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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,375 155 1.6 1.2- 2.2 3,249 33.6 32.1-35.2 3,448 36.4 34.8-38.0 2,523 28.3 26.9-29.8
No 1,385 23 1.5 0.7- 2.9 429 32.0 28.4-35.9 482 34.4 30.8-38.2 451 32.1 28.4-36.0
Current Smoker
No 8,806 117 1.6 1.2- 2.1 2,958 32.2 30.6-33.8 3,252 36.5 34.9-38.2 2,479 29.8 28.2-31.4
Yes 1,940 59 1.8 1.0- 3.1 718 37.5 34.1-40.9 671 33.8 30.6-37.1 492 27.0 24.0-30.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,393 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0 411 26.5 23.0-30.4 507 36.7 32.7-40.9 451 36.1 32.1-40.3
No 9,289 152 1.7 1.3- 2.2 3,247 34.0 32.5-35.6 3,400 35.9 34.4-37.5 2,490 28.3 26.9-29.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,981 151 1.8 1.4- 2.4 3,059 33.0 31.4-34.6 3,252 35.7 34.1-37.3 2,519 29.6 28.0-31.1
Yes 1,000 *** *** *** 345 36.3 32.0-40.8 399 37.4 33.3-41.8 246 25.3 21.5-29.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,497 156 1.8 1.3- 2.3 3,201 32.9 31.4-34.5 3,469 36.0 34.5-37.6 2,671 29.3 27.8-30.8
Yes 456 *** *** *** 190 39.1 32.3-46.4 170 36.7 30.1-43.8 90 23.7 17.9-30.6
COPD
Yes 981 45 3.0 1.9- 4.9 291 30.1 25.6-35.1 312 30.6 26.3-35.3 333 36.2 31.5-41.2
No 9,761 133 1.5 1.1- 2.0 3,383 33.5 32.0-35.1 3,618 36.4 34.9-38.0 2,627 28.6 27.1-30.1
Current Asthma
Yes 902 23 2.9 1.5- 5.5 235 27.8 22.9-33.3 278 28.6 24.1-33.6 366 40.7 35.5-46.1
No 9,825 154 1.5 1.1- 2.0 3,435 33.8 32.3-35.3 3,642 36.7 35.2-38.3 2,594 28.0 26.6-29.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,517 *** *** *** 256 12.9 10.8-15.4 504 32.1 28.5-36.0 747 54.6 50.6-58.5
No 9,255 169 1.8 1.3- 2.3 3,424 35.8 34.2-37.4 3,433 36.5 34.9-38.1 2,229 26.0 24.5-27.5
Disability
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

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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