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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,322 161 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,009 32.5 31.2-33.8 3,407 36.8 35.5-38.1 2,745 28.9 27.7-30.1
No 1,760 25 1.5 1.0- 2.3 522 31.8 29.0-34.7 596 34.2 31.5-37.0 617 32.5 29.8-35.3
Current Smoker
No 8,914 125 1.4 1.1- 1.8 2,762 31.6 30.3-32.9 3,237 36.5 35.2-37.8 2,790 30.5 29.3-31.8
Yes 2,050 60 3.1 2.1- 4.4 732 35.6 33.0-38.4 719 34.8 32.3-37.5 539 26.5 24.1-29.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,393 *** *** *** 348 22.3 19.6-25.1 521 37.0 33.8-40.3 504 39.2 35.9-42.6
No 9,626 164 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,164 33.4 32.2-34.7 3,466 36.2 35.0-37.5 2,832 28.6 27.4-29.8
Binge Drinker
No 9,580 163 1.9 1.5- 2.3 3,012 31.8 30.5-33.0 3,415 35.6 34.4-36.9 2,990 30.7 29.5-31.9
Yes 1,054 *** *** *** 362 35.4 31.8-39.1 419 39.6 36.0-43.2 257 23.8 20.8-27.1
Heavy Drinker
No 10,115 168 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,155 31.8 30.5-33.0 3,647 36.2 35.0-37.5 3,145 30.2 29.1-31.4
Yes 497 *** *** *** 218 43.3 37.9-48.9 175 33.7 28.8-38.9 92 21.3 16.8-26.5
COPD
Yes 983 29 2.9 1.8- 4.8 271 24.9 21.7-28.5 314 31.4 27.9-35.3 369 40.7 36.6-44.9
No 10,069 158 1.7 1.4- 2.1 3,255 33.0 31.8-34.3 3,679 36.6 35.4-37.8 2,977 28.7 27.6-29.9
Current Asthma
Yes 874 *** *** *** 211 29.4 24.8-34.5 260 30.2 26.1-34.5 389 38.8 34.4-43.3
No 10,171 171 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,312 32.7 31.5-33.9 3,732 36.8 35.6-38.0 2,956 28.8 27.6-29.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,476 *** *** *** 218 14.7 12.4-17.4 436 28.1 25.2-31.1 813 56.6 53.3-59.9
No 9,619 179 1.9 1.6- 2.3 3,322 34.5 33.3-35.8 3,569 37.2 35.9-38.5 2,549 26.4 25.3-27.6
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,398 23 1.6 1.0- 2.6 349 25.8 22.9-28.8 440 31.5 28.4-34.7 586 41.1 37.9-44.5
No 9,715 165 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,195 33.4 32.2-34.7 3,572 37.0 35.7-38.3 2,783 27.8 26.6-29.0

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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

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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