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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and 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 14,228 243 1.4 1.2- 1.6 5,108 35.5 34.5-36.5 5,194 37.9 36.9-39.0 3,683 25.2 24.3-26.1
-Eastern NC 4,777 64 1.2 0.9- 1.7 1,532 31.8 30.2-33.5 1,762 37.4 35.8-39.1 1,419 29.5 28.0-31.2
GENDER
Male 1,779 7 0.5 0.2- 1.4 480 27.9 25.3-30.7 802 43.0 40.3-45.8 490 28.5 26.1-31.1
Female 2,998 57 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,052 35.5 33.5-37.6 960 32.1 30.1-34.1 929 30.5 28.6-32.5
RACE
White 3,209 55 1.6 1.1- 2.3 1,173 35.2 33.2-37.2 1,175 37.2 35.3-39.3 806 26.0 24.2-27.9
African American 1,183 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9 244 22.4 19.3-25.8 434 38.8 35.4-42.3 501 38.5 35.2-42.0
Other Minorities 12 0 0.0 . - . 9 59.5 23.8-87.4 2 14.0 3.2-45.1 1 26.5 4.4-73.9
AGE
18-24 318 5 1.7 0.6- 5.1 167 55.8 48.5-62.9 99 30.1 24.1-37.0 47 12.3 8.6-17.3
25-34 774 12 1.0 0.5- 2.0 255 32.7 28.8-36.8 264 35.7 31.8-39.8 243 30.6 26.9-34.5
35-44 855 10 1.5 0.8- 3.0 261 28.3 24.7-32.3 304 37.7 33.8-41.7 280 32.5 28.8-36.4
45-54 871 10 0.8 0.4- 1.6 238 27.9 24.3-31.7 342 38.9 35.0-42.8 281 32.5 28.9-36.4
55-64 838 7 1.0 0.3- 3.6 242 27.3 23.8-31.0 316 37.3 33.4-41.4 273 34.4 30.6-38.6
65-74 645 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 191 28.8 24.8-33.1 244 39.6 35.2-44.2 207 31.2 27.0-35.7
75+ 463 17 3.1 1.8- 5.5 171 35.1 30.2-40.4 190 43.3 38.0-48.7 85 18.5 14.4-23.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 790 13 2.0 0.9- 4.3 227 32.4 27.7-37.4 284 34.3 30.1-38.7 266 31.4 27.3-35.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,535 16 0.9 0.5- 1.7 455 30.0 27.1-33.0 571 36.8 33.9-39.8 493 32.3 29.5-35.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,267 17 1.0 0.6- 1.8 371 27.5 24.8-30.5 479 41.3 38.1-44.6 400 30.1 27.3-33.2
College Graduate 1,179 17 1.2 0.7- 2.2 477 38.7 35.5-42.0 425 36.3 33.1-39.6 260 23.8 20.9-26.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 632 9 1.1 0.5- 2.4 162 30.5 25.2-36.3 204 30.3 25.9-35.1 257 38.1 33.3-43.2
$15,000- 24,999 904 11 1.4 0.5- 3.5 273 31.7 27.5-36.2 309 33.4 29.6-37.4 311 33.6 29.8-37.6
$25,000- 34,999 569 7 0.9 0.4- 2.2 174 28.2 24.2-32.6 203 39.4 34.8-44.2 185 31.5 27.2-36.0
$35,000- 49,999 647 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7 214 30.4 26.5-34.6 260 41.1 36.7-45.6 170 28.0 24.0-32.5
$50,000-74,999 527 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1 175 29.8 25.6-34.3 213 41.2 36.4-46.1 136 28.8 24.3-33.7
$75,000+ 536 9 1.4 0.7- 3.0 202 36.9 32.3-41.7 214 40.9 36.2-45.7 111 20.9 17.2-25.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,656 27 1.2 0.7- 1.8 435 27.5 24.8-30.3 591 35.8 33.0-38.6 603 35.6 32.8-38.4
No 2,968 35 1.3 0.8- 2.0 1,034 33.3 31.2-35.4 1,116 38.5 36.4-40.6 783 27.0 25.0-29.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 706 2 0.2 0.0- 1.3 186 25.2 21.7-29.0 336 48.6 44.3-52.8 182 26.0 22.4-30.0
Non-Veteran 3,926 61 1.4 1.0- 2.0 1,288 33.0 31.2-35.0 1,356 34.5 32.7-36.3 1,221 31.0 29.3-32.9
Currently Serving 136 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 58 39.4 30.4-49.2 63 46.7 37.1-56.6 14 13.2 7.3-22.7

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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. 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 30.0

^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 (MAHEC): 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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