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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 6,566 2,655 40.1 38.2-42.1 3,911 59.9 57.9-61.8
RACE
White 5,014 2,254 45.3 43.0-47.5 2,760 54.7 52.5-57.0
African American 1,109 238 23.3 19.5-27.5 871 76.7 72.5-80.5
Other Minorities 413 152 39.5 32.0-47.4 261 60.5 52.6-68.0
AGE
18-34 735 336 48.6 43.7-53.5 399 51.4 46.5-56.3
35-44 856 347 37.7 33.2-42.4 509 62.3 57.6-66.8
45-54 1,203 453 33.1 29.5-36.9 750 66.9 63.1-70.5
55-64 1,408 501 33.6 30.2-37.3 907 66.4 62.7-69.8
65-74 1,237 465 35.4 31.7-39.3 772 64.6 60.7-68.3
75+ 1,079 526 48.4 44.1-52.8 553 51.6 47.2-55.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 794 273 33.3 28.0-39.2 521 66.7 60.8-72.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,888 658 34.9 31.3-38.6 1,230 65.1 61.4-68.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,739 668 39.6 36.0-43.3 1,071 60.4 56.7-64.0
College Graduate 2,137 1,051 50.4 47.3-53.5 1,086 49.6 46.5-52.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 890 294 31.9 27.0-37.4 596 68.1 62.6-73.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,162 397 32.8 28.6-37.4 765 67.2 62.6-71.4
$25,000- 34,999 638 217 33.0 27.5-39.0 421 67.0 61.0-72.5
$35,000- 49,999 768 276 39.6 34.0-45.5 492 60.4 54.5-66.0
$50,000- 74,999 711 279 37.1 31.8-42.6 432 62.9 57.4-68.2
$75,000+ 1,164 614 53.3 48.9-57.7 550 46.7 42.3-51.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,034 626 31.1 27.8-34.6 1,408 68.9 65.4-72.2
No 4,252 1,912 43.8 41.4-46.2 2,340 56.2 53.8-58.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,429 2,606 40.1 38.2-42.1 3,823 59.9 57.9-61.8

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

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