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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Piedmont North Carolina

Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,852 2,555 41.2 39.2-43.2 3,297 58.8 56.8-60.8
Piedmont NC 635 256 38.2 33.6-43.0 379 61.8 57.0-66.4
GENDER
Male 238 67 24.8 19.3-31.4 171 75.2 68.6-80.7
Female 397 189 49.3 42.9-55.8 208 50.7 44.2-57.1
RACE
White 530 222 40.5 35.3-45.9 308 59.5 54.1-64.7
Other 96 31 27.3 18.5-38.4 65 72.7 61.6-81.5
AGE
18-44 270 127 43.4 36.4-50.8 143 56.6 49.2-63.6
45+ 361 128 33.8 27.6-40.6 233 66.2 59.4-72.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 333 127 35.4 29.6-41.7 206 64.6 58.3-70.4
Some College + 302 129 41.4 34.8-48.4 173 58.6 51.6-65.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 370 140 35.5 30.0-41.3 230 64.5 58.7-70.0
$50,000+ 155 61 38.7 29.4-48.9 94 61.3 51.1-70.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 403 197 47.6 42.1-53.2 206 52.4 46.8-57.9
Cumberland 408 172 41.3 35.6-47.2 236 58.7 52.8-64.4
Durham 380 163 40.8 34.5-47.4 217 59.2 52.6-65.5
Forsyth 432 185 43.0 37.5-48.6 247 57.0 51.4-62.5
Gaston 434 166 36.7 31.7-42.0 268 63.3 58.0-68.3
Guilford 392 183 44.4 38.9-50.1 209 55.6 49.9-61.1
Mecklenburg 407 187 42.9 37.3-48.6 220 57.1 51.4-62.7
New Hanover 388 189 45.4 38.9-52.0 199 54.6 48.0-61.1
Onslow 409 178 42.0 35.3-49.0 231 58.0 51.0-64.7
Wake 400 181 45.9 40.3-51.6 219 54.1 48.4-59.7
Western NC 581 275 46.1 41.6-50.7 306 53.9 49.3-58.4
Piedmont NC 635 256 38.2 33.6-43.0 379 61.8 57.0-66.4
Eastern NC 583 223 38.4 33.6-43.5 360 61.6 56.5-66.4

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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 calculating these measures. No=BMI less than 24.9, and Yes= BMI greater than 24.9.

#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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