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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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
White 3,462 99 2.7 2.0- 3.4 1,402 40.9 38.7-43.2 1,080 31.4 29.3-33.6 881 25.0 23.1-27.0
African American 1,016 *** *** *** 202 24.1 20.1-28.5 295 26.9 23.2-31.0 511 47.8 43.3-52.3
Other Minorities 415 *** *** *** 138 43.6 35.7-51.9 118 26.6 20.5-33.8 153 28.5 21.2-37.1
AGE
18-34 669 18 3.3 2.0- 5.7 294 45.5 41.0-50.2 178 26.4 22.6-30.5 179 24.8 21.0-28.9
35-44 575 *** *** *** 206 34.8 30.1-39.7 159 29.7 25.0-34.8 201 34.2 29.5-39.3
45-54 835 *** *** *** 259 30.3 26.4-34.4 254 30.9 26.8-35.3 307 37.2 32.9-41.7
55-64 1,023 *** *** *** 325 32.3 28.7-36.2 315 31.9 28.3-35.8 370 34.6 30.8-38.6
65-74 972 23 2.3 1.4- 3.7 314 35.6 31.5-39.9 305 31.8 27.9-36.0 330 30.3 26.7-34.3
75+ 841 34 3.4 2.3- 5.0 351 42.8 38.1-47.6 294 35.6 31.3-40.2 162 18.2 15.0-21.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 600 *** *** *** 167 27.9 22.9-33.4 180 30.7 25.7-36.2 241 38.3 32.7-44.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,391 31 1.9 1.2- 3.1 457 34.3 30.9-38.0 464 33.0 29.7-36.5 439 30.8 27.5-34.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,419 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9 469 36.0 32.5-39.6 424 30.0 26.7-33.4 494 32.1 28.9-35.5
College Graduate 1,534 38 2.5 1.7- 3.6 672 48.0 44.7-51.3 444 27.4 24.6-30.5 380 22.2 19.6-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 681 *** *** *** 182 28.0 23.3-33.3 194 27.9 23.2-33.2 292 42.6 37.1-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 896 22 2.6 1.6- 4.4 278 31.4 27.3-35.9 274 29.0 25.2-33.2 322 36.9 32.5-41.5
$25,000- 34,999 514 *** *** *** 153 31.2 25.7-37.2 176 32.3 27.0-38.2 173 34.5 28.8-40.7
$35,000- 49,999 586 *** *** *** 190 33.8 28.8-39.3 168 28.4 23.5-33.8 215 35.7 30.7-41.0
$50,000- 74,999 493 *** *** *** 186 44.2 38.1-50.4 167 32.8 27.5-38.5 133 22.2 18.1-26.9
$75,000+ 802 *** *** *** 386 46.4 41.8-51.0 230 29.2 25.1-33.7 171 22.8 18.9-27.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,508 33 2.2 1.3- 3.5 401 25.9 22.8-29.2 434 28.3 25.1-31.8 640 43.6 39.9-47.4
No 3,378 79 2.1 1.6- 2.9 1,341 41.1 38.9-43.5 1,060 30.9 28.8-33.1 898 25.8 23.8-27.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,829 110 2.2 1.7- 2.9 1,723 37.5 35.5-39.4 1,477 30.2 28.4-32.1 1,519 30.1 28.4-32.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,611 59 2.0 1.3- 3.0 868 34.0 31.4-36.6 819 31.8 29.4-34.4 865 32.2 29.7-34.8
No 2,334 54 2.4 1.7- 3.4 897 41.0 38.2-43.9 694 28.5 26.0-31.2 689 28.0 25.5-30.6

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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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