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2005 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 16,417 284 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,701 35.5 34.5-36.6 5,926 36.7 35.7-37.8 4,506 25.9 25.1-26.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 434 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8 151 35.9 30.3-41.9 146 32.4 26.7-38.7 130 30.3 24.9-36.2
Buncombe 438 11 2.3 1.1- 4.9 196 42.6 36.7-48.8 121 27.1 22.0-33.0 110 27.9 22.4-34.3
Cabarrus 396 8 3.1 1.3- 7.0 132 34.3 28.2-40.9 150 37.8 31.8-44.1 106 24.9 20.2-30.3
Catawba 426 10 2.0 1.0- 4.1 144 34.9 29.3-40.9 164 38.6 33.1-44.5 108 24.5 20.0-29.5
Cumberland 439 7 1.4 0.6- 3.4 148 37.1 31.2-43.3 159 32.6 27.7-38.1 125 28.9 23.9-34.4
Davidson 440 8 0.9 0.4- 1.9 152 35.5 29.7-41.8 158 32.5 27.3-38.2 122 31.1 25.1-37.7
Durham 439 10 2.1 1.1- 4.3 172 38.7 33.2-44.6 147 35.6 30.0-41.7 110 23.5 19.0-28.7
Forsyth 429 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 170 39.8 33.9-46.1 161 37.7 32.1-43.7 94 21.5 17.1-26.7
Gaston 427 9 1.8 0.9- 3.8 137 32.9 26.9-39.6 169 39.5 33.4-46.0 112 25.7 21.0-31.2
Guilford 444 8 2.3 0.9- 5.4 160 35.0 29.5-40.9 178 40.8 35.0-46.9 98 21.9 17.6-26.8
Iredell 388 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9 144 34.6 29.1-40.6 138 37.0 31.2-43.2 100 27.2 22.0-33.0
Johnston 364 4 0.7 0.2- 2.3 118 30.8 25.0-37.2 139 41.4 34.8-48.3 103 27.1 21.6-33.3
Mecklenburg 839 16 1.6 1.0- 2.7 336 42.8 38.6-47.1 287 32.3 28.7-36.2 200 23.3 20.0-27.0
New Hanover 433 6 1.7 0.5- 5.4 175 38.3 32.8-44.2 152 36.5 31.0-42.3 100 23.5 19.0-28.7
Onslow 378 8 3.0 1.3- 6.6 102 30.4 23.9-37.7 147 39.0 32.8-45.6 121 27.7 22.6-33.4
Orange 409 6 1.4 0.5- 4.1 195 46.9 40.5-53.4 128 32.2 26.7-38.3 80 19.4 14.6-25.4
Pitt 422 8 1.7 0.8- 3.5 134 33.3 27.3-39.9 141 34.2 28.7-40.1 139 30.8 25.6-36.6
Randolph 434 10 2.9 1.2- 6.6 165 37.2 31.8-42.9 158 36.7 31.4-42.4 101 23.2 18.9-28.1
Robeson 427 5 1.1 0.4- 3.0 129 32.4 26.7-38.6 139 33.0 27.3-39.2 154 33.5 28.2-39.3
Rowan 452 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8 143 32.2 26.6-38.3 166 37.1 31.6-42.9 136 29.3 24.4-34.7
Union 364 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 128 34.7 29.2-40.7 138 38.4 32.7-44.4 94 26.0 20.9-31.8
Wake 813 13 2.2 1.1- 4.6 304 35.1 31.0-39.4 312 42.3 38.0-46.8 184 20.4 17.3-23.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 447 10 1.6 0.8- 3.2 152 36.6 30.8-42.7 161 36.2 30.6-42.1 124 25.6 21.0-30.7
Northeast Partnership II 488 6 1.2 0.4- 3.1 154 32.9 27.8-38.3 159 35.2 30.0-40.8 169 30.8 26.1-35.9
Northeast Partnership I 498 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 124 27.0 22.3-32.4 182 36.5 31.3-42.0 190 36.1 30.6-42.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 409 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 114 25.9 20.8-31.6 167 44.2 37.9-50.6 126 29.6 24.2-35.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 501 11 2.2 1.1- 4.3 138 31.5 25.8-37.9 194 38.9 33.4-44.7 158 27.3 22.8-32.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 411 8 1.9 0.9- 4.1 144 34.9 29.6-40.6 147 35.9 30.6-41.5 112 27.3 22.2-33.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 458 10 1.5 0.7- 3.0 134 28.7 23.9-33.9 164 35.5 30.2-41.1 150 34.4 29.2-40.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 500 10 2.2 1.0- 4.6 198 37.2 32.4-42.4 189 39.2 34.1-44.6 103 21.4 17.1-26.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 620 9 1.8 0.8- 3.8 183 31.9 26.4-38.1 222 36.1 31.1-41.4 206 30.2 25.8-35.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 444 3 0.9 0.2- 3.7 145 30.9 25.8-36.5 171 40.2 34.7-46.0 125 28.0 23.3-33.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 388 10 2.0 0.9- 4.3 143 37.2 31.0-43.8 144 37.2 31.3-43.4 91 23.7 19.1-29.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 487 11 1.9 1.0- 3.8 174 36.1 30.8-41.7 171 34.4 29.5-39.8 131 27.5 22.7-33.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 731 17 2.7 1.5- 4.8 263 39.1 34.2-44.2 257 33.8 29.6-38.4 194 24.4 20.5-28.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,137 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 337 33.2 29.5-37.1 393 35.3 31.7-39.0 396 30.6 27.3-34.1
No 15,280 273 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,364 35.7 34.6-36.8 5,533 36.8 35.8-37.9 4,110 25.7 24.8-26.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,304 76 1.5 1.1- 1.9 1,667 33.0 31.2-34.8 1,907 36.8 35.1-38.6 1,654 28.7 27.1-30.3
Piedmont 9,197 166 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,311 36.0 34.6-37.4 3,364 37.6 36.3-39.0 2,356 24.6 23.4-25.8
Western NC 1,916 42 2.3 1.5- 3.3 723 38.7 35.7-41.7 655 33.3 30.6-36.1 496 25.8 23.2-28.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,169 28 2.6 1.6- 4.1 459 40.3 36.4-44.2 378 31.6 28.3-35.2 304 25.5 22.3-29.1
Northwest 3,125 51 1.3 0.9- 1.9 1,101 35.5 33.2-37.8 1,153 36.9 34.7-39.1 820 26.3 24.4-28.4
Charlotte 2,423 50 1.9 1.4- 2.7 865 38.2 35.6-41.0 890 35.1 32.6-37.6 618 24.7 22.5-27.1
Greensboro 2,112 35 1.8 1.1- 3.0 813 36.3 33.5-39.3 752 37.9 35.0-41.0 512 23.9 21.6-26.4
Southern Regional 1,717 25 1.5 0.9- 2.3 552 35.5 31.9-39.2 601 33.6 30.5-36.8 539 29.5 26.6-32.6
Coastal 834 16 2.5 1.4- 4.6 311 35.6 31.7-39.7 300 36.8 32.9-40.9 207 25.1 21.6-28.9
Wake 2,294 40 1.9 1.2- 3.1 789 33.6 31.0-36.3 856 40.7 37.9-43.6 609 23.7 21.6-26.1
Area L 673 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2 191 28.7 24.4-33.4 253 40.5 35.5-45.7 225 30.0 25.6-34.8
Eastern 2,070 35 1.5 1.0- 2.3 620 32.4 29.6-35.2 743 37.3 34.6-40.1 672 28.8 26.5-31.3

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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. 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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** 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.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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