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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 5,014 126 2.3 1.7- 3.0 2,128 43.0 40.7-45.3 1,583 29.6 27.6-31.7 1,177 25.1 23.2-27.2
African American 1,109 *** *** *** 228 21.9 18.3-26.0 352 29.9 25.9-34.2 519 46.8 42.3-51.4
Other Minorities 413 *** *** *** 146 36.6 29.4-44.5 137 32.4 25.7-39.9 124 28.2 22.0-35.2
AGE
18-34 735 19 3.0 1.7- 5.3 317 45.6 40.7-50.5 198 25.1 21.1-29.5 201 26.4 22.3-30.9
35-44 856 *** *** *** 337 36.6 32.2-41.3 256 29.6 25.3-34.3 253 32.7 28.2-37.6
45-54 1,203 16 1.2 0.6- 2.2 437 31.9 28.4-35.7 368 31.5 27.8-35.4 382 35.4 31.5-39.6
55-64 1,408 23 2.1 1.1- 3.9 478 31.6 28.3-35.1 456 32.6 29.1-36.3 451 33.8 30.1-37.6
65-74 1,237 31 1.9 1.2- 2.9 434 33.6 29.9-37.4 430 34.5 30.8-38.4 342 30.0 26.3-34.0
75+ 1,079 43 3.7 2.4- 5.5 483 44.8 40.4-49.2 364 32.6 28.6-36.9 189 18.9 15.8-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 794 21 1.8 0.9- 3.5 252 31.6 26.3-37.4 244 32.0 26.7-37.7 277 34.7 29.5-40.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,888 52 2.0 1.3- 3.2 606 32.9 29.3-36.6 643 32.7 29.3-36.4 587 32.4 29.0-36.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,739 30 2.5 1.5- 4.3 638 37.1 33.5-40.7 566 28.5 25.4-31.8 505 31.9 28.5-35.6
College Graduate 2,137 40 1.9 1.2- 3.0 1,011 48.5 45.4-51.6 631 27.6 25.0-30.4 455 22.0 19.4-24.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 890 28 2.9 1.4- 5.9 266 29.0 24.2-34.3 266 28.7 24.0-33.8 330 39.4 34.2-44.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,162 32 1.7 0.9- 3.0 365 31.2 27.0-35.7 364 30.8 26.6-35.3 401 36.4 31.9-41.1
$25,000- 34,999 638 15 3.2 1.5- 6.7 202 29.8 24.5-35.7 220 32.6 27.1-38.6 201 34.4 28.8-40.5
$35,000- 49,999 768 *** *** *** 266 38.5 32.9-44.4 264 26.8 22.4-31.6 228 33.6 28.3-39.4
$50,000- 74,999 711 *** *** *** 269 35.1 30.0-40.6 249 34.1 29.0-39.5 183 28.9 23.6-34.8
$75,000+ 1,164 17 2.2 1.1- 4.6 597 51.0 46.6-55.5 339 27.1 23.6-30.9 211 19.6 16.2-23.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,034 61 2.5 1.7- 3.6 565 28.6 25.4-32.1 610 26.9 23.9-30.1 798 42.0 38.6-45.5
No 4,252 76 2.1 1.4- 3.0 1,836 41.8 39.4-44.2 1,384 30.7 28.6-33.0 956 25.5 23.3-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,429 139 2.1 1.6- 2.7 2,467 38.1 36.1-40.0 2,036 29.8 28.0-31.6 1,787 30.1 28.2-31.9

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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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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