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2013 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 8,296 147 1.7 1.4- 2.2 2,626 32.2 30.8-33.6 2,973 36.7 35.3-38.2 2,550 29.4 28.1-30.7
-Whites 5,825 118 1.8 1.4- 2.3 2,009 33.8 32.2-35.5 2,130 37.4 35.7-39.1 1,568 27.0 25.5-28.5
GENDER
Male 2,363 *** *** *** 607 26.6 24.3-29.0 1,050 43.4 40.9-46.0 687 29.0 26.8-31.4
Female 3,462 99 2.7 2.0- 3.4 1,402 40.9 38.7-43.2 1,080 31.4 29.3-33.6 881 25.0 23.1-27.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 121 *** *** *** 51 35.8 26.3-46.6 *** *** *** 22 15.7 9.9-24.1
Non-Hispanic 5,690 118 1.9 1.5- 2.4 1,950 33.7 32.0-35.3 2,079 37.2 35.5-38.9 1,543 27.3 25.8-28.9
AGE
18-34 751 24 3.3 2.1- 5.1 328 43.5 39.4-47.6 241 33.1 29.2-37.1 158 20.2 17.2-23.7
35-44 677 *** *** *** 234 32.8 28.7-37.1 241 37.4 33.0-41.9 196 29.1 25.2-33.3
45-54 968 18 1.3 0.7- 2.3 288 27.7 24.3-31.3 349 38.7 34.7-42.8 313 32.4 28.6-36.3
55-64 1,221 *** *** *** 357 26.2 23.3-29.3 456 38.0 34.7-41.5 397 35.0 31.6-38.5
65-74 1,183 22 1.5 0.9- 2.4 378 31.2 27.9-34.7 450 41.0 37.4-44.8 333 26.3 23.2-29.6
75+ 997 36 3.0 2.0- 4.5 410 39.8 35.7-44.0 383 39.7 35.7-43.8 168 17.5 14.7-20.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 567 *** *** *** 162 28.0 23.2-33.3 206 36.3 31.2-41.8 185 33.4 28.4-38.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,611 36 2.0 1.3- 3.2 513 30.7 27.7-33.8 576 37.0 33.9-40.3 486 30.3 27.4-33.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,610 36 1.8 1.2- 2.8 517 32.7 29.7-35.8 585 37.6 34.5-40.8 472 27.9 25.2-30.8
College Graduate 2,032 32 1.4 0.9- 2.1 813 40.8 38.1-43.5 762 38.0 35.4-40.8 425 19.8 17.7-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 *** *** *** 175 31.5 26.5-37.1 175 33.7 28.3-39.5 195 33.0 27.9-38.6
$15,000- 24,999 879 27 3.3 2.1- 5.4 285 33.0 28.9-37.3 306 34.0 30.0-38.3 261 29.7 25.7-34.0
$25,000- 34,999 531 *** *** *** 174 30.4 25.5-35.8 203 37.9 32.6-43.5 144 30.3 25.2-35.9
$35,000- 49,999 735 *** *** *** 229 29.9 25.8-34.3 272 38.3 33.8-42.9 220 30.0 25.9-34.4
$50,000- 74,999 695 *** *** *** 218 32.9 28.5-37.7 298 41.7 37.0-46.4 171 24.5 20.6-28.7
$75,000+ 1,321 *** *** *** 495 35.3 32.1-38.6 491 38.8 35.4-42.4 321 24.9 22.1-28.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,731 38 1.9 1.2- 2.9 487 28.7 25.9-31.7 573 32.3 29.3-35.4 633 37.1 34.1-40.3
No 4,032 78 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,502 35.7 33.7-37.7 1,533 39.2 37.2-41.2 919 23.4 21.8-25.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 857 *** *** *** 235 26.5 22.9-30.4 383 45.1 40.8-49.5 232 27.6 23.9-31.6
Non-Veteran 4,967 111 2.0 1.5- 2.5 1,774 35.0 33.2-36.8 1,746 36.1 34.3-38.0 1,336 26.9 25.3-28.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,949 58 1.7 1.2- 2.4 955 31.1 28.9-33.3 1,079 37.1 34.9-39.5 857 30.1 28.0-32.4
No 2,876 60 1.9 1.4- 2.7 1,054 36.9 34.5-39.4 1,051 37.7 35.3-40.2 711 23.5 21.5-25.6

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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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