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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 374 39 10.9 6.9-16.8 174 46.0 39.2-53.0 151 41.5 34.9-48.4 8 1.3 0.6- 2.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Buncombe 349 27 8.2 4.9-13.3 151 39.5 33.3-46.2 162 49.1 42.4-55.8 7 2.5 1.1- 5.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
Cabarrus 380 35 7.2 4.8-10.7 183 44.8 38.6-51.2 144 43.3 36.8-49.9 17 4.5 2.6- 7.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Catawba 397 24 4.7 3.0- 7.3 191 44.0 37.2-51.0 171 46.1 39.2-53.1 11 5.3 2.4-11.0 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 432 31 5.0 3.3- 7.5 202 41.2 35.4-47.3 189 49.6 43.2-55.9 9 4.1 2.0- 8.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Davidson 412 33 7.4 4.9-10.9 189 42.9 36.9-49.1 171 43.1 37.0-49.5 18 6.5 3.0-13.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Durham 390 33 9.8 5.8-16.2 154 34.1 28.4-40.3 184 49.0 42.2-55.9 18 6.3 3.1-12.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8
Forsyth 401 31 7.3 4.9-10.8 160 37.1 31.4-43.2 187 48.0 41.8-54.3 20 6.5 3.2-12.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6
Gaston 375 37 8.0 5.5-11.5 174 46.0 39.3-52.8 145 40.0 33.6-46.7 16 5.0 2.9- 8.8 3 1.0 0.2- 4.3
Guilford 431 32 8.7 5.5-13.7 177 36.9 31.6-42.6 203 50.1 44.1-56.1 18 4.2 2.4- 7.2 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
Iredell 423 39 7.7 5.4-10.9 192 40.1 34.2-46.3 176 48.0 41.6-54.5 15 3.9 2.1- 7.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
Johnston 436 39 7.6 4.9-11.5 200 42.5 36.1-49.2 175 43.4 36.8-50.3 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8
Mecklenburg 801 58 6.2 4.7- 8.2 320 36.3 32.0-41.0 399 53.5 48.8-58.1 19 2.9 1.7- 4.9 5 1.1 0.4- 3.5
New Hanover 381 32 8.3 5.5-12.3 152 39.8 33.5-46.5 186 47.5 40.9-54.1 10 4.1 1.3-12.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
Onslow 377 41 9.6 6.6-13.7 140 34.9 28.8-41.4 182 53.6 46.9-60.1 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0
Orange 357 30 7.3 4.7-11.0 129 30.5 25.0-36.6 179 55.1 48.0-62.0 17 6.8 3.6-12.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
Pitt 383 37 9.0 6.2-12.9 176 42.6 36.8-48.7 148 43.8 37.7-50.1 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Randolph 375 25 4.9 3.0- 7.7 164 37.2 30.8-44.0 166 53.8 46.5-60.9 19 4.0 2.3- 6.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
Robeson 372 32 6.9 4.7-10.1 167 40.8 34.3-47.6 157 47.8 40.8-54.8 12 3.8 1.7- 8.3 4 0.7 0.2- 2.3
Rowan 427 33 8.0 5.0-12.5 203 41.7 35.9-47.6 173 45.8 39.7-51.9 15 4.1 1.8- 8.9 3 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Union 380 29 6.3 4.1- 9.6 159 37.6 31.7-44.0 175 49.0 42.3-55.8 17 7.0 3.4-14.0 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 629 50 6.2 4.5- 8.4 263 39.5 34.9-44.4 296 50.4 45.4-55.5 16 2.4 1.4- 4.1 4 1.5 0.3- 7.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 404 43 10.1 7.2-13.9 165 37.0 30.9-43.6 174 47.9 41.2-54.7 21 4.9 2.9- 8.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Northeast Partnership II*** 491 63 10.7 8.0-14.2 211 41.1 35.5-46.9 197 45.3 39.3-51.3 17 2.5 1.5- 4.3 3 0.5 0.1- 1.6
Northeast Partnership I*** 423 44 9.9 6.9-13.8 184 43.4 37.2-49.9 174 41.6 35.6-48.0 19 4.7 2.7- 8.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 422 38 6.8 4.6- 9.8 181 42.2 36.4-48.3 190 47.4 41.4-53.6 11 3.3 1.4- 7.6 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 444 61 11.4 8.4-15.2 202 41.9 36.0-48.0 159 43.0 36.7-49.6 18 2.8 1.6- 4.8 4 0.9 0.3- 3.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 419 25 5.2 3.2- 8.4 186 44.2 38.2-50.4 189 45.4 39.5-51.5 19 5.2 3.0- 8.8 0 0.0 . - .
