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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 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 3 554 174 30.4 25.9-35.4 380 69.6 64.6-74.1
GENDER
Male 254 67 26.7 20.5-34.0 187 73.3 66.0-79.5
Female 300 107 34.2 28.0-41.0 193 65.8 59.0-72.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 435 147 32.3 27.3-37.7 288 67.7 62.3-72.7
Non-Hispanic Black 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 164 57 34.9 26.6-44.2 107 65.1 55.8-73.4
44-64 211 58 23.4 17.8-30.1 153 76.6 69.9-82.2
65+ 177 58 32.3 25.0-40.5 119 67.7 59.5-75.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 217 59 29.3 22.3-37.5 158 70.7 62.5-77.7
Some College + 335 115 31.5 26.0-37.7 220 68.5 62.3-74.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 280 80 27.3 21.3-34.2 200 72.7 65.8-78.7
$50,000+ 182 59 29.6 22.7-37.7 123 70.4 62.3-77.3

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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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