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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 11,113 188 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,544 32.4 31.2-33.6 4,012 36.2 35.1-37.4 3,369 29.6 28.5-30.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,049 25 1.7 1.0- 2.8 437 23.8 21.3-26.5 688 34.4 31.8-37.2 899 40.1 37.4-42.9
GENDER
Male 736 *** *** *** 156 24.2 20.2-28.7 290 39.5 35.2-43.9 281 35.2 31.1-39.5
Female 1,313 *** *** *** 281 23.4 20.6-26.6 398 29.9 26.7-33.3 618 44.6 41.1-48.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,007 24 1.6 0.9- 2.8 429 24.0 21.4-26.7 672 34.2 31.5-37.0 882 40.3 37.5-43.1
AGE
18-34 432 *** *** *** 140 34.6 29.4-40.2 136 31.4 26.5-36.6 147 31.9 27.1-37.0
35-44 300 *** *** *** 57 20.0 14.8-26.5 97 37.3 30.8-44.4 144 42.1 35.6-48.9
45-54 399 *** *** *** 57 14.7 10.9-19.6 141 37.1 31.2-43.5 197 45.6 39.4-51.9
55-64 441 *** *** *** 83 18.2 13.6-23.9 137 29.6 24.6-35.3 220 52.0 45.9-58.0
65-74 301 *** *** *** 40 14.9 10.3-21.2 115 40.3 32.8-48.3 140 42.5 35.0-50.4
75+ 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 35.8 26.0-46.9 47 25.9 18.5-35.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 311 *** *** *** 78 31.6 24.4-39.8 102 32.6 26.1-39.9 126 32.7 26.4-39.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 659 *** *** *** 135 22.4 18.4-26.9 215 34.4 29.8-39.3 299 41.4 36.8-46.2
Some Post-H.S. 607 *** *** *** 114 19.5 15.9-23.8 214 36.2 31.6-41.2 273 43.0 38.2-48.0
College Graduate 465 *** *** *** 106 26.0 20.8-32.0 157 33.4 28.0-39.3 198 39.9 34.3-45.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 406 *** *** *** 79 23.6 18.2-30.0 132 35.5 29.5-42.1 186 38.5 32.5-44.8
$15,000- 24,999 474 *** *** *** 95 23.1 18.0-29.2 154 34.3 29.0-40.1 220 40.3 34.9-46.0
$25,000- 34,999 265 *** *** *** 48 20.3 14.9-27.1 93 32.9 26.0-40.6 123 46.5 39.0-54.2
$35,000- 49,999 215 *** *** *** 45 20.8 14.7-28.6 78 36.5 28.7-45.0 90 41.9 33.8-50.4
$50,000- 74,999 201 *** *** *** 46 24.6 17.4-33.6 65 35.5 27.6-44.4 88 39.1 31.2-47.7
$75,000+ 179 *** *** *** 32 15.9 10.7-22.9 66 38.8 30.3-48.0 80 45.0 36.2-54.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 537 *** *** *** 80 16.9 12.8-22.1 150 28.3 23.5-33.7 300 52.0 46.3-57.8
No 1,489 17 1.3 0.8- 2.3 351 25.8 22.9-28.9 531 35.9 32.8-39.1 590 37.0 33.9-40.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 255 *** *** *** 58 21.9 16.1-29.0 104 40.9 33.7-48.6 92 37.2 30.1-44.8
Non-Veteran 1,794 24 1.9 1.1- 3.2 379 24.1 21.4-26.9 584 33.5 30.7-36.5 807 40.5 37.6-43.5

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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 greater than 30.0

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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