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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

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
-MALES 2,942 813 29.6 27.6-31.7 2,129 70.4 68.3-72.4
RACE
White 2,149 586 28.9 26.5-31.3 1,563 71.1 68.7-73.5
African American 498 137 30.7 26.1-35.9 361 69.3 64.1-73.9
Other Minorities 264 79 31.8 25.0-39.5 185 68.2 60.5-75.0
AGE
18-34 550 221 42.6 37.9-47.4 329 57.4 52.6-62.1
35-44 404 98 25.3 20.8-30.3 306 74.7 69.7-79.2
45-54 458 93 20.6 16.8-24.9 365 79.4 75.1-83.2
55-64 662 152 22.8 19.4-26.7 510 77.2 73.3-80.6
65-74 529 115 20.5 16.8-24.7 414 79.5 75.3-83.2
75+ 316 127 38.0 32.1-44.3 189 62.0 55.7-67.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 387 110 28.8 23.6-34.5 277 71.2 65.5-76.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 807 218 30.8 27.0-34.9 589 69.2 65.1-73.0
Some Post-H.S. 737 195 29.3 25.5-33.5 542 70.7 66.5-74.5
College Graduate 998 288 29.1 25.9-32.6 710 70.9 67.4-74.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 262 98 38.7 31.8-46.1 164 61.3 53.9-68.2
$15,000- 24,999 452 130 28.3 23.5-33.6 322 71.7 66.4-76.5
$25,000- 34,999 279 77 29.1 23.2-35.7 202 70.9 64.3-76.8
$35,000- 49,999 370 87 28.1 22.7-34.3 283 71.9 65.7-77.3
$50,000- 74,999 373 96 25.5 20.4-31.4 277 74.5 68.6-79.6
$75,000+ 744 182 25.9 22.1-30.0 562 74.1 70.0-77.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 741 185 23.8 20.2-27.8 556 76.2 72.2-79.8
No 2,134 613 31.4 29.0-33.9 1,521 68.6 66.1-71.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 863 227 26.9 23.4-30.7 636 73.1 69.3-76.6
Non-Veteran 2,077 586 30.5 28.1-33.1 1,491 69.5 66.9-71.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,683 457 27.9 25.4-30.7 1,226 72.1 69.3-74.6
No 1,259 356 31.8 28.6-35.2 903 68.2 64.8-71.4

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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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