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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 11,113 3,732 34.2 33.0-35.4 7,381 65.8 64.6-67.0
GENDER
Male 4,530 1,195 28.3 26.6-30.1 3,335 71.7 69.9-73.4
Female 6,583 2,537 40.0 38.5-41.6 4,046 60.0 58.4-61.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,774 2,870 36.6 35.2-38.0 4,904 63.4 62.0-64.8
Non-Hispanic Black 2,010 453 25.5 22.9-28.3 1,557 74.5 71.7-77.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 429 99 27.0 20.8-34.1 330 73.0 65.9-79.2
Non-Hispanic Other 280 115 46.4 38.3-54.7 165 53.6 45.3-61.7
Hispanic 552 163 32.0 27.2-37.4 389 68.0 62.6-72.8
AGE
18-34 1,840 813 45.7 43.0-48.5 1,027 54.3 51.5-57.0
35-44 1,516 454 29.8 27.2-32.7 1,062 70.2 67.3-72.8
45-54 1,958 574 27.4 25.0-29.9 1,384 72.6 70.1-75.0
55-64 2,242 624 26.3 24.1-28.7 1,618 73.7 71.3-75.9
65-74 2,008 578 27.6 25.3-30.1 1,430 72.4 69.9-74.7
75+ 1,481 658 42.2 39.0-45.4 823 57.8 54.6-61.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,344 406 31.8 28.5-35.3 938 68.2 64.7-71.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,231 990 32.4 30.1-34.7 2,241 67.6 65.3-69.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,032 978 33.0 30.9-35.2 2,054 67.0 64.8-69.1
College Graduate 3,478 1,346 39.1 37.0-41.2 2,132 60.9 58.8-63.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,368 430 32.7 29.4-36.2 938 67.3 63.8-70.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,922 598 31.4 28.6-34.2 1,324 68.6 65.8-71.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,216 369 30.9 27.5-34.4 847 69.1 65.6-72.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,366 413 30.3 27.1-33.6 953 69.7 66.4-72.9
$50,000-74,999 1,328 429 33.1 29.9-36.5 899 66.9 63.5-70.1
$75,000+ 2,119 769 35.4 32.8-38.0 1,350 64.6 62.0-67.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,016 768 24.9 22.9-27.0 2,248 75.1 73.0-77.1
No 7,979 2,916 36.8 35.4-38.3 5,063 63.2 61.7-64.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,517 402 24.4 21.9-27.1 1,115 75.6 72.9-78.1
Non-Veteran 9,595 3,330 35.6 34.3-36.9 6,265 64.4 63.1-65.7

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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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