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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 538 *** *** *** 153 29.6 25.3-34.3 195 35.8 31.3-40.5 182 33.2 28.8-37.9
GENDER
Male 262 *** *** *** 65 27.6 21.6-34.4 111 42.4 35.7-49.4 83 29.2 23.5-35.7
Female 276 *** *** *** 88 31.7 25.7-38.4 84 28.8 23.2-35.0 99 37.3 30.8-44.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 343 *** *** *** 109 32.7 27.3-38.6 134 37.5 32.0-43.4 97 29.3 24.1-35.0
Non-Hispanic Black 106 *** *** *** 23 21.7 14.0-32.1 20 20.0 12.2-31.0 *** *** ***
Other 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 170 *** *** *** 60 35.9 28.5-44.1 56 32.6 25.5-40.6 50 29.2 22.3-37.1
45-64 192 *** *** *** 46 24.0 17.9-31.4 63 33.2 26.3-40.9 81 42.1 34.6-50.0
65+ 176 *** *** *** 47 24.5 18.2-32.1 76 44.9 36.9-53.3 51 29.5 22.6-37.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 246 *** *** *** 65 27.7 21.6-34.7 92 36.1 29.6-43.1 85 34.8 28.2-42.0
Some College + 292 *** *** *** 88 31.5 25.6-38.0 103 35.4 29.5-41.8 97 31.6 26.1-37.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 289 *** *** *** 79 28.5 22.8-34.9 98 33.6 27.7-40.1 107 35.8 29.7-42.3
$50,000+ 158 *** *** *** 44 29.9 22.4-38.6 71 43.4 35.1-52.1 43 26.8 19.8-35.1

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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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