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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 7 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 7 812 279 36.0 32.3-39.9 533 64.0 60.1-67.7
GENDER
Male 364 108 32.9 27.6-38.7 256 67.1 61.3-72.4
Female 448 171 39.2 34.1-44.5 277 60.8 55.5-65.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 495 188 38.8 34.0-43.8 307 61.2 56.2-66.0
Non-Hispanic Black 195 45 27.4 20.4-35.7 150 72.6 64.3-79.6
Other 116 44 39.3 30.0-49.4 72 60.7 50.6-70.0
AGE
18-44 331 133 41.8 35.9-47.9 198 58.2 52.1-64.1
44-64 286 84 31.5 25.7-37.9 202 68.5 62.1-74.3
65+ 192 61 29.8 23.0-37.6 131 70.2 62.4-77.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 276 77 31.5 25.4-38.3 199 68.5 61.7-74.6
Some College + 536 202 38.7 34.1-43.5 334 61.3 56.5-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 334 101 32.2 26.5-38.4 233 67.8 61.6-73.5
$50,000+ 338 125 37.3 31.8-43.1 213 62.7 56.9-68.2

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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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