Core State Preconception Health Indicators
Women Aged 18 to 44
F2 Percentage who are overweight or obese based on body mass index (BMI)

  Total Yes No
  N % N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total   1,591 100.0 908 55.8 52.2- 59.4 683 44.2 40.6- 47.8
Race / Ethnicity                  
  White, Non-Hispanic 1,021 100.0 518 48.8 44.2- 53.4 503 51.2 46.6- 55.8
  African American, Non-Hispanic 326 100.0 241 71.7 63.9- 78.4 85 28.3 21.6- 36.1
  American Indian, Non-Hispanic 43 100.0 29 53.9 31.4- 75.0 14 46.1 25.0- 68.6
  Other Race, Non-Hispanic 52 100.0 23 43.9 27.0- 62.4 29 56.1 37.6- 73.0
  Latino/Hispanic 142 100.0 93 69.3 56.9- 79.4 49 30.7 20.6- 43.1
Education                  
  No Schooling through Grade 8 (Elementary) 32 100.0 24 80.3 58.8- 92.1 8 19.7 7.9- 41.2
  Grades 9 through 11 (Some High School) 83 100.0 49 54.6 39.2- 69.2 34 45.4 30.8- 60.8
  Grades 12 or GED (High School Graduate) 349 100.0 238 61.6 53.6- 69.0 111 38.4 31.0- 46.4
  College 1 year to 3 years (Some College or Technical school) 460 100.0 284 57.5 50.9- 63.7 176 42.5 36.3- 49.1
  College 4 years or more (College Graduate) 666 100.0 313 46.9 41.7- 52.1 353 53.1 47.9- 58.3
Age                  
  18-24 196 100.0 91 43.4 35.1- 52.2 105 56.6 47.8- 64.9
  25-30 261 100.0 151 56.7 48.3- 64.7 110 43.3 35.3- 51.7
  31-40 772 100.0 446 60.1 54.9- 65.0 326 39.9 35.0- 45.1
  41-44 362 100.0 220 64.0 56.5- 70.8 142 36.0 29.2- 43.5

Source: 2011 North Carolina BRFSS
PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.