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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 6,621 2,246 34.4 33.0-35.9 4,375 65.6 64.1-67.0
GENDER
Male 2,942 813 29.6 27.6-31.7 2,129 70.4 68.3-72.4
Female 3,679 1,433 39.2 37.3-41.2 2,246 60.8 58.8-62.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,602 1,687 36.4 34.7-38.1 2,915 63.6 61.9-65.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,247 302 27.1 24.1-30.4 945 72.9 69.6-75.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 227 102 50.9 42.2-59.6 125 49.1 40.4-57.8
Hispanic 376 89 24.2 19.6-29.5 287 75.8 70.5-80.4
AGE
18-34 1,101 476 45.2 41.8-48.5 625 54.8 51.5-58.2
35-44 858 275 30.6 27.3-34.1 583 69.4 65.9-72.7
45-54 1,010 293 28.5 25.5-31.7 717 71.5 68.3-74.5
55-64 1,419 404 26.9 24.4-29.6 1,015 73.1 70.4-75.6
65-74 1,292 380 27.7 25.0-30.6 912 72.3 69.4-75.0
75+ 898 403 42.0 38.4-45.8 495 58.0 54.2-61.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 770 218 27.7 24.0-31.8 552 72.3 68.2-76.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,856 560 32.5 29.9-35.3 1,296 67.5 64.7-70.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,759 569 34.2 31.6-37.0 1,190 65.8 63.0-68.4
College Graduate 2,217 891 40.6 38.2-43.0 1,326 59.4 57.0-61.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 698 229 33.5 29.3-37.9 469 66.5 62.1-70.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,095 330 29.8 26.6-33.2 765 70.2 66.8-73.4
$25,000- 34,999 676 212 31.7 27.6-36.1 464 68.3 63.9-72.4
$35,000- 49,999 801 237 31.3 27.3-35.5 564 68.7 64.5-72.7
$50,000-74,999 756 248 32.5 28.5-36.8 508 67.5 63.2-71.5
$75,000+ 1,401 511 36.2 33.2-39.3 890 63.8 60.7-66.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,833 512 26.8 24.3-29.4 1,321 73.2 70.6-75.7
No 4,672 1,702 36.9 35.2-38.6 2,970 63.1 61.4-64.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 963 270 28.8 25.4-32.4 693 71.2 67.6-74.6
Non-Veteran 5,655 1,976 35.3 33.8-36.9 3,679 64.7 63.1-66.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,801 1,253 32.4 30.6-34.3 2,548 67.6 65.7-69.4
No 2,820 993 37.0 34.8-39.2 1,827 63.0 60.8-65.2

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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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