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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 14,228 5,351 36.9 35.9-37.9 8,877 63.1 62.1-64.1
-Eastern NC 4,777 1,596 33.0 31.4-34.7 3,181 67.0 65.3-68.6
GENDER
Male 1,779 487 28.4 25.8-31.2 1,292 71.6 68.8-74.2
Female 2,998 1,109 37.4 35.4-39.5 1,889 62.6 60.5-64.6
RACE
White 3,209 1,228 36.8 34.8-38.8 1,981 63.2 61.2-65.2
African American 1,183 248 22.6 19.5-26.1 935 77.4 73.9-80.5
Other Minorities 12 9 59.5 23.8-87.4 3 40.5 12.6-76.2
AGE
18-24 318 172 57.6 50.3-64.5 146 42.4 35.5-49.7
25-34 774 267 33.7 29.8-37.9 507 66.3 62.1-70.2
35-44 855 271 29.8 26.1-33.8 584 70.2 66.2-73.9
45-54 871 248 28.6 25.1-32.5 623 71.4 67.5-74.9
55-64 838 249 28.3 24.7-32.1 589 71.7 67.9-75.3
65-74 645 194 29.1 25.2-33.5 451 70.9 66.5-74.8
75+ 463 188 38.3 33.2-43.6 275 61.7 56.4-66.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 790 240 34.4 29.7-39.4 550 65.6 60.6-70.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,535 471 30.9 28.0-33.9 1,064 69.1 66.1-72.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,267 388 28.5 25.8-31.5 879 71.5 68.5-74.2
College Graduate 1,179 494 39.9 36.7-43.2 685 60.1 56.8-63.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 632 171 31.6 26.3-37.4 461 68.4 62.6-73.7
$15,000- 24,999 904 284 33.0 28.8-37.6 620 67.0 62.4-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 569 181 29.1 25.1-33.6 388 70.9 66.4-74.9
$35,000- 49,999 647 217 30.8 26.9-35.1 430 69.2 64.9-73.1
$50,000-74,999 527 178 30.0 25.8-34.6 349 70.0 65.4-74.2
$75,000+ 536 211 38.3 33.7-43.1 325 61.7 56.9-66.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,656 462 28.7 26.0-31.5 1,194 71.3 68.5-74.0
No 2,968 1,069 34.6 32.5-36.7 1,899 65.4 63.3-67.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 706 188 25.4 22.0-29.2 518 74.6 70.8-78.0
Non-Veteran 3,926 1,349 34.5 32.6-36.4 2,577 65.5 63.6-67.4
Currently Serving 136 59 40.1 31.0-49.9 77 59.9 50.1-69.0

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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 (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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