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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 3,274 33 1.4 0.9- 2.1 846 26.8 24.8-28.8 1,468 43.5 41.4-45.7 927 28.3 26.4-30.4
African American 736 *** *** *** 156 24.2 20.2-28.7 290 39.5 35.2-43.9 281 35.2 31.1-39.5
Other Minorities 493 *** *** *** 137 34.9 28.6-41.7 201 38.4 32.6-44.6 152 26.2 21.3-31.8
AGE
18-34 839 19 2.8 1.7- 4.5 317 40.3 36.4-44.4 313 34.9 31.2-38.7 190 22.0 18.8-25.4
35-44 682 *** *** *** 153 23.3 19.6-27.6 304 44.4 40.0-48.9 223 31.9 28.0-36.2
45-54 795 *** *** *** 143 17.0 14.2-20.3 371 47.2 43.0-51.5 274 35.2 31.2-39.5
55-64 930 *** *** *** 202 20.1 17.0-23.6 389 42.7 38.7-46.8 334 36.8 33.0-40.8
65-74 792 *** *** *** 157 19.9 16.7-23.6 358 44.4 40.2-48.7 271 34.8 30.7-39.1
75+ 477 *** *** *** 175 33.4 28.4-38.9 222 50.8 44.9-56.7 74 14.9 11.4-19.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 584 *** *** *** 166 30.3 25.6-35.4 230 38.4 33.6-43.5 182 30.2 25.8-35.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,309 18 2.0 1.2- 3.4 313 27.2 23.9-30.8 551 39.5 36.2-42.9 427 31.2 28.1-34.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,151 *** *** *** 269 24.7 21.8-28.0 515 43.8 40.3-47.3 351 30.1 26.9-33.4
College Graduate 1,472 *** *** *** 397 27.2 24.4-30.2 666 46.4 43.2-49.7 404 26.2 23.5-29.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 473 *** *** *** 138 30.0 24.8-35.8 189 39.4 34.0-45.1 135 28.8 23.8-34.3
$15,000- 24,999 742 *** *** *** 205 28.4 24.3-32.9 283 38.5 34.2-43.0 248 32.3 28.3-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 494 *** *** *** 127 27.3 22.3-32.8 208 39.5 34.2-45.1 154 32.0 26.8-37.7
$35,000- 49,999 593 *** *** *** 125 22.8 18.3-27.9 273 44.1 39.0-49.3 189 31.9 27.3-37.0
$50,000- 74,999 584 *** *** *** 136 24.5 20.3-29.3 260 43.3 38.4-48.3 184 31.3 26.8-36.1
$75,000+ 1,068 *** *** *** 251 24.3 21.1-27.9 510 47.5 43.6-51.3 304 28.0 24.7-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,174 *** *** *** 249 20.4 17.5-23.6 437 37.8 34.3-41.3 474 41.2 37.6-44.9
No 3,306 30 1.4 0.9- 2.1 884 28.9 26.9-31.0 1,509 43.4 41.3-45.6 883 26.3 24.4-28.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,376 *** *** *** 331 21.4 18.9-24.1 646 47.7 44.5-51.0 391 30.2 27.3-33.3
Non-Veteran 3,153 37 1.4 0.9- 2.1 819 28.8 26.7-31.0 1,320 40.5 38.3-42.7 977 29.3 27.3-31.4

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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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