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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 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 3 554 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6 167 29.8 25.3-34.7 213 39.1 34.2-44.2 167 30.5 25.7-35.7
GENDER
Male 254 *** *** *** 66 26.5 20.3-33.9 117 46.8 39.2-54.6 70 26.5 19.8-34.4
Female 300 *** *** *** 101 33.0 26.9-39.8 96 31.3 25.4-37.9 97 34.5 28.0-41.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 435 *** *** *** 141 31.5 26.5-36.9 171 40.4 35.0-46.1 117 27.3 22.4-32.8
Non-Hispanic Black 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 164 *** *** *** 57 34.9 26.6-44.2 67 39.5 30.9-48.7 40 25.6 17.5-35.9
44-64 211 *** *** *** 55 22.8 17.3-29.5 75 37.8 30.4-45.7 78 38.8 31.5-46.7
65+ 177 *** *** *** 54 30.3 23.2-38.5 70 40.2 32.3-48.7 49 27.5 20.5-35.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 217 *** *** *** 58 28.8 21.8-37.0 84 38.8 31.3-46.9 74 31.9 24.8-40.0
Some College + 335 *** *** *** 109 30.8 25.2-36.9 127 39.0 32.8-45.6 93 29.4 23.2-36.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 280 *** *** *** 76 26.8 20.8-33.8 102 38.4 31.5-45.8 98 34.3 27.4-42.0
$50,000+ 182 *** *** *** 57 29.1 22.2-37.2 77 42.0 33.7-50.8 46 28.4 20.4-38.0

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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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