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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 7,924 2,911 36.4 35.0-37.8 5,013 63.6 62.2-65.0
GENDER
Male 3,274 879 28.1 26.1-30.2 2,395 71.9 69.8-73.9
Female 4,650 2,032 44.7 42.8-46.5 2,618 55.3 53.5-57.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 7,762 2,866 36.6 35.2-38.0 4,896 63.4 62.0-64.8
AGE
18-34 1,088 524 48.7 45.1-52.3 564 51.3 47.7-54.9
35-44 985 333 32.7 29.4-36.3 652 67.3 63.7-70.6
45-54 1,355 462 30.9 28.1-33.9 893 69.1 66.1-71.9
55-64 1,623 499 28.8 26.2-31.5 1,124 71.2 68.5-73.8
65-74 1,588 498 29.5 26.9-32.3 1,090 70.5 67.7-73.1
75+ 1,251 576 42.9 39.5-46.4 675 57.1 53.6-60.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 740 243 30.8 26.6-35.2 497 69.2 64.8-73.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,235 741 34.1 31.5-36.8 1,494 65.9 63.2-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,175 769 36.4 33.8-39.0 1,406 63.6 61.0-66.2
College Graduate 2,760 1,151 41.0 38.7-43.3 1,609 59.0 56.7-61.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 771 277 35.4 31.1-39.9 494 64.6 60.1-68.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,172 414 34.0 30.6-37.5 758 66.0 62.5-69.4
$25,000- 34,999 822 284 33.9 30.0-38.1 538 66.1 61.9-70.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,029 335 31.7 28.2-35.4 694 68.3 64.6-71.8
$50,000- 74,999 1,045 356 34.7 31.0-38.6 689 65.3 61.4-69.0
$75,000+ 1,807 691 37.1 34.3-40.0 1,116 62.9 60.0-65.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,191 616 26.6 24.3-29.0 1,575 73.4 71.0-75.7
No 5,657 2,262 39.4 37.7-41.0 3,395 60.6 59.0-62.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,168 317 25.1 22.2-28.2 851 74.9 71.8-77.8
Non-Veteran 6,755 2,594 38.2 36.7-39.8 4,161 61.8 60.2-63.3

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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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