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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,019 94 1.5 1.2- 1.9 1,903 32.7 31.2-34.2 2,214 35.8 34.3-37.2 1,808 30.1 28.7-31.5
-Eastern 1,987 24 1.3 0.8- 2.1 558 29.7 27.2-32.4 734 35.7 33.1-38.3 671 33.3 30.8-35.9
GENDER
Male 882 *** *** *** 225 28.4 24.8-32.4 383 40.0 36.2-43.9 270 31.0 27.4-34.9
Female 1,105 20 2.1 1.2- 3.6 333 31.0 27.6-34.7 351 31.1 27.8-34.5 401 35.8 32.3-39.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,257 17 1.7 1.0- 2.9 405 33.3 30.0-36.7 481 36.7 33.5-40.0 354 28.4 25.4-31.6
Non-Hispanic Black 512 *** *** *** 88 21.9 17.2-27.4 172 33.0 28.2-38.2 246 44.3 39.0-49.6
Other 197 *** *** *** 62 28.6 21.8-36.6 71 36.7 29.0-45.1 63 34.1 26.5-42.6
AGE
18-34 347 *** *** *** 144 44.3 38.4-50.4 114 29.4 24.4-34.9 82 24.3 19.5-29.9
35-44 264 *** *** *** 58 21.0 15.8-27.2 97 36.3 29.8-43.3 107 42.2 35.3-49.4
45-54 340 *** *** *** 80 21.9 17.2-27.4 125 37.7 31.8-43.8 132 39.5 33.7-45.7
55-64 447 *** *** *** 96 20.6 16.6-25.2 169 39.7 34.5-45.2 179 39.0 33.9-44.4
65-74 337 *** *** *** 88 23.6 18.8-29.2 135 41.7 35.5-48.1 111 34.1 28.3-40.4
75+ 240 *** *** *** 86 33.3 26.4-40.9 90 37.0 30.0-44.7 58 26.6 20.1-34.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 *** *** *** 51 27.1 19.8-36.0 77 36.3 28.9-44.3 87 34.5 27.4-42.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 634 *** *** *** 174 28.4 24.2-33.0 223 33.3 29.2-37.8 230 37.2 32.7-41.9
Some Post-H.S. 600 *** *** *** 163 31.0 26.6-35.8 221 34.6 30.2-39.3 208 33.2 28.8-37.8
College Graduate 529 *** *** *** 168 31.4 26.9-36.2 213 41.5 36.6-46.6 144 25.8 21.7-30.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 210 *** *** *** 51 26.5 19.5-35.0 60 30.2 22.9-38.7 94 40.2 32.4-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 361 *** *** *** 97 31.1 24.9-38.0 119 31.4 25.9-37.4 139 36.0 30.2-42.2
$25,000- 34,999 175 *** *** *** 38 20.6 14.0-29.2 66 37.2 28.7-46.6 71 42.2 33.3-51.6
$35,000- 49,999 228 *** *** *** 65 31.3 24.1-39.4 92 37.9 30.6-45.9 69 29.7 22.9-37.5
$50,000- 74,999 260 *** *** *** 70 29.1 22.5-36.7 116 41.6 34.5-49.1 74 29.3 22.8-36.8
$75,000+ 384 *** *** *** 118 31.0 25.8-36.9 150 38.7 33.2-44.6 113 28.9 23.9-34.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 627 *** *** *** 143 20.1 16.6-24.2 197 33.8 29.3-38.7 275 43.9 39.2-48.8
No 1,341 *** *** *** 411 33.5 30.3-36.8 529 36.5 33.5-39.7 389 29.0 26.1-32.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 349 *** *** *** 90 27.5 22.2-33.4 157 44.8 38.7-51.1 101 27.5 22.2-33.4
Non-Veteran 1,636 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5 467 30.2 27.3-33.2 577 33.7 31.0-36.6 569 34.6 31.8-37.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 147 *** *** *** 59 41.7 32.5-51.6 57 35.8 27.3-45.4 30 21.3 14.2-30.6
Regional City or Suburban 269 *** *** *** 76 30.9 24.5-38.2 100 34.6 28.4-41.5 88 33.2 26.8-40.3
Rural 1,571 18 1.3 0.8- 2.3 423 28.3 25.4-31.3 577 35.9 33.0-38.8 553 34.5 31.7-37.5

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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.
Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese=BMI 30 or greater.

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

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

**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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