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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 7 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 7 742 254 35.5 31.6-39.7 488 64.5 60.3-68.4
GENDER
Male 334 108 33.1 27.5-39.2 226 66.9 60.8-72.5
Female 408 146 38.0 32.7-43.7 262 62.0 56.3-67.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 456 171 37.0 32.1-42.1 285 63.0 57.9-67.9
Non-Hispanic Black 188 43 25.3 18.3-33.9 145 74.7 66.1-81.7
Other 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 276 112 41.7 35.2-48.6 164 58.3 51.4-64.8
45-64 278 80 27.1 21.8-33.2 198 72.9 66.8-78.2
65+ 182 60 36.1 28.7-44.4 122 63.9 55.6-71.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 241 68 33.1 26.3-40.7 173 66.9 59.3-73.7
Some College + 501 186 36.8 32.1-41.7 315 63.2 58.3-67.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 299 88 33.0 26.8-39.9 211 67.0 60.1-73.2
$50,000+ 339 125 35.9 30.5-41.8 214 64.1 58.2-69.5

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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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