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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-African Americans

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 8,296 147 1.7 1.4- 2.2 2,626 32.2 30.8-33.6 2,973 36.7 35.3-38.2 2,550 29.4 28.1-30.7
-African Americans 1,598 17 1.6 0.8- 3.2 332 24.1 21.2-27.3 540 34.2 31.1-37.5 709 40.1 36.9-43.4
GENDER
Male 582 *** *** *** 130 24.2 19.9-29.0 245 42.4 37.3-47.5 198 31.5 26.9-36.4
Female 1,016 *** *** *** 202 24.1 20.1-28.5 295 26.9 23.2-31.0 511 47.8 43.3-52.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,575 *** *** *** 327 24.1 21.1-27.3 531 34.1 30.9-37.4 700 40.2 37.0-43.6
AGE
18-34 286 *** *** *** 93 36.1 29.6-43.2 83 28.4 22.7-34.8 107 33.3 27.0-40.2
35-44 221 *** *** *** 43 17.4 12.3-24.2 67 37.4 29.4-46.2 107 43.8 36.0-52.0
45-54 298 *** *** *** 44 18.3 12.9-25.4 114 38.4 31.6-45.8 138 42.1 35.1-49.5
55-64 355 *** *** *** 64 18.6 13.7-24.8 108 31.6 25.6-38.3 180 49.3 42.4-56.1
65-74 265 *** *** *** 41 17.2 11.1-25.8 100 38.3 30.0-47.4 123 44.3 35.8-53.1
75+ 158 *** *** *** 43 21.2 13.7-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 *** *** *** 55 25.8 18.8-34.4 69 27.6 20.6-35.9 119 43.4 35.0-52.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 511 *** *** *** 123 26.5 21.7-32.1 189 36.5 31.1-42.2 192 35.9 30.4-41.8
Some Post-H.S. 466 *** *** *** 82 23.7 18.3-30.1 151 34.9 29.2-41.2 229 39.8 34.1-45.8
College Graduate 374 *** *** *** 72 18.5 14.1-23.8 131 36.0 30.0-42.4 168 44.6 38.3-51.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 *** *** *** 77 28.8 22.3-36.3 77 24.2 18.3-31.4 161 45.1 37.5-52.9
$15,000- 24,999 367 *** *** *** 75 21.3 16.4-27.3 129 34.5 28.6-40.9 162 44.1 37.8-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 203 *** *** *** 44 24.0 16.7-33.3 81 41.2 32.6-50.3 76 32.3 24.5-41.2
$35,000- 49,999 187 *** *** *** 30 16.6 10.5-25.2 62 39.8 30.3-50.0 93 43.4 34.4-52.8
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 155 *** *** *** 26 14.7 8.7-24.0 *** *** *** 57 35.0 25.6-45.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 480 *** *** *** 87 19.0 14.3-24.7 126 26.0 21.0-31.7 261 53.4 46.9-59.7
No 1,087 *** *** *** 236 25.3 21.7-29.1 402 36.9 33.1-40.9 438 36.2 32.5-40.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 197 *** *** *** 38 20.6 14.2-29.0 84 44.2 35.8-53.0 74 34.9 27.3-43.3
Non-Veteran 1,401 *** *** *** 294 24.6 21.4-28.2 456 32.7 29.3-36.2 635 40.9 37.4-44.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 764 *** *** *** 145 22.5 18.3-27.4 253 32.3 27.8-37.1 357 43.7 38.8-48.7
No 834 *** *** *** 187 25.5 21.6-29.9 287 35.9 31.6-40.4 352 36.9 32.7-41.3

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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 30 or greater.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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