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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Regions 1 & 2 Demographics

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
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
GENDER
Male 436 *** *** *** 109 24.1 19.4-29.6 186 43.5 37.5-49.7 134 30.3 24.8-36.4
Female 540 13 2.9 1.5- 5.5 191 34.5 29.2-40.1 181 32.6 27.6-38.1 155 30.0 25.0-35.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 849 19 2.7 1.5- 5.0 265 30.3 26.3-34.6 322 38.2 34.0-42.6 243 28.8 24.9-33.1
Non-Hispanic Black 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 245 *** *** *** 80 31.8 24.7-39.9 84 31.6 24.8-39.3 75 33.1 25.8-41.4
45-64 342 *** *** *** 98 26.6 21.3-32.6 119 37.1 30.6-44.1 119 35.2 29.0-41.8
65+ 378 *** *** *** 117 29.0 23.6-35.1 159 45.9 39.6-52.3 94 22.1 17.6-27.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 394 *** *** *** 114 28.7 23.1-34.9 134 32.0 26.3-38.2 137 35.7 29.5-42.5
Some College + 582 11 1.5 0.7- 3.3 186 30.0 25.4-35.1 233 43.2 38.0-48.7 152 25.3 21.1-30.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 506 13 3.7 1.7- 7.6 160 29.4 24.6-34.7 167 30.2 25.4-35.5 166 36.7 31.4-42.4
$50,000+ 306 *** *** *** 75 22.1 16.8-28.4 144 51.0 43.4-58.5 81 25.1 18.9-32.5

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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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