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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,274 81 1.5 1.1- 1.9 1,695 33.1 31.5-34.7 1,942 35.9 34.4-37.5 1,556 29.5 28.0-31.0
No 730 *** *** *** 200 29.2 25.2-33.5 268 35.3 31.2-39.5 251 34.1 29.9-38.6
Current Smoker
Yes 1,016 25 2.3 1.4- 3.7 333 33.1 29.6-36.8 363 33.6 30.3-37.2 295 30.9 27.4-34.7
No 4,905 69 1.3 1.0- 1.8 1,535 32.3 30.7-34.0 1,817 36.4 34.7-38.0 1,484 30.0 28.4-31.6
History of CVD**
Yes 717 *** *** *** 185 25.6 21.9-29.8 261 34.5 30.5-38.9 260 38.7 34.3-43.2
No 5,254 82 1.5 1.2- 2.0 1,708 33.5 32.0-35.1 1,935 35.9 34.3-37.4 1,529 29.1 27.6-30.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 714 *** *** *** 247 36.3 32.3-40.6 279 38.3 34.3-42.5 176 24.0 20.6-27.7
No 5,031 75 1.5 1.2- 2.0 1,563 31.8 30.2-33.5 1,834 35.3 33.7-36.9 1,559 31.3 29.7-33.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 275 *** *** *** 124 47.0 40.0-54.1 96 34.3 28.0-41.3 52 18.1 13.3-24.1
No 5,470 83 1.5 1.2- 2.0 1,681 31.7 30.1-33.2 2,025 35.8 34.3-37.3 1,681 31.0 29.5-32.6
COPD
Yes 532 *** *** *** 135 24.0 19.7-28.9 169 29.8 25.3-34.6 216 44.2 38.9-49.6
No 5,461 82 1.5 1.1- 1.9 1,766 33.5 32.0-35.1 2,035 36.2 34.7-37.8 1,578 28.8 27.3-30.3
Current Asthma
Yes 504 *** *** *** 120 28.8 23.6-34.6 145 27.9 23.3-32.9 228 41.3 36.0-46.8
No 5,490 82 1.4 1.1- 1.9 1,775 33.0 31.4-34.5 2,061 36.6 35.0-38.1 1,572 29.0 27.6-30.6
Diabetes
Yes 793 *** *** *** 89 11.2 8.8-14.1 278 33.4 29.7-37.3 424 55.2 51.0-59.2
No 5,222 92 1.7 1.3- 2.1 1,813 35.4 33.8-37.0 1,935 36.1 34.5-37.7 1,382 26.9 25.4-28.5
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,918 27 1.5 0.9- 2.4 454 22.6 20.4-25.0 667 34.0 31.5-36.6 770 41.9 39.2-44.7
No 4,101 67 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,449 36.4 34.6-38.3 1,547 36.4 34.7-38.2 1,038 25.6 24.0-27.3

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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