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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 538 161 31.1 26.7-35.8 377 68.9 64.2-73.3
GENDER
Male 262 68 28.4 22.4-35.2 194 71.6 64.8-77.6
Female 276 93 34.0 27.8-40.7 183 66.0 59.3-72.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 343 112 33.2 27.8-39.1 231 66.8 60.9-72.2
Non-Hispanic Black 106 26 24.8 16.5-35.4 80 75.2 64.6-83.5
Other 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 170 64 38.2 30.6-46.4 106 61.8 53.6-69.4
45-64 192 48 24.7 18.5-32.1 144 75.3 67.9-81.5
65+ 176 49 25.6 19.2-33.3 127 74.4 66.7-80.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 246 69 29.2 23.0-36.3 177 70.8 63.7-77.0
Some College + 292 92 33.0 27.1-39.5 200 67.0 60.5-72.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 289 84 30.6 24.8-37.1 205 69.4 62.9-75.2
$50,000+ 158 44 29.9 22.4-38.6 114 70.1 61.4-77.6

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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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