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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western 1,139 385 33.7 30.2-37.5 754 66.3 62.5-69.8
GENDER
Male 513 141 27.8 23.1-33.1 372 72.2 66.9-76.9
Female 626 244 39.7 34.8-44.8 382 60.3 55.2-65.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 994 342 34.7 30.9-38.7 652 65.3 61.3-69.1
Non-Hispanic Black 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 163 73 47.6 38.2-57.1 90 52.4 42.9-61.8
35-44 133 44 29.2 20.5-39.7 89 70.8 60.3-79.5
45-54 155 38 23.3 16.5-31.9 117 76.7 68.1-83.5
55-64 241 80 29.9 23.3-37.5 161 70.1 62.5-76.7
65-74 267 80 28.6 22.3-35.7 187 71.4 64.3-77.7
75+ 168 65 38.9 30.2-48.4 103 61.1 51.6-69.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 48 29.2 21.2-38.6 104 70.8 61.4-78.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 313 98 33.4 26.9-40.7 215 66.6 59.3-73.1
Some Post-H.S. 332 99 31.1 25.1-38.0 233 68.9 62.0-74.9
College Graduate 342 140 42.7 36.3-49.4 202 57.3 50.6-63.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 49 33.0 23.7-43.9 90 67.0 56.1-76.3
$15,000- 24,999 208 70 32.9 24.9-42.1 138 67.1 57.9-75.1
$25,000- 34,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 135 45 30.6 22.3-40.3 90 69.4 59.7-77.7
$50,000- 74,999 159 40 23.1 16.1-31.9 119 76.9 68.1-83.9
$75,000+ 197 65 35.8 27.5-45.0 132 64.2 55.0-72.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 338 90 23.0 17.7-29.3 248 77.0 70.7-82.3
No 741 269 37.1 32.7-41.7 472 62.9 58.3-67.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 379 104 26.5 21.0-32.8 275 73.5 67.2-79.0
No 751 279 37.2 32.8-41.8 472 62.8 58.2-67.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 42 24.0 16.4-33.6 115 76.0 66.4-83.6
Non-Veteran 982 343 35.0 31.2-39.0 639 65.0 61.0-68.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 288 112 36.9 30.7-43.7 176 63.1 56.3-69.3
Rural 851 273 32.5 28.3-37.0 578 67.5 63.0-71.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 517 160 32.1 27.1-37.6 357 67.9 62.4-72.9
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 395 143 36.6 30.9-42.8 252 63.4 57.2-69.1
Unable to Work 120 39 22.2 14.9-31.8 81 77.8 68.2-85.1
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 195 70 31.0 23.3-39.9 125 69.0 60.1-76.7
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 505 162 32.2 27.3-37.7 343 67.8 62.3-72.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 359 110 34.4 27.7-41.8 249 65.6 58.2-72.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 448 140 28.0 22.8-33.9 308 72.0 66.1-77.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 332 135 39.5 33.4-45.8 197 60.5 54.2-66.6

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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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