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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-African Americans

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
-African Americans 1,293 14 1.5 0.8- 3.0 305 25.9 23.0-29.0 432 33.7 30.6-36.8 542 38.9 35.8-42.1
GENDER
Male 498 *** *** *** 133 28.9 24.4-33.9 184 37.1 32.3-42.2 177 32.2 27.8-36.9
Female 795 *** *** *** 172 23.2 19.7-27.1 248 30.6 26.9-34.6 365 44.9 40.7-49.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,261 *** *** *** 294 25.7 22.8-28.9 425 33.9 30.8-37.1 528 38.8 35.7-42.0
AGE
18-34 253 *** *** *** 91 39.3 32.6-46.4 69 26.0 20.5-32.4 87 31.0 25.1-37.6
35-44 185 *** *** *** 41 22.1 16.2-29.3 57 32.9 25.6-41.0 87 45.1 37.3-53.1
45-54 241 *** *** *** 38 16.3 11.8-22.3 81 35.7 29.0-43.1 121 47.8 40.7-55.0
55-64 286 *** *** *** 55 17.9 13.5-23.4 100 38.3 31.9-45.0 128 42.9 36.7-49.5
65-74 203 *** *** *** 45 24.9 18.4-32.7 79 41.8 33.9-50.2 77 32.9 26.0-40.5
75+ 117 *** *** *** 34 24.3 16.8-33.9 *** *** *** 41 32.7 23.7-43.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 *** *** *** 46 20.7 14.8-28.0 73 44.3 35.9-53.0 65 30.9 23.7-39.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 437 *** *** *** 94 25.4 20.6-30.9 147 31.2 26.4-36.5 190 41.8 36.5-47.4
Some Post-H.S. 358 *** *** *** 86 28.9 23.4-35.1 108 31.5 26.1-37.4 162 39.0 33.4-44.9
College Graduate 311 *** *** *** 79 26.2 20.8-32.3 104 32.2 26.6-38.4 125 40.9 34.7-47.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 *** *** *** 55 25.5 19.0-33.3 77 32.1 25.3-39.7 101 39.6 32.6-47.1
$15,000- 24,999 293 *** *** *** 69 25.2 19.7-31.7 96 34.7 28.5-41.5 125 39.3 33.0-46.0
$25,000- 34,999 144 *** *** *** 28 19.6 13.1-28.4 45 33.1 24.2-43.5 70 47.1 37.6-56.9
$35,000- 49,999 157 *** *** *** 27 19.9 13.3-28.6 59 37.0 28.6-46.2 69 41.5 32.8-50.9
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 137 *** *** *** 34 25.7 18.1-35.0 48 36.1 27.2-45.9 55 38.3 29.6-47.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 362 *** *** *** 67 17.2 13.0-22.5 101 31.0 25.3-37.4 191 50.9 44.7-57.1
No 898 *** *** *** 234 29.0 25.4-32.8 321 34.5 30.9-38.3 332 34.7 31.2-38.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 *** *** *** 35 26.3 19.1-35.2 65 41.6 33.3-50.5 57 32.0 24.6-40.5
Non-Veteran 1,136 *** *** *** 270 25.9 22.8-29.2 367 32.5 29.3-35.9 485 39.9 36.5-43.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 689 *** *** *** 151 22.3 18.6-26.5 241 36.1 31.8-40.6 290 40.2 35.9-44.8
No 604 *** *** *** 154 29.7 25.4-34.4 191 31.2 27.0-35.7 252 37.5 33.1-42.0

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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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