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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,893 3,463 39.0 37.4-40.7 5,430 61.0 59.3-62.6
-Piedmont NC 3,800 1,582 40.1 37.8-42.4 2,218 59.9 57.6-62.2
GENDER
Male 1,489 478 31.5 28.2-35.1 1,011 68.5 64.9-71.8
Female 2,311 1,104 48.8 45.9-51.7 1,207 51.2 48.3-54.1
RACE
White 2,826 1,283 42.1 39.5-44.8 1,543 57.9 55.2-60.5
African American 773 200 29.5 24.9-34.6 573 70.5 65.4-75.1
Other Minorities 154 67 41.2 30.6-52.7 87 58.8 47.3-69.4
AGE
18-24 225 134 52.5 43.1-61.8 91 47.5 38.2-56.9
25-34 592 268 40.2 35.1-45.6 324 59.8 54.4-64.9
35-44 790 340 41.0 36.4-45.8 450 59.0 54.2-63.6
45-54 764 294 34.0 29.3-39.1 470 66.0 60.9-70.7
55-64 589 179 28.0 23.2-33.4 410 72.0 66.6-76.8
65-74 451 162 36.0 30.1-42.3 289 64.0 57.7-69.9
75+ 371 189 51.2 44.4-58.0 182 48.8 42.0-55.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 527 191 41.1 35.0-47.4 336 58.9 52.6-65.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,004 356 35.0 30.6-39.6 648 65.0 60.4-69.4
Some Post-H.S. 905 365 38.1 33.5-42.9 540 61.9 57.1-66.5
College Graduate 1,352 666 45.6 42.0-49.3 686 54.4 50.7-58.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 332 124 43.5 35.1-52.2 208 56.5 47.8-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 633 253 38.7 33.0-44.6 380 61.3 55.4-67.0
$25,000- 34,999 385 139 31.1 24.9-38.0 246 68.9 62.0-75.1
$35,000- 49,999 533 204 39.7 33.9-45.7 329 60.3 54.3-66.1
$50,000-74,999 454 186 33.9 28.5-39.8 268 66.1 60.2-71.5
$75,000+ 638 298 41.3 36.2-46.7 340 58.7 53.3-63.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 432 198 46.7 41.1-52.4 234 53.3 47.6-58.9
Guilford 423 168 39.6 34.1-45.4 255 60.4 54.6-65.9
Mecklenburg 421 181 45.1 38.9-51.4 240 54.9 48.6-61.1
Orange 429 231 54.6 46.7-62.2 198 45.4 37.8-53.3
Wake 420 178 41.9 36.3-47.7 242 58.1 52.3-63.7
Chatham/Lee 366 153 39.8 33.7-46.3 213 60.2 53.7-66.3
Nash/Wilson 351 114 30.8 25.4-36.6 237 69.2 63.4-74.6
Craven/Pamlico 430 162 39.1 33.6-44.9 268 60.9 55.1-66.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 401 156 37.2 31.6-43.1 245 62.8 56.9-68.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 431 200 46.4 39.6-53.3 231 53.6 46.7-60.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 459 154 31.3 25.0-38.3 305 68.7 61.7-75.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 409 156 40.6 29.6-52.7 253 59.4 47.3-70.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 448 125 28.7 23.9-34.1 323 71.3 65.9-76.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 397 129 35.5 29.6-42.0 268 64.5 58.0-70.4
Northeast NC I 438 138 33.1 28.0-38.6 300 66.9 61.4-72.0
Northeast NC II 487 162 32.9 28.0-38.2 325 67.1 61.8-72.0
Northeastern Partnership 925 300 32.9 29.2-36.9 625 67.1 63.1-70.8
Mountain AHEC 1,241 529 43.0 38.8-47.4 712 57.0 52.6-61.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,131 1,051 35.9 33.0-38.9 2,080 64.1 61.1-67.0
Piedmont 3,800 1,582 40.1 37.8-42.4 2,218 59.9 57.6-62.2
Western NC 1,962 830 41.1 37.7-44.7 1,132 58.9 55.3-62.3

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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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