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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic Black

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 6,019 94 1.5 1.2- 1.9 1,903 32.7 31.2-34.2 2,214 35.8 34.3-37.2 1,808 30.1 28.7-31.5
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,170 13 1.2 0.6- 2.4 248 25.0 21.9-28.4 395 33.8 30.6-37.2 514 40.1 36.7-43.5
GENDER
Male 456 *** *** *** 114 29.0 24.0-34.6 181 37.5 32.4-42.9 155 31.9 27.1-37.2
Female 714 *** *** *** 134 21.4 17.8-25.5 214 30.6 26.7-34.8 359 47.3 42.8-51.8
AGE
18-34 222 *** *** *** 79 41.3 34.0-48.9 64 25.6 20.0-32.2 76 31.1 24.8-38.2
35-44 194 *** *** *** 33 17.7 12.5-24.5 63 32.6 25.3-41.0 98 49.7 41.4-57.9
45-54 237 *** *** *** 40 17.9 12.8-24.5 76 34.7 28.0-42.1 119 46.7 39.6-54.0
55-64 255 *** *** *** 44 17.6 12.5-24.2 93 39.9 32.7-47.5 116 41.7 34.3-49.5
65-74 167 *** *** *** 26 13.2 8.6-19.8 66 45.5 36.2-55.1 71 39.7 30.9-49.2
75+ 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 *** *** *** 35 26.4 18.0-36.9 47 36.7 27.6-46.8 61 35.1 26.2-45.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 *** *** *** 83 22.2 17.5-27.7 141 32.6 27.4-38.2 200 44.8 39.1-50.5
Some Post-H.S. 322 *** *** *** 66 26.8 21.0-33.4 106 31.7 26.1-37.8 147 40.0 33.9-46.4
College Graduate 273 *** *** *** 64 26.0 20.3-32.7 101 37.8 31.4-44.7 106 35.0 28.9-41.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 *** *** *** 32 23.5 15.5-34.1 52 30.3 22.4-39.5 88 45.3 35.9-55.1
$15,000- 24,999 284 *** *** *** 47 18.1 13.1-24.5 92 32.6 26.2-39.7 140 47.8 40.7-55.0
$25,000- 34,999 119 *** *** *** 22 18.4 11.8-27.6 42 34.3 25.3-44.5 55 47.3 37.2-57.6
$35,000- 49,999 137 *** *** *** 26 23.4 15.4-34.0 46 32.2 23.8-41.9 64 43.0 33.4-53.1
$50,000- 74,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 44 34.3 25.2-44.7 47 36.5 27.1-47.1
$75,000+ 130 *** *** *** 32 28.8 20.1-39.5 56 44.1 34.3-54.4 42 27.1 19.4-36.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 332 *** *** *** 55 17.2 12.6-23.0 97 32.7 26.7-39.3 175 49.0 42.4-55.6
No 824 *** *** *** 191 27.7 23.9-31.8 292 34.1 30.3-38.1 333 37.1 33.2-41.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 152 *** *** *** 34 20.8 14.3-29.2 63 44.1 35.0-53.7 54 34.6 26.3-43.9
Non-Veteran 1,017 *** *** *** 213 25.5 22.1-29.2 332 32.4 29.1-36.0 460 40.9 37.2-44.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 439 *** *** *** 104 26.2 21.5-31.5 152 34.6 29.7-39.9 178 37.5 32.4-42.9
Regional City or Suburban 191 *** *** *** 42 25.2 18.2-33.6 71 36.8 29.1-45.2 75 37.0 29.2-45.5
Rural 540 *** *** *** 102 23.5 18.8-29.0 172 31.7 26.9-36.8 261 44.2 38.9-49.7

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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