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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 11,113 3,732 34.2 33.0-35.4 7,381 65.8 64.6-67.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,049 462 25.4 22.9-28.2 1,587 74.6 71.8-77.1
GENDER
Male 736 165 25.3 21.3-29.9 571 74.7 70.1-78.7
Female 1,313 297 25.5 22.5-28.9 1,016 74.5 71.1-77.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,007 453 25.6 23.0-28.3 1,554 74.4 71.7-77.0
AGE
18-34 432 149 36.7 31.5-42.4 283 63.3 57.6-68.5
35-44 300 59 20.6 15.3-27.0 241 79.4 73.0-84.7
45-54 399 61 17.3 12.7-23.0 338 82.7 77.0-87.3
55-64 441 84 18.4 13.8-24.1 357 81.6 75.9-86.2
65-74 301 46 17.2 12.2-23.6 255 82.8 76.4-87.8
75+ 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 311 83 34.7 27.2-43.0 228 65.3 57.0-72.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 659 145 24.2 20.1-28.8 514 75.8 71.2-79.9
Some Post-H.S. 607 120 20.7 17.0-25.1 487 79.3 74.9-83.0
College Graduate 465 110 26.7 21.5-32.8 355 73.3 67.2-78.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 406 88 26.0 20.4-32.4 318 74.0 67.6-79.6
$15,000- 24,999 474 100 25.3 19.9-31.7 374 74.7 68.3-80.1
$25,000- 34,999 265 49 20.6 15.1-27.4 216 79.4 72.6-84.9
$35,000- 49,999 215 47 21.7 15.5-29.5 168 78.3 70.5-84.5
$50,000- 74,999 201 48 25.4 18.1-34.3 153 74.6 65.7-81.9
$75,000+ 179 33 16.2 11.0-23.3 146 83.8 76.7-89.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 537 87 19.6 14.9-25.4 450 80.4 74.6-85.1
No 1,489 368 27.1 24.2-30.3 1,121 72.9 69.7-75.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 255 59 21.9 16.1-29.1 196 78.1 70.9-83.9
Non-Veteran 1,794 403 25.9 23.2-28.9 1,391 74.1 71.1-76.8

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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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