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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 4 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 4 1,095 378 35.3 32.0-38.7 717 64.7 61.3-68.0
GENDER
Male 491 140 31.3 26.6-36.4 351 68.7 63.6-73.4
Female 604 238 39.5 35.0-44.1 366 60.5 55.9-65.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 742 276 38.3 34.2-42.6 466 61.7 57.4-65.8
Non-Hispanic Black 208 44 19.8 14.5-26.4 164 80.2 73.6-85.5
Other 131 53 43.8 34.5-53.6 78 56.2 46.4-65.5
AGE
18-44 364 154 41.8 36.2-47.6 210 58.2 52.4-63.8
44-64 450 131 28.2 23.8-33.0 319 71.8 67.0-76.2
65+ 274 90 32.8 26.5-39.8 184 67.2 60.2-73.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 388 129 33.6 28.1-39.6 259 66.4 60.4-71.9
Some College + 703 248 36.4 32.4-40.5 455 63.6 59.5-67.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 490 150 32.1 27.3-37.2 340 67.9 62.8-72.7
$50,000+ 402 142 36.5 31.1-42.2 260 63.5 57.8-68.9

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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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