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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,104 126 1.6 1.3- 2.1 2,280 32.9 31.4-34.4 2,554 36.3 34.7-37.8 2,144 29.2 27.8-30.7
No 1,167 21 2.2 1.2- 3.9 335 28.5 25.4-31.9 411 38.8 35.3-42.5 400 30.5 27.3-33.9
Current Smoker
No 6,675 99 1.4 1.0- 1.9 2,069 31.6 30.1-33.2 2,404 36.6 35.0-38.2 2,103 30.4 28.9-31.9
Yes 1,484 46 3.2 2.2- 4.7 514 33.9 30.9-37.2 513 36.8 33.6-40.1 411 26.1 23.3-29.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,118 *** *** *** 313 26.1 22.7-29.7 369 33.1 29.5-37.0 413 38.8 34.9-42.9
No 7,093 122 1.7 1.3- 2.2 2,296 33.0 31.5-34.5 2,566 37.1 35.6-38.7 2,109 28.1 26.8-29.6
Binge Drinker
No 7,184 130 1.8 1.4- 2.3 2,226 31.3 29.8-32.8 2,539 35.9 34.3-37.4 2,289 31.1 29.6-32.5
Yes 773 *** *** *** 279 36.0 32.0-40.2 318 42.9 38.6-47.2 167 20.1 16.8-23.8
Heavy Drinker
No 7,590 131 1.6 1.3- 2.1 2,353 31.5 30.1-33.0 2,721 36.7 35.2-38.2 2,385 30.2 28.8-31.6
Yes 353 *** *** *** 149 40.0 33.6-46.9 132 40.6 34.0-47.4 66 17.5 12.8-23.4
COPD
Yes 808 18 2.4 1.4- 4.0 220 24.5 20.8-28.7 248 31.9 27.6-36.7 322 41.1 36.3-46.1
No 7,444 129 1.7 1.3- 2.2 2,398 32.8 31.3-34.3 2,704 37.1 35.6-38.6 2,213 28.4 27.0-29.8
Current Asthma
Yes 691 *** *** *** 166 22.4 18.3-27.0 193 29.3 24.8-34.4 322 47.0 41.9-52.2
No 7,562 134 1.7 1.3- 2.1 2,451 33.1 31.7-34.6 2,764 37.5 36.0-39.0 2,213 27.7 26.3-29.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,255 *** *** *** 191 13.8 11.4-16.6 402 31.7 28.2-35.4 655 53.7 49.9-57.5
No 7,034 139 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,434 34.6 33.1-36.1 2,566 37.4 35.8-38.9 1,895 26.2 24.8-27.6
Disability
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

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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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