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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 3,351 34 1.3 0.8- 2.0 861 26.9 24.9-28.9 1,460 43.3 41.1-45.5 996 28.6 26.6-30.5
Female 4,945 113 2.2 1.7- 2.9 1,765 37.4 35.5-39.3 1,513 30.2 28.5-32.1 1,554 30.2 28.4-32.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,664 116 1.8 1.4- 2.3 1,955 33.9 32.3-35.6 2,063 37.1 35.4-38.8 1,530 27.1 25.6-28.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,558 17 1.6 0.8- 3.3 325 24.1 21.1-27.3 525 34.0 30.8-37.3 691 40.3 37.0-43.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 379 *** *** *** 85 20.7 12.2-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 253 *** *** *** 102 48.1 39.6-56.7 93 30.8 23.7-39.0 51 17.1 10.9-25.7
Hispanic 370 *** *** *** 129 31.4 26.2-37.2 144 46.1 40.1-52.2 95 22.2 18.0-27.1
AGE
18-34 1,254 32 2.9 1.9- 4.3 513 41.4 38.2-44.7 400 32.5 29.5-35.6 309 23.2 20.6-26.1
35-44 1,071 13 1.0 0.5- 2.0 331 30.0 26.7-33.4 367 37.4 33.8-41.2 360 31.6 28.3-35.0
45-54 1,393 20 1.2 0.7- 2.1 378 26.3 23.4-29.4 500 38.2 34.9-41.7 495 34.3 31.1-37.6
55-64 1,725 16 0.7 0.4- 1.3 456 24.8 22.3-27.5 621 37.2 34.2-40.2 632 37.3 34.3-40.4
65-74 1,563 24 1.2 0.8- 1.9 444 28.7 25.8-31.8 592 40.5 37.2-43.9 503 29.6 26.7-32.7
75+ 1,237 41 3.4 2.0- 5.7 482 36.8 33.1-40.7 470 39.7 36.1-43.5 244 20.1 17.2-23.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,061 20 2.3 1.2- 4.4 279 26.8 23.2-30.7 364 35.6 31.7-39.7 398 35.3 31.5-39.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,360 44 1.6 1.1- 2.5 713 30.5 28.0-33.2 858 37.5 34.8-40.2 745 30.3 27.9-32.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,251 43 1.9 1.2- 2.8 652 30.8 28.2-33.5 792 36.6 33.9-39.4 764 30.7 28.3-33.2
College Graduate 2,617 40 1.4 0.9- 2.0 978 39.2 36.7-41.6 957 36.8 34.4-39.2 642 22.7 20.7-24.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,024 18 1.9 1.0- 3.6 297 30.4 26.6-34.5 300 31.1 27.1-35.3 409 36.6 32.5-40.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,470 32 2.1 1.3- 3.2 422 29.3 26.2-32.5 517 35.5 32.3-38.8 499 33.1 30.0-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 830 14 1.7 0.7- 3.9 235 27.9 23.9-32.2 327 39.5 35.0-44.1 254 31.0 26.8-35.5
$35,000- 49,999 993 16 1.4 0.8- 2.6 285 27.7 24.2-31.5 352 38.0 34.0-42.2 340 32.9 29.2-36.8
$50,000-74,999 878 *** *** *** 269 34.4 30.1-38.9 357 39.4 35.1-43.7 244 25.5 22.0-29.3
$75,000+ 1,578 18 1.3 0.7- 2.3 569 34.3 31.3-37.4 593 38.8 35.6-42.0 398 25.7 22.9-28.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,423 47 1.9 1.2- 2.9 626 26.2 23.8-28.8 758 30.7 28.2-33.4 992 41.2 38.4-44.0
No 5,768 97 1.7 1.2- 2.2 1,967 34.0 32.4-35.7 2,174 38.7 37.0-40.4 1,530 25.7 24.2-27.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,133 *** *** *** 291 25.4 22.2-28.8 507 45.1 41.4-48.9 327 28.8 25.6-32.3
Non-Veteran 7,159 139 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,333 33.2 31.7-34.7 2,464 35.5 33.9-37.0 2,223 29.5 28.0-30.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,282 74 1.6 1.1- 2.3 1,257 29.5 27.6-31.5 1,529 36.6 34.7-38.7 1,422 32.2 30.3-34.2
No 4,014 73 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,369 34.9 32.9-37.0 1,444 36.8 34.8-38.9 1,128 26.4 24.6-28.2

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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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