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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,274 1,776 34.6 33.0-36.2 3,498 65.4 63.8-67.0
No 730 211 30.6 26.6-35.0 519 69.4 65.0-73.4
Current Smoker
Yes 1,016 358 35.4 31.9-39.2 658 64.6 60.8-68.1
No 4,905 1,604 33.6 32.0-35.3 3,301 66.4 64.7-68.0
History of CVD**
Yes 717 196 26.8 22.9-31.0 521 73.2 69.0-77.1
No 5,254 1,790 35.1 33.5-36.7 3,464 64.9 63.3-66.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 714 259 37.7 33.6-42.0 455 62.3 58.0-66.4
No 5,031 1,638 33.4 31.7-35.0 3,393 66.6 65.0-68.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 275 127 47.6 40.6-54.7 148 52.4 45.3-59.4
No 5,470 1,764 33.2 31.7-34.8 3,706 66.8 65.2-68.3
COPD
Yes 532 147 26.0 21.6-31.0 385 74.0 69.0-78.4
No 5,461 1,848 35.0 33.4-36.6 3,613 65.0 63.4-66.6
Current Asthma
Yes 504 131 30.8 25.6-36.7 373 69.2 63.3-74.4
No 5,490 1,857 34.4 32.9-36.0 3,633 65.6 64.0-67.1
Diabetes
Yes 793 91 11.4 9.0-14.4 702 88.6 85.6-91.0
No 5,222 1,905 37.0 35.4-38.7 3,317 63.0 61.3-64.6
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,918 481 24.1 21.8-26.6 1,437 75.9 73.4-78.2
No 4,101 1,516 37.9 36.1-39.8 2,585 62.1 60.2-63.9

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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.

**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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