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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 383 135 35.1 29.9-40.7 248 64.9 59.3-70.1
Buncombe 353 153 40.4 34.9-46.2 200 59.6 53.8-65.1
Cabarrus 406 162 36.3 31.4-41.6 244 63.7 58.4-68.6
Catawba 361 126 34.7 28.9-41.0 235 65.3 59.0-71.1
Cumberland 430 162 36.2 31.3-41.5 268 63.8 58.5-68.7
Davidson 359 139 37.7 31.7-44.2 220 62.3 55.8-68.3
Durham 389 168 43.0 37.4-48.8 221 57.0 51.2-62.6
Forsyth 424 174 40.2 35.0-45.6 250 59.8 54.4-65.0
Gaston 361 117 30.6 25.5-36.1 244 69.4 63.9-74.5
Guilford 401 160 40.3 34.8-46.1 241 59.7 53.9-65.2
Iredell 411 156 34.5 29.5-40.0 255 65.5 60.0-70.5
Johnston 449 148 31.5 26.4-37.2 301 68.5 62.8-73.6
Mecklenburg 601 254 41.0 36.6-45.4 347 59.0 54.6-63.4
New Hanover 360 158 41.4 35.9-47.2 202 58.6 52.8-64.1
Onslow 378 141 36.4 31.1-42.0 237 63.6 58.0-68.9
Orange 392 201 47.5 41.8-53.2 191 52.5 46.8-58.2
Pitt 355 124 33.6 28.3-39.4 231 66.4 60.6-71.7
Randolph 329 127 32.6 27.1-38.5 202 67.4 61.5-72.9
Robeson 349 86 25.0 20.1-30.8 263 75.0 69.2-79.9
Rowan 420 170 41.7 36.4-47.3 250 58.3 52.7-63.6
Union 406 152 38.0 32.5-43.8 254 62.0 56.2-67.5
Wake 548 255 44.2 39.5-49.0 293 55.8 51.0-60.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 353 124 34.7 29.2-40.7 229 65.3 59.3-70.8
Northeast Partnership II 453 138 29.9 25.2-34.9 315 70.1 65.1-74.8
Northeast Partnership I 378 104 28.0 21.9-35.2 274 72.0 64.8-78.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 345 110 31.2 25.8-37.1 235 68.8 62.9-74.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 444 133 30.1 25.2-35.5 311 69.9 64.5-74.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 398 141 35.1 29.9-40.7 257 64.9 59.3-70.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 387 129 31.1 26.3-36.3 258 68.9 63.7-73.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 424 186 41.4 36.1-47.0 238 58.6 53.0-63.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 515 169 31.8 27.3-36.7 346 68.2 63.3-72.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 338 137 37.8 32.3-43.5 201 62.2 56.5-67.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 345 136 35.8 30.1-42.0 209 64.2 58.0-69.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 407 143 32.7 27.7-38.2 264 67.3 61.8-72.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 576 233 38.5 33.8-43.4 343 61.5 56.6-66.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 945 290 31.7 27.9-35.6 655 68.3 64.4-72.1
No 13,283 5,061 37.2 36.2-38.2 8,222 62.8 61.8-63.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,777 1,596 33.0 31.4-34.7 3,181 67.0 65.3-68.6
Piedmont 7,881 3,128 38.9 37.6-40.3 4,753 61.1 59.7-62.4
Western NC 1,570 627 36.9 34.1-39.8 943 63.1 60.2-65.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 908 380 39.6 35.8-43.5 528 60.4 56.5-64.2
Northwest 2,763 1,071 36.9 34.7-39.1 1,692 63.1 60.9-65.3
Charlotte 2,109 801 37.4 34.8-40.0 1,308 62.6 60.0-65.2
Greensboro 1,842 763 39.0 36.2-41.8 1,079 61.0 58.2-63.8
Southern Regional 1,497 481 32.2 29.4-35.2 1,016 67.8 64.8-70.6
Coastal 728 294 38.8 34.7-43.0 434 61.2 57.0-65.3
Wake 1,919 756 40.1 37.3-43.0 1,163 59.9 57.0-62.7
Area L 559 161 27.3 23.3-31.8 398 72.7 68.2-76.7
Eastern 1,811 609 32.5 29.9-35.2 1,202 67.5 64.8-70.1

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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, 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.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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