7
55-64 2,344 705 27.9 25.3-30.7 1,639 72.1 69.3-74.7
65-74 2,027 667 30.6 27.7-33.8 1,360 69.4 66.2-72.3
75+ 1,630 766 44.6 41.0-48.3 864 55.4 51.7-59.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,329 430 31.6 27.5-36.0 899 68.4 64.0-72.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,092 979 32.3 29.6-35.1 2,113 67.7 64.9-70.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,717 922 33.6 30.9-36.5 1,795 66.4 63.5-69.1
College Graduate 3,633 1,523 41.5 39.2-43.9 2,110 58.5 56.1-60.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,293 431 33.7 29.5-38.2 862 66.3 61.8-70.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,841 606 31.4 28.0-35.1 1,235 68.6 64.9-72.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,069 350 33.3 28.8-38.1 719 66.7 61.9-71.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,348 426 32.5 28.7-36.6 922 67.5 63.4-71.3
$50,000-74,999 1,293 432 32.4 28.4-36.7 861 67.6 63.3-71.6
$75,000+ 2,189 866 36.8 33.8-40.0 1,323 63.2 60.0-66.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,197 898 27.6 25.1-30.3 2,299 72.4 69.7-74.9
No 7,102 2,781 37.4 35.6-39.2 4,321 62.6 60.8-64.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,568 461 28.4 25.0-32.1 1,107 71.6 67.9-75.0
Non-Veteran 9,219 3,403 35.8 34.2-37.5 5,816 64.2 62.5-65.8

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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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