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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 3,181 28 1.4 0.9- 2.4 914 31.0 28.7-33.5 1,374 41.5 39.1-44.0 865 26.1 24.1-28.1
Female 5,142 128 3.2 2.3- 4.4 2,083 42.7 40.9-44.5 1,555 28.8 27.2-30.5 1,376 25.3 23.7-26.9
RACE
White 6,517 127 2.4 1.7- 3.3 2,477 38.3 36.6-40.0 2,309 35.4 33.8-37.1 1,604 23.9 22.5-25.3
African American 1,269 18 1.6 0.9- 3.0 297 25.5 22.3-29.0 435 34.7 31.3-38.3 519 38.2 34.7-41.9
Other Minorities 509 11 2.8 1.2- 6.6 212 43.8 37.9-49.8 177 35.0 29.5-41.0 109 18.4 14.7-22.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 408 9 2.8 1.0- 7.6 151 39.4 33.0-46.1 152 37.3 31.0-44.0 96 20.6 16.3-25.7
Non-Hispanic 7,903 147 2.3 1.7- 3.0 2,841 36.5 35.0-38.1 2,775 35.1 33.6-36.6 2,140 26.2 24.9-27.5
AGE
18-24 318 16 6.6 3.5-12.2 167 52.1 45.2-59.0 76 25.3 19.5-32.0 59 16.0 11.8-21.3
25-34 987 23 2.0 1.2- 3.3 398 37.8 34.1-41.5 315 36.8 32.9-40.8 251 23.5 20.4-26.8
35-44 1,493 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5 567 36.1 33.2-39.0 474 33.9 31.0-37.0 427 28.4 25.7-31.3
45-54 1,653 18 0.9 0.5- 1.7 541 30.6 28.0-33.3 588 38.2 35.2-41.3 506 30.3 27.6-33.1
55-64 1,639 16 1.1 0.6- 2.0 485 29.3 26.6-32.2 615 36.7 33.9-39.5 523 32.9 30.1-35.9
65-74 1,231 20 1.4 0.9- 2.3 395 31.1 28.1-34.2 499 41.4 38.2-44.7 317 26.0 23.2-29.1
75+ 961 38 4.2 2.8- 6.1 425 44.0 40.2-47.9 347 35.5 31.9-39.2 151 16.3 13.6-19.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,174 27 3.1 1.9- 5.1 372 33.8 29.7-38.2 407 33.8 29.6-38.3 368 29.2 25.6-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,412 50 1.9 1.3- 3.0 765 33.3 30.5-36.2 874 36.0 33.3-38.9 723 28.7 26.2-31.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,020 38 3.2 1.7- 6.0 711 35.4 32.2-38.6 708 35.7 32.4-39.0 563 25.8 23.2-28.5
College Graduate 2,701 41 1.6 1.1- 2.4 1,141 41.8 39.4-44.2 936 34.9 32.6-37.3 583 21.7 19.8-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 853 26 3.2 1.8- 5.5 245 31.4 26.4-36.8 275 34.7 28.9-40.9 307 30.8 26.5-35.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,311 31 2.1 1.2- 3.6 417 33.6 29.9-37.6 451 33.1 29.5-36.8 412 31.2 27.5-35.1
$25,000- 34,999 926 11 1.1 0.5- 2.4 314 34.2 29.9-38.9 320 35.8 31.4-40.5 281 28.9 25.2-33.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,154 14 1.4 0.8- 2.7 394 35.0 31.2-39.0 422 36.7 32.9-40.7 324 26.8 23.7-30.2
$50,000-74,999 1,076 16 1.5 0.8- 3.0 367 34.6 30.7-38.7 385 34.6 30.9-38.5 308 29.3 25.8-33.1
$75,000+ 1,840 18 1.2 0.7- 2.1 765 39.4 36.6-42.3 675 37.8 34.9-40.7 382 21.6 19.4-24.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,874 60 2.4 1.7- 3.4 851 32.2 29.7-34.9 971 32.7 30.3-35.3 992 32.7 30.3-35.0
No 5,205 88 2.3 1.6- 3.3 2,048 38.6 36.8-40.5 1,869 35.9 34.1-37.9 1,200 23.1 21.6-24.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,128 9 0.8 0.4- 1.7 321 27.7 24.3-31.4 499 43.9 40.1-47.8 299 27.5 24.3-31.0
Non-Veteran 7,181 147 2.5 1.9- 3.3 2,670 38.1 36.4-39.7 2,426 34.0 32.4-35.7 1,938 25.4 24.0-26.8

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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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