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   997 100.0 569 56.2 52.7- 59.7 428 43.8 40.3- 47.3
Race / Ethnicity                  
  White, Non-Hispanic 570 100.0 281 50.3 45.6- 54.9 289 49.7 45.1- 54.4
  African American, Non-Hispanic 251 100.0 184 71.0 64.0- 77.2 67 29.0 22.8- 36.0
  American Indian, Non-Hispanic 17 100.0 9 43.6 20.4- 70.0 8 56.4 30.0- 79.6
  Other Race, Non-Hispanic 42 100.0 12 31.8 16.9- 51.6 30 68.2 48.4- 83.1
  Latino/Hispanic 117 100.0 83 71.2 61.4- 79.4 34 28.8 20.6- 38.6
Education                  
  No Schooling through Grade 8 (Elementary) 24 100.0 19 78.4 55.8- 91.2 5 21.6 8.8- 44.2
  Grades 9 through 11 (Some High School) 57 100.0 44 72.4 56.7- 84.0 13 27.6 16.0- 43.3
  Grades 12 or GED (High School Graduate) 240 100.0 156 61.1 53.8- 67.9 84 38.9 32.1- 46.2
  College 1 year to 3 years (Some College or Technical school) 291 100.0 167 55.6 49.2- 61.8 124 44.4 38.2- 50.8
  College 4 years or more (College Graduate) 391 100.0 187 46.4 41.2- 51.8 204 53.6 48.2- 58.8
Age                  
  18-24 200 100.0 85 41.9 34.6- 49.7 115 58.1 50.3- 65.4
  25-30 220 100.0 126 54.5 47.0- 61.7 94 45.5 38.3- 53.0
  31-40 375 100.0 233 65.7 60.3- 70.7 142 34.3 29.3- 39.7
  41-44 210 100.0 129 63.3 55.8- 70.1 81 36.7 29.9- 44.2

Source: 2014 North Carolina BRFSS
PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.