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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 4,945 1,878 39.6 37.7-41.6 3,067 60.4 58.4-62.3
RACE
White 3,462 1,501 43.6 41.3-45.9 1,961 56.4 54.1-58.7
African American 1,016 210 25.3 21.3-29.8 806 74.7 70.2-78.7
Other Minorities 415 144 44.9 36.9-53.2 271 55.1 46.8-63.1
AGE
18-34 669 312 48.9 44.3-53.5 357 51.1 46.5-55.7
35-44 575 215 36.1 31.4-41.1 360 63.9 58.9-68.6
45-54 835 274 31.9 28.0-36.1 561 68.1 63.9-72.0
55-64 1,023 338 33.5 29.7-37.4 685 66.5 62.6-70.3
65-74 972 337 37.9 33.7-42.2 635 62.1 57.8-66.3
75+ 841 385 46.2 41.5-50.9 456 53.8 49.1-58.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 600 179 31.0 25.7-36.7 421 69.0 63.3-74.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,391 488 36.2 32.7-39.9 903 63.8 60.1-67.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,419 501 37.9 34.4-41.5 918 62.1 58.5-65.6
College Graduate 1,534 710 50.4 47.1-53.7 824 49.6 46.3-52.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 681 195 29.5 24.7-34.8 486 70.5 65.2-75.3
$15,000- 24,999 896 300 34.1 29.9-38.6 596 65.9 61.4-70.1
$25,000- 34,999 514 165 33.2 27.6-39.2 349 66.8 60.8-72.4
$35,000- 49,999 586 203 35.9 30.8-41.4 383 64.1 58.6-69.2
$50,000- 74,999 493 193 45.0 39.0-51.2 300 55.0 48.8-61.0
$75,000+ 802 401 48.0 43.4-52.6 401 52.0 47.4-56.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,508 434 28.0 24.9-31.4 1,074 72.0 68.6-75.1
No 3,378 1,420 43.3 41.0-45.6 1,958 56.7 54.4-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,829 1,833 39.6 37.7-41.6 2,996 60.4 58.4-62.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,611 927 36.0 33.4-38.6 1,684 64.0 61.4-66.6
No 2,334 951 43.5 40.6-46.3 1,383 56.5 53.7-59.4

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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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