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

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
Region 1 & 2 909 335 36.8 32.7-41.1 574 63.2 58.9-67.3
GENDER
Male 426 117 27.4 22.2-33.2 309 72.6 66.8-77.8
Female 483 218 47.0 41.0-53.1 265 53.0 46.9-59.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 774 288 37.3 32.8-42.0 486 62.7 58.0-67.2
Non-Hispanic Black 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 226 96 42.4 34.7-50.4 130 57.6 49.6-65.3
44-64 334 96 27.4 21.3-34.5 238 72.6 65.5-78.7
65+ 343 140 41.0 34.5-47.9 203 59.0 52.1-65.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 333 101 32.8 26.5-39.9 232 67.2 60.1-73.5
Some College + 574 233 39.7 34.5-45.2 341 60.3 54.8-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 465 156 32.5 27.2-38.4 309 67.5 61.6-72.8
$50,000+ 293 116 40.0 33.0-47.5 177 60.0 52.5-67.0

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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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