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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 909 16 1.5 0.9- 2.6 319 35.3 31.2-39.6 313 32.5 28.7-36.6 261 30.7 26.8-34.9
Region 3 554 *** *** *** 167 29.8 25.3-34.7 213 39.1 34.2-44.2 167 30.5 25.7-35.7
Region 4 1,095 15 1.4 0.8- 2.3 363 34.0 30.7-37.4 392 34.4 31.2-37.7 325 30.3 27.1-33.6
Region 5 737 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8 254 34.8 30.8-39.0 270 35.6 31.7-39.6 198 28.0 24.2-32.2
Region 6 466 *** *** *** 119 26.3 21.9-31.2 188 39.2 34.2-44.4 153 33.2 28.3-38.4
Region 7 812 15 2.1 1.1- 4.0 264 33.9 30.2-37.7 304 36.6 33.0-40.4 229 27.4 24.0-31.0
Region 8 589 *** *** *** 179 32.1 27.7-36.9 217 35.8 31.4-40.5 187 31.1 26.9-35.7
Region 9 & 10 857 14 2.1 1.1- 3.8 238 29.4 25.1-34.2 317 35.5 31.4-39.9 288 33.0 28.9-37.3
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 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
Piedmont 3,015 51 1.6 1.2- 2.2 994 33.6 31.7-35.7 1,121 36.2 34.3-38.2 849 28.5 26.6-30.5
Western NC 1,017 19 1.5 0.9- 2.4 351 34.7 30.9-38.7 359 33.8 30.1-37.7 288 30.1 26.4-34.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 769 15 1.9 1.1- 3.4 275 36.2 31.8-40.9 269 33.5 29.3-37.9 210 28.4 24.2-32.9
Northwest 895 *** *** *** 285 31.7 28.1-35.5 325 35.7 31.9-39.6 275 32.0 28.2-35.9
Charlotte 912 13 1.4 0.8- 2.5 295 33.6 30.0-37.4 329 34.8 31.3-38.4 275 30.2 26.8-33.9
Greensboro 548 15 2.1 1.2- 3.7 172 32.3 27.8-37.1 198 34.7 30.2-39.4 163 30.9 26.4-35.9
Southern Regional 543 *** *** *** 141 27.6 23.4-32.2 213 37.9 33.3-42.7 183 33.2 28.8-38.0
Southeast 342 *** *** *** 110 32.0 26.4-38.3 128 36.0 30.2-42.2 101 31.0 25.3-37.3
Wake 914 16 2.0 1.1- 3.7 320 36.2 32.7-39.9 350 37.6 34.2-41.2 228 24.1 21.2-27.4
Area L & Eastern 1,096 16 1.5 0.9- 2.7 305 29.5 25.8-33.4 402 35.5 32.0-39.3 373 33.5 29.9-37.2

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

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