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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 7,924 145 1.8 1.4- 2.2 2,766 34.6 33.3-36.0 2,922 37.1 35.7-38.5 2,091 26.5 25.2-27.8
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 150 *** *** *** *** *** *** 63 43.9 34.2-54.2 46 27.1 19.3-36.6
Non-Hispanic 7,762 142 1.8 1.4- 2.2 2,724 34.8 33.4-36.2 2,853 36.9 35.5-38.3 2,043 26.5 25.2-27.8
AGE
18-34 1,088 31 3.1 2.1- 4.6 493 45.6 42.1-49.2 330 30.6 27.4-34.0 234 20.7 18.0-23.7
35-44 985 *** *** *** 322 31.6 28.3-35.1 357 37.3 33.8-40.9 295 29.9 26.7-33.4
45-54 1,355 24 1.4 0.8- 2.4 438 29.5 26.7-32.4 519 40.3 37.2-43.6 374 28.8 25.8-32.0
55-64 1,623 *** *** *** 486 28.0 25.4-30.7 613 38.7 35.8-41.6 511 32.5 29.8-35.4
65-74 1,588 31 1.6 1.0- 2.4 467 28.0 25.4-30.7 617 40.0 37.1-43.0 473 30.5 27.7-33.3
75+ 1,251 33 1.9 1.2- 2.9 543 41.0 37.7-44.5 475 41.1 37.6-44.7 200 16.0 13.7-18.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 740 18 2.5 1.4- 4.5 225 28.2 24.2-32.6 273 37.8 33.4-42.5 224 31.4 27.1-36.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,235 48 2.3 1.5- 3.4 693 31.8 29.2-34.5 836 36.6 34.1-39.2 658 29.3 26.9-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,175 42 1.7 1.1- 2.5 727 34.7 32.2-37.3 814 37.2 34.7-39.8 592 26.4 24.1-28.8
College Graduate 2,760 37 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,114 39.9 37.6-42.2 995 37.2 34.9-39.5 614 21.8 20.0-23.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 771 25 2.6 1.5- 4.6 252 32.7 28.5-37.2 265 33.9 29.7-38.3 229 30.7 26.6-35.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,172 25 2.0 1.2- 3.3 389 32.0 28.6-35.5 402 35.3 31.8-39.0 356 30.8 27.4-34.3
$25,000- 34,999 822 15 2.2 1.2- 3.8 269 31.8 27.9-35.9 303 36.2 32.0-40.5 235 29.9 25.8-34.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,029 *** *** *** 323 30.4 26.9-34.0 401 39.5 35.9-43.4 293 28.8 25.4-32.5
$50,000- 74,999 1,045 *** *** *** 343 33.4 29.8-37.3 402 36.8 33.3-40.5 287 28.5 25.1-32.1
$75,000+ 1,807 19 0.9 0.5- 1.5 672 36.3 33.5-39.2 697 40.5 37.6-43.4 419 22.4 20.1-24.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,191 42 1.3 0.8- 1.9 574 25.4 23.1-27.8 771 35.5 33.0-38.1 804 37.9 35.3-40.6
No 5,657 100 1.9 1.5- 2.5 2,162 37.4 35.8-39.1 2,125 37.6 36.0-39.3 1,270 23.0 21.6-24.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,168 *** *** *** 308 24.1 21.3-27.2 546 47.2 43.7-50.6 305 27.8 24.7-31.1
Non-Veteran 6,755 136 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,458 36.3 34.8-37.8 2,375 35.5 34.0-37.0 1,786 26.3 24.9-27.7

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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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