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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 Demographics

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
Region 5 653 226 33.8 29.8-38.1 427 66.2 61.9-70.2
GENDER
Male 331 98 29.8 24.4-35.8 233 70.2 64.2-75.6
Female 322 128 37.7 32.0-43.8 194 62.3 56.2-68.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 413 163 38.4 33.3-43.8 250 61.6 56.2-66.7
Non-Hispanic Black 151 38 24.4 17.8-32.5 113 75.6 67.5-82.2
Other 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 249 98 36.9 30.5-43.7 151 63.1 56.3-69.5
45-64 213 70 33.4 26.7-40.9 143 66.6 59.1-73.3
65+ 181 54 27.4 20.9-35.1 127 72.6 64.9-79.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 205 72 34.6 27.6-42.3 133 65.4 57.7-72.4
Some College + 448 154 33.4 28.6-38.4 294 66.6 61.6-71.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 289 92 31.5 25.7-38.0 197 68.5 62.0-74.3
$50,000+ 264 98 35.6 29.5-42.2 166 64.4 57.8-70.5

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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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