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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,530 45 1.2 0.8- 1.8 1,150 27.1 25.4-28.9 1,967 42.2 40.4-44.0 1,368 29.5 27.8-31.2
Female 6,583 143 2.3 1.8- 2.9 2,394 37.7 36.2-39.3 2,045 30.3 28.9-31.8 2,001 29.6 28.2-31.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,774 142 1.8 1.4- 2.2 2,728 34.8 33.4-36.2 2,859 37.0 35.6-38.4 2,045 26.5 25.2-27.8
Non-Hispanic Black 2,010 24 1.6 0.9- 2.8 429 23.9 21.4-26.6 672 34.1 31.5-36.9 885 40.3 37.6-43.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 429 *** *** *** 95 25.4 19.4-32.4 150 33.8 26.9-41.5 180 39.3 32.1-46.9
Non-Hispanic Other 280 *** *** *** 105 42.7 34.6-51.2 101 32.3 25.7-39.7 64 21.3 15.3-28.9
Hispanic 552 *** *** *** 157 30.9 26.1-36.2 210 38.0 33.2-43.0 179 30.0 25.7-34.7
AGE
18-34 1,840 48 2.7 2.0- 3.7 765 43.0 40.3-45.8 567 30.5 28.0-33.0 460 23.8 21.6-26.2
35-44 1,516 19 1.4 0.8- 2.3 435 28.5 25.8-31.3 541 37.4 34.5-40.3 521 32.8 30.1-35.6
45-54 1,958 28 1.6 0.9- 2.8 546 25.8 23.6-28.2 730 39.4 36.7-42.2 654 33.2 30.6-36.0
55-64 2,242 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2 608 25.6 23.4-27.9 814 37.2 34.7-39.7 804 36.5 34.0-39.1
65-74 2,008 37 1.7 1.1- 2.4 541 26.0 23.7-28.4 773 39.8 37.1-42.5 657 32.6 30.0-35.3
75+ 1,481 37 2.0 1.3- 3.0 621 40.2 37.1-43.4 563 40.5 37.3-43.9 260 17.3 15.0-19.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,344 25 2.2 1.3- 3.9 381 29.6 26.4-33.0 480 35.9 32.6-39.3 458 32.3 29.2-35.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,231 64 2.1 1.5- 2.9 926 30.3 28.1-32.5 1,173 35.8 33.7-38.0 1,068 31.8 29.8-34.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,032 51 1.6 1.1- 2.3 927 31.4 29.3-33.6 1,101 36.5 34.4-38.7 953 30.5 28.4-32.6
College Graduate 3,478 48 1.4 0.9- 2.0 1,298 37.7 35.7-39.8 1,251 36.8 34.7-38.9 881 24.1 22.4-25.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,368 37 2.4 1.6- 3.7 393 30.3 27.1-33.8 461 34.4 31.1-37.8 477 32.9 29.7-36.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,922 31 1.8 1.0- 3.2 567 29.6 26.9-32.4 644 34.4 31.6-37.2 680 34.3 31.6-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,216 19 1.8 1.1- 2.9 350 29.1 25.8-32.6 440 35.2 31.7-38.8 407 33.9 30.4-37.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,366 *** *** *** 398 29.1 25.9-32.4 531 39.3 36.0-42.7 422 30.4 27.4-33.7
$50,000-74,999 1,328 *** *** *** 414 32.0 28.8-35.4 497 36.6 33.5-39.9 402 30.3 27.2-33.5
$75,000+ 2,119 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6 745 34.4 31.9-37.0 819 40.1 37.5-42.8 531 24.5 22.3-26.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,016 51 1.5 0.9- 2.5 717 23.4 21.4-25.4 1,010 33.7 31.5-35.9 1,238 41.4 39.1-43.8
No 7,979 133 1.8 1.5- 2.3 2,783 35.0 33.6-36.4 2,962 36.9 35.6-38.3 2,101 26.2 25.0-27.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,517 *** *** *** 391 23.6 21.1-26.3 690 46.0 42.9-49.1 425 29.6 26.8-32.6
Non-Veteran 9,595 177 1.9 1.5- 2.3 3,153 33.7 32.4-35.0 3,321 34.8 33.6-36.1 2,944 29.6 28.4-30.8

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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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