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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,060 2,028 52.1 49.7-54.4 2,032 47.9 45.6-50.3
AGE
18-24 218 144 60.6 50.2-70.2 74 39.4 29.8-49.8
25-34 567 305 52.3 46.5-58.1 262 47.7 41.9-53.5
35-44 701 389 58.2 53.0-63.3 312 41.8 36.7-47.0
45-54 773 371 49.9 44.7-55.1 402 50.1 44.9-55.3
55-64 679 275 38.4 33.1-44.0 404 61.6 56.0-66.9
65-74 601 255 47.6 41.8-53.4 346 52.4 46.6-58.2
75+ 504 278 57.5 51.1-63.7 226 42.5 36.3-48.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 542 214 42.6 36.4-49.1 328 57.4 50.9-63.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,190 538 48.4 44.0-52.8 652 51.6 47.2-56.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,094 537 50.9 46.3-55.5 557 49.1 44.5-53.7
College Graduate 1,228 737 61.0 57.0-64.9 491 39.0 35.1-43.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 441 198 42.2 35.4-49.2 243 57.8 50.8-64.6
$15,000- 24,999 709 306 45.1 39.5-50.9 403 54.9 49.1-60.5
$25,000- 34,999 449 198 46.1 38.9-53.5 251 53.9 46.5-61.1
$35,000- 49,999 551 275 54.9 48.5-61.1 276 45.1 38.9-51.5
$50,000-74,999 464 231 49.2 42.9-55.5 233 50.8 44.5-57.1
$75,000+ 543 319 58.9 53.2-64.4 224 41.1 35.6-46.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 234 120 51.3 44.0-58.6 114 48.7 41.4-56.0
Guilford 187 95 52.0 43.6-60.3 92 48.0 39.7-56.4
Mecklenburg 172 97 57.1 48.7-65.0 75 42.9 35.0-51.3
Orange 224 146 70.1 58.2-79.9 78 29.9 20.1-41.8
Wake 183 104 57.8 49.6-65.6 79 42.2 34.4-50.4
Chatham/Lee 164 88 54.5 45.9-62.9 76 45.5 37.1-54.1
Nash/Wilson 138 64 50.2 41.0-59.5 74 49.8 40.5-59.0
Craven/Pamlico 201 89 45.0 37.5-52.8 112 55.0 47.2-62.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 232 102 44.5 37.2-52.1 130 55.5 47.9-62.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 251 138 52.5 43.0-61.9 113 47.5 38.1-57.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 174 83 53.6 43.8-63.1 91 46.4 36.9-56.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 216 89 43.5 35.6-51.7 127 56.5 48.3-64.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 109 47 43.6 33.7-54.1 62 56.4 45.9-66.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 169 76 47.4 38.9-56.0 93 52.6 44.0-61.1
Northeast NC I 133 55 42.8 33.8-52.2 78 57.2 47.8-66.2
Northeast NC II 212 94 42.6 35.3-50.3 118 57.4 49.7-64.7
Northeastern Partnership 345 149 42.7 36.7-48.8 196 57.3 51.2-63.3
Mountain AHEC 695 327 48.6 43.6-53.7 368 51.4 46.3-56.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,243 574 50.8 46.3-55.2 669 49.2 44.8-53.7
Piedmont 1,705 927 54.6 51.2-57.9 778 45.4 42.1-48.8
Western NC 1,112 527 46.5 42.3-50.9 585 53.5 49.1-57.7

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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. No=BMI less than 25.0, and Yes= BMI greater than 25.0.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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