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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic Black

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 6,019 1,997 34.2 32.7-35.7 4,022 65.8 64.3-67.3
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,170 261 26.1 23.0-29.5 909 73.9 70.5-77.0
GENDER
Male 456 120 30.6 25.5-36.2 336 69.4 63.8-74.5
Female 714 141 22.2 18.5-26.3 573 77.8 73.7-81.5
AGE
18-34 222 82 43.3 36.0-50.9 140 56.7 49.1-64.0
35-44 194 33 17.7 12.5-24.5 161 82.3 75.5-87.5
45-54 237 42 18.5 13.4-25.2 195 81.5 74.8-86.6
55-64 255 46 18.4 13.2-25.0 209 81.6 75.0-86.8
65-74 167 30 14.8 9.9-21.6 137 85.2 78.4-90.1
75+ 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 40 28.2 19.7-38.6 108 71.8 61.4-80.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 86 22.7 17.9-28.2 341 77.3 71.8-82.1
Some Post-H.S. 322 69 28.3 22.5-35.1 253 71.7 64.9-77.5
College Graduate 273 66 27.2 21.3-33.9 207 72.8 66.1-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 35 24.4 16.3-34.8 140 75.6 65.2-83.7
$15,000- 24,999 284 52 19.6 14.5-26.0 232 80.4 74.0-85.5
$25,000- 34,999 119 22 18.4 11.8-27.6 97 81.6 72.4-88.2
$35,000- 49,999 137 27 24.8 16.6-35.5 110 75.2 64.5-83.4
$50,000- 74,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 130 32 28.8 20.1-39.5 98 71.2 60.5-79.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 332 60 18.3 13.7-24.1 272 81.7 75.9-86.3
No 824 199 28.8 25.0-33.0 625 71.2 67.0-75.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 152 35 21.3 14.8-29.7 117 78.7 70.3-85.2
Non-Veteran 1,017 225 26.7 23.3-30.5 792 73.3 69.5-76.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 439 109 27.9 23.0-33.3 330 72.1 66.7-77.0
Regional City or Suburban 191 45 26.2 19.2-34.7 146 73.8 65.3-80.8
Rural 540 107 24.1 19.4-29.6 433 75.9 70.4-80.6

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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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