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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont 3,015 1,045 35.2 33.2-37.3 1,970 64.8 62.7-66.8
GENDER
Male 1,349 374 29.9 27.0-32.9 975 70.1 67.1-73.0
Female 1,666 671 40.6 37.9-43.4 995 59.4 56.6-62.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,989 740 36.9 34.5-39.5 1,249 63.1 60.5-65.5
Non-Hispanic Black 621 156 27.9 23.8-32.5 465 72.1 67.5-76.2
Other 375 140 39.2 33.5-45.2 235 60.8 54.8-66.5
AGE
18-34 602 281 47.3 42.7-51.9 321 52.7 48.1-57.3
35-44 455 158 33.0 28.4-37.9 297 67.0 62.1-71.6
45-54 572 162 28.1 24.2-32.3 410 71.9 67.7-75.8
55-64 571 166 28.7 24.6-33.1 405 71.3 66.9-75.4
65-74 479 131 25.8 21.6-30.5 348 74.2 69.5-78.4
75+ 319 140 41.3 35.2-47.6 179 58.7 52.4-64.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 86 28.7 22.7-35.5 207 71.3 64.5-77.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 743 220 32.4 28.5-36.5 523 67.6 63.5-71.5
Some Post-H.S. 798 263 34.3 30.6-38.2 535 65.7 61.8-69.4
College Graduate 1,172 472 41.4 38.4-44.6 700 58.6 55.4-61.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 248 68 30.2 23.5-38.0 180 69.8 62.0-76.5
$15,000- 24,999 471 149 32.3 27.5-37.5 322 67.7 62.5-72.5
$25,000- 34,999 259 80 31.3 24.9-38.6 179 68.7 61.4-75.1
$35,000- 49,999 330 105 31.7 26.2-37.9 225 68.3 62.1-73.8
$50,000- 74,999 365 121 35.7 29.9-42.0 244 64.3 58.0-70.1
$75,000+ 787 298 37.7 34.0-41.6 489 62.3 58.4-66.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 701 183 27.9 24.0-32.1 518 72.1 67.9-76.0
No 2,291 857 37.4 35.1-39.7 1,434 62.6 60.3-64.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 90 26.5 21.4-32.3 265 73.5 67.7-78.6
Non-Veteran 2,655 952 36.3 34.2-38.5 1,703 63.7 61.5-65.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,610 589 37.6 34.8-40.4 1,021 62.4 59.6-65.2
Regional City or Suburban 807 285 35.7 31.9-39.7 522 64.3 60.3-68.1
Rural 598 171 28.5 24.3-33.1 427 71.5 66.9-75.7

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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.

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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