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   1,238 100.0 713 55.9 52.4- 59.4 525 44.1 40.6- 47.6
Race / Ethnicity                  
  White, Non-Hispanic 699 100.0 359 51.4 46.8- 55.8 340 48.6 44.2- 53.2
  African American, Non-Hispanic 299 100.0 216 67.5 59.9- 74.3 83 32.5 25.7- 40.1
  American Indian, Non-Hispanic 55 100.0 44 80.7 51.4- 94.3 11 19.3 5.7- 48.6
  Other Race, Non-Hispanic 57 100.0 23 39.7 24.2- 57.6 34 60.3 42.4- 75.8
  Latino/Hispanic 128 100.0 71 57.9 47.7- 67.5 57 42.1 32.5- 52.3
Education                  
  No Schooling through Grade 8 (Elementary) 34 100.0 26 76.0 53.0- 89.9 8 24.0 10.1- 47.0
  Grades 9 through 11 (Some High School) 82 100.0 54 65.6 52.4- 76.7 28 34.4 23.3- 47.6
  Grades 12 or GED (High School Graduate) 249 100.0 158 58.0 50.3- 65.3 91 42.0 34.7- 49.7
  College 1 year to 3 years (Some College or Technical school) 413 100.0 255 57.5 51.4- 63.4 158 42.5 36.6- 48.6
  College 4 years or more (College Graduate) 466 100.0 224 45.9 40.6- 51.4 242 54.1 48.6- 59.4
Age                  
  18-24 200 100.0 78 40.3 32.6- 48.6 122 59.7 51.4- 67.4
  25-30 260 100.0 150 56.7 49.4- 63.8 110 43.3 36.2- 50.6
  31-40 551 100.0 344 63.1 58.1- 67.8 207 36.9 32.2- 41.9
  41-44 233 100.0 145 63.7 55.6- 71.1 88 36.3 28.9- 44.4

Source: 2013 North Carolina BRFSS
PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.