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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-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
GENDER
Male 1,349 21 1.7 1.0- 2.8 353 28.2 25.4-31.2 623 43.0 40.0-46.0 352 27.2 24.4-30.1
Female 1,666 30 1.5 1.0- 2.3 641 39.1 36.4-41.9 498 29.5 27.0-32.1 497 29.9 27.4-32.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,989 35 1.5 1.1- 2.3 705 35.4 33.0-37.9 742 36.3 33.9-38.8 507 26.7 24.4-29.1
Non-Hispanic Black 621 *** *** *** 150 26.7 22.6-31.2 212 34.2 30.0-38.7 253 37.9 33.5-42.5
Other 375 *** *** *** 131 36.8 31.2-42.8 152 38.4 32.9-44.3 83 22.4 17.3-28.5
AGE
18-34 602 18 2.9 1.7- 4.9 263 44.4 39.9-49.1 193 30.2 26.2-34.4 128 22.5 18.7-26.8
35-44 455 *** *** *** 155 32.5 28.0-37.5 161 35.8 31.0-40.9 136 31.2 26.5-36.3
45-54 572 *** *** *** 157 27.2 23.3-31.4 218 38.0 33.7-42.5 192 33.9 29.7-38.4
55-64 571 *** *** *** 158 27.6 23.6-32.0 218 38.1 33.7-42.7 187 33.3 28.9-37.9
65-74 479 *** *** *** 125 24.6 20.4-29.2 207 44.4 39.2-49.7 141 29.8 25.0-35.2
75+ 319 *** *** *** 129 38.3 32.3-44.7 117 38.4 32.4-44.8 62 20.3 15.6-26.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 *** *** *** 78 26.9 21.1-33.7 105 35.0 29.0-41.6 102 36.3 29.9-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 743 *** *** *** 208 30.6 26.8-34.7 282 36.2 32.4-40.2 241 31.4 27.7-35.4
Some Post-H.S. 798 *** *** *** 253 33.0 29.4-36.9 293 36.1 32.4-39.9 242 29.6 26.1-33.4
College Graduate 1,172 20 1.7 1.0- 2.7 452 39.8 36.7-42.9 436 37.0 34.0-40.1 264 21.6 19.1-24.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 248 *** *** *** 66 29.9 23.1-37.6 97 37.5 30.7-44.8 83 32.3 25.7-39.6
$15,000- 24,999 471 14 2.4 1.3- 4.2 135 29.9 25.2-35.1 161 33.6 28.8-38.7 161 34.2 29.2-39.4
$25,000- 34,999 259 *** *** *** 75 29.4 23.1-36.6 89 33.7 27.2-40.9 90 35.0 27.7-43.0
$35,000- 49,999 330 *** *** *** 99 29.9 24.5-36.0 131 38.6 32.7-44.9 94 29.7 24.0-36.1
$50,000- 74,999 365 *** *** *** 116 34.2 28.4-40.4 135 35.3 29.9-41.1 109 29.0 23.9-34.7
$75,000+ 787 *** *** *** 294 37.0 33.3-40.9 316 39.8 36.0-43.7 173 22.5 19.4-26.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 701 *** *** *** 172 26.3 22.5-30.5 243 33.5 29.6-37.7 275 38.6 34.5-42.9
No 2,291 40 1.6 1.1- 2.4 817 35.7 33.5-38.1 869 36.9 34.7-39.2 565 25.7 23.6-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 *** *** *** 87 25.8 20.8-31.6 172 47.2 41.3-53.2 93 26.3 21.3-32.0
Non-Veteran 2,655 47 1.7 1.2- 2.4 905 34.6 32.5-36.8 947 34.8 32.8-37.0 756 28.9 26.8-31.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,610 31 2.1 1.4- 3.2 558 35.5 32.7-38.3 607 37.5 34.9-40.3 414 24.9 22.6-27.4
Regional City or Suburban 807 15 1.5 0.9- 2.6 270 34.2 30.5-38.1 278 32.5 28.9-36.3 244 31.8 28.1-35.8
Rural 598 *** *** *** 166 28.1 23.9-32.7 236 37.9 33.3-42.7 191 33.6 29.0-38.6

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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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