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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-African Americans

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
-African Americans 1,293 319 27.5 24.5-30.6 974 72.5 69.4-75.5
GENDER
Male 498 137 30.7 26.1-35.9 361 69.3 64.1-73.9
Female 795 182 24.5 21.0-28.5 613 75.5 71.5-79.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,261 308 27.3 24.3-30.5 953 72.7 69.5-75.7
AGE
18-34 253 97 43.0 36.2-50.1 156 57.0 49.9-63.8
35-44 185 41 22.1 16.2-29.3 144 77.9 70.7-83.8
45-54 241 39 16.5 11.9-22.4 202 83.5 77.6-88.1
55-64 286 58 18.8 14.3-24.3 228 81.2 75.7-85.7
65-74 203 47 25.3 18.9-33.1 156 74.7 66.9-81.1
75+ 117 36 27.4 19.1-37.6 81 72.6 62.4-80.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 49 24.8 18.1-33.1 138 75.2 66.9-81.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 437 100 27.0 22.1-32.5 337 73.0 67.5-77.9
Some Post-H.S. 358 88 29.5 24.0-35.7 270 70.5 64.3-76.0
College Graduate 311 82 26.9 21.5-33.1 229 73.1 66.9-78.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 60 28.3 21.5-36.2 178 71.7 63.8-78.5
$15,000- 24,999 293 72 26.0 20.4-32.4 221 74.0 67.6-79.6
$25,000- 34,999 144 29 19.7 13.2-28.5 115 80.3 71.5-86.8
$35,000- 49,999 157 29 21.5 14.6-30.4 128 78.5 69.6-85.4
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 137 34 25.7 18.1-35.0 103 74.3 65.0-81.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 362 70 18.1 13.8-23.4 292 81.9 76.6-86.2
No 898 245 30.8 27.2-34.6 653 69.2 65.4-72.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 35 26.3 19.1-35.2 122 73.7 64.8-80.9
Non-Veteran 1,136 284 27.6 24.4-31.0 852 72.4 69.0-75.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 689 158 23.7 19.9-28.0 531 76.3 72.0-80.1
No 604 161 31.4 27.0-36.1 443 68.6 63.9-73.0

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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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