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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 6,019 1,997 34.2 32.7-35.7 4,022 65.8 64.3-67.3
GENDER
Male 2,709 733 29.3 27.2-31.5 1,976 70.7 68.5-72.8
Female 3,310 1,264 39.1 37.1-41.2 2,046 60.9 58.8-62.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,133 1,488 36.4 34.6-38.2 2,645 63.6 61.8-65.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,170 261 26.1 23.0-29.5 909 73.9 70.5-77.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 196 92 47.4 38.8-56.2 104 52.6 43.8-61.2
Hispanic 378 117 32.9 27.4-39.0 261 67.1 61.0-72.6
AGE
18-34 1,096 500 46.9 43.5-50.4 596 53.1 49.6-56.5
35-44 827 255 29.7 26.3-33.3 572 70.3 66.7-73.7
45-54 1,063 296 27.2 24.2-30.4 767 72.8 69.6-75.8
55-64 1,239 322 25.8 23.0-28.8 917 74.2 71.2-77.0
65-74 1,051 310 27.5 24.4-30.8 741 72.5 69.2-75.6
75+ 708 298 40.0 35.8-44.4 410 60.0 55.6-64.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 610 167 29.0 24.5-33.9 443 71.0 66.1-75.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,651 488 31.6 28.9-34.4 1,163 68.4 65.6-71.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,688 538 33.7 31.0-36.4 1,150 66.3 63.6-69.0
College Graduate 2,055 797 40.2 37.8-42.7 1,258 59.8 57.3-62.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 157 30.2 25.4-35.4 401 69.8 64.6-74.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,014 317 33.0 29.5-36.8 697 67.0 63.2-70.5
$25,000- 34,999 539 144 26.8 22.4-31.8 395 73.2 68.2-77.6
$35,000- 49,999 697 221 31.9 27.8-36.3 476 68.1 63.7-72.2
$50,000-74,999 769 243 33.3 29.2-37.7 526 66.7 62.3-70.8
$75,000+ 1,357 496 37.0 34.1-40.1 861 63.0 59.9-65.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,662 439 26.7 24.1-29.5 1,223 73.3 70.5-75.9
No 4,309 1,545 36.7 34.9-38.5 2,764 63.3 61.5-65.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 859 229 27.4 23.9-31.1 630 72.6 68.9-76.1
Non-Veteran 5,152 1,764 35.2 33.6-36.8 3,388 64.8 63.2-66.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,757 649 37.9 35.3-40.6 1,108 62.1 59.4-64.7
Regional City or Suburban 1,318 473 36.2 33.1-39.3 845 63.8 60.7-66.9
Rural 2,944 875 30.1 28.0-32.4 2,069 69.9 67.6-72.0

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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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