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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

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
-FEMALES 3,310 1,264 39.1 37.1-41.2 2,046 60.9 58.8-62.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,260 985 44.3 41.8-46.9 1,275 55.7 53.1-58.2
Non-Hispanic Black 714 141 22.2 18.5-26.3 573 77.8 73.7-81.5
Other 315 131 41.2 34.8-47.9 184 58.8 52.1-65.2
AGE
18-34 535 258 49.5 44.6-54.4 277 50.5 45.6-55.4
35-44 441 164 36.8 31.8-42.1 277 63.2 57.9-68.2
45-54 574 198 34.4 29.9-39.1 376 65.6 60.9-70.1
55-64 664 207 31.3 27.2-35.6 457 68.7 64.4-72.8
65-74 617 209 33.4 29.0-38.0 408 66.6 62.0-71.0
75+ 457 216 44.1 38.9-49.4 241 55.9 50.6-61.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 314 86 28.8 22.6-35.9 228 71.2 64.1-77.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 866 282 33.8 30.0-37.8 584 66.2 62.2-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 997 358 37.8 34.2-41.5 639 62.2 58.5-65.8
College Graduate 1,130 536 51.2 47.8-54.6 594 48.8 45.4-52.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 98 31.0 25.0-37.7 257 69.0 62.3-75.0
$15,000- 24,999 575 184 33.3 28.5-38.4 391 66.7 61.6-71.5
$25,000- 34,999 291 81 25.5 19.9-32.1 210 74.5 67.9-80.1
$35,000- 49,999 363 131 39.2 33.2-45.6 232 60.8 54.4-66.8
$50,000- 74,999 371 144 39.6 33.6-45.9 227 60.4 54.1-66.4
$75,000+ 664 339 51.5 47.1-55.9 325 48.5 44.1-52.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 987 273 27.8 24.4-31.5 714 72.2 68.5-75.6
No 2,297 986 43.6 41.2-46.2 1,311 56.4 53.8-58.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,194 1,217 38.9 36.8-41.0 1,977 61.1 59.0-63.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 971 415 42.9 39.4-46.6 556 57.1 53.4-60.6
Regional City or Suburban 697 294 42.0 37.7-46.4 403 58.0 53.6-62.3
Rural 1,642 555 34.5 31.5-37.7 1,087 65.5 62.3-68.5

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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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