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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 518 138 27.0 22.6-31.9 380 73.0 68.1-77.4
GENDER
Male 239 54 21.9 16.1-29.2 185 78.1 70.8-83.9
Female 279 84 32.3 26.0-39.3 195 67.7 60.7-74.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 298 77 24.9 19.4-31.3 221 75.1 68.7-80.6
Non-Hispanic Black 150 35 23.7 16.1-33.5 115 76.3 66.5-83.9
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 199 58 31.4 24.2-39.6 141 68.6 60.4-75.8
45-64 164 34 19.3 13.4-26.9 130 80.7 73.1-86.6
65+ 150 45 28.5 21.1-37.2 105 71.5 62.8-78.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 216 62 29.3 22.4-37.3 154 70.7 62.7-77.6
Some College + 300 76 25.0 19.7-31.2 224 75.0 68.8-80.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 273 77 29.1 22.7-36.4 196 70.9 63.6-77.3
$50,000+ 154 33 20.3 14.2-28.2 121 79.7 71.8-85.8

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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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