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2014 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 6,621 2,246 34.4 33.0-35.9 4,375 65.6 64.1-67.0
GENDER
Male 2,942 813 29.6 27.6-31.7 2,129 70.4 68.3-72.4
Female 3,679 1,433 39.2 37.3-41.2 2,246 60.8 58.8-62.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,808 1,998 35.0 33.5-36.6 3,810 65.0 63.4-66.5
No 791 240 30.4 26.8-34.3 551 69.6 65.7-73.2
Current Smoker
Yes 1,114 424 37.4 34.1-40.9 690 62.6 59.1-65.9
No 5,348 1,774 33.8 32.2-35.4 3,574 66.2 64.6-67.8
History of CVD**
Yes 910 250 25.6 22.4-29.0 660 74.4 71.0-77.6
No 5,647 1,976 35.5 34.0-37.1 3,671 64.5 62.9-66.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 671 252 39.5 35.2-44.0 419 60.5 56.0-64.8
No 5,638 1,889 33.7 32.2-35.2 3,749 66.3 64.8-67.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 297 143 44.8 38.0-51.8 154 55.2 48.2-62.0
No 6,016 2,003 33.9 32.4-35.4 4,013 66.1 64.6-67.6
COPD
Yes 617 192 28.3 24.3-32.7 425 71.7 67.3-75.7
No 5,970 2,041 34.9 33.4-36.4 3,929 65.1 63.6-66.6
Current Asthma
Yes 524 144 28.8 24.0-34.2 380 71.2 65.8-76.0
No 6,062 2,093 35.0 33.5-36.5 3,969 65.0 63.5-66.5
Diabetes
Yes 906 147 15.2 12.7-18.2 759 84.8 81.8-87.3
No 5,700 2,096 36.8 35.3-38.3 3,604 63.2 61.7-64.7
Disability
Yes 1,833 512 26.8 24.3-29.4 1,321 73.2 70.6-75.7
No 4,672 1,702 36.9 35.2-38.6 2,970 63.1 61.4-64.8
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,270 625 26.0 23.8-28.2 1,645 74.0 71.8-76.2
No 4,349 1,621 37.6 35.8-39.4 2,728 62.4 60.6-64.2

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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.

**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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