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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 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 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
GENDER
Male 331 *** *** *** 94 28.7 23.4-34.7 131 39.2 33.2-45.4 102 31.1 25.6-37.1
Female 322 11 2.9 1.6- 5.5 117 34.8 29.2-40.8 97 32.3 26.5-38.7 97 29.9 24.6-35.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 413 *** *** *** 153 36.5 31.5-41.9 139 33.8 28.8-39.1 111 27.8 23.2-33.0
Non-Hispanic Black 151 *** *** *** 34 21.3 15.2-29.1 50 34.3 26.1-43.5 63 41.3 32.8-50.5
Other 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 23.3 14.7-34.9
AGE
18-44 249 *** *** *** 90 34.2 28.0-41.0 80 34.5 27.9-41.6 71 28.7 22.8-35.3
45-64 213 *** *** *** 66 31.8 25.2-39.2 71 34.1 27.4-41.6 72 32.5 26.0-39.7
65+ 181 *** *** *** 52 26.8 20.3-34.5 72 38.9 30.9-47.6 55 33.7 25.9-42.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 205 *** *** *** 64 31.5 24.7-39.2 64 33.2 26.2-41.2 69 32.2 25.5-39.7
Some College + 448 *** *** *** 147 32.0 27.3-37.0 164 37.1 32.0-42.5 130 29.5 24.9-34.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 289 *** *** *** 85 29.2 23.6-35.7 99 35.5 29.1-42.3 98 33.0 27.0-39.5
$50,000+ 264 *** *** *** 93 34.0 28.0-40.5 95 36.5 30.2-43.3 71 27.9 22.3-34.3

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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.

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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