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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 8,335 3,201 37.4 35.7-39.1 5,134 62.6 60.9-64.3
GENDER
Male 3,321 947 29.6 27.1-32.1 2,374 70.4 67.9-72.9
Female 5,014 2,254 45.3 43.0-47.5 2,760 54.7 52.5-57.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 145 45 20.9 13.2-31.3 100 79.1 68.7-86.8
Non-Hispanic 8,179 3,153 37.8 36.1-39.6 5,026 62.2 60.4-63.9
AGE
18-34 822 398 49.4 44.9-53.8 424 50.6 46.2-55.1
35-44 1,022 379 33.0 29.1-37.1 643 67.0 62.9-70.9
45-54 1,464 509 29.2 26.0-32.5 955 70.8 67.5-74.0
55-64 1,861 605 30.5 27.5-33.6 1,256 69.5 66.4-72.5
65-74 1,694 595 32.9 29.7-36.3 1,099 67.1 63.7-70.3
75+ 1,423 688 46.7 42.9-50.6 735 53.3 49.4-57.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 880 324 35.7 30.4-41.3 556 64.3 58.7-69.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,312 788 35.3 32.0-38.7 1,524 64.7 61.3-68.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,124 763 34.8 31.7-38.1 1,361 65.2 61.9-68.3
College Graduate 3,005 1,318 43.2 40.6-45.8 1,687 56.8 54.2-59.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 813 301 37.3 31.9-43.0 512 62.7 57.0-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,260 462 35.9 31.5-40.4 798 64.1 59.6-68.5
$25,000- 34,999 815 288 36.3 31.0-41.9 527 63.7 58.1-69.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,060 356 33.9 29.5-38.5 704 66.1 61.5-70.5
$50,000- 74,999 1,115 385 32.4 28.2-37.0 730 67.6 63.0-71.8
$75,000+ 1,885 771 38.5 35.2-41.9 1,114 61.5 58.1-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,531 761 30.5 27.5-33.7 1,770 69.5 66.3-72.5
No 5,458 2,296 39.8 37.7-41.9 3,162 60.2 58.1-62.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,292 386 28.6 24.8-32.6 906 71.4 67.4-75.2
Non-Veteran 7,042 2,814 38.8 36.9-40.7 4,228 61.2 59.3-63.1

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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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