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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Whites

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 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
-Whites 4,788 79 2.0 1.5- 2.6 1,662 34.2 32.6-35.9 1,783 37.0 35.3-38.7 1,264 26.8 25.3-28.4
GENDER
Male 2,149 21 1.2 0.7- 1.9 565 27.7 25.4-30.2 983 44.2 41.6-46.7 580 26.9 24.7-29.3
Female 2,639 58 2.9 2.0- 4.0 1,097 40.7 38.4-43.0 800 29.8 27.7-31.9 684 26.7 24.6-28.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 138 *** *** *** 35 26.7 19.0-36.2 59 39.7 30.8-49.4 43 31.8 23.1-42.1
Non-Hispanic 4,639 78 2.0 1.5- 2.7 1,622 34.4 32.7-36.1 1,720 36.9 35.2-38.6 1,219 26.7 25.2-28.3
AGE
18-34 680 19 3.4 2.1- 5.5 295 43.7 39.6-48.0 217 30.6 26.9-34.5 149 22.3 18.9-26.1
35-44 542 *** *** *** 183 31.4 27.3-35.9 206 38.2 33.7-42.9 146 29.2 24.9-33.8
45-54 686 *** *** *** 214 29.5 25.9-33.4 238 37.1 33.0-41.3 222 31.2 27.5-35.2
55-64 1,053 *** *** *** 313 28.0 25.1-31.1 405 39.9 36.6-43.3 323 31.0 28.0-34.2
65-74 1,049 *** *** *** 314 27.2 24.3-30.3 455 45.5 42.1-49.0 273 26.5 23.6-29.6
75+ 755 21 2.6 1.6- 4.1 334 42.3 38.3-46.3 252 34.8 31.0-38.8 148 20.4 17.2-23.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 452 15 3.1 1.8- 5.4 123 27.1 22.2-32.6 162 35.9 30.7-41.4 152 33.9 28.7-39.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,278 20 2.2 1.2- 3.9 398 31.5 28.4-34.7 483 36.9 33.8-40.1 377 29.5 26.6-32.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,280 20 2.0 1.2- 3.4 419 33.3 30.3-36.6 496 38.0 34.9-41.2 345 26.6 23.8-29.6
College Graduate 1,769 23 1.2 0.8- 2.0 719 41.0 38.3-43.7 640 36.4 33.8-39.1 387 21.4 19.3-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 382 20 5.4 3.3- 8.7 124 31.2 25.9-37.0 122 33.6 28.0-39.8 116 29.8 24.5-35.7
$15,000- 24,999 684 *** *** *** 210 28.4 24.5-32.7 250 38.0 33.5-42.7 206 30.1 26.0-34.6
$25,000- 34,999 460 *** *** *** 150 32.7 27.6-38.2 169 36.9 31.7-42.4 133 28.0 23.4-33.2
$35,000- 49,999 594 *** *** *** 190 32.8 28.2-37.8 219 36.0 31.4-40.9 180 29.8 25.6-34.5
$50,000- 74,999 604 *** *** *** 199 31.3 26.9-36.0 226 35.8 31.3-40.5 171 31.4 27.0-36.2
$75,000+ 1,189 *** *** *** 435 35.9 32.7-39.3 491 40.7 37.4-44.1 256 22.3 19.6-25.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,367 35 2.7 1.8- 3.9 380 26.4 23.5-29.4 465 34.7 31.6-37.8 487 36.3 33.2-39.4
No 3,357 44 1.8 1.3- 2.6 1,260 36.7 34.8-38.8 1,294 37.8 35.8-39.8 759 23.6 21.9-25.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 763 *** *** *** 217 28.2 24.5-32.2 367 49.3 45.0-53.6 175 22.3 19.0-26.0
Non-Veteran 4,023 75 2.3 1.8- 3.1 1,445 35.3 33.5-37.1 1,414 34.8 33.0-36.6 1,089 27.6 25.9-29.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,819 46 2.1 1.5- 3.0 956 32.5 30.4-34.6 1,036 37.0 34.8-39.2 781 28.4 26.4-30.5
No 1,969 33 1.9 1.2- 3.0 706 36.6 34.0-39.3 747 36.9 34.4-39.5 483 24.6 22.3-26.9

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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 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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