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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,322 3,170 34.3 33.0-35.6 6,152 65.7 64.4-67.0
No 1,760 547 33.3 30.5-36.2 1,213 66.7 63.8-69.5
Current Smoker
No 8,914 2,887 33.0 31.7-34.3 6,027 67.0 65.7-68.3
Yes 2,050 792 38.7 36.0-41.5 1,258 61.3 58.5-64.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,393 368 23.8 21.1-26.7 1,025 76.2 73.3-78.9
No 9,626 3,328 35.2 33.9-36.5 6,298 64.8 63.5-66.1
Binge Drinker
No 9,580 3,175 33.6 32.4-34.9 6,405 66.4 65.1-67.6
Yes 1,054 378 36.6 33.0-40.3 676 63.4 59.7-67.0
Heavy Drinker
No 10,115 3,323 33.5 32.3-34.8 6,792 66.5 65.2-67.7
Yes 497 230 45.1 39.6-50.6 267 54.9 49.4-60.4
COPD
Yes 983 300 27.9 24.4-31.6 683 72.1 68.4-75.6
No 10,069 3,413 34.7 33.5-36.0 6,656 65.3 64.0-66.5
Current Asthma
Yes 874 225 31.0 26.4-36.1 649 69.0 63.9-73.6
No 10,171 3,483 34.5 33.2-35.7 6,688 65.5 64.3-66.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,476 227 15.3 12.9-18.0 1,249 84.7 82.0-87.1
No 9,619 3,501 36.4 35.2-37.7 6,118 63.6 62.3-64.8
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,398 372 27.4 24.5-30.5 1,026 72.6 69.5-75.5
No 9,715 3,360 35.2 33.9-36.5 6,355 64.8 63.5-66.1

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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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