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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western 1,139 25 2.7 1.6- 4.4 360 31.1 27.7-34.7 419 36.8 33.2-40.5 335 29.5 26.1-33.2
GENDER
Male 513 *** *** *** 134 26.3 21.7-31.4 212 41.0 35.5-46.7 160 31.2 26.0-36.8
Female 626 18 3.8 2.2- 6.4 226 35.9 31.1-41.0 207 32.5 27.9-37.4 175 27.8 23.5-32.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 994 24 2.9 1.7- 4.9 318 31.8 28.1-35.7 369 36.8 33.0-40.9 283 28.4 24.8-32.4
Non-Hispanic Black 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 *** *** *** 65 41.6 32.6-51.2 54 27.6 20.0-36.7 36 24.9 17.2-34.5
35-44 133 *** *** *** 43 29.0 20.3-39.5 *** *** *** 45 33.7 24.3-44.6
45-54 155 *** *** *** 34 21.9 15.2-30.5 56 37.7 28.8-47.5 61 39.0 30.2-48.6
55-64 241 *** *** *** 76 27.9 21.6-35.3 82 35.8 28.2-44.3 79 34.3 26.5-43.1
65-74 267 *** *** *** 75 26.7 20.6-33.8 106 43.3 36.0-50.9 81 28.2 22.0-35.2
75+ 168 *** *** *** 62 35.8 27.4-45.2 71 42.7 33.8-52.1 32 18.4 12.5-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 *** *** *** 43 24.4 17.4-33.2 45 30.3 21.6-40.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 313 *** *** *** 93 31.4 25.0-38.6 113 34.8 28.5-41.7 102 31.8 25.5-38.8
Some Post-H.S. 332 *** *** *** 91 28.4 22.5-35.2 135 42.7 36.1-49.5 98 26.2 21.0-32.2
College Graduate 342 *** *** *** 133 41.3 34.9-48.0 126 36.4 30.3-42.9 76 20.9 16.1-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 *** *** *** 43 28.4 19.7-39.1 47 30.5 21.6-41.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 208 *** *** *** 65 28.5 21.2-37.1 64 30.8 22.5-40.5 74 36.3 27.8-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 30.4 21.4-41.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 135 *** *** *** 42 28.4 20.4-38.1 52 36.8 27.5-47.2 38 32.6 23.5-43.3
$50,000- 74,999 159 *** *** *** 37 19.8 13.5-28.0 81 51.8 41.5-61.9 38 25.1 16.6-36.1
$75,000+ 197 *** *** *** 60 34.5 26.3-43.8 79 42.5 33.9-51.6 53 21.7 15.7-29.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 338 *** *** *** 85 20.5 15.7-26.3 115 35.7 28.8-43.4 133 41.3 34.0-48.9
No 741 17 2.8 1.6- 4.8 252 34.3 30.0-38.9 280 36.9 32.6-41.5 192 26.0 22.1-30.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 379 *** *** *** 93 22.2 17.3-27.9 124 36.1 29.6-43.2 151 37.4 31.2-44.1
No 751 *** *** *** 265 35.2 30.9-39.8 290 36.7 32.4-41.2 182 26.1 22.0-30.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 *** *** *** 39 21.9 14.7-31.4 70 48.0 38.4-57.7 45 28.0 20.3-37.3
Non-Veteran 982 22 2.7 1.6- 4.6 321 32.2 28.5-36.2 349 35.3 31.5-39.4 290 29.7 26.0-33.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 288 *** *** *** 106 34.1 28.1-40.8 100 36.4 30.0-43.4 76 26.7 21.3-32.9
Rural 851 *** *** *** 254 29.9 25.8-34.3 319 36.9 32.6-41.4 259 30.6 26.4-35.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 517 *** *** *** 151 30.0 25.1-35.3 195 37.4 32.2-42.9 162 30.5 25.6-35.9
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 395 *** *** *** 136 33.9 28.3-40.0 158 41.2 35.4-47.3 94 22.1 17.6-27.5
Unable to Work 120 *** *** *** 35 20.5 13.5-29.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 128 *** *** *** 35 25.5 17.0-36.5 42 27.1 18.8-37.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 195 *** *** *** 67 28.2 20.9-36.8 54 28.8 20.4-38.8 71 40.2 30.8-50.4
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** 22 22.6 14.0-34.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 505 *** *** *** 150 29.9 25.0-35.2 213 44.4 38.9-50.1 130 23.4 19.1-28.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 359 *** *** *** 104 32.9 26.3-40.3 135 37.9 31.3-44.9 114 27.7 22.0-34.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 448 *** *** *** 130 25.5 20.5-31.2 168 35.4 29.7-41.5 140 36.6 30.4-43.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 332 *** *** *** 126 35.7 29.9-41.9 116 37.4 31.2-44.1 81 23.1 18.4-28.6

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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.

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.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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