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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,709 30 1.3 0.8- 1.9 703 28.0 26.0-30.2 1,201 41.8 39.6-44.0 775 28.9 26.9-31.1
Female 3,310 64 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,200 37.4 35.3-39.5 1,013 29.6 27.8-31.5 1,033 31.3 29.3-33.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,133 68 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,420 34.8 33.1-36.7 1,541 36.0 34.2-37.8 1,104 27.7 26.0-29.4
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 196 *** *** *** 87 44.2 35.8-53.0 69 35.2 27.5-43.7 35 17.4 10.5-27.5
Hispanic 378 *** *** *** 111 31.3 25.8-37.3 156 41.7 36.0-47.7 105 25.4 20.6-30.8
AGE
18-34 1,096 28 2.5 1.6- 3.8 472 44.5 41.1-47.9 348 29.4 26.5-32.5 248 23.7 20.8-26.8
35-44 827 *** *** *** 248 29.2 25.8-32.8 298 36.6 32.9-40.5 274 33.7 30.0-37.6
45-54 1,063 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9 285 26.2 23.2-29.4 388 37.4 34.1-40.8 379 35.4 32.2-38.8
55-64 1,239 13 1.0 0.5- 1.7 309 24.8 22.1-27.8 464 37.8 34.7-41.1 453 36.4 33.2-39.6
65-74 1,051 13 1.1 0.6- 2.1 297 26.3 23.3-29.6 436 42.3 38.7-46.0 305 30.2 26.8-33.9
75+ 708 22 3.0 1.9- 4.7 276 37.0 32.8-41.4 266 38.3 34.1-42.7 144 21.6 18.1-25.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 610 14 1.7 0.9- 3.1 153 27.2 22.8-32.1 214 34.2 29.8-38.9 229 36.8 32.2-41.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,651 24 1.6 1.0- 2.5 464 30.0 27.3-32.8 605 35.2 32.5-38.0 558 33.2 30.5-36.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,688 24 1.3 0.8- 2.1 514 32.4 29.8-35.2 612 35.7 33.0-38.4 538 30.7 28.1-33.3
College Graduate 2,055 31 1.6 1.0- 2.4 766 38.7 36.2-41.1 778 37.5 35.1-39.9 480 22.3 20.3-24.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 11 1.8 0.8- 3.8 146 28.4 23.7-33.6 189 35.0 30.3-40.1 212 34.8 30.1-39.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,014 22 1.9 1.2- 2.9 295 31.2 27.6-35.0 328 31.3 28.0-34.8 369 35.6 32.1-39.3
$25,000- 34,999 539 *** *** *** 136 25.4 21.0-30.2 203 35.9 31.1-41.0 192 37.3 32.1-42.8
$35,000- 49,999 697 *** *** *** 213 30.5 26.5-34.9 270 38.1 33.8-42.6 206 30.0 25.9-34.5
$50,000-74,999 769 *** *** *** 234 32.2 28.1-36.6 313 38.0 34.0-42.3 213 28.7 24.8-32.9
$75,000+ 1,357 *** *** *** 486 36.2 33.2-39.2 538 39.4 36.4-42.4 323 23.6 21.1-26.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,662 31 1.8 1.2- 2.7 408 24.8 22.3-27.6 544 32.8 30.1-35.6 679 40.5 37.6-43.5
No 4,309 63 1.4 1.0- 1.9 1,482 35.2 33.5-37.0 1,651 36.7 35.0-38.5 1,113 26.6 25.0-28.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 859 *** *** *** 223 26.9 23.4-30.6 394 45.1 41.2-49.1 236 27.5 24.1-31.3
Non-Veteran 5,152 87 1.6 1.3- 2.1 1,677 33.5 31.9-35.2 1,818 34.3 32.8-35.9 1,570 30.5 28.9-32.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,757 32 2.0 1.4- 3.1 617 35.9 33.2-38.5 664 37.4 34.8-40.0 444 24.7 22.4-27.1
Regional City or Suburban 1,318 26 1.6 1.1- 2.4 447 34.5 31.5-37.6 463 33.1 30.2-36.1 382 30.7 27.8-33.9
Rural 2,944 36 1.0 0.7- 1.5 839 29.1 27.0-31.3 1,087 35.9 33.8-38.2 982 33.9 31.7-36.2

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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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