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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 375 132 37.3 30.6-44.5 243 62.7 55.5-69.4
Buncombe 344 145 43.3 36.7-50.2 199 56.7 49.8-63.3
Cabarrus 368 125 36.6 30.3-43.3 243 63.4 56.7-69.7
Catawba 385 142 41.7 34.5-49.3 243 58.3 50.7-65.5
Cumberland 416 119 31.7 25.7-38.3 297 68.3 61.7-74.3
Davidson 407 139 34.4 28.4-41.0 268 65.6 59.0-71.6
Durham 382 163 43.3 36.5-50.4 219 56.7 49.6-63.5
Forsyth 394 172 42.6 36.4-49.0 222 57.4 51.0-63.6
Gaston 371 132 39.1 32.6-46.0 239 60.9 54.0-67.4
Guilford 428 174 39.9 34.1-45.9 254 60.1 54.1-65.9
Iredell 418 151 39.4 33.1-46.0 267 60.6 54.0-66.9
Johnston 429 139 35.6 29.2-42.6 290 64.4 57.4-70.8
Mecklenburg 802 341 42.8 38.1-47.6 461 57.2 52.4-61.9
New Hanover 380 162 38.3 32.2-44.7 218 61.7 55.3-67.8
Onslow 381 133 34.8 28.8-41.3 248 65.2 58.7-71.2
Orange 350 172 53.5 46.4-60.6 178 46.5 39.4-53.6
Pitt 371 119 33.0 27.2-39.4 252 67.0 60.6-72.8
Randolph 371 142 41.3 34.0-49.1 229 58.7 50.9-66.0
Robeson 375 98 25.2 19.3-32.2 277 74.8 67.8-80.7
Rowan 428 152 38.0 32.1-44.3 276 62.0 55.7-67.9
Union 374 155 41.9 35.2-48.9 219 58.1 51.1-64.8
Wake 614 247 38.2 33.3-43.3 367 61.8 56.7-66.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 394 137 35.4 29.1-42.3 257 64.6 57.7-70.9
Northeast Partnership II*** 482 147 31.3 25.9-37.4 335 68.7 62.6-74.1
Northeast Partnership I*** 420 101 25.2 19.8-31.5 319 74.8 68.5-80.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 426 129 32.2 26.5-38.4 297 67.8 61.6-73.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 442 120 28.9 23.5-35.1 322 71.1 64.9-76.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 411 152 39.7 33.6-46.2 259 60.3 53.8-66.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 377 84 25.1 19.0-32.4 293 74.9 67.6-81.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 428 167 40.6 34.0-47.5 261 59.4 52.5-66.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 550 181 34.5 29.3-40.1 369 65.5 59.9-70.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 404 143 34.1 28.5-40.2 261 65.9 59.8-71.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 403 145 35.3 28.9-42.3 258 64.7 57.7-71.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 440 148 34.8 29.2-40.9 292 65.2 59.1-70.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 543 206 39.1 33.5-44.9 337 60.9 55.1-66.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,032 291 30.4 26.4-34.6 741 69.6 65.4-73.6
No 13,851 5,023 37.5 36.3-38.7 8,828 62.5 61.3-63.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 4,970 1,566 32.4 30.5-34.3 3,404 67.6 65.7-69.5
Piedmont 8,323 3,153 39.1 37.6-40.6 5,170 60.9 59.4-62.4
Western NC 1,590 595 38.6 35.2-42.0 995 61.4 58.0-64.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 887 351 40.4 36.0-45.0 536 59.6 55.0-64.0
Northwest 2,970 1,090 38.4 35.9-41.0 1,880 61.6 59.0-64.1
Charlotte 2,292 889 40.0 37.1-42.9 1,403 60.0 57.1-62.9
Greensboro 1,919 762 40.8 37.6-44.0 1,157 59.2 56.0-62.4
Southern Regional 1,506 444 28.9 25.6-32.4 1,062 71.1 67.6-74.4
Coastal 787 306 38.5 34.0-43.2 481 61.5 56.8-66.0
Wake 1,986 693 36.6 33.5-39.8 1,293 63.4 60.2-66.5
Area L 646 187 32.3 27.4-37.6 459 67.7 62.4-72.6
Eastern 1,890 592 32.9 29.9-36.2 1,298 67.1 63.8-70.1

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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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