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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 976 20 2.5 1.4- 4.5 300 29.4 25.7-33.3 367 38.0 34.0-42.1 289 30.1 26.4-34.2
Region 3 533 *** *** *** 175 30.8 26.5-35.4 166 32.7 28.1-37.6 184 35.0 30.4-40.0
Region 4 995 11 1.3 0.6- 2.5 331 34.5 31.2-37.9 353 33.6 30.4-36.9 300 30.7 27.5-34.0
Region 5 653 15 2.0 1.2- 3.5 211 31.8 27.9-36.0 228 35.7 31.5-40.1 199 30.5 26.6-34.7
Region 6 518 *** *** *** 129 24.5 20.3-29.2 194 36.4 31.8-41.3 186 36.6 31.9-41.5
Region 7 742 12 1.3 0.7- 2.4 242 34.2 30.3-38.3 262 34.8 31.0-38.9 226 29.6 26.0-33.6
Region 8 539 *** *** *** 153 29.6 25.2-34.3 196 35.8 31.3-40.6 182 33.1 28.7-37.8
Region 9 458 *** *** *** 113 26.9 21.6-33.0 180 36.4 31.1-42.1 159 34.7 29.3-40.5
Region 10 571 *** *** *** 164 28.3 24.3-32.8 203 34.9 30.5-39.6 197 34.3 29.9-39.0
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,144 31 1.9 1.2- 2.8 560 27.2 24.8-29.7 803 36.5 34.0-39.1 750 34.5 32.0-37.0
Piedmont 2,702 40 1.5 1.0- 2.1 898 33.5 31.5-35.6 927 34.0 31.9-36.1 837 31.1 29.1-33.1
Western NC 1,139 25 2.7 1.6- 4.4 360 31.1 27.7-34.7 419 36.8 33.2-40.5 335 29.5 26.1-33.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 871 18 2.7 1.4- 5.2 275 31.1 27.1-35.3 323 37.1 32.9-41.5 255 29.1 25.3-33.2
Northwest 842 13 1.6 0.8- 3.2 269 31.1 27.6-34.9 274 32.5 28.9-36.2 286 34.8 31.1-38.7
Charlotte 805 *** *** *** 266 34.2 30.6-38.0 293 34.8 31.2-38.5 238 30.0 26.5-33.6
Greensboro 509 11 2.0 1.1- 3.7 160 29.7 25.4-34.4 176 35.8 31.1-40.7 162 32.5 28.0-37.3
Southern Regional 567 *** *** *** 142 25.1 21.0-29.6 203 34.4 30.0-39.0 214 38.4 33.9-43.2
Southeast 324 *** *** *** 89 26.3 21.2-32.1 122 38.0 32.2-44.2 110 34.7 28.9-40.9
Wake 809 14 1.3 0.8- 2.3 274 35.3 31.6-39.2 284 34.5 30.8-38.5 237 28.8 25.3-32.6
Area L & Eastern 1,258 21 2.5 1.5- 4.1 343 30.2 26.8-33.9 474 36.5 33.0-40.0 420 30.8 27.6-34.2

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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 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.

^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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