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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Whites

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%)
North Carolina 6,621 2,246 34.4 33.0-35.9 4,375 65.6 64.1-67.0
-Whites 4,788 1,741 36.2 34.6-37.9 3,047 63.8 62.1-65.4
GENDER
Male 2,149 586 28.9 26.5-31.3 1,563 71.1 68.7-73.5
Female 2,639 1,155 43.6 41.2-45.9 1,484 56.4 54.1-58.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 138 36 28.5 20.4-38.2 102 71.5 61.8-79.6
Non-Hispanic 4,639 1,700 36.4 34.7-38.2 2,939 63.6 61.8-65.3
AGE
18-34 680 314 47.1 42.9-51.4 366 52.9 48.6-57.1
35-44 542 190 32.7 28.5-37.1 352 67.3 62.9-71.5
45-54 686 226 31.7 28.0-35.7 460 68.3 64.3-72.0
55-64 1,053 325 29.1 26.2-32.3 728 70.9 67.7-73.8
65-74 1,049 321 28.0 25.0-31.1 728 72.0 68.9-75.0
75+ 755 355 44.8 40.8-48.9 400 55.2 51.1-59.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 452 138 30.2 25.2-35.8 314 69.8 64.2-74.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,278 418 33.7 30.5-37.0 860 66.3 63.0-69.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,280 439 35.4 32.3-38.6 841 64.6 61.4-67.7
College Graduate 1,769 742 42.2 39.5-44.9 1,027 57.8 55.1-60.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 382 144 36.6 31.0-42.6 238 63.4 57.4-69.0
$15,000- 24,999 684 228 31.9 27.7-36.4 456 68.1 63.6-72.3
$25,000- 34,999 460 158 35.1 29.9-40.6 302 64.9 59.4-70.1
$35,000- 49,999 594 195 34.1 29.4-39.2 399 65.9 60.8-70.6
$50,000- 74,999 604 207 32.8 28.4-37.5 397 67.2 62.5-71.6
$75,000+ 1,189 442 37.0 33.7-40.4 747 63.0 59.6-66.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,367 415 29.1 26.1-32.2 952 70.9 67.8-73.9
No 3,357 1,304 38.6 36.6-40.6 2,053 61.4 59.4-63.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 763 221 28.4 24.8-32.5 542 71.6 67.5-75.2
Non-Veteran 4,023 1,520 37.6 35.7-39.5 2,503 62.4 60.5-64.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,819 1,002 34.6 32.5-36.8 1,817 65.4 63.2-67.5
No 1,969 739 38.5 35.9-41.2 1,230 61.5 58.8-64.1

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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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