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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 14,883 262 2.0 1.7- 2.5 5,052 35.1 33.9-36.2 5,349 36.2 35.1-37.4 4,220 26.6 25.7-27.6
-Eastern NC 4,971 77 1.4 1.1- 1.9 1,490 31.0 29.1-32.9 1,834 38.3 36.4-40.2 1,570 29.3 27.6-31.0
GENDER
Male 1,820 23 1.3 0.8- 2.1 450 27.6 24.7-30.8 831 44.6 41.4-47.7 516 26.5 24.0-29.3
Female 3,151 54 1.6 1.2- 2.3 1,040 34.1 31.9-36.4 1,003 32.3 30.1-34.5 1,054 32.0 29.9-34.1
RACE
White 3,383 58 1.6 1.2- 2.3 1,146 33.0 30.7-35.3 1,279 40.0 37.6-42.3 900 25.4 23.5-27.5
African American 1,130 14 1.0 0.5- 1.9 200 21.8 18.5-25.5 385 35.6 32.0-39.4 531 41.6 37.9-45.4
Other Minorities 444 5 1.4 0.4- 4.6 139 37.4 30.7-44.6 165 34.1 28.3-40.4 135 27.2 21.8-33.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 226 2 1.6 0.4- 6.7 71 37.3 28.6-46.8 97 36.6 28.9-45.0 56 24.6 18.0-32.6
Non-Hispanic 4,736 75 1.4 1.1- 1.9 1,417 30.4 28.6-32.3 1,734 38.5 36.5-40.4 1,510 29.7 28.0-31.4
AGE
18-24 222 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2 110 50.3 41.9-58.5 68 31.8 24.4-40.3 41 16.7 11.6-23.7
25-34 583 11 1.5 0.8- 3.0 192 32.1 27.6-36.9 207 39.7 34.8-44.7 173 26.7 22.7-31.1
35-44 812 9 0.8 0.4- 1.6 241 27.5 23.9-31.4 292 38.5 34.5-42.7 270 33.3 29.5-37.3
45-54 1,000 15 1.7 0.8- 3.4 251 22.4 19.5-25.5 354 38.7 35.0-42.5 380 37.3 33.7-41.0
55-64 1,005 14 1.2 0.6- 2.1 262 25.6 22.5-29.0 387 40.8 37.2-44.6 342 32.4 29.1-35.9
65-74 768 9 1.2 0.5- 2.6 203 25.6 22.2-29.3 309 42.1 38.1-46.3 247 31.1 27.4-35.1
75+ 557 14 3.2 1.7- 6.0 223 38.2 33.5-43.1 208 36.6 32.0-41.4 112 22.0 18.0-26.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 785 15 1.9 0.9- 3.8 216 32.2 27.3-37.5 259 31.6 27.2-36.4 295 34.3 29.7-39.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,607 22 1.5 0.9- 2.7 441 29.3 26.0-32.8 597 39.7 36.3-43.3 547 29.4 26.6-32.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,267 16 1.0 0.6- 1.7 381 30.5 26.9-34.2 482 38.9 35.3-42.7 388 29.6 26.4-33.1
College Graduate 1,305 23 1.5 0.9- 2.3 451 33.0 29.9-36.4 493 40.0 36.5-43.6 338 25.5 22.6-28.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 632 11 1.3 0.7- 2.5 173 31.2 26.3-36.6 189 29.1 24.7-34.1 259 38.3 33.5-43.4
$15,000- 24,999 865 15 1.8 0.9- 3.4 233 31.6 26.5-37.2 302 35.2 30.6-40.0 315 31.4 27.3-35.8
$25,000- 34,999 637 8 0.9 0.4- 2.1 191 32.3 27.3-37.6 223 33.8 29.1-38.9 215 33.0 28.3-38.1
$35,000- 49,999 724 10 1.6 0.7- 3.6 213 27.5 23.2-32.2 300 45.2 40.2-50.3 201 25.8 21.9-30.0
$50,000-74,999 679 12 1.4 0.8- 2.5 184 26.8 22.5-31.5 281 42.9 38.0-47.9 202 28.9 24.6-33.7
$75,000+ 748 7 1.2 0.5- 2.9 252 29.8 26.1-33.9 303 44.1 39.4-48.9 186 24.8 21.2-28.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,883 39 2.2 1.4- 3.3 468 26.1 23.3-29.1 633 34.7 31.9-37.6 743 37.0 34.3-39.9
No 2,929 37 1.1 0.7- 1.7 969 33.0 30.6-35.5 1,138 39.9 37.4-42.5 785 25.9 23.8-28.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 877 7 1.0 0.4- 2.2 224 26.6 22.7-30.8 412 48.5 44.2-52.8 234 24.0 20.8-27.6
Non-Veteran 4,086 70 1.6 1.1- 2.1 1,263 31.9 29.8-34.1 1,421 35.9 33.9-38.1 1,332 30.6 28.7-32.5

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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=B MI 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.

** 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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