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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western 1,017 370 36.1 32.3-40.2 647 63.9 59.8-67.7
GENDER
Male 478 130 27.5 22.7-32.9 348 72.5 67.1-77.3
Female 539 240 45.2 39.4-51.0 299 54.8 49.0-60.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 887 326 36.6 32.5-40.9 561 63.4 59.1-67.5
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 147 68 46.6 37.2-56.3 79 53.4 43.7-62.8
35-44 108 37 30.5 21.1-41.9 71 69.5 58.1-78.9
45-54 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 221 57 23.2 17.2-30.4 164 76.8 69.6-82.8
65-74 235 88 39.7 31.7-48.2 147 60.3 51.8-68.3
75+ 149 66 42.0 32.7-51.9 83 58.0 48.1-67.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 274 87 33.7 27.0-41.2 187 66.3 58.8-73.0
Some Post-H.S. 290 104 34.2 27.6-41.4 186 65.8 58.6-72.4
College Graduate 354 153 46.6 40.2-53.1 201 53.4 46.9-59.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 182 65 36.7 27.9-46.6 117 63.3 53.4-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 105 26 21.7 13.9-32.1 79 78.3 67.9-86.1
$35,000- 49,999 139 49 31.5 22.3-42.5 90 68.5 57.5-77.7
$50,000- 74,999 144 52 32.5 23.3-43.1 92 67.5 56.9-76.7
$75,000+ 186 77 43.7 34.8-53.0 109 56.3 47.0-65.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 334 101 31.9 25.5-39.2 233 68.1 60.8-74.5
No 677 265 37.8 33.1-42.7 412 62.2 57.3-66.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 48 29.7 21.6-39.4 107 70.3 60.6-78.4
Non-Veteran 861 322 37.2 33.0-41.6 539 62.8 58.4-67.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 242 107 43.1 36.0-50.6 135 56.9 49.4-64.0
Rural 775 263 33.4 29.0-38.3 512 66.6 61.7-71.0

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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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