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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 375 9 3.2 1.2- 8.3 123 34.1 27.7-41.2 135 36.2 29.9-43.1 108 26.5 20.9-32.9
Buncombe 344 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6 139 41.6 35.0-48.5 131 35.3 29.5-41.7 68 21.3 15.7-28.2
Cabarrus 368 6 1.6 0.6- 3.9 119 35.0 28.8-41.7 135 35.3 29.4-41.7 108 28.1 22.9-34.0
Catawba 385 5 1.7 0.4- 7.0 137 40.0 32.8-47.7 151 35.8 29.7-42.4 92 22.5 17.5-28.4
Cumberland 416 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 117 31.4 25.4-38.0 163 39.1 33.1-45.4 134 29.3 23.9-35.3
Davidson 407 11 2.9 1.4- 5.8 128 31.6 25.7-38.1 148 35.6 30.0-41.7 120 30.0 24.7-35.8
Durham 382 11 3.1 1.5- 6.1 152 40.2 33.5-47.4 129 34.3 27.8-41.5 90 22.4 17.7-27.9
Forsyth 394 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 165 41.5 35.3-47.9 121 31.8 26.3-37.8 101 25.7 20.8-31.3
Gaston 371 7 4.8 1.9-11.6 125 34.3 28.2-40.9 136 32.2 26.5-38.5 103 28.8 23.1-35.2
Guilford 428 9 1.5 0.6- 3.5 165 38.4 32.7-44.5 146 32.8 27.3-38.8 108 27.3 22.3-32.9
Iredell 418 8 1.9 0.8- 4.2 143 37.5 31.3-44.2 149 34.3 28.5-40.6 118 26.3 21.1-32.2
Johnston 429 8 3.2 1.1- 8.5 131 32.4 26.3-39.3 155 31.9 26.6-37.7 135 32.5 26.2-39.4
Mecklenburg 802 11 1.1 0.6- 2.1 330 41.7 37.0-46.5 282 35.8 31.5-40.3 179 21.4 17.9-25.5
New Hanover 380 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 158 37.1 31.1-43.5 139 38.0 31.7-44.9 79 23.7 17.9-30.7
Onslow 381 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 130 34.1 28.1-40.6 142 39.0 32.8-45.7 106 26.1 20.7-32.4
Orange 350 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 168 51.9 44.7-59.0 99 26.3 21.0-32.3 79 20.2 15.6-25.7
Pitt 371 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1 113 32.1 26.3-38.5 124 36.4 30.5-42.7 128 30.6 25.5-36.3
Randolph 371 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8 136 40.6 33.3-48.3 127 35.9 28.9-43.6 102 22.8 17.8-28.7
Robeson 375 5 2.3 0.7- 7.5 93 23.0 17.4-29.7 139 40.2 33.7-47.1 138 34.6 28.7-40.9
Rowan 428 10 2.1 1.0- 4.1 142 36.0 30.2-42.2 156 32.6 27.2-38.6 120 29.4 23.9-35.5
Union 374 9 4.3 1.4-12.3 146 37.6 31.3-44.3 137 38.0 31.6-44.9 82 20.1 15.6-25.5
Wake 614 10 3.7 1.4- 9.2 237 34.5 30.1-39.3 209 38.5 33.4-43.8 158 23.3 19.6-27.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 394 5 0.9 0.4- 2.4 132 34.5 28.2-41.4 154 40.1 33.4-47.2 103 24.5 19.7-30.0
Northeast Partnership II*** 482 11 1.9 1.0- 3.5 136 29.4 24.0-35.5 162 36.9 31.6-42.6 173 31.8 26.9-37.1
Northeast Partnership I*** 420 8 2.2 0.9- 5.4 93 23.0 17.8-29.2 156 37.0 31.4-43.1 163 37.7 31.7-44.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 426 6 1.3 0.5- 3.4 123 30.8 25.2-37.0 165 41.9 36.0-48.0 132 25.9 21.3-31.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 442 6 0.8 0.4- 2.0 114 28.1 22.7-34.3 163 39.5 33.5-45.9 159 31.5 26.4-37.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 411 10 2.5 1.1- 5.8 142 37.2 31.2-43.7 160 37.6 32.0-43.5 99 22.7 18.2-27.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 377 4 0.8 0.3- 2.6 80 24.3 18.2-31.6 144 36.0 29.4-43.1 149 38.9 32.5-45.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 428 8 2.0 0.9- 4.4 159 38.5 31.9-45.5 154 35.0 29.4-41.1 107 24.4 19.5-30.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 550 9 1.7 0.7- 4.4 172 32.8 27.7-38.4 194 34.1 29.0-39.6 175 31.4 26.5-36.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 404 10 2.9 1.3- 6.3 133 31.1 25.7-37.1 140 33.8 28.4-39.8 121 32.1 26.6-38.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 403 6 2.0 0.7- 5.5 139 33.3 27.0-40.3 155 38.9 32.2-46.1 103 25.8 20.4-32.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 440 12 3.0 1.5- 5.7 136 31.9 26.4-37.9 158 36.2 30.5-42.3 134 29.0 23.9-34.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 543 10 2.8 1.2- 6.4 196 36.2 30.8-42.1 191 37.3 31.9-43.1 146 23.6 19.3-28.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,032 21 1.9 1.1- 3.0 270 28.5 24.6-32.8 374 37.5 33.7-41.5 367 32.1 28.6-35.9
No 13,851 241 2.1 1.7- 2.5 4,782 35.5 34.3-36.6 4,975 36.2 35.0-37.3 3,853 26.3 25.3-27.3
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 4,970 77 1.4 1.1- 1.9 1,489 31.0 29.1-32.9 1,834 38.3 36.4-40.2 1,570 29.3 27.7-31.1
Piedmont 8,323 156 2.3 1.7- 3.0 2,997 36.8 35.3-38.3 2,929 35.2 33.7-36.7 2,241 25.7 24.4-27.0
Western NC 1,590 29 2.2 1.3- 3.7 566 36.3 33.1-39.7 586 36.3 33.2-39.6 409 25.1 22.4-28.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 887 16 2.5 1.2- 4.9 335 37.9 33.6-42.4 322 36.7 32.5-41.2 214 22.9 19.4-26.9
Northwest 2,970 60 2.0 1.4- 2.8 1,030 36.4 33.9-39.0 1,067 34.3 31.9-36.7 813 27.3 25.2-29.6
Charlotte 2,292 42 2.4 1.6- 3.6 847 37.6 34.8-40.5 820 35.3 32.6-38.2 583 24.7 22.3-27.2
Greensboro 1,919 38 1.9 1.2- 2.9 724 38.9 35.8-42.1 643 33.1 30.2-36.2 514 26.1 23.5-28.9
Southern Regional 1,506 16 0.8 0.4- 1.5 428 28.1 24.9-31.6 584 42.0 38.3-45.7 478 29.1 26.1-32.4
Coastal 787 14 2.1 1.0- 4.0 292 36.5 32.0-41.1 295 36.7 32.5-41.1 186 24.8 21.0-29.0
Wake 1,986 35 3.0 1.6- 5.5 658 33.6 30.7-36.6 705 37.2 34.0-40.4 588 26.2 23.8-28.8
Area L 646 12 2.0 1.0- 3.9 175 30.3 25.5-35.6 231 36.1 31.5-41.0 228 31.7 27.2-36.4
Eastern 1,890 29 1.2 0.8- 1.7 563 31.8 28.7-35.0 682 37.6 34.5-40.7 616 29.5 26.9-32.2

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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, 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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