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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,375 3,404 35.2 33.7-36.8 5,971 64.8 63.2-66.3
No 1,385 452 33.5 29.8-37.4 933 66.5 62.6-70.2
Current Smoker
No 8,806 3,075 33.7 32.1-35.4 5,731 66.3 64.6-67.9
Yes 1,940 777 39.2 35.8-42.7 1,163 60.8 57.3-64.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,393 435 27.2 23.6-31.0 958 72.8 69.0-76.4
No 9,289 3,399 35.7 34.1-37.3 5,890 64.3 62.7-65.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,981 3,210 34.8 33.2-36.4 5,771 65.2 63.6-66.8
Yes 1,000 355 37.2 32.9-41.8 645 62.8 58.2-67.1
Heavy Drinker
No 9,497 3,357 34.7 33.1-36.3 6,140 65.3 63.7-66.9
Yes 456 196 39.6 32.8-46.9 260 60.4 53.1-67.2
COPD
Yes 981 336 33.2 28.5-38.2 645 66.8 61.8-71.5
No 9,761 3,516 35.0 33.5-36.6 6,245 65.0 63.4-66.5
Current Asthma
Yes 902 258 30.7 25.7-36.3 644 69.3 63.7-74.3
No 9,825 3,589 35.3 33.8-36.8 6,236 64.7 63.2-66.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,517 266 13.3 11.1-15.7 1,251 86.7 84.3-88.9
No 9,255 3,593 37.5 35.9-39.2 5,662 62.5 60.8-64.1
Disability
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

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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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