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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Piedmont North Carolina

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 5,852 140 2.1 1.6- 2.7 2,415 39.1 37.2-41.0 2,014 35.9 34.1-37.9 1,283 22.9 21.2-24.6
Piedmont NC 635 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 241 36.6 32.0-41.4 223 36.1 31.6-41.0 156 25.7 21.7-30.1
GENDER
Male 238 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 65 24.5 19.0-31.1 112 47.5 40.1-55.0 59 27.7 21.3-35.1
Female 397 13 2.7 1.5- 5.0 176 46.6 40.2-53.1 111 26.7 21.5-32.6 97 24.0 19.3-29.4
RACE
White 530 11 1.3 0.6- 2.5 211 39.2 34.0-44.6 185 35.4 30.5-40.8 123 24.1 19.9-28.9
Other 96 3 2.6 0.7- 8.6 28 24.8 16.3-35.7 34 37.6 26.4-50.2 31 35.1 24.5-47.4
AGE
18-44 270 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5 122 42.2 35.2-49.5 82 33.0 26.2-40.6 61 23.5 17.7-30.5
45+ 361 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 118 31.8 25.7-38.7 139 39.0 33.0-45.4 94 27.1 21.8-33.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 333 8 1.9 0.9- 4.1 119 33.5 27.8-39.7 121 37.6 31.3-44.3 85 27.0 21.4-33.4
Some College + 302 7 1.3 0.5- 3.1 122 40.2 33.5-47.2 102 34.4 28.4-41.1 71 24.1 18.7-30.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 370 8 1.5 0.6- 3.3 132 34.0 28.7-39.8 126 35.2 29.6-41.3 104 29.3 24.0-35.2
$50,000+ 155 3 1.1 0.3- 4.6 58 37.5 28.3-47.8 63 41.5 32.4-51.3 31 19.8 13.2-28.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 403 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3 190 46.1 40.6-51.7 130 33.2 28.1-38.7 76 19.2 15.3-23.9
Cumberland 408 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 168 40.3 34.6-46.2 141 37.3 31.7-43.3 95 21.4 17.2-26.3
Durham 380 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 159 40.2 33.9-46.8 135 38.5 31.6-46.0 82 20.7 16.1-26.1
Forsyth 432 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 174 41.5 36.0-47.1 150 35.4 30.4-40.8 97 21.6 17.3-26.6
Gaston 434 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 157 35.3 30.3-40.5 154 36.8 31.7-42.1 114 26.5 22.1-31.5
Guilford 392 17 3.8 2.1- 6.8 166 40.6 35.2-46.2 124 35.0 29.6-40.9 85 20.6 16.4-25.5
Mecklenburg 407 8 2.0 0.9- 4.6 179 40.9 35.4-46.6 144 38.2 32.7-43.9 76 18.9 15.1-23.5
New Hanover 388 14 2.5 1.4- 4.3 175 42.9 36.5-49.5 129 37.7 30.7-45.3 70 16.9 13.0-21.7
Onslow 409 10 3.0 1.5- 5.9 168 39.0 32.5-45.9 138 39.7 32.3-47.6 93 18.3 14.3-23.0
Wake 400 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 170 43.3 37.7-49.0 139 34.8 29.6-40.5 80 19.2 15.2-24.0
Western NC 581 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 258 42.8 38.4-47.4 203 35.6 31.3-40.1 103 18.3 15.0-22.1
Piedmont NC 635 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 241 36.6 32.0-41.4 223 36.1 31.6-41.0 156 25.7 21.7-30.1
Eastern NC 583 13 2.0 1.0- 4.0 210 36.4 31.7-41.5 204 35.0 30.6-39.7 156 26.5 22.4-31.2

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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 calculating these measures. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.9.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

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

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