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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 5,984 96 1.7 1.4- 2.2 1,818 31.4 30.0-32.9 2,148 35.0 33.6-36.5 1,922 31.8 30.4-33.3
-Eastern NC 2,143 31 1.9 1.2- 2.8 560 27.2 24.8-29.7 802 36.5 34.0-39.0 750 34.5 32.0-37.0
GENDER
Male 1,035 *** *** *** 243 25.5 22.2-29.2 441 41.2 37.5-44.9 338 31.5 28.1-35.1
Female 1,108 18 2.0 1.2- 3.5 317 28.9 25.6-32.5 361 31.5 28.1-35.0 412 37.6 34.0-41.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,306 *** *** *** 376 29.1 26.1-32.3 511 38.1 34.9-41.4 403 31.4 28.3-34.6
Non-Hispanic Black 579 *** *** *** 119 22.3 17.9-27.4 181 31.1 26.6-36.1 270 45.0 39.8-50.3
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 426 *** *** *** 152 36.6 31.3-42.1 150 35.6 30.5-41.0 112 24.3 19.9-29.3
35-44 274 *** *** *** 67 26.2 20.1-33.5 86 29.0 23.1-35.7 118 43.6 36.3-51.1
45-54 336 *** *** *** 60 17.0 12.7-22.3 130 37.9 32.0-44.3 146 45.1 38.8-51.5
55-64 458 *** *** *** 106 22.0 17.8-27.0 163 36.5 31.2-42.2 183 40.1 34.7-45.7
65-74 422 *** *** *** 96 19.2 15.4-23.7 177 43.4 37.8-49.2 144 35.4 30.1-41.1
75+ 219 *** *** *** 77 36.1 28.7-44.2 91 39.2 31.6-47.3 46 23.0 17.0-30.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 232 *** *** *** 62 27.6 20.9-35.5 79 31.5 24.8-39.1 88 39.9 32.3-48.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 667 *** *** *** 156 24.6 20.7-29.1 256 37.6 33.3-42.2 241 34.7 30.4-39.3
Some Post-H.S. 641 *** *** *** 165 27.2 23.0-31.8 233 37.4 32.9-42.1 233 33.8 29.6-38.3
College Graduate 600 *** *** *** 176 30.7 26.3-35.5 233 36.8 32.2-41.6 187 31.4 26.9-36.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 *** *** *** 52 23.8 16.9-32.6 60 29.0 21.8-37.5 91 45.1 36.2-54.2
$15,000- 24,999 356 *** *** *** 86 26.0 20.6-32.1 129 33.2 27.5-39.4 135 38.0 31.8-44.6
$25,000- 34,999 222 *** *** *** 70 30.9 23.5-39.3 61 28.9 21.9-37.1 86 38.1 30.6-46.4
$35,000- 49,999 318 *** *** *** 71 24.4 18.7-31.1 143 43.4 36.7-50.3 97 28.7 22.8-35.5
$50,000- 74,999 261 *** *** *** 68 32.6 25.5-40.6 94 33.3 26.7-40.6 99 34.1 27.5-41.4
$75,000+ 425 *** *** *** 107 24.1 19.5-29.4 184 42.3 36.8-48.1 133 33.2 28.0-38.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 623 *** *** *** 140 22.9 18.9-27.5 201 32.8 28.3-37.6 278 43.8 39.0-48.8
No 1,315 22 2.2 1.4- 3.5 347 27.1 24.1-30.3 519 37.8 34.6-41.1 427 33.0 29.9-36.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 702 *** *** *** 150 21.4 17.8-25.6 229 32.3 28.1-36.7 315 45.1 40.4-49.8
No 1,413 22 2.0 1.3- 3.2 402 29.6 26.6-32.7 565 38.5 35.4-41.7 424 29.9 27.0-33.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 418 *** *** *** 81 22.1 17.4-27.6 191 47.1 41.4-52.9 139 28.5 23.9-33.6
Non-Veteran 1,726 24 1.8 1.1- 2.8 479 28.4 25.7-31.2 612 34.1 31.3-36.9 611 35.8 33.0-38.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 135 *** *** *** 47 33.4 25.1-42.8 50 39.2 30.3-48.7 37 27.0 19.6-36.0
Regional City or Suburban County 383 *** *** *** 97 23.7 19.3-28.7 137 36.7 31.4-42.4 141 36.6 31.3-42.3
Rural 1,626 22 1.8 1.1- 2.9 416 27.4 24.5-30.4 616 36.2 33.2-39.2 572 34.7 31.8-37.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,056 *** *** *** 280 27.7 24.3-31.3 407 38.4 34.8-42.1 356 32.3 28.9-35.9
Unemployed 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 23.9 15.5-35.0 *** *** ***
Retired 586 *** *** *** 151 24.6 20.6-29.2 246 40.9 36.1-45.9 180 32.8 28.3-37.6
Unable to Work 260 *** *** *** 53 20.8 15.1-28.0 76 29.8 23.2-37.3 130 49.0 41.4-56.7
Other not in Labor Force 145 *** *** *** 51 35.3 26.7-44.8 49 30.4 22.5-39.7 39 29.3 20.7-39.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 203 *** *** *** 42 20.7 14.7-28.3 74 32.7 25.7-40.6 83 42.3 34.2-50.7
101% to 150% 343 *** *** *** 88 27.8 21.8-34.6 118 33.1 27.1-39.8 130 36.6 30.2-43.6
151% to 200% 168 *** *** *** 53 31.4 23.4-40.7 52 30.9 22.8-40.3 61 36.9 27.9-46.8
More than 200% 993 *** *** *** 250 26.8 23.4-30.5 405 39.7 36.0-43.5 331 32.5 29.0-36.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 740 *** *** *** 177 25.9 21.5-30.8 259 34.4 29.9-39.2 296 38.3 33.7-43.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,003 19 2.7 1.6- 4.5 273 28.9 25.5-32.5 380 35.8 32.3-39.4 331 32.6 29.3-36.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 401 *** *** *** 110 25.5 20.9-30.7 164 40.6 35.1-46.4 123 33.0 27.6-39.0

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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