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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 383 11 2.2 1.2- 4.1 124 32.9 27.8-38.5 145 36.6 31.2-42.4 103 28.3 23.1-34.1
Buncombe 353 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8 147 39.2 33.8-45.0 128 36.6 31.1-42.4 72 23.0 18.3-28.5
Cabarrus 406 9 2.0 1.0- 4.1 153 34.3 29.4-39.5 154 39.6 34.3-45.1 90 24.1 19.6-29.3
Catawba 361 5 0.9 0.3- 2.1 121 33.8 28.0-40.1 143 39.6 33.9-45.6 92 25.7 20.8-31.3
Cumberland 430 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 160 35.5 30.5-40.7 151 36.5 31.4-41.9 117 27.3 22.6-32.5
Davidson 359 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5 130 36.0 30.0-42.4 136 37.0 31.2-43.2 84 25.3 20.1-31.2
Durham 389 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0 160 41.2 35.6-47.0 130 35.4 30.0-41.2 91 21.6 17.3-26.6
Forsyth 424 4 0.7 0.3- 1.8 170 39.5 34.3-44.9 152 36.6 31.6-42.0 98 23.2 19.0-28.0
Gaston 361 7 1.7 0.7- 4.0 110 28.8 23.9-34.4 143 40.1 34.5-45.9 101 29.4 24.2-35.1
Guilford 401 5 1.0 0.3- 3.0 155 39.3 33.8-45.1 153 39.8 34.4-45.5 88 19.9 16.0-24.5
Iredell 411 10 1.7 0.9- 3.4 146 32.8 27.8-38.2 166 40.9 35.5-46.4 89 24.6 19.5-30.5
Johnston 449 9 1.1 0.6- 2.2 139 30.4 25.3-36.1 177 40.4 34.9-46.1 124 28.1 23.3-33.4
Mecklenburg 601 10 1.5 0.8- 3.1 244 39.4 35.2-43.9 216 38.1 33.8-42.6 131 20.9 17.5-24.8
New Hanover 360 7 1.6 0.6- 4.0 151 39.8 34.3-45.6 117 35.4 29.9-41.2 85 23.2 18.7-28.4
Onslow 378 8 2.1 1.0- 4.3 133 34.3 29.1-39.9 133 39.3 33.8-45.0 104 24.3 20.0-29.3
Orange 392 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 197 46.9 41.3-52.6 126 34.0 28.7-39.8 65 18.5 14.3-23.7
Pitt 355 5 1.8 0.7- 4.8 119 31.8 26.6-37.6 133 40.1 34.3-46.1 98 26.3 21.6-31.6
Randolph 329 7 0.9 0.4- 2.0 120 31.7 26.3-37.6 110 38.2 32.1-44.6 92 29.3 23.8-35.4
Robeson 349 5 1.4 0.6- 3.7 81 23.6 18.7-29.3 143 39.3 33.6-45.3 120 35.7 30.1-41.7
Rowan 420 11 2.5 1.2- 5.2 159 39.2 33.9-44.8 139 33.6 28.5-39.0 111 24.7 20.4-29.6
Union 406 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 148 37.4 31.9-43.2 151 36.2 31.0-41.8 103 25.8 20.9-31.4
Wake 548 12 1.7 0.9- 3.4 243 42.5 37.8-47.3 189 37.9 33.2-42.8 104 17.9 14.6-21.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 353 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 121 33.8 28.3-39.8 131 37.2 31.7-43.1 98 28.1 23.0-33.8
Northeast Partnership II 453 8 1.6 0.7- 3.5 130 28.2 23.7-33.3 160 35.6 30.7-40.7 155 34.6 29.7-39.8
Northeast Partnership I 378 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 102 27.8 21.6-34.9 135 38.3 32.3-44.6 139 33.7 28.1-39.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 345 5 1.1 0.4- 2.8 105 30.1 24.7-36.0 132 39.9 34.0-46.1 103 28.9 23.7-34.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 444 4 1.6 0.5- 5.0 129 28.4 23.7-33.7 165 36.3 31.3-41.7 146 33.6 28.6-38.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 398 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 137 34.2 29.0-39.8 145 35.2 30.1-40.5 112 29.7 24.9-35.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 387 6 1.1 0.4- 2.5 123 30.0 25.3-35.2 130 35.9 30.7-41.5 128 33.0 28.0-38.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 424 13 2.1 1.1- 3.9 173 39.4 34.1-44.9 138 33.9 28.7-39.6 100 24.6 20.1-29.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 515 7 0.6 0.3- 1.3 162 31.2 26.7-36.1 197 37.3 32.6-42.2 149 30.9 26.3-35.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 338 6 1.6 0.7- 3.9 131 36.1 30.8-41.9 119 35.8 30.3-41.6 82 26.5 21.5-32.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 345 9 1.5 0.7- 2.9 127 34.4 28.7-40.5 124 36.8 30.8-43.3 85 27.3 21.1-34.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 407 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4 139 32.2 27.2-37.7 177 43.7 38.2-49.4 87 23.6 19.1-28.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 576 14 2.3 1.3- 4.0 219 36.2 31.6-41.1 206 41.8 36.7-47.0 137 19.7 16.1-23.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 945 10 0.8 0.4- 1.7 280 30.8 27.1-34.8 333 35.9 32.4-39.7 322 32.4 29.0-36.1
No 13,283 233 1.4 1.2- 1.7 4,828 35.8 34.7-36.8 4,861 38.1 37.0-39.1 3,361 24.7 23.8-25.7
NC REGIONS***
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
Piedmont 7,881 149 1.4 1.2- 1.8 2,979 37.5 36.1-38.9 2,858 37.7 36.4-39.1 1,895 23.3 22.2-24.5
Western NC 1,570 30 1.5 1.0- 2.3 597 35.4 32.6-38.3 574 39.7 36.7-42.8 369 23.4 20.9-26.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 908 20 2.1 1.3- 3.3 360 37.5 33.8-41.4 325 40.2 36.2-44.4 203 20.2 17.2-23.5
Northwest 2,763 52 1.2 0.9- 1.6 1,019 35.7 33.5-37.9 1,032 38.0 35.8-40.3 660 25.1 23.1-27.2
Charlotte 2,109 34 1.4 0.9- 2.1 767 36.0 33.5-38.6 804 39.0 36.4-41.6 504 23.6 21.4-26.0
Greensboro 1,842 33 1.1 0.7- 1.9 730 37.8 35.0-40.7 641 37.4 34.5-40.3 438 23.7 21.4-26.2
Southern Regional 1,497 19 0.9 0.5- 1.6 462 31.3 28.5-34.2 568 37.9 34.9-40.9 448 29.9 27.2-32.8
Coastal 728 12 1.9 0.8- 4.2 282 36.9 33.0-41.1 247 34.1 30.3-38.2 187 27.1 23.4-31.0
Wake 1,919 37 1.6 1.0- 2.4 719 38.5 35.7-41.4 676 37.7 34.8-40.7 487 22.2 20.0-24.6
Area L 559 8 1.0 0.5- 2.0 153 26.4 22.4-30.8 206 39.5 34.8-44.4 192 33.2 28.7-37.9
Eastern 1,811 25 1.4 0.9- 2.3 584 31.1 28.5-33.8 662 37.7 35.0-40.4 540 29.8 27.3-32.5

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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