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   1,835 100.0 1,059 56.1 53.3- 58.8 776 43.9 41.2- 46.7
Race / Ethnicity                  
  White, Non-Hispanic 1,063 100.0 548 50.7 47.1- 54.3 515 49.3 45.7- 52.9
  African American, Non-Hispanic 443 100.0 310 68.7 63.5- 73.5 133 31.3 26.5- 36.5
  American Indian, Non-Hispanic 62 100.0 50 68.8 48.6- 83.7 12 31.2 16.3- 51.4
  Other Race, Non-Hispanic 74 100.0 36 50.1 36.2- 63.9 38 49.9 36.1- 63.8
  Latino/Hispanic 183 100.0 111 59.1 50.1- 67.6 72 40.9 32.4- 49.9
Education                  
  No Schooling through Grade 8 (Elementary) 41 100.0 32 82.2 67.0- 91.3 9 17.8 8.7- 33.0
  Grades 9 through 11 (Some High School) 114 100.0 71 61.3 50.6- 71.0 43 38.7 29.0- 49.4
  Grades 12 or GED (High School Graduate) 406 100.0 263 62.2 56.4- 67.5 143 37.8 32.5- 43.6
  College 1 year to 3 years (Some College or Technical school) 604 100.0 365 56.4 51.5- 61.1 239 43.6 38.9- 48.5
  College 4 years or more (College Graduate) 668 100.0 327 46.8 42.4- 51.2 341 53.2 48.8- 57.6
Age                  
  18-24 324 100.0 146 44.2 38.1- 50.6 178 55.8 49.4- 61.9
  25-30 371 100.0 194 52.9 47.1- 58.7 177 47.1 41.3- 52.9
  31-40 771 100.0 472 61.2 57.2- 65.2 299 38.8 34.8- 42.8
  41-44 369 100.0 247 66.9 61.0- 72.3 122 33.1 27.7- 39.0

Source: 2012 North Carolina BRFSS
PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.