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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 4 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 4 1,095 15 1.4 0.8- 2.3 363 34.0 30.7-37.4 392 34.4 31.2-37.7 325 30.3 27.1-33.6
GENDER
Male 491 *** *** *** 134 30.2 25.6-35.3 215 39.4 34.6-44.3 136 29.3 24.8-34.3
Female 604 *** *** *** 229 37.9 33.4-42.5 177 29.2 25.1-33.8 189 31.3 27.1-35.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 742 12 1.5 0.8- 2.7 264 36.8 32.7-41.1 254 32.0 28.3-36.1 212 29.7 25.9-33.7
Non-Hispanic Black 208 *** *** *** 43 19.5 14.2-26.1 81 40.1 32.6-48.1 83 40.1 32.5-48.2
Other 131 *** *** *** 51 41.5 32.3-51.3 51 37.0 28.4-46.5 27 19.2 12.9-27.5
AGE
18-44 364 *** *** *** 150 40.7 35.2-46.5 112 31.5 26.4-37.1 98 26.7 21.9-32.2
44-64 450 *** *** *** 125 26.7 22.4-31.5 163 33.9 29.3-38.8 156 38.0 32.9-43.3
65+ 274 *** *** *** 85 31.0 24.8-38.0 113 42.4 35.7-49.3 71 24.8 19.3-31.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 388 *** *** *** 119 31.4 26.0-37.4 142 35.0 29.6-40.8 117 31.3 26.1-37.1
Some College + 703 *** *** *** 243 35.6 31.7-39.7 247 33.9 30.1-38.0 208 29.7 25.9-33.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 490 *** *** *** 141 30.1 25.5-35.2 183 35.6 30.9-40.6 157 32.4 27.6-37.6
$50,000+ 402 *** *** *** 139 35.7 30.4-41.4 139 33.3 28.3-38.8 121 30.2 25.3-35.5

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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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