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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 518 *** *** *** 129 24.5 20.3-29.2 194 36.4 31.8-41.3 186 36.6 31.9-41.5
GENDER
Male 239 *** *** *** 51 19.2 14.0-25.8 98 39.5 32.7-46.7 87 38.6 31.7-45.9
Female 279 *** *** *** 78 30.0 23.8-36.9 96 33.2 27.2-39.9 99 34.4 28.4-41.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 298 *** *** *** 72 21.5 16.7-27.2 119 37.6 31.5-44.2 102 37.4 31.2-44.1
Non-Hispanic Black 150 *** *** *** 33 22.7 15.2-32.5 51 34.5 26.3-43.7 64 41.8 33.1-51.0
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 199 *** *** *** 55 27.8 21.1-35.7 74 35.6 28.6-43.2 67 33.1 26.3-40.7
45-64 164 *** *** *** 32 18.3 12.6-25.9 61 37.8 29.8-46.4 69 42.9 34.7-51.6
65+ 150 *** *** *** 42 26.5 19.4-35.1 56 35.6 27.5-44.7 49 35.9 27.5-45.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 216 *** *** *** 55 24.5 18.3-32.1 70 31.1 24.6-38.5 84 39.6 32.3-47.4
Some College + 300 *** *** *** 74 24.5 19.2-30.7 122 41.1 34.9-47.6 102 33.9 28.2-40.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 273 *** *** *** 71 25.4 19.6-32.3 97 34.5 28.2-41.5 99 36.4 29.9-43.4
$50,000+ 154 *** *** *** 32 19.7 13.6-27.5 67 42.5 34.1-51.3 54 37.2 29.2-46.1

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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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