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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,942 32 1.5 1.0- 2.2 781 28.2 26.2-30.2 1,288 42.1 40.0-44.3 841 28.2 26.3-30.2
Female 3,679 72 2.4 1.7- 3.2 1,361 36.8 34.9-38.8 1,108 29.7 27.9-31.5 1,138 31.1 29.3-33.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,602 78 2.0 1.5- 2.7 1,609 34.4 32.7-36.1 1,705 36.9 35.2-38.6 1,210 26.7 25.2-28.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,247 14 1.6 0.8- 3.1 288 25.6 22.6-28.7 420 33.7 30.6-36.9 525 39.1 36.0-42.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 28.9 20.2-39.4
Non-Hispanic Other 227 *** *** *** 97 48.5 39.9-57.3 71 29.3 22.1-37.6 54 19.8 13.6-28.1
Hispanic 376 *** *** *** 86 22.9 18.5-28.1 150 38.2 32.8-44.0 137 37.5 32.0-43.4
AGE
18-34 1,101 29 3.4 2.3- 5.0 447 41.8 38.5-45.2 342 29.8 26.8-32.9 283 25.1 22.3-28.1
35-44 858 *** *** *** 265 29.6 26.4-33.1 305 36.1 32.5-39.8 278 33.3 29.8-37.0
45-54 1,010 13 1.6 0.8- 3.1 280 26.9 24.0-30.1 356 37.2 33.8-40.7 361 34.3 31.1-37.6
55-64 1,419 17 1.1 0.7- 1.8 387 25.8 23.4-28.5 532 39.2 36.3-42.1 483 33.9 31.2-36.7
65-74 1,292 *** *** *** 370 26.9 24.3-29.7 544 44.1 41.0-47.3 368 28.2 25.5-31.0
75+ 898 24 2.7 1.7- 4.3 379 39.4 35.8-43.1 298 35.3 31.7-39.1 197 22.6 19.6-26.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 770 19 2.9 1.7- 5.0 199 24.8 21.3-28.7 282 37.8 33.7-42.0 270 34.5 30.5-38.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,856 31 2.2 1.4- 3.5 529 30.3 27.8-33.0 676 34.7 32.2-37.4 620 32.7 30.2-35.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,759 22 1.6 1.0- 2.6 547 32.6 30.0-35.3 642 36.3 33.6-39.0 548 29.5 27.1-32.1
College Graduate 2,217 30 1.3 0.8- 1.9 861 39.3 37.0-41.8 791 35.8 33.5-38.2 535 23.6 21.6-25.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 698 28 4.2 2.7- 6.4 201 29.3 25.3-33.7 223 32.3 28.2-36.7 246 34.2 30.2-38.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,095 24 2.5 1.5- 4.2 306 27.3 24.2-30.7 387 36.4 33.0-40.0 378 33.8 30.4-37.3
$25,000- 34,999 676 *** *** *** 202 30.0 26.0-34.4 240 35.8 31.5-40.3 224 32.5 28.4-36.9
$35,000- 49,999 801 *** *** *** 229 29.6 25.7-33.7 298 36.4 32.4-40.6 266 32.3 28.5-36.4
$50,000-74,999 756 *** *** *** 238 31.0 27.0-35.2 278 35.3 31.3-39.5 230 32.2 28.2-36.4
$75,000+ 1,401 *** *** *** 504 35.3 32.3-38.4 563 39.8 36.8-42.9 327 24.0 21.4-26.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,833 39 2.2 1.5- 3.2 473 24.6 22.2-27.1 596 33.3 30.7-36.1 725 39.9 37.2-42.6
No 4,672 64 1.8 1.4- 2.5 1,638 35.0 33.4-36.7 1,760 36.8 35.1-38.5 1,210 26.3 24.8-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 963 *** *** *** 265 28.5 25.2-32.2 446 46.9 43.1-50.7 247 24.3 21.3-27.6
Non-Veteran 5,655 99 2.2 1.7- 2.8 1,877 33.1 31.6-34.7 1,947 34.1 32.6-35.7 1,732 30.5 29.1-32.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,801 59 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,194 30.5 28.8-32.4 1,372 36.2 34.3-38.1 1,176 31.4 29.6-33.2
No 2,820 45 1.9 1.3- 2.8 948 35.1 32.9-37.3 1,024 35.5 33.4-37.7 803 27.5 25.6-29.5

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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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