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2013 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 8,296 2,773 33.9 32.5-35.3 5,523 66.1 64.7-67.5
-Whites 5,825 2,127 35.6 34.0-37.3 3,698 64.4 62.7-66.0
GENDER
Male 2,363 626 27.5 25.2-30.0 1,737 72.5 70.0-74.8
Female 3,462 1,501 43.6 41.3-45.9 1,961 56.4 54.1-58.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 121 51 35.8 26.3-46.6 70 64.2 53.4-73.7
Non-Hispanic 5,690 2,068 35.5 33.9-37.2 3,622 64.5 62.8-66.1
AGE
18-34 751 352 46.7 42.6-50.9 399 53.3 49.1-57.4
35-44 677 240 33.6 29.5-37.9 437 66.4 62.1-70.5
45-54 968 306 28.9 25.5-32.6 662 71.1 67.4-74.5
55-64 1,221 368 27.0 24.0-30.1 853 73.0 69.9-76.0
65-74 1,183 400 32.7 29.4-36.2 783 67.3 63.8-70.6
75+ 997 446 42.8 38.7-47.0 551 57.2 53.0-61.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 567 176 30.3 25.4-35.7 391 69.7 64.3-74.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,611 549 32.7 29.6-35.9 1,062 67.3 64.1-70.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,610 553 34.5 31.5-37.6 1,057 65.5 62.4-68.5
College Graduate 2,032 845 42.2 39.4-44.9 1,187 57.8 55.1-60.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 188 33.3 28.2-38.8 370 66.7 61.2-71.8
$15,000- 24,999 879 312 36.3 32.1-40.7 567 63.7 59.3-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 531 184 31.8 26.8-37.3 347 68.2 62.7-73.2
$35,000- 49,999 735 243 31.8 27.6-36.2 492 68.2 63.8-72.4
$50,000- 74,999 695 226 33.9 29.4-38.7 469 66.1 61.3-70.6
$75,000+ 1,321 509 36.3 33.0-39.6 812 63.7 60.4-67.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,731 525 30.6 27.7-33.7 1,206 69.4 66.3-72.3
No 4,032 1,580 37.4 35.4-39.4 2,452 62.6 60.6-64.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 857 242 27.3 23.6-31.3 615 72.7 68.7-76.4
Non-Veteran 4,967 1,885 37.0 35.2-38.8 3,082 63.0 61.2-64.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,949 1,013 32.7 30.5-35.0 1,936 67.3 65.0-69.5
No 2,876 1,114 38.8 36.4-41.3 1,762 61.2 58.7-63.6

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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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