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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Very overweight Somewhat overweight Normal weight Somewhat underweight Very underweight
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,051 1,327 7.7 7.2- 8.2 6,573 40.3 39.3-41.4 6,502 47.1 45.9-48.2 581 4.3 3.8- 4.9 68 0.6 0.4- 0.9
-Eastern NC 5,019 486 8.4 7.5- 9.4 2,172 40.8 38.9-42.7 2,139 46.3 44.3-48.3 199 4.0 3.3- 4.9 23 0.4 0.2- 0.8
GENDER
Male 1,769 75 3.9 2.9- 5.1 703 36.6 33.6-39.7 912 54.7 51.4-57.9 73 4.3 3.2- 5.8 6 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Female 3,250 411 12.5 11.1-14.1 1,469 44.7 42.4-46.9 1,227 38.7 36.5-41.0 126 3.7 3.0- 4.7 17 0.4 0.2- 0.6
RACE
White 3,405 307 7.9 6.9- 9.1 1,473 40.6 38.3-42.9 1,475 47.0 44.6-49.4 137 4.2 3.4- 5.3 13 0.2 0.1- 0.5
African American 1,134 144 11.1 9.1-13.5 493 43.0 39.3-46.9 442 41.3 37.5-45.2 48 4.2 2.9- 6.0 7 0.4 0.2- 1.0
Other Minorities 466 35 6.3 4.1- 9.6 201 38.5 32.2-45.2 214 50.9 44.2-57.6 13 2.8 1.2- 6.4 3 1.4 0.4- 5.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 250 20 6.6 3.9-11.0 105 38.9 31.0-47.5 112 48.1 39.6-56.7 11 4.5 2.0- 9.6 2 1.8 0.5- 7.0
Non-Hispanic 4,761 466 8.6 7.7- 9.6 2,063 41.0 39.1-42.9 2,023 46.1 44.1-48.1 188 4.0 3.3- 4.8 21 0.3 0.2- 0.5
AGE
18-24 223 10 2.8 1.3- 5.6 59 25.3 18.7-33.1 142 66.2 58.1-73.5 12 5.8 3.1-10.6 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 602 65 9.2 6.9-12.2 240 38.1 33.6-42.8 270 48.5 43.7-53.4 25 4.0 2.5- 6.3 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
35-44 813 93 10.8 8.4-13.7 335 40.9 36.8-45.1 353 44.4 40.1-48.8 29 3.2 2.1- 4.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.8
45-54 1,000 130 12.0 9.8-14.6 478 48.2 44.4-52.0 353 36.1 32.5-39.8 35 3.0 2.1- 4.4 4 0.7 0.2- 2.8
55-64 1,017 106 9.3 7.4-11.6 516 51.0 47.3-54.7 361 36.4 32.9-40.0 27 2.8 1.8- 4.3 7 0.5 0.2- 1.0
65-74 767 62 7.1 5.3- 9.5 352 46.9 42.7-51.0 316 40.9 37.0-45.0 35 4.9 3.3- 7.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
75+ 562 18 3.2 1.9- 5.4 184 34.3 29.7-39.2 322 56.2 51.2-61.0 33 5.5 3.6- 8.3 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 800 79 9.0 6.8-11.8 302 36.1 31.4-41.2 357 46.8 41.6-52.1 56 6.8 4.7- 9.9 6 1.3 0.4- 4.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,604 153 7.7 6.3- 9.3 678 38.6 35.3-42.0 697 48.5 45.0-52.2 64 4.8 3.4- 6.6 12 0.4 0.2- 0.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,292 141 9.7 7.9-11.9 594 44.0 40.3-47.7 513 44.0 40.2-47.9 41 2.1 1.5- 2.9 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
College Graduate 1,317 113 7.6 6.0- 9.6 596 43.9 40.5-47.3 569 45.3 41.7-48.9 37 3.1 2.1- 4.5 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 635 88 13.6 10.6-17.3 262 38.9 34.0-43.9 248 43.2 38.1-48.6 31 3.8 2.5- 5.8 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
$15,000- 24,999 868 97 9.0 7.0-11.6 377 39.5 34.7-44.5 356 45.8 40.6-51.1 32 4.8 2.8- 8.0 6 0.9 0.3- 2.9
$25,000- 34,999 635 62 9.0 6.3-12.8 278 41.4 36.4-46.6 265 45.2 40.0-50.6 29 4.2 2.7- 6.5 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
$35,000- 49,999 726 64 7.6 5.7-10.0 339 44.3 39.6-49.3 296 43.7 38.7-48.8 26 4.2 2.5- 7.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
$50,000-74,999 691 71 10.1 7.6-13.2 325 43.1 38.4-47.9 268 42.8 37.8-47.9 25 3.9 2.3- 6.4 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
$75,000+ 740 57 6.9 5.0- 9.4 326 42.0 37.6-46.6 335 47.8 43.1-52.5 21 3.1 1.9- 5.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,917 266 13.3 11.5-15.4 841 42.0 39.1-44.9 692 38.3 35.4-41.3 104 5.7 4.3- 7.5 14 0.7 0.3- 1.6
No 3,070 216 6.1 5.1- 7.2 1,317 40.3 37.9-42.8 1,433 50.1 47.5-52.6 95 3.3 2.5- 4.2 9 0.3 0.1- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 860 50 6.3 4.5- 8.7 340 37.1 33.1-41.3 446 53.7 49.3-58.0 24 3.0 1.8- 5.0 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 4,155 436 8.9 7.9-10.0 1,831 41.7 39.6-43.8 1,690 44.6 42.4-46.9 175 4.3 3.5- 5.2 23 0.5 0.3- 1.0

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^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.

** 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.

***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.

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