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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 9 & 10 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 9 & 10 857 252 31.5 27.1-36.2 605 68.5 63.8-72.9
GENDER
Male 375 94 26.6 20.8-33.3 281 73.4 66.7-79.2
Female 482 158 36.5 30.2-43.3 324 63.5 56.7-69.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 568 193 36.8 31.2-42.8 375 63.2 57.2-68.8
Non-Hispanic Black 226 41 22.2 14.9-31.8 185 77.8 68.2-85.1
Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 215 72 40.1 31.7-49.0 143 59.9 51.0-68.3
44-64 358 85 21.0 16.7-26.2 273 79.0 73.8-83.3
65+ 279 93 30.5 24.5-37.3 186 69.5 62.7-75.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 368 106 29.9 23.3-37.6 262 70.1 62.4-76.7
Some College + 486 145 32.9 27.3-39.0 341 67.1 61.0-72.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 417 106 28.3 21.9-35.7 311 71.7 64.3-78.1
$50,000+ 274 83 33.9 26.6-42.0 191 66.1 58.0-73.4

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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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