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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 8,296 2,773 33.9 32.5-35.3 5,523 66.1 64.7-67.5
GENDER
Male 3,351 895 28.1 26.2-30.2 2,456 71.9 69.8-73.8
Female 4,945 1,878 39.6 37.7-41.6 3,067 60.4 58.4-62.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,664 2,071 35.8 34.1-37.5 3,593 64.2 62.5-65.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,558 342 25.7 22.6-29.0 1,216 74.3 71.0-77.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 379 90 21.9 13.3-33.9 289 78.1 66.1-86.7
Non-Hispanic Other 253 109 52.1 43.4-60.6 144 47.9 39.4-56.6
Hispanic 370 131 31.7 26.4-37.5 239 68.3 62.5-73.6
AGE
18-34 1,254 545 44.3 41.0-47.6 709 55.7 52.4-59.0
35-44 1,071 344 31.0 27.7-34.5 727 69.0 65.5-72.3
45-54 1,393 398 27.5 24.6-30.6 995 72.5 69.4-75.4
55-64 1,725 472 25.5 23.0-28.2 1,253 74.5 71.8-77.0
65-74 1,563 468 29.9 26.9-33.0 1,095 70.1 67.0-73.1
75+ 1,237 523 40.2 36.4-44.1 714 59.8 55.9-63.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,061 299 29.1 25.4-33.1 762 70.9 66.9-74.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,360 757 32.2 29.6-34.8 1,603 67.8 65.2-70.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,251 695 32.7 30.1-35.4 1,556 67.3 64.6-69.9
College Graduate 2,617 1,018 40.5 38.1-43.0 1,599 59.5 57.0-61.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,024 315 32.3 28.4-36.5 709 67.7 63.5-71.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,470 454 31.3 28.2-34.6 1,016 68.7 65.4-71.8
$25,000- 34,999 830 249 29.6 25.5-34.0 581 70.4 66.0-74.5
$35,000- 49,999 993 301 29.1 25.5-33.0 692 70.9 67.0-74.5
$50,000-74,999 878 277 35.2 30.9-39.7 601 64.8 60.3-69.1
$75,000+ 1,578 587 35.6 32.6-38.7 991 64.4 61.3-67.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,423 673 28.1 25.6-30.7 1,750 71.9 69.3-74.4
No 5,768 2,064 35.7 34.0-37.4 3,704 64.3 62.6-66.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,133 299 26.0 22.9-29.5 834 74.0 70.5-77.1
Non-Veteran 7,159 2,472 35.1 33.6-36.6 4,687 64.9 63.4-66.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,282 1,331 31.1 29.2-33.1 2,951 68.9 66.9-70.8
No 4,014 1,442 36.8 34.8-38.9 2,572 63.2 61.1-65.2

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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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