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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 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 5 737 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8 254 34.8 30.8-39.0 270 35.6 31.7-39.6 198 28.0 24.2-32.2
GENDER
Male 327 *** *** *** 77 25.1 19.9-31.2 157 45.1 39.1-51.3 86 27.8 22.3-33.9
Female 410 *** *** *** 177 44.1 38.5-49.9 113 26.4 21.8-31.5 112 28.3 23.2-34.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 457 *** *** *** 169 34.3 29.5-39.4 176 37.7 32.8-42.9 103 26.5 21.8-31.8
Non-Hispanic Black 174 *** *** *** 54 38.3 29.9-47.6 51 27.6 20.8-35.5 68 33.6 26.1-42.0
Other 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 273 *** *** *** 112 41.8 35.2-48.7 82 28.2 22.7-34.5 72 28.2 22.2-35.0
44-64 260 *** *** *** 71 27.9 22.1-34.6 105 43.3 36.6-50.1 83 28.4 22.9-34.8
65+ 198 *** *** *** 69 30.3 23.7-37.9 81 39.7 32.1-47.8 41 26.8 19.2-36.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 249 *** *** *** 70 29.2 22.8-36.6 96 35.7 29.2-42.7 79 33.9 27.0-41.7
Some College + 486 *** *** *** 183 38.3 33.5-43.4 174 35.6 30.9-40.6 119 24.3 20.2-28.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 313 *** *** *** 93 30.6 24.8-37.0 114 35.5 29.6-41.8 99 32.2 26.2-38.9
$50,000+ 282 *** *** *** 106 37.8 31.4-44.5 110 38.6 32.3-45.2 63 22.5 17.3-28.8

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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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