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 379 48 9.7 7.1-13.3 177 43.2 36.6-50.0 140 44.2 37.1-51.6 13 2.8 1.4- 5.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 443 46 8.6 6.1-11.9 183 40.8 34.7-47.3 200 47.6 41.1-54.1 14 3.0 1.6- 5.4 0 0.0 . - .
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 542 47 7.8 5.5-11.2 242 41.0 35.7-46.4 225 45.0 39.4-50.7 27 6.1 3.5-10.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 410 31 6.3 4.2- 9.5 199 47.8 41.8-53.9 154 37.6 31.9-43.7 24 7.9 4.5-13.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 406 29 5.1 3.4- 7.8 196 44.1 37.5-50.9 165 45.7 38.7-52.8 15 5.0 2.3-10.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 437 42 8.9 6.3-12.4 203 42.2 36.4-48.3 162 41.2 35.2-47.4 24 6.4 3.7-11.0 6 1.3 0.5- 3.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 549 43 6.8 4.6-10.0 224 39.0 33.7-44.6 254 49.1 43.4-54.9 25 4.7 3.0- 7.4 3 0.3 0.1- 1.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,043 115 9.6 7.7-11.9 456 41.8 37.8-45.9 424 44.7 40.5-49.0 43 3.6 2.5- 5.1 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9
No 14,008 1,212 7.6 7.0- 8.1 6,117 40.3 39.1-41.4 6,078 47.2 46.0-48.4 538 4.4 3.9- 4.9 63 0.6 0.4- 0.9
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,021 486 8.4 7.5- 9.4 2,173 40.9 39.0-42.8 2,142 46.3 44.3-48.3 197 4.0 3.3- 4.8 23 0.4 0.2- 0.8
Piedmont 8,423 715 7.5 6.8- 8.2 3,678 39.9 38.4-41.4 3,673 47.7 46.2-49.3 320 4.3 3.6- 5.0 37 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Western NC 1,607 126 7.0 5.6- 8.8 722 41.2 38.0-44.4 687 46.1 42.8-49.6 64 5.2 3.8- 7.3 8 0.4 0.2- 1.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 898 70 7.3 5.3- 9.8 375 39.2 35.0-43.5 416 49.1 44.6-53.6 32 4.0 2.7- 6.0 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2
Northwest 3,008 235 6.8 5.8- 7.9 1,398 42.1 39.7-44.5 1,239 44.6 42.1-47.1 123 6.1 4.6- 8.0 13 0.5 0.2- 1.0
Charlotte 2,306 189 7.1 6.0- 8.5 1,007 39.9 37.1-42.8 1,011 47.7 44.8-50.6 87 4.4 3.3- 5.8 12 0.9 0.4- 1.9
Greensboro 1,941 158 7.9 6.3-10.0 820 38.3 35.4-41.3 873 49.4 46.2-52.6 82 4.2 3.1- 5.5 8 0.2 0.1- 0.4
Southern Regional 1,520 142 7.7 6.3- 9.4 650 40.1 36.6-43.6 666 48.3 44.6-52.0 56 3.8 2.6- 5.3 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5
Coastal 789 58 6.8 4.9- 9.4 342 44.7 40.2-49.4 359 42.8 38.4-47.3 28 5.0 3.0- 8.2 2 0.7 0.1- 3.5
Wake 2,025 198 7.9 6.5- 9.5 881 40.1 37.2-43.1 867 47.5 44.3-50.7 71 3.4 2.4- 4.7 8 1.1 0.3- 3.4
Area L 649 62 7.8 5.7-10.5 282 42.2 37.3-47.2 280 45.3 40.2-50.4 23 4.7 2.7- 7.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Eastern 1,915 215 10.0 8.5-11.8 818 39.4 36.4-42.5 791 47.1 43.8-50.4 79 3.1 2.3- 4.1 12 0.4 0.2- 0.8

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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, 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.
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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