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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 976 320 31.9 28.1-35.9 656 68.1 64.1-71.9
Region 3 533 183 32.3 28.0-36.9 350 67.7 63.1-72.0
Region 4 995 342 35.8 32.4-39.2 653 64.2 60.8-67.6
Region 5 653 226 33.8 29.8-38.1 427 66.2 61.9-70.2
Region 6 518 138 27.0 22.6-31.9 380 73.0 68.1-77.4
Region 7 742 254 35.5 31.6-39.7 488 64.5 60.3-68.4
Region 8 539 161 31.1 26.7-35.8 378 68.9 64.2-73.3
Region 9 458 119 28.9 23.4-35.1 339 71.1 64.9-76.6
Region 10 571 171 30.8 26.5-35.4 400 69.2 64.6-73.5
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,144 591 29.1 26.6-31.6 1,553 70.9 68.4-73.4
Piedmont 2,702 938 35.0 32.9-37.1 1,764 65.0 62.9-67.1
Western NC 1,139 385 33.7 30.2-37.5 754 66.3 62.5-69.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 871 293 33.8 29.7-38.2 578 66.2 61.8-70.3
Northwest 842 282 32.8 29.2-36.6 560 67.2 63.4-70.8
Charlotte 805 274 35.2 31.6-39.0 531 64.8 61.0-68.4
Greensboro 509 171 31.7 27.4-36.5 338 68.3 63.5-72.6
Southern Regional 567 150 27.2 22.9-31.9 417 72.8 68.1-77.1
Southeast 324 92 27.3 22.2-33.2 232 72.7 66.8-77.8
Wake 809 288 36.7 32.9-40.6 521 63.3 59.4-67.1
Area L & Eastern 1,258 364 32.7 29.2-36.5 894 67.3 63.5-70.8

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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.

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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