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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 1 & 2 Demographics

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
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
GENDER
Male 426 *** *** *** 112 26.3 21.2-32.1 171 38.8 33.0-44.9 138 33.8 28.2-39.9
Female 483 11 2.0 1.0- 3.8 207 45.1 39.1-51.2 142 25.7 21.2-30.8 123 27.3 22.0-33.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 774 13 1.2 0.7- 2.3 275 36.1 31.6-40.7 272 32.4 28.2-36.8 214 30.3 26.1-34.9
Non-Hispanic Black 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 226 *** *** *** 91 41.1 33.5-49.2 65 29.0 22.3-36.7 65 28.6 21.7-36.7
44-64 334 *** *** *** 92 26.1 20.1-33.2 111 32.5 26.4-39.3 127 40.1 33.4-47.2
65+ 343 *** *** *** 133 38.8 32.3-45.7 134 37.3 31.0-44.0 69 21.7 16.5-28.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 333 *** *** *** 95 31.2 24.9-38.2 114 30.2 24.4-36.9 118 36.9 30.2-44.2
Some College + 574 *** *** *** 223 38.3 33.2-43.8 199 34.2 29.3-39.5 142 26.0 21.6-31.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 465 *** *** *** 148 30.8 25.5-36.7 151 30.9 25.7-36.7 158 36.5 30.8-42.6
$50,000+ 293 *** *** *** 111 39.1 32.1-46.6 119 40.2 33.2-47.7 58 19.7 14.6-26.1

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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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