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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 3,459 31 0.8 0.5- 1.2 989 30.8 28.6-33.0 1,555 43.9 41.6-46.1 884 24.6 22.8-26.5
Female 5,738 135 2.8 2.2- 3.6 2,322 41.3 39.7-43.0 1,809 31.3 29.8-32.9 1,472 24.5 23.2-26.0
RACE
White 7,246 139 1.9 1.5- 2.5 2,779 37.9 36.4-39.4 2,674 37.8 36.2-39.3 1,654 22.5 21.2-23.8
African American 1,446 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6 339 27.2 23.9-30.8 511 36.3 32.9-39.8 584 35.7 32.5-39.1
Other Minorities 473 15 2.7 1.4- 5.1 183 37.6 31.7-43.9 165 39.3 33.1-45.7 110 20.5 16.3-25.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 438 7 1.5 0.6- 3.5 148 31.8 25.9-38.3 174 43.5 37.1-50.2 109 23.2 18.5-28.8
Non-Hispanic 8,754 159 1.8 1.4- 2.3 3,162 36.4 35.0-37.8 3,188 37.1 35.7-38.5 2,245 24.7 23.5-25.9
AGE
18-24 403 16 4.1 2.2- 7.4 204 51.6 45.2-57.9 109 27.5 22.2-33.6 74 16.8 12.8-21.8
25-34 1,264 27 2.0 1.2- 3.1 513 38.5 35.2-41.9 428 37.7 34.4-41.2 296 21.8 19.2-24.7
35-44 1,793 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2 650 34.2 31.6-36.9 639 39.1 36.2-42.0 487 26.0 23.6-28.6
45-54 1,787 33 1.5 1.0- 2.3 558 28.4 26.0-31.0 664 39.7 36.8-42.6 532 30.4 27.7-33.2
55-64 1,642 23 1.1 0.7- 1.8 472 27.8 25.3-30.5 641 40.4 37.5-43.3 506 30.7 28.1-33.5
65-74 1,255 19 1.4 0.9- 2.4 433 33.4 30.4-36.6 479 38.7 35.6-42.0 324 26.4 23.6-29.5
75+ 1,020 30 2.7 1.8- 4.1 462 43.9 40.2-47.6 393 40.0 36.4-43.8 135 13.4 11.0-16.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,368 33 2.9 1.6- 5.2 470 37.4 33.1-41.9 479 34.8 30.9-38.9 386 24.9 21.9-28.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,642 49 1.9 1.3- 2.7 850 31.4 29.0-33.9 991 37.9 35.3-40.5 752 28.9 26.5-31.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,194 35 1.4 0.9- 2.4 724 33.8 31.0-36.7 828 39.6 36.7-42.5 607 25.1 22.8-27.5
College Graduate 2,977 47 1.4 1.0- 1.9 1,262 40.6 38.4-42.8 1,062 37.5 35.3-39.7 606 20.5 18.7-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 981 25 2.0 1.2- 3.2 349 39.9 35.3-44.8 319 31.4 27.4-35.7 288 26.7 22.9-30.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,545 40 2.7 1.8- 4.2 525 34.4 30.8-38.2 541 37.3 33.5-41.3 439 25.5 22.6-28.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,088 16 1.3 0.8- 2.4 348 34.1 30.2-38.2 405 38.2 34.2-42.3 319 26.4 23.3-29.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,234 20 1.3 0.8- 2.2 418 32.3 28.7-36.1 463 38.5 35.0-42.2 333 27.8 24.6-31.3
$50,000-74,999 1,270 8 0.7 0.3- 1.8 452 34.3 31.0-37.7 486 39.5 35.9-43.1 324 25.6 22.6-28.8
$75,000+ 1,769 19 1.1 0.6- 1.7 707 37.7 35.0-40.5 685 40.3 37.5-43.2 358 20.9 18.6-23.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,696 72 2.5 1.8- 3.4 819 32.4 29.8-35.0 936 35.2 32.7-37.7 869 30.0 27.8-32.3
No 6,266 91 1.6 1.2- 2.2 2,395 37.0 35.4-38.7 2,356 38.7 37.1-40.4 1,424 22.7 21.3-24.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,138 12 0.7 0.4- 1.4 316 26.6 23.4-30.1 531 46.4 42.6-50.2 279 26.2 22.9-29.9
Non-Veteran 8,050 154 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,990 37.2 35.7-38.7 2,829 36.5 35.0-38.0 2,077 24.4 23.2-25.6

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