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   971 100.0 553 55.6 51.9- 59.2 418 44.4 40.8- 48.1
Race / Ethnicity                  
  White, Non-Hispanic 538 100.0 267 49.0 44.0- 54.0 271 51.0 46.0- 56.0
  African American, Non-Hispanic 242 100.0 181 70.7 63.4- 77.0 61 29.3 23.0- 36.6
  American Indian, Non-Hispanic 13 100.0 10 78.4 43.3- 94.5 3 21.6 5.5- 56.7
  Other Race, Non-Hispanic 57 100.0 25 42.4 28.9- 57.2 32 57.6 42.8- 71.1
  Latino/Hispanic 121 100.0 70 59.1 48.8- 68.7 51 40.9 31.3- 51.2
Education                  
  No Schooling through Grade 8 (Elementary) 16 100.0 14 91.2 68.0- 98.1 2 8.8 1.9- 32.0
  Grades 9 through 11 (Some High School) 47 100.0 32 65.8 47.6- 80.4 15 34.2 19.6- 52.4
  Grades 12 or GED (High School Graduate) 217 100.0 141 60.8 53.0- 68.1 76 39.2 31.9- 47.0
  College 1 year to 3 years (Some College or Technical school) 309 100.0 180 55.0 48.7- 61.1 129 45.0 38.9- 51.3
  College 4 years or more (College Graduate) 387 100.0 187 46.2 40.8- 51.7 200 53.8 48.3- 59.2
Age                  
  18-24 184 100.0 79 42.7 34.8- 51.0 105 57.3 49.0- 65.2
  25-30 204 100.0 115 56.3 48.5- 63.9 89 43.7 36.1- 51.5
  31-40 409 100.0 246 59.4 53.9- 64.8 163 40.6 35.2- 46.1
  41-44 179 100.0 114 65.4 57.1- 73.0 65 34.6 27.0- 42.9

Source: 2015 North Carolina BRFSS
PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.