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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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
White 4,650 112 2.2 1.7- 2.8 1,920 42.5 40.6-44.3 1,454 30.7 29.0-32.4 1,164 24.7 23.1-26.3
African American 1,313 *** *** *** 281 23.4 20.6-26.6 398 29.9 26.7-33.3 618 44.6 41.1-48.1
Other Minorities 570 *** *** *** 170 34.8 29.5-40.6 180 29.1 24.3-34.3 207 32.9 27.6-38.7
AGE
18-34 1,001 29 2.6 1.7- 3.9 448 46.0 42.3-49.7 254 25.5 22.4-28.8 270 25.9 22.9-29.2
35-44 834 17 2.5 1.4- 4.3 282 34.0 30.3-37.8 237 29.9 26.3-33.8 298 33.7 30.1-37.5
45-54 1,163 *** *** *** 403 34.7 31.4-38.1 359 31.5 28.2-35.0 380 31.2 28.0-34.7
55-64 1,312 *** *** *** 406 31.0 28.1-34.1 425 31.7 28.8-34.9 470 36.2 33.0-39.4
65-74 1,216 31 2.3 1.5- 3.5 384 31.7 28.5-35.0 415 35.5 32.2-38.9 386 30.5 27.4-33.9
75+ 1,004 31 2.6 1.6- 4.3 446 44.6 40.8-48.4 341 34.0 30.4-37.7 186 18.8 16.0-22.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 760 *** *** *** 215 28.7 24.6-33.1 250 32.7 28.4-37.2 276 35.0 30.7-39.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,922 46 2.2 1.5- 3.1 613 33.6 30.9-36.4 622 31.7 29.1-34.4 641 32.5 29.9-35.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,881 35 1.7 1.1- 2.6 658 37.0 34.2-40.0 586 30.4 27.8-33.1 602 30.8 28.2-33.5
College Graduate 2,006 43 2.5 1.7- 3.7 901 47.7 45.0-50.5 585 27.6 25.2-30.1 477 22.2 20.0-24.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 895 26 2.9 1.8- 4.7 255 30.6 26.6-34.8 272 30.2 26.3-34.5 342 36.3 32.3-40.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,180 *** *** *** 362 30.7 27.4-34.3 361 30.3 27.0-33.9 432 36.2 32.7-39.8
$25,000- 34,999 722 14 2.3 1.3- 3.9 223 31.1 27.0-35.5 232 30.7 26.4-35.4 253 36.0 31.5-40.7
$35,000- 49,999 773 *** *** *** 273 35.4 31.2-39.9 258 34.5 30.3-38.9 233 28.9 25.1-33.1
$50,000- 74,999 744 *** *** *** 278 40.1 35.6-44.9 237 29.3 25.5-33.4 218 29.2 25.2-33.5
$75,000+ 1,051 21 2.0 1.2- 3.4 494 47.1 43.3-50.9 309 30.8 27.4-34.5 227 20.1 17.3-23.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,842 *** *** *** 468 26.1 23.6-28.8 573 30.0 27.3-32.7 764 41.6 38.7-44.7
No 4,673 103 2.3 1.8- 2.9 1,899 41.2 39.4-43.0 1,453 30.3 28.7-32.1 1,218 26.1 24.6-27.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** 44 27.3 19.2-37.2 34 23.3 14.8-34.6
Non-Veteran 6,442 140 2.3 1.8- 2.9 2,334 37.5 36.0-39.1 2,001 30.4 28.9-31.9 1,967 29.8 28.4-31.2

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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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