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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 909 335 36.8 32.7-41.1 574 63.2 58.9-67.3
Region 3 554 174 30.4 25.9-35.4 380 69.6 64.6-74.1
Region 4 1,095 378 35.3 32.0-38.7 717 64.7 61.3-68.0
Region 5 737 269 36.4 32.4-40.6 468 63.6 59.4-67.6
Region 6 466 125 27.6 23.1-32.6 341 72.4 67.4-76.9
Region 7 812 279 36.0 32.3-39.9 533 64.0 60.1-67.7
Region 8 589 185 33.1 28.7-37.8 404 66.9 62.2-71.3
Region 9 & 10 857 252 31.5 27.1-36.2 605 68.5 63.8-72.9
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,987 582 31.0 28.4-33.7 1,405 69.0 66.3-71.6
Piedmont 3,015 1,045 35.2 33.2-37.3 1,970 64.8 62.7-66.8
Western NC 1,017 370 36.1 32.3-40.2 647 63.9 59.8-67.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 769 290 38.1 33.7-42.8 479 61.9 57.2-66.3
Northwest 895 295 32.4 28.8-36.2 600 67.6 63.8-71.2
Charlotte 912 308 35.0 31.4-38.8 604 65.0 61.2-68.6
Greensboro 548 187 34.4 29.8-39.2 361 65.6 60.8-70.2
Southern Regional 543 147 28.9 24.6-33.6 396 71.1 66.4-75.4
Southeast 342 113 33.1 27.3-39.4 229 66.9 60.6-72.7
Wake 914 336 38.2 34.6-41.9 578 61.8 58.1-65.4
Area L & Eastern 1,096 321 31.0 27.3-34.9 775 69.0 65.1-72.7

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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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