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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,228 5,351 36.9 35.9-37.9 8,877 63.1 62.1-64.1
-Northeastern Partnership 945 290 31.7 27.9-35.6 655 68.3 64.4-72.1
GENDER
Male 335 96 29.4 23.2-36.4 239 70.6 63.6-76.8
Female 610 194 33.8 29.6-38.2 416 66.2 61.8-70.4
RACE
White 556 207 37.2 32.7-41.9 349 62.8 58.1-67.3
African American 352 72 23.2 17.1-30.6 280 76.8 69.4-82.9
AGE
18-24 36 17 50.6 29.6-71.3 19 49.4 28.7-70.4
25-34 116 37 34.1 24.5-45.0 79 65.9 55.0-75.5
35-44 148 41 29.4 19.5-41.8 107 70.6 58.2-80.5
45-54 183 56 29.1 22.3-36.9 127 70.9 63.1-77.7
55-64 196 60 31.7 24.9-39.4 136 68.3 60.6-75.1
65-74 153 39 26.5 19.3-35.3 114 73.5 64.7-80.7
75+ 112 40 35.3 26.1-45.7 72 64.7 54.3-73.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 207 60 30.7 22.6-40.2 147 69.3 59.8-77.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 334 96 31.4 24.7-38.9 238 68.6 61.1-75.3
Some Post-H.S. 221 57 24.8 18.9-31.7 164 75.2 68.3-81.1
College Graduate 183 77 42.0 34.3-50.2 106 58.0 49.8-65.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 32 21.4 14.8-29.9 132 78.6 70.1-85.2
$15,000- 24,999 190 52 32.1 21.6-44.7 138 67.9 55.3-78.4
$25,000- 34,999 95 30 27.9 19.4-38.4 65 72.1 61.6-80.6
$35,000- 49,999 127 44 33.7 25.2-43.3 83 66.3 56.7-74.8
$50,000-74,999 84 31 33.0 23.3-44.5 53 67.0 55.5-76.7
$75,000+ 82 29 34.9 24.5-46.9 53 65.1 53.1-75.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 362 96 27.8 22.1-34.2 266 72.2 65.8-77.9
No 552 180 31.9 27.6-36.6 372 68.1 63.4-72.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 34 27.4 19.7-36.9 83 72.6 63.1-80.3
Non-Veteran 819 254 32.6 28.4-37.0 565 67.4 63.0-71.6
Currently Serving 8 2 24.9 5.5-65.3 6 75.1 34.7-94.5

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. No=BMI less than 25.0, and Yes= BMI greater than 25.0.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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