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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 15,135 234 1.5 1.2- 1.9 4,937 32.7 31.6-34.0 5,587 36.2 35.1-37.4 4,377 29.5 28.4-30.7
-Eastern NC 5,066 64 1.4 0.9- 2.1 1,443 30.6 28.6-32.7 1,876 36.0 34.0-38.0 1,683 32.0 30.2-33.9
GENDER
Male 1,893 11 0.8 0.3- 2.1 455 27.7 24.3-31.3 848 41.1 37.8-44.5 579 30.4 27.4-33.5
Female 3,173 53 2.0 1.3- 2.9 988 33.5 31.2-35.8 1,028 30.9 28.7-33.2 1,104 33.6 31.5-35.9
RACE
White 3,422 50 1.4 0.9- 2.3 1,108 33.4 30.9-36.0 1,306 36.4 34.0-38.9 958 28.8 26.5-31.2
African American 1,157 6 0.6 0.2- 1.5 188 21.8 17.6-26.7 390 31.8 28.2-35.7 573 45.8 41.6-50.0
Other Minorities 460 8 3.0 1.3- 7.0 141 33.4 27.3-40.2 169 41.5 34.8-48.4 142 22.1 17.8-27.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 200 6 4.4 1.7-11.1 55 30.1 22.2-39.5 79 42.7 33.5-52.4 60 22.8 16.5-30.5
Non-Hispanic 4,849 57 1.2 0.8- 1.8 1,383 30.6 28.5-32.8 1,791 35.5 33.5-37.5 1,618 32.7 30.8-34.7
AGE
18-24 173 5 3.5 1.3- 8.9 91 52.4 42.7-61.9 43 26.3 18.7-35.5 34 17.8 11.4-26.8
25-34 503 10 1.5 0.7- 3.2 168 32.2 27.3-37.5 160 32.7 27.9-37.9 165 33.6 28.8-38.7
35-44 776 9 0.8 0.4- 1.8 213 26.9 23.3-30.8 269 37.0 32.8-41.4 285 35.3 31.2-39.6
45-54 991 6 0.8 0.4- 1.9 230 21.9 18.9-25.1 349 36.6 33.0-40.4 406 40.7 37.0-44.5
55-64 1,047 5 0.4 0.1- 1.0 260 24.0 21.1-27.2 402 39.7 36.2-43.2 380 35.9 32.6-39.4
65-74 904 6 0.6 0.2- 1.6 228 25.7 22.5-29.3 384 42.9 39.1-46.7 286 30.8 27.4-34.5
75+ 642 23 3.1 2.0- 4.9 239 34.8 30.7-39.1 257 41.8 37.3-46.3 123 20.3 16.9-24.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 781 14 2.0 1.0- 3.8 189 28.1 23.0-33.8 287 39.2 33.9-44.8 291 30.7 26.4-35.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,577 17 1.8 0.8- 4.0 441 31.4 27.3-35.8 580 32.3 28.9-35.9 539 34.5 30.7-38.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,376 18 0.9 0.5- 1.6 376 29.6 26.1-33.5 497 35.3 31.6-39.1 485 34.2 30.9-37.7
College Graduate 1,322 14 0.9 0.5- 1.7 435 32.4 29.3-35.7 506 39.5 36.1-43.1 367 27.2 24.2-30.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 660 10 1.8 0.8- 4.1 171 29.0 23.5-35.2 209 33.4 27.8-39.5 270 35.8 30.6-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 828 7 0.6 0.3- 1.5 213 28.8 24.0-34.1 288 31.8 27.1-36.8 320 38.8 33.5-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 574 7 2.2 0.5- 8.0 154 32.0 25.1-39.7 211 34.6 28.6-41.1 202 31.3 25.9-37.3
$35,000- 49,999 730 9 1.2 0.5- 2.5 187 24.3 20.5-28.7 292 38.2 33.8-42.8 242 36.3 31.9-40.9
$50,000-74,999 748 5 1.0 0.3- 3.1 226 30.4 25.3-36.1 291 39.6 34.5-44.9 226 28.9 24.8-33.5
$75,000+ 910 7 0.6 0.3- 1.4 278 30.9 27.0-35.1 377 40.2 35.9-44.6 248 28.3 24.7-32.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,008 36 1.8 1.1- 2.8 474 24.8 21.7-28.2 699 33.3 30.5-36.3 799 40.1 36.9-43.3
No 2,913 27 1.0 0.6- 1.7 919 33.5 30.8-36.3 1,119 37.4 34.8-40.1 848 28.1 25.8-30.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 939 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1 230 25.8 21.0-31.3 441 44.2 39.6-48.9 262 29.5 25.6-33.8
Non-Veteran 4,124 58 1.6 1.1- 2.5 1,212 31.7 29.5-34.0 1,434 34.1 31.9-36.3 1,420 32.6 30.5-34.8

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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

Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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