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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 466 6 1.3 0.5- 3.8 119 26.3 21.9-31.2 188 39.2 34.2-44.4 153 33.2 28.3-38.4
GENDER
Male 215 *** *** *** 53 25.1 18.9-32.5 96 42.6 35.1-50.4 66 32.3 25.1-40.4
Female 251 *** *** *** 66 27.5 21.7-34.3 92 35.7 29.4-42.6 87 34.0 27.8-40.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 263 *** *** *** 69 26.3 20.8-32.7 112 41.2 34.7-48.1 76 30.2 24.2-37.0
Non-Hispanic Black 137 *** *** *** 31 24.7 16.9-34.6 49 36.4 27.5-46.4 57 38.9 29.5-49.2
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 166 *** *** *** 52 32.2 24.8-40.7 63 36.3 28.6-44.8 49 29.9 22.4-38.6
44-64 178 *** *** *** 32 16.2 11.2-22.9 77 43.1 35.2-51.3 66 39.1 31.3-47.5
65+ 118 *** *** *** 33 27.0 19.3-36.2 47 40.4 31.0-50.6 37 32.3 23.6-42.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 190 *** *** *** 37 20.0 14.3-27.3 73 35.8 28.5-43.8 78 42.5 34.4-51.0
Some College + 275 *** *** *** 81 30.3 24.4-36.8 115 42.5 35.9-49.3 75 26.2 20.8-32.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 223 *** *** *** 57 24.8 18.9-31.8 77 33.8 26.9-41.5 86 39.4 32.0-47.4
$50,000+ 156 *** *** *** 41 28.2 20.9-36.9 74 47.1 38.6-55.7 40 24.3 17.8-32.3

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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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