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2014 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 6,621 104 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,142 32.5 31.1-33.9 2,396 35.9 34.5-37.3 1,979 29.7 28.4-31.0
GENDER
Male 2,942 32 1.5 1.0- 2.2 781 28.2 26.2-30.2 1,288 42.1 40.0-44.3 841 28.2 26.3-30.2
Female 3,679 72 2.4 1.7- 3.2 1,361 36.8 34.9-38.8 1,108 29.7 27.9-31.5 1,138 31.1 29.3-33.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,808 85 1.8 1.3- 2.3 1,913 33.3 31.8-34.8 2,104 36.1 34.6-37.7 1,706 28.8 27.4-30.2
No 791 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4 222 27.9 24.4-31.6 281 34.3 30.6-38.2 270 35.3 31.5-39.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,114 30 2.7 1.8- 4.2 394 34.7 31.4-38.1 392 35.7 32.4-39.1 298 26.9 23.9-30.1
No 5,348 73 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,701 32.0 30.5-33.6 1,947 36.0 34.4-37.6 1,627 30.2 28.8-31.8
History of CVD**
Yes 910 *** *** *** 237 24.2 21.1-27.6 332 35.9 32.2-39.9 328 38.5 34.6-42.5
No 5,647 91 2.0 1.5- 2.6 1,885 33.5 32.0-35.1 2,044 35.9 34.4-37.5 1,627 28.5 27.1-30.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 671 *** *** *** 243 37.8 33.5-42.3 263 36.3 32.2-40.6 156 24.2 20.5-28.2
No 5,638 92 2.0 1.6- 2.6 1,797 31.7 30.2-33.2 2,026 36.0 34.4-37.5 1,723 30.4 28.9-31.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 297 *** *** *** 139 43.6 36.9-50.6 90 31.2 24.9-38.1 64 24.1 18.5-30.7
No 6,016 94 1.9 1.5- 2.5 1,909 31.9 30.5-33.4 2,199 36.3 34.9-37.8 1,814 29.8 28.4-31.2
COPD
Yes 617 *** *** *** 181 26.6 22.7-30.9 199 35.1 30.6-39.9 226 36.6 32.0-41.4
No 5,970 93 1.9 1.5- 2.5 1,948 33.0 31.5-34.5 2,188 36.0 34.6-37.5 1,741 29.0 27.7-30.5
Current Asthma
Yes 524 *** *** *** 134 26.2 21.5-31.5 154 31.6 26.7-36.9 226 39.6 34.5-44.9
No 6,062 94 1.9 1.4- 2.4 1,999 33.1 31.7-34.6 2,232 36.3 34.9-37.8 1,737 28.7 27.3-30.1
Diabetes
Yes 906 *** *** *** 143 14.6 12.1-17.6 297 32.0 28.5-35.8 462 52.7 48.8-56.6
No 5,700 100 2.1 1.6- 2.7 1,996 34.7 33.2-36.2 2,091 36.3 34.8-37.9 1,513 26.9 25.5-28.3
Disability
Yes 1,833 39 2.2 1.5- 3.2 473 24.6 22.2-27.1 596 33.3 30.7-36.1 725 39.9 37.2-42.6
No 4,672 64 1.8 1.4- 2.5 1,638 35.0 33.4-36.7 1,760 36.8 35.1-38.5 1,210 26.3 24.8-27.9
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,270 32 1.4 0.9- 2.1 593 24.5 22.5-26.7 782 34.7 32.3-37.1 863 39.4 36.9-41.8
No 4,349 72 2.1 1.6- 2.8 1,549 35.5 33.8-37.2 1,613 36.3 34.7-38.1 1,115 26.1 24.5-27.7

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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