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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,104 2,406 34.5 33.0-36.1 4,698 65.5 63.9-67.0
No 1,167 356 30.7 27.5-34.2 811 69.3 65.8-72.5
Current Smoker
No 6,675 2,168 33.0 31.5-34.6 4,507 67.0 65.4-68.5
Yes 1,484 560 37.1 34.0-40.4 924 62.9 59.6-66.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,118 336 28.1 24.6-31.8 782 71.9 68.2-75.4
No 7,093 2,418 34.7 33.2-36.3 4,675 65.3 63.7-66.8
Binge Drinker
No 7,184 2,356 33.1 31.6-34.6 4,828 66.9 65.4-68.4
Yes 773 288 37.0 33.0-41.3 485 63.0 58.7-67.0
Heavy Drinker
No 7,590 2,484 33.2 31.7-34.6 5,106 66.8 65.4-68.3
Yes 353 155 42.0 35.4-48.8 198 58.0 51.2-64.6
COPD
Yes 808 238 26.9 23.0-31.2 570 73.1 68.8-77.0
No 7,444 2,527 34.5 33.0-36.0 4,917 65.5 64.0-67.0
Current Asthma
Yes 691 176 23.6 19.5-28.3 515 76.4 71.7-80.5
No 7,562 2,585 34.8 33.4-36.3 4,977 65.2 63.7-66.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,255 198 14.6 12.1-17.5 1,057 85.4 82.5-87.9
No 7,034 2,573 36.4 34.9-38.0 4,461 63.6 62.0-65.1
Disability
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

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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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