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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,019 1,997 34.2 32.7-35.7 4,022 65.8 64.3-67.3
-Eastern 1,987 582 31.0 28.4-33.7 1,405 69.0 66.3-71.6
GENDER
Male 882 229 29.0 25.4-32.9 653 71.0 67.1-74.6
Female 1,105 353 33.1 29.6-36.8 752 66.9 63.2-70.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,257 422 35.0 31.7-38.4 835 65.0 61.6-68.3
Non-Hispanic Black 512 94 22.7 18.0-28.2 418 77.3 71.8-82.0
Other 197 63 29.2 22.3-37.2 134 70.8 62.8-77.7
AGE
18-34 347 151 46.3 40.4-52.4 196 53.7 47.6-59.6
35-44 264 60 21.6 16.4-27.8 204 78.4 72.2-83.6
45-54 340 83 22.8 18.1-28.4 257 77.2 71.6-81.9
55-64 447 99 21.3 17.3-25.9 348 78.7 74.1-82.7
65-74 337 91 24.2 19.4-29.8 246 75.8 70.2-80.6
75+ 240 92 36.3 29.3-44.1 148 63.7 55.9-70.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 56 29.2 21.7-38.1 164 70.8 61.9-78.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 634 181 29.5 25.2-34.1 453 70.5 65.9-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 600 171 32.2 27.8-37.0 429 67.8 63.0-72.2
College Graduate 529 172 32.7 28.1-37.6 357 67.3 62.4-71.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 210 56 29.5 22.1-38.3 154 70.5 61.7-77.9
$15,000- 24,999 361 103 32.6 26.4-39.6 258 67.4 60.4-73.6
$25,000- 34,999 175 38 20.6 14.0-29.2 137 79.4 70.8-86.0
$35,000- 49,999 228 67 32.4 25.1-40.6 161 67.6 59.4-74.9
$50,000- 74,999 260 70 29.1 22.5-36.7 190 70.9 63.3-77.5
$75,000+ 384 121 32.4 27.0-38.2 263 67.6 61.8-73.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 627 155 22.2 18.5-26.4 472 77.8 73.6-81.5
No 1,341 423 34.5 31.3-37.9 918 65.5 62.1-68.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 349 91 27.7 22.5-33.7 258 72.3 66.3-77.5
Non-Veteran 1,636 490 31.7 28.8-34.7 1,146 68.3 65.3-71.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 147 60 42.9 33.6-52.7 87 57.1 47.3-66.4
Regional City or Suburban 269 81 32.2 25.7-39.4 188 67.8 60.6-74.3
Rural 1,571 441 29.6 26.7-32.7 1,130 70.4 67.3-73.3

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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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