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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 6,583 2,537 40.0 38.5-41.6 4,046 60.0 58.4-61.5
RACE
White 4,650 2,032 44.7 42.8-46.5 2,618 55.3 53.5-57.2
African American 1,313 297 25.5 22.5-28.9 1,016 74.5 71.1-77.5
Other Minorities 570 183 38.0 32.6-43.8 387 62.0 56.2-67.4
AGE
18-34 1,001 477 48.6 44.9-52.3 524 51.4 47.7-55.1
35-44 834 299 36.4 32.7-40.3 535 63.6 59.7-67.3
45-54 1,163 424 37.3 33.8-40.8 739 62.7 59.2-66.2
55-64 1,312 417 32.1 29.1-35.2 895 67.9 64.8-70.9
65-74 1,216 415 34.0 30.8-37.3 801 66.0 62.7-69.2
75+ 1,004 477 47.2 43.4-51.1 527 52.8 48.9-56.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 760 234 32.4 28.0-37.0 526 67.6 63.0-72.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,922 659 35.8 33.1-38.6 1,263 64.2 61.4-66.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,881 693 38.8 35.9-41.7 1,188 61.2 58.3-64.1
College Graduate 2,006 944 50.2 47.5-53.0 1,062 49.8 47.0-52.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 895 281 33.4 29.4-37.7 614 66.6 62.3-70.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,180 387 33.5 30.0-37.2 793 66.5 62.8-70.0
$25,000- 34,999 722 237 33.3 29.1-37.8 485 66.7 62.2-70.9
$35,000- 49,999 773 282 36.6 32.4-41.1 491 63.4 58.9-67.6
$50,000- 74,999 744 289 41.5 36.9-46.2 455 58.5 53.8-63.1
$75,000+ 1,051 515 49.1 45.3-52.9 536 50.9 47.1-54.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,842 505 28.4 25.7-31.3 1,337 71.6 68.7-74.3
No 4,673 2,002 43.5 41.7-45.4 2,671 56.5 54.6-58.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,442 2,474 39.8 38.3-41.4 3,968 60.2 58.6-61.7

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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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