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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 7 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 7 812 15 2.1 1.1- 4.0 264 33.9 30.2-37.7 304 36.6 33.0-40.4 229 27.4 24.0-31.0
GENDER
Male 364 *** *** *** 101 30.2 25.1-35.9 163 41.6 36.2-47.3 93 25.5 20.8-30.8
Female 448 *** *** *** 163 37.6 32.6-42.9 141 31.6 26.9-36.7 136 29.3 24.7-34.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 495 *** *** *** 179 36.9 32.2-41.9 187 38.0 33.3-42.9 120 23.2 19.3-27.7
Non-Hispanic Black 195 *** *** *** 42 24.3 17.8-32.2 70 33.1 26.1-40.9 80 39.5 31.8-47.7
Other 116 *** *** *** 41 37.4 28.3-47.6 44 37.1 28.1-47.0 28 23.6 16.3-32.9
AGE
18-44 331 *** *** *** 123 38.1 32.3-44.1 117 32.1 26.9-37.7 81 26.1 21.1-32.0
44-64 286 *** *** *** 81 30.7 25.0-37.1 108 39.2 33.1-45.6 94 29.4 24.0-35.3
65+ 192 *** *** *** 59 29.2 22.5-36.9 78 43.8 35.7-52.2 53 26.4 20.0-34.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 276 *** *** *** 73 29.6 23.6-36.3 95 33.0 27.0-39.6 104 35.5 29.3-42.2
Some College + 536 11 2.3 1.1- 4.7 191 36.4 31.9-41.2 209 38.7 34.2-43.4 125 22.6 18.9-26.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 334 *** *** *** 94 30.3 24.8-36.5 114 32.5 27.0-38.5 119 35.3 29.5-41.5
$50,000+ 338 *** *** *** 122 36.0 30.6-41.8 137 41.2 35.6-47.1 76 21.5 17.1-26.6

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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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