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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 5,984 1,914 33.1 31.7-34.6 4,070 66.9 65.4-68.3
-Eastern NC 2,143 591 29.1 26.6-31.6 1,552 70.9 68.4-73.4
GENDER
Male 1,035 256 27.3 23.9-31.0 779 72.7 69.0-76.1
Female 1,108 335 30.9 27.6-34.5 773 69.1 65.5-72.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,306 392 30.6 27.5-33.8 914 69.4 66.2-72.5
Non-Hispanic Black 579 128 23.9 19.4-29.0 451 76.1 71.0-80.6
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 426 164 40.1 34.7-45.7 262 59.9 54.3-65.3
35-44 274 70 27.4 21.2-34.7 204 72.6 65.3-78.8
45-54 336 60 17.0 12.7-22.3 276 83.0 77.7-87.3
55-64 458 112 23.4 19.1-28.4 346 76.6 71.6-80.9
65-74 422 101 21.2 17.0-26.1 321 78.8 73.9-83.0
75+ 219 82 37.8 30.4-45.9 137 62.2 54.1-69.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 232 65 28.6 21.8-36.5 167 71.4 63.5-78.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 667 170 27.7 23.5-32.3 497 72.3 67.7-76.5
Some Post-H.S. 641 175 28.8 24.6-33.5 466 71.2 66.5-75.4
College Graduate 600 180 31.9 27.4-36.7 420 68.1 63.3-72.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 55 25.9 18.6-34.9 151 74.1 65.1-81.4
$15,000- 24,999 356 92 28.9 23.3-35.2 264 71.1 64.8-76.7
$25,000- 34,999 222 75 32.9 25.4-41.4 147 67.1 58.6-74.6
$35,000- 49,999 318 78 27.9 21.9-34.8 240 72.1 65.2-78.1
$50,000- 74,999 261 68 32.6 25.5-40.6 193 67.4 59.4-74.5
$75,000+ 425 108 24.4 19.8-29.8 317 75.6 70.2-80.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 623 144 23.4 19.4-27.9 479 76.6 72.1-80.6
No 1,315 369 29.2 26.2-32.5 946 70.8 67.5-73.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 702 158 22.6 18.9-26.9 544 77.4 73.1-81.1
No 1,413 424 31.6 28.6-34.8 989 68.4 65.2-71.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 418 88 24.4 19.5-30.1 330 75.6 69.9-80.5
Non-Veteran 1,726 503 30.1 27.4-33.0 1,223 69.9 67.0-72.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 135 48 33.8 25.5-43.2 87 66.2 56.8-74.5
Regional City or Suburban County 383 105 26.7 22.0-32.0 278 73.3 68.0-78.0
Rural 1,626 438 29.1 26.2-32.2 1,188 70.9 67.8-73.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,056 293 29.3 25.9-33.0 763 70.7 67.0-74.1
Unemployed 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 586 160 26.3 22.1-31.0 426 73.7 69.0-77.9
Unable to Work 260 54 21.2 15.4-28.4 206 78.8 71.6-84.6
Other not in Labor Force 145 57 40.3 31.2-50.0 88 59.7 50.0-68.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 203 46 25.0 18.3-33.2 157 75.0 66.8-81.7
101% to 150% 343 95 30.2 24.1-37.2 248 69.8 62.8-75.9
151% to 200% 168 55 32.3 24.2-41.6 113 67.7 58.4-75.8
More than 200% 993 257 27.8 24.4-31.6 736 72.2 68.4-75.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 740 185 27.3 22.8-32.3 555 72.7 67.7-77.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,003 292 31.6 28.1-35.3 711 68.4 64.7-71.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 401 114 26.4 21.7-31.6 287 73.6 68.4-78.3

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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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