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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 3,679 1,433 39.2 37.3-41.2 2,246 60.8 58.8-62.7
RACE
White 2,639 1,155 43.6 41.2-45.9 1,484 56.4 54.1-58.8
African American 795 182 24.5 21.0-28.5 613 75.5 71.5-79.0
Other Minorities 215 86 43.2 35.4-51.4 129 56.8 48.6-64.6
AGE
18-34 551 255 48.1 43.4-52.8 296 51.9 47.2-56.6
35-44 454 177 36.4 31.7-41.3 277 63.6 58.7-68.3
45-54 552 200 36.5 32.1-41.2 352 63.5 58.8-67.9
55-64 757 252 30.9 27.4-34.7 505 69.1 65.3-72.6
65-74 763 265 34.2 30.5-38.1 498 65.8 61.9-69.5
75+ 582 276 44.7 40.2-49.4 306 55.3 50.6-59.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 383 108 26.3 21.2-32.1 275 73.7 67.9-78.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,049 342 34.3 30.7-38.0 707 65.7 62.0-69.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,022 374 38.7 35.1-42.4 648 61.3 57.6-64.9
College Graduate 1,219 603 51.2 47.9-54.4 616 48.8 45.6-52.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 436 131 29.7 24.8-35.2 305 70.3 64.8-75.2
$15,000- 24,999 643 200 31.2 27.0-35.8 443 68.8 64.2-73.0
$25,000- 34,999 397 135 34.0 28.4-40.0 262 66.0 60.0-71.6
$35,000- 49,999 431 150 34.7 29.1-40.8 281 65.3 59.2-70.9
$50,000- 74,999 383 152 40.5 34.5-46.7 231 59.5 53.3-65.5
$75,000+ 657 329 49.2 44.7-53.7 328 50.8 46.3-55.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,092 327 29.4 26.2-32.9 765 70.6 67.1-73.8
No 2,538 1,089 42.5 40.2-44.9 1,449 57.5 55.1-59.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,578 1,390 39.0 37.1-41.0 2,188 61.0 59.0-62.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,118 796 36.9 34.4-39.5 1,322 63.1 60.5-65.6
No 1,561 637 42.1 39.1-45.1 924 57.9 54.9-60.9

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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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