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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,133 68 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,420 34.8 33.1-36.7 1,541 36.0 34.2-37.8 1,104 27.7 26.0-29.4
GENDER
Male 1,873 18 1.1 0.6- 1.8 485 27.5 25.1-30.1 844 42.4 39.7-45.1 526 29.0 26.5-31.6
Female 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
AGE
18-34 626 16 2.4 1.4- 4.1 293 46.8 42.3-51.4 188 28.6 24.8-32.8 129 22.1 18.5-26.3
35-44 473 *** *** *** 163 33.5 28.9-38.5 182 38.7 33.8-43.9 123 27.2 22.6-32.3
45-54 699 *** *** *** 212 28.9 25.1-33.0 257 36.7 32.7-40.9 221 33.1 29.2-37.3
55-64 878 *** *** *** 247 27.8 24.5-31.5 322 36.6 32.9-40.4 299 34.6 30.9-38.4
65-74 844 *** *** *** 256 28.9 25.3-32.7 356 41.9 37.9-46.0 223 28.1 24.4-32.2
75+ 592 19 3.0 1.8- 4.8 238 38.7 34.1-43.5 227 38.4 33.9-43.1 108 19.9 16.2-24.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 *** *** *** 77 28.4 22.1-35.6 101 29.6 23.8-36.1 116 40.1 33.4-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,016 *** *** *** 313 32.5 29.1-36.2 383 35.4 32.1-38.9 304 30.2 26.9-33.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,206 18 1.0 0.6- 1.6 401 34.3 31.2-37.6 449 37.2 34.0-40.5 338 27.5 24.7-30.6
College Graduate 1,598 27 1.8 1.2- 2.7 624 40.0 37.2-42.8 603 37.5 34.8-40.2 344 20.8 18.6-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 *** *** *** 84 31.3 25.0-38.3 104 36.3 29.9-43.3 94 30.2 24.4-36.7
$15,000- 24,999 545 14 2.1 1.2- 3.8 195 38.5 33.4-43.9 163 27.8 23.6-32.5 173 31.5 26.9-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 339 *** *** *** 90 27.6 21.9-34.2 124 34.8 28.8-41.4 117 35.1 29.0-41.8
$35,000- 49,999 491 *** *** *** 167 34.0 29.0-39.3 195 38.8 33.6-44.2 123 26.1 21.4-31.5
$50,000- 74,999 592 *** *** *** 188 31.9 27.2-36.9 243 39.1 34.4-44.0 154 28.4 23.9-33.4
$75,000+ 1,121 *** *** *** 412 36.7 33.5-40.1 445 39.3 36.0-42.6 255 23.1 20.3-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,184 25 2.1 1.4- 3.3 316 27.1 24.0-30.5 394 32.4 29.2-35.7 449 38.4 35.0-41.9
No 2,919 43 1.3 0.9- 1.9 1,096 37.7 35.5-39.9 1,135 37.2 35.1-39.3 645 23.8 21.9-25.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 647 *** *** *** 169 27.3 23.3-31.7 306 46.1 41.5-50.7 167 26.0 22.1-30.4
Non-Veteran 3,483 63 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,249 36.1 34.2-38.1 1,235 34.2 32.4-36.2 936 27.9 26.1-29.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,030 19 1.9 1.1- 3.2 409 39.8 36.3-43.3 387 37.2 33.9-40.7 215 21.2 18.4-24.3
Regional City or Suburban 986 22 1.9 1.2- 2.9 353 36.3 32.9-39.9 343 32.7 29.4-36.1 268 29.1 25.9-32.6
Rural 2,117 27 1.1 0.7- 1.8 658 30.9 28.4-33.5 811 37.1 34.5-39.8 621 30.9 28.4-33.6

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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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