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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-African Americans

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 8,296 2,773 33.9 32.5-35.3 5,523 66.1 64.7-67.5
-African Americans 1,598 349 25.7 22.7-29.0 1,249 74.3 71.0-77.3
GENDER
Male 582 139 26.2 21.7-31.1 443 73.8 68.9-78.3
Female 1,016 210 25.3 21.3-29.8 806 74.7 70.2-78.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,575 344 25.7 22.6-29.0 1,231 74.3 71.0-77.4
AGE
18-34 286 96 38.3 31.7-45.5 190 61.7 54.5-68.3
35-44 221 47 18.8 13.4-25.6 174 81.2 74.4-86.6
45-54 298 46 19.5 13.8-26.7 252 80.5 73.3-86.2
55-64 355 67 19.1 14.2-25.2 288 80.9 74.8-85.8
65-74 265 42 17.4 11.2-26.0 223 82.6 74.0-88.8
75+ 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 58 29.0 21.4-38.1 188 71.0 61.9-78.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 511 130 27.6 22.6-33.1 381 72.4 66.9-77.4
Some Post-H.S. 466 86 25.3 19.7-31.8 380 74.7 68.2-80.3
College Graduate 374 75 19.4 15.0-24.8 299 80.6 75.2-85.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 81 30.7 24.0-38.3 238 69.3 61.7-76.0
$15,000- 24,999 367 76 21.4 16.4-27.4 291 78.6 72.6-83.6
$25,000- 34,999 203 46 26.6 18.7-36.3 157 73.4 63.7-81.3
$35,000- 49,999 187 32 16.8 10.7-25.4 155 83.2 74.6-89.3
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 155 28 16.0 9.7-25.3 127 84.0 74.7-90.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 480 93 20.6 15.7-26.7 387 79.4 73.3-84.3
No 1,087 247 26.9 23.2-30.8 840 73.1 69.2-76.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 197 39 20.9 14.4-29.2 158 79.1 70.8-85.6
Non-Veteran 1,401 310 26.4 23.1-30.0 1,091 73.6 70.0-76.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 764 154 24.0 19.6-29.0 610 76.0 71.0-80.4
No 834 195 27.2 23.2-31.7 639 72.8 68.3-76.8

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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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