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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western 1,017 19 1.5 0.9- 2.4 351 34.7 30.9-38.7 359 33.8 30.1-37.7 288 30.1 26.4-34.1
GENDER
Male 478 *** *** *** 125 26.5 21.8-31.9 195 40.3 34.8-46.0 153 32.2 27.1-37.8
Female 539 14 2.0 1.1- 3.5 226 43.2 37.5-49.0 164 27.0 22.5-31.9 135 27.9 22.6-33.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 887 16 1.2 0.7- 2.1 310 35.4 31.3-39.7 318 33.6 29.6-37.7 243 29.8 25.8-34.2
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 147 *** *** *** 65 45.3 35.9-55.0 41 25.2 17.9-34.2 38 28.2 19.9-38.3
35-44 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 151 *** *** *** 48 30.8 21.5-41.9 45 33.5 24.3-44.2 55 34.3 25.5-44.2
55-64 221 *** *** *** 55 22.1 16.3-29.3 77 33.2 26.2-41.1 87 43.6 35.5-52.1
65-74 235 *** *** *** 84 38.0 30.1-46.6 94 35.6 28.5-43.3 53 24.8 18.3-32.6
75+ 149 *** *** *** 61 38.8 29.7-48.6 59 40.1 30.8-50.2 24 17.8 11.3-27.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 274 *** *** *** 82 31.9 25.2-39.3 100 35.6 28.8-43.1 87 30.6 24.0-38.2
Some Post-H.S. 290 *** *** *** 98 32.8 26.3-40.0 98 36.1 29.5-43.2 88 29.7 23.7-36.6
College Graduate 354 *** *** *** 146 45.0 38.6-51.6 129 33.4 27.8-39.4 72 20.0 15.5-25.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 182 *** *** *** 63 36.1 27.3-45.9 48 23.0 16.3-31.4 69 40.3 31.1-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** 23 19.0 11.8-29.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 *** *** *** 49 31.5 22.3-42.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 144 *** *** *** 48 31.2 22.2-41.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 186 *** *** *** 74 42.6 33.8-51.9 72 37.8 29.4-47.1 37 18.5 12.6-26.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 334 *** *** *** 93 29.8 23.5-37.1 104 28.3 22.6-34.8 129 39.8 33.0-46.9
No 677 *** *** *** 254 36.6 31.9-41.5 253 36.2 31.6-41.1 159 26.0 21.6-31.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 *** *** *** 46 29.1 21.0-38.8 65 37.9 28.9-47.9 42 32.4 23.6-42.6
Non-Veteran 861 17 1.6 0.9- 2.7 305 35.6 31.4-40.0 294 33.1 29.1-37.4 245 29.6 25.6-34.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 242 *** *** *** 101 40.6 33.5-48.0 85 34.1 27.5-41.4 50 22.7 16.9-29.9
Rural 775 *** *** *** 250 32.4 27.9-37.2 274 33.6 29.3-38.3 238 32.9 28.4-37.8

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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.

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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