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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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
White 2,639 58 2.9 2.0- 4.0 1,097 40.7 38.4-43.0 800 29.8 27.7-31.9 684 26.7 24.6-28.8
African American 795 *** *** *** 172 23.2 19.7-27.1 248 30.6 26.9-34.6 365 44.9 40.7-49.1
Other Minorities 215 *** *** *** 83 42.5 34.6-50.7 51 25.0 18.7-32.6 78 31.7 24.8-39.6
AGE
18-34 551 17 4.1 2.5- 6.8 238 44.0 39.3-48.7 135 23.1 19.4-27.2 161 28.8 24.8-33.2
35-44 454 *** *** *** 170 34.9 30.3-39.8 132 29.5 25.0-34.4 145 34.1 29.3-39.3
45-54 552 *** *** *** 192 34.5 30.2-39.1 164 31.2 26.8-35.9 188 32.3 28.1-36.9
55-64 757 12 1.3 0.7- 2.3 240 29.6 26.2-33.4 236 34.2 30.4-38.2 269 34.9 31.2-38.8
65-74 763 *** *** *** 258 33.3 29.6-37.2 265 35.5 31.7-39.5 233 30.3 26.7-34.1
75+ 582 20 3.4 2.1- 5.5 256 41.3 36.9-46.0 170 30.3 26.1-34.9 136 24.9 21.1-29.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 383 *** *** *** 100 24.3 19.3-30.0 114 30.4 25.0-36.2 161 43.3 37.4-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,049 20 2.9 1.6- 5.2 322 31.3 28.0-34.9 340 31.5 28.1-35.0 367 34.3 30.9-37.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,022 17 2.1 1.2- 3.8 357 36.5 33.0-40.2 329 30.8 27.6-34.2 319 30.5 27.3-34.0
College Graduate 1,219 25 2.0 1.2- 3.1 578 49.2 45.9-52.5 325 26.2 23.4-29.2 291 22.7 20.1-25.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 436 17 3.5 2.0- 5.9 114 26.3 21.5-31.6 131 28.9 24.0-34.4 174 41.4 35.8-47.2
$15,000- 24,999 643 15 2.8 1.3- 5.7 185 28.5 24.4-32.9 202 32.3 28.1-36.9 241 36.4 32.0-41.0
$25,000- 34,999 397 *** *** *** 127 31.3 25.9-37.3 120 30.0 24.7-35.9 142 36.0 30.4-42.0
$35,000- 49,999 431 *** *** *** 145 32.4 27.0-38.3 130 31.2 25.8-37.2 151 34.1 28.6-39.9
$50,000- 74,999 383 *** *** *** 143 37.9 32.1-44.2 116 28.7 23.7-34.3 115 30.8 25.4-36.8
$75,000+ 657 *** *** *** 322 47.2 42.7-51.7 197 30.3 26.4-34.5 131 20.5 17.1-24.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,092 28 2.7 1.7- 4.1 299 26.7 23.6-30.2 303 26.9 23.7-30.2 462 43.7 40.1-47.4
No 2,538 43 2.3 1.5- 3.3 1,046 40.2 38.0-42.6 794 30.7 28.6-32.9 655 26.8 24.7-28.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 27.5 18.7-38.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,578 72 2.4 1.8- 3.3 1,318 36.6 34.7-38.6 1,076 29.7 28.0-31.6 1,112 31.2 29.4-33.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,118 41 2.5 1.7- 3.7 755 34.5 32.0-37.0 635 29.8 27.4-32.2 687 33.3 30.9-35.8
No 1,561 31 2.2 1.4- 3.5 606 39.9 36.9-42.9 473 29.6 27.0-32.4 451 28.3 25.7-31.1

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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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