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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,883 5,314 37.1 36.0-38.3 9,569 62.9 61.7-64.0
-Eastern NC 4,971 1,567 32.4 30.5-34.3 3,404 67.6 65.7-69.5
GENDER
Male 1,820 473 28.9 25.9-32.1 1,347 71.1 67.9-74.1
Female 3,151 1,094 35.8 33.5-38.1 2,057 64.2 61.9-66.5
RACE
White 3,383 1,204 34.6 32.3-36.9 2,179 65.4 63.1-67.7
African American 1,130 214 22.8 19.5-26.4 916 77.2 73.6-80.5
Other Minorities 444 144 38.8 32.0-45.9 300 61.2 54.1-68.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 226 73 38.8 30.1-48.3 153 61.2 51.7-69.9
Non-Hispanic 4,736 1,492 31.9 30.0-33.8 3,244 68.1 66.2-70.0
AGE
18-24 222 113 51.5 43.1-59.7 109 48.5 40.3-56.9
25-34 583 203 33.6 29.1-38.5 380 66.4 61.5-70.9
35-44 812 250 28.2 24.6-32.2 562 71.8 67.8-75.4
45-54 1,000 266 24.1 21.1-27.4 734 75.9 72.6-78.9
55-64 1,005 276 26.8 23.6-30.2 729 73.2 69.8-76.4
65-74 768 212 26.7 23.3-30.5 556 73.3 69.5-76.7
75+ 557 237 41.4 36.6-46.4 320 58.6 53.6-63.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 785 231 34.0 29.1-39.4 554 66.0 60.6-70.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,607 463 30.8 27.5-34.4 1,144 69.2 65.6-72.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,267 397 31.4 27.9-35.2 870 68.6 64.8-72.1
College Graduate 1,305 474 34.5 31.3-37.9 831 65.5 62.1-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 632 184 32.5 27.6-37.9 448 67.5 62.1-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 865 248 33.4 28.3-38.9 617 66.6 61.1-71.7
$25,000- 34,999 637 199 33.2 28.3-38.5 438 66.8 61.5-71.7
$35,000- 49,999 724 223 29.0 24.7-33.9 501 71.0 66.1-75.3
$50,000-74,999 679 196 28.2 23.9-32.9 483 71.8 67.1-76.1
$75,000+ 748 259 31.1 27.2-35.2 489 68.9 64.8-72.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,883 507 28.3 25.4-31.3 1,376 71.7 68.7-74.6
No 2,929 1,006 34.1 31.7-36.7 1,923 65.9 63.3-68.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 877 231 27.5 23.6-31.8 646 72.5 68.2-76.4
Non-Veteran 4,086 1,333 33.5 31.4-35.7 2,753 66.5 64.3-68.6

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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=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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