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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 2,363 *** *** *** 607 26.6 24.3-29.0 1,050 43.4 40.9-46.0 687 29.0 26.8-31.4
African American 582 *** *** *** 130 24.2 19.9-29.0 245 42.4 37.3-47.5 198 31.5 26.9-36.4
Other Minorities 359 *** *** *** 105 32.6 26.0-40.0 146 45.4 37.9-53.1 102 19.5 14.6-25.5
AGE
18-34 585 *** *** *** 219 37.7 33.3-42.3 222 38.0 33.6-42.6 130 21.9 18.3-26.0
35-44 496 *** *** *** 125 25.3 21.0-30.2 208 44.8 39.6-50.2 159 29.0 24.7-33.8
45-54 558 *** *** *** 119 22.4 18.3-27.1 246 45.5 40.4-50.8 188 31.4 26.8-36.4
55-64 702 *** *** *** 131 17.1 14.0-20.7 306 42.5 38.0-47.1 262 40.1 35.5-44.8
65-74 591 *** *** *** 130 21.0 17.2-25.3 287 50.2 45.0-55.5 173 28.8 24.2-33.8
75+ 396 *** *** *** 131 27.7 22.3-33.7 176 46.0 39.6-52.7 82 22.9 17.8-28.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 461 *** *** *** 112 25.9 20.9-31.5 184 39.7 34.1-45.6 157 32.8 27.7-38.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 969 *** *** *** 256 27.4 23.9-31.2 394 41.2 37.3-45.3 306 30.0 26.4-33.8
Some Post-H.S. 832 *** *** *** 183 24.3 20.7-28.3 368 45.0 40.7-49.4 270 28.9 25.2-32.8
College Graduate 1,083 *** *** *** 306 29.8 26.5-33.4 513 46.7 43.0-50.4 262 23.3 20.3-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 343 *** *** *** 115 33.3 27.4-39.8 106 34.8 28.4-41.8 117 29.6 23.8-36.0
$15,000- 24,999 574 *** *** *** 144 26.9 22.5-31.7 243 42.7 37.7-47.9 177 29.0 24.6-33.8
$25,000- 34,999 316 *** *** *** 82 24.4 18.9-31.0 151 47.0 40.1-54.0 81 27.2 21.4-33.9
$35,000- 49,999 407 *** *** *** 95 21.4 16.8-26.9 184 47.8 41.7-54.0 125 30.0 24.7-35.9
$50,000- 74,999 385 *** *** *** 83 24.3 19.1-30.4 190 46.1 39.7-52.6 111 28.8 23.3-35.0
$75,000+ 776 *** *** *** 183 24.3 20.6-28.4 363 46.7 42.2-51.2 227 28.0 24.3-32.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 915 *** *** *** 225 26.6 22.9-30.7 324 33.4 29.5-37.5 352 38.4 34.4-42.6
No 2,390 18 1.2 0.7- 2.0 626 27.0 24.7-29.4 1,114 46.2 43.7-48.8 632 25.6 23.4-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,017 *** *** *** 249 24.5 21.3-28.1 471 46.4 42.5-50.4 292 28.6 25.2-32.3
Non-Veteran 2,330 29 1.5 1.0- 2.5 610 27.6 25.3-30.0 987 42.3 39.7-44.9 704 28.6 26.3-30.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,671 *** *** *** 389 24.9 22.2-27.8 710 41.6 38.5-44.8 557 32.3 29.4-35.3
No 1,680 *** *** *** 472 28.9 26.1-31.8 750 45.0 42.0-48.1 439 24.8 22.3-27.4

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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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