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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 8,335 150 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,051 35.8 34.2-37.5 3,076 36.2 34.5-37.8 2,058 26.4 24.9-28.1
GENDER
Male 3,321 24 0.9 0.4- 1.8 923 28.7 26.3-31.2 1,493 42.7 40.1-45.3 881 27.8 25.4-30.3
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 145 *** *** *** 42 17.0 10.6-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 8,179 147 1.5 1.1- 2.0 3,006 36.3 34.6-38.0 3,008 36.0 34.3-37.7 2,018 26.2 24.6-27.8
AGE
18-34 822 19 2.4 1.3- 4.4 379 47.0 42.5-51.5 248 28.7 25.0-32.8 176 21.9 18.3-25.9
35-44 1,022 *** *** *** 369 32.4 28.5-36.6 362 37.6 33.3-42.0 281 29.5 25.5-33.7
45-54 1,464 18 1.0 0.6- 1.9 491 28.1 25.0-31.5 540 38.8 35.1-42.6 415 32.1 28.4-36.0
55-64 1,861 25 1.5 0.8- 2.8 580 28.9 26.1-32.0 728 40.9 37.6-44.3 528 28.6 25.7-31.8
65-74 1,694 30 1.2 0.7- 1.8 565 31.8 28.5-35.1 683 40.5 37.2-44.0 416 26.5 23.5-29.8
75+ 1,423 47 2.9 1.9- 4.2 641 43.8 40.1-47.7 503 35.7 31.9-39.5 232 17.6 14.8-21.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 880 24 1.6 0.9- 3.1 300 34.0 28.8-39.7 303 34.3 29.3-39.7 253 30.0 25.1-35.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,312 54 2.1 1.1- 3.7 734 33.2 30.0-36.6 890 37.8 34.6-41.2 634 26.9 24.0-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,124 26 1.4 0.8- 2.4 737 33.5 30.4-36.7 785 35.2 32.1-38.4 576 30.0 26.9-33.2
College Graduate 3,005 45 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,273 41.9 39.3-44.5 1,095 36.5 34.0-39.1 592 20.3 18.1-22.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 813 28 3.2 1.6- 6.0 273 34.1 28.9-39.8 272 35.0 29.8-40.6 240 27.7 23.1-32.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,260 34 1.2 0.8- 1.9 428 34.7 30.3-39.2 445 34.7 30.4-39.3 353 29.4 25.2-34.0
$25,000- 34,999 815 17 2.6 1.3- 5.2 271 33.7 28.5-39.3 304 34.1 29.2-39.3 223 29.6 24.8-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,060 11 0.8 0.4- 1.9 345 33.0 28.7-37.7 433 38.5 34.1-43.0 271 27.7 23.5-32.2
$50,000- 74,999 1,115 *** *** *** 376 31.6 27.4-36.1 435 39.2 34.7-43.9 295 28.4 24.3-32.8
$75,000+ 1,885 20 1.6 0.7- 3.6 751 36.9 33.6-40.2 722 37.7 34.5-41.0 392 23.8 20.8-27.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,531 68 2.1 1.5- 3.0 693 28.4 25.5-31.6 891 32.6 29.8-35.6 879 36.8 33.8-39.9
No 5,458 74 1.4 0.9- 2.1 2,222 38.4 36.3-40.5 2,053 37.4 35.4-39.5 1,109 22.8 20.9-24.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,292 11 0.8 0.3- 2.2 375 27.8 24.1-31.8 581 44.7 40.6-48.9 325 26.7 23.1-30.6
Non-Veteran 7,042 139 1.7 1.3- 2.3 2,675 37.1 35.3-39.0 2,495 34.8 33.0-36.6 1,733 26.4 24.7-28.2

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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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