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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 466 125 27.6 23.1-32.6 341 72.4 67.4-76.9
GENDER
Male 215 53 25.1 18.9-32.5 162 74.9 67.5-81.1
Female 251 72 30.2 24.1-37.2 179 69.8 62.8-75.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 263 75 28.6 22.8-35.2 188 71.4 64.8-77.2
Non-Hispanic Black 137 31 24.7 16.9-34.6 106 75.3 65.4-83.1
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 166 54 33.9 26.2-42.4 112 66.1 57.6-73.8
44-64 178 35 17.8 12.6-24.7 143 82.2 75.3-87.4
65+ 118 34 27.2 19.6-36.5 84 72.8 63.5-80.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 190 39 21.7 15.6-29.4 151 78.3 70.6-84.4
Some College + 275 85 31.3 25.4-37.9 190 68.7 62.1-74.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 223 60 26.8 20.5-34.1 163 73.2 65.9-79.5
$50,000+ 156 42 28.6 21.3-37.3 114 71.4 62.7-78.7

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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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