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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 589 185 33.1 28.7-37.8 404 66.9 62.2-71.3
GENDER
Male 257 70 32.6 26.1-39.9 187 67.4 60.1-73.9
Female 332 115 33.6 27.9-39.8 217 66.4 60.2-72.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 399 143 37.0 31.6-42.7 256 63.0 57.3-68.4
Non-Hispanic Black 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 184 70 40.7 33.0-48.8 114 59.3 51.2-67.0
44-64 225 57 24.5 18.8-31.3 168 75.5 68.7-81.2
65+ 178 56 28.8 21.8-37.2 122 71.2 62.8-78.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 240 70 30.6 24.0-38.1 170 69.4 61.9-76.0
Some College + 348 114 34.9 29.1-41.1 234 65.1 58.9-70.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 286 86 33.2 26.9-40.2 200 66.8 59.8-73.1
$50,000+ 199 63 31.8 24.6-40.1 136 68.2 59.9-75.4

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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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