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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 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 5 737 269 36.4 32.4-40.6 468 63.6 59.4-67.6
GENDER
Male 327 84 27.1 21.8-33.2 243 72.9 66.8-78.2
Female 410 185 45.4 39.7-51.1 225 54.6 48.9-60.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 457 178 35.8 31.0-40.9 279 64.2 59.1-69.0
Non-Hispanic Black 174 55 38.8 30.4-48.1 119 61.2 51.9-69.6
Other 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 273 119 43.6 37.0-50.5 154 56.4 49.5-63.0
44-64 260 72 28.3 22.5-35.0 188 71.7 65.0-77.5
65+ 198 76 33.5 26.6-41.2 122 66.5 58.8-73.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 249 74 30.4 23.9-37.8 175 69.6 62.2-76.1
Some College + 486 193 40.1 35.2-45.2 293 59.9 54.8-64.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 313 100 32.3 26.4-38.8 213 67.7 61.2-73.6
$50,000+ 282 109 38.9 32.5-45.7 173 61.1 54.3-67.5

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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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