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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 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
Region 3 533 *** *** *** 175 30.8 26.5-35.4 166 32.7 28.1-37.6 184 35.0 30.4-40.0
GENDER
Male 243 *** *** *** 66 27.3 21.4-34.0 96 38.9 32.0-46.2 81 33.8 27.2-41.2
Female 290 *** *** *** 109 34.3 28.4-40.7 70 26.6 20.8-33.3 103 36.2 29.9-42.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 403 *** *** *** 140 32.5 27.6-37.9 122 31.7 26.5-37.4 133 33.8 28.5-39.5
Non-Hispanic Black 74 *** *** *** 13 15.4 8.7-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 162 *** *** *** 65 36.0 28.4-44.4 42 28.6 21.0-37.6 51 33.4 25.7-42.1
45-64 202 *** *** *** 51 22.8 17.0-29.8 64 33.6 26.6-41.5 85 42.5 34.7-50.6
65+ 164 *** *** *** 58 34.2 26.7-42.7 58 38.0 29.9-46.8 47 27.4 20.4-35.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 210 *** *** *** 50 23.2 17.6-30.0 71 35.9 28.6-43.9 87 39.8 32.4-47.7
Some College + 323 *** *** *** 125 37.2 31.3-43.4 95 30.0 24.5-36.1 97 31.0 25.3-37.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 279 *** *** *** 87 28.2 22.7-34.4 84 32.5 26.3-39.4 103 37.6 31.1-44.7
$50,000+ 171 *** *** *** 64 37.2 29.4-45.8 56 31.4 24.2-39.6 49 30.3 23.1-38.8

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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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