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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 7 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 7 742 12 1.3 0.7- 2.4 242 34.2 30.3-38.3 262 34.8 31.0-38.9 226 29.6 26.0-33.6
GENDER
Male 334 *** *** *** 103 31.8 26.3-37.9 135 39.8 34.0-45.9 91 27.1 22.0-33.0
Female 408 *** *** *** 139 36.6 31.3-42.3 127 29.8 25.0-35.2 135 32.2 27.1-37.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 456 *** *** *** 166 36.0 31.1-41.1 167 36.4 31.5-41.6 118 26.6 22.2-31.6
Non-Hispanic Black 188 *** *** *** 38 23.4 16.5-32.0 66 35.9 28.2-44.4 79 38.8 30.8-47.5
Other 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 27.5 18.6-38.7 27 26.8 18.1-37.7
AGE
18-44 276 *** *** *** 105 39.8 33.4-46.6 93 33.3 27.3-40.0 71 24.9 19.4-31.4
45-64 278 *** *** *** 77 26.3 21.0-32.4 100 36.1 30.1-42.5 98 36.8 30.7-43.3
65+ 182 *** *** *** 58 35.4 27.9-43.6 67 36.4 29.0-44.4 55 27.5 20.9-35.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 241 *** *** *** 65 32.3 25.5-39.9 89 37.1 30.3-44.6 84 29.8 23.5-36.9
Some College + 501 *** *** *** 177 35.2 30.6-40.1 173 33.6 29.1-38.5 142 29.6 25.1-34.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 299 *** *** *** 82 31.2 25.1-38.1 95 31.0 25.1-37.6 116 36.0 29.6-42.9
$50,000+ 339 *** *** *** 122 35.3 29.9-41.1 126 36.3 30.8-42.1 88 27.8 22.7-33.5

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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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