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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,133 1,488 36.4 34.6-38.2 2,645 63.6 61.8-65.4
GENDER
Male 1,873 503 28.6 26.1-31.2 1,370 71.4 68.8-73.9
Female 2,260 985 44.3 41.8-46.9 1,275 55.7 53.1-58.2
AGE
18-34 626 309 49.2 44.7-53.8 317 50.8 46.2-55.3
35-44 473 168 34.1 29.4-39.1 305 65.9 60.9-70.6
45-54 699 221 30.2 26.3-34.3 478 69.8 65.7-73.7
55-64 878 257 28.8 25.4-32.5 621 71.2 67.5-74.6
65-74 844 265 30.0 26.4-33.8 579 70.0 66.2-73.6
75+ 592 257 41.7 37.0-46.5 335 58.3 53.5-63.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 84 30.3 23.9-37.6 217 69.7 62.4-76.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,016 329 34.4 30.9-38.0 687 65.6 62.0-69.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,206 419 35.3 32.1-38.5 787 64.7 61.5-67.9
College Graduate 1,598 651 41.7 39.0-44.6 947 58.3 55.4-61.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 89 33.5 27.1-40.6 198 66.5 59.4-72.9
$15,000- 24,999 545 209 40.6 35.5-46.0 336 59.4 54.0-64.5
$25,000- 34,999 339 98 30.0 24.1-36.7 241 70.0 63.3-75.9
$35,000- 49,999 491 173 35.1 30.1-40.5 318 64.9 59.5-69.9
$50,000- 74,999 592 195 32.5 27.9-37.6 397 67.5 62.4-72.1
$75,000+ 1,121 421 37.7 34.4-41.1 700 62.3 58.9-65.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,184 341 29.3 26.1-32.7 843 70.7 67.3-73.9
No 2,919 1,139 39.0 36.9-41.2 1,780 61.0 58.8-63.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 647 174 27.9 23.9-32.3 473 72.1 67.7-76.1
Non-Veteran 3,483 1,312 37.8 35.8-39.8 2,171 62.2 60.2-64.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,030 428 41.6 38.1-45.2 602 58.4 54.8-61.9
Regional City or Suburban 986 375 38.2 34.7-41.8 611 61.8 58.2-65.3
Rural 2,117 685 32.0 29.5-34.7 1,432 68.0 65.3-70.5

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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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