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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 589 6 1.0 0.4- 2.2 179 32.1 27.7-36.9 217 35.8 31.4-40.5 187 31.1 26.9-35.7
GENDER
Male 257 *** *** *** 69 32.3 25.8-39.7 115 40.1 33.5-47.0 72 27.3 21.4-34.1
Female 332 *** *** *** 110 31.9 26.4-38.0 102 31.2 25.6-37.5 115 35.2 29.4-41.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 399 *** *** *** 139 36.1 30.7-41.8 146 35.1 29.8-40.7 110 28.0 23.1-33.4
Non-Hispanic Black 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 184 *** *** *** 68 39.7 32.1-47.9 67 33.7 26.7-41.4 47 25.7 19.2-33.4
44-64 225 *** *** *** 56 24.1 18.4-30.8 79 37.5 30.5-45.2 89 38.0 31.1-45.3
65+ 178 *** *** *** 53 27.1 20.2-35.3 71 38.2 30.4-46.6 51 33.0 25.3-41.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 240 *** *** *** 67 29.7 23.2-37.2 86 35.3 28.6-42.6 84 34.1 27.5-41.5
Some College + 348 *** *** *** 111 33.9 28.2-40.1 131 36.4 30.7-42.5 103 28.7 23.5-34.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 286 *** *** *** 82 31.9 25.6-38.8 103 36.2 30.0-43.0 97 30.5 24.8-36.9
$50,000+ 199 *** *** *** 63 31.8 24.6-40.1 79 37.3 29.8-45.4 57 30.9 23.6-39.2

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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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