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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 9 & 10 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 9 & 10 857 14 2.1 1.1- 3.8 238 29.4 25.1-34.2 317 35.5 31.4-39.9 288 33.0 28.9-37.3
GENDER
Male 375 *** *** *** 91 25.1 19.5-31.7 167 42.4 36.1-49.0 114 31.0 25.3-37.3
Female 482 11 2.7 1.4- 5.0 147 33.8 27.6-40.7 150 28.5 23.5-34.1 174 35.1 29.5-41.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 568 *** *** *** 184 34.4 28.9-40.4 223 37.3 32.2-42.8 152 25.8 21.3-30.9
Non-Hispanic Black 226 *** *** *** 36 20.3 13.1-30.1 67 26.6 20.0-34.5 118 51.2 42.4-60.0
Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 215 *** *** *** 67 37.5 29.2-46.6 73 30.3 23.3-38.3 70 29.7 22.8-37.6
44-64 358 *** *** *** 82 20.1 15.8-25.1 134 37.9 32.1-44.0 139 41.1 35.1-47.3
65+ 279 *** *** *** 87 27.7 21.9-34.3 108 42.5 35.5-49.8 78 27.0 21.0-34.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 368 *** *** *** 98 27.7 21.1-35.4 129 35.7 29.4-42.6 133 34.3 28.2-41.0
Some College + 486 *** *** *** 139 31.0 25.5-37.0 188 35.5 30.2-41.2 153 31.6 26.3-37.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 417 *** *** *** 99 26.8 20.4-34.2 146 34.1 28.2-40.5 165 37.6 31.5-44.0
$50,000+ 274 *** *** *** 81 31.9 24.8-39.9 116 39.8 32.6-47.4 75 26.4 20.1-33.7

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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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