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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 9 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 9 458 119 28.9 23.4-35.1 339 71.1 64.9-76.6
GENDER
Male 205 41 21.1 14.3-30.0 164 78.9 70.0-85.7
Female 253 78 37.7 29.9-46.3 175 62.3 53.7-70.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 290 84 30.9 24.3-38.5 206 69.1 61.5-75.7
Non-Hispanic Black 132 *** *** *** 107 78.7 67.0-87.1
Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 187 41 22.5 16.0-30.7 146 77.5 69.3-84.0
65+ 154 44 27.5 20.4-35.9 110 72.5 64.1-79.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 188 44 26.1 18.2-35.9 144 73.9 64.1-81.8
Some College + 269 75 31.4 24.3-39.5 194 68.6 60.5-75.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 218 52 26.1 18.7-35.2 166 73.9 64.8-81.3
$50,000+ 159 35 27.2 18.6-37.8 124 72.8 62.2-81.4

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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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