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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,260 50 2.0 1.4- 2.7 935 42.3 39.8-44.9 697 29.4 27.1-31.7 578 26.3 24.1-28.6
Non-Hispanic Black 714 *** *** *** 134 21.4 17.8-25.5 214 30.6 26.7-34.8 359 47.3 42.8-51.8
Other 315 *** *** *** 124 38.9 32.6-45.6 94 29.4 23.8-35.7 90 29.4 23.4-36.3
AGE
18-34 535 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6 247 47.6 42.7-52.6 142 25.2 21.2-29.6 135 25.3 21.2-29.9
35-44 441 *** *** *** 159 36.2 31.2-41.4 115 25.4 21.0-30.2 162 37.8 32.6-43.3
45-54 574 *** *** *** 188 32.5 28.1-37.2 167 30.4 26.2-35.0 209 35.2 30.9-39.8
55-64 664 *** *** *** 198 30.1 26.1-34.4 203 30.8 26.7-35.1 254 38.0 33.6-42.6
65-74 617 *** *** *** 200 32.0 27.7-36.6 227 37.3 32.7-42.1 181 29.4 25.2-33.9
75+ 457 20 4.5 2.8- 7.2 196 39.6 34.5-44.8 152 35.1 30.1-40.5 89 20.8 16.6-25.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 314 *** *** *** 77 26.3 20.3-33.4 96 28.9 23.1-35.6 132 42.2 35.3-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 866 14 1.5 0.8- 2.7 268 32.3 28.5-36.3 279 32.0 28.4-35.8 305 34.2 30.5-38.1
Some Post-H.S. 997 18 1.3 0.8- 2.2 340 36.5 32.9-40.1 308 30.0 26.7-33.5 331 32.2 28.9-35.7
College Graduate 1,130 23 2.1 1.3- 3.4 513 49.0 45.6-52.4 329 27.2 24.3-30.2 265 21.7 19.0-24.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 *** *** *** 90 28.8 23.0-35.4 104 28.1 22.8-34.1 153 40.9 34.6-47.5
$15,000- 24,999 575 14 2.1 1.2- 3.7 170 31.2 26.5-36.3 159 26.7 22.5-31.2 232 40.1 35.2-45.1
$25,000- 34,999 291 *** *** *** 74 23.1 17.7-29.5 103 35.5 29.1-42.5 107 39.0 32.2-46.3
$35,000- 49,999 363 *** *** *** 125 36.8 30.9-43.2 118 31.4 25.9-37.5 114 29.4 24.1-35.3
$50,000- 74,999 371 *** *** *** 139 38.7 32.7-45.1 115 27.2 22.2-33.0 112 33.2 27.3-39.6
$75,000+ 664 *** *** *** 335 51.1 46.7-55.5 201 31.3 27.3-35.6 124 17.2 14.3-20.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 987 24 2.4 1.5- 3.7 249 25.4 22.1-29.1 296 29.6 26.2-33.2 418 42.6 38.9-46.4
No 2,297 40 1.5 1.0- 2.2 946 42.1 39.7-44.6 704 29.3 27.1-31.6 607 27.0 24.8-29.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** 42 34.2 25.1-44.6 27 21.4 14.3-30.8
Non-Veteran 3,194 64 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,153 37.1 35.0-39.2 971 29.5 27.6-31.5 1,006 31.6 29.7-33.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 971 20 2.0 1.2- 3.2 395 41.0 37.4-44.6 282 28.9 25.8-32.3 274 28.1 25.0-31.6
Regional City or Suburban 697 17 2.0 1.2- 3.2 277 40.1 35.8-44.5 199 26.9 23.3-30.9 204 31.0 27.0-35.3
Rural 1,642 27 1.4 0.9- 2.3 528 33.1 30.1-36.2 532 31.6 28.8-34.6 555 33.9 30.9-36.9

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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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