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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
-Eastern NC 5,066 1,507 32.0 30.0-34.1 3,559 68.0 65.9-70.0
GENDER
Male 1,893 466 28.5 25.1-32.1 1,427 71.5 67.9-74.9
Female 3,173 1,041 35.5 33.2-37.8 2,132 64.5 62.2-66.8
RACE
White 3,422 1,158 34.8 32.3-37.4 2,264 65.2 62.6-67.7
African American 1,157 194 22.4 18.2-27.3 963 77.6 72.7-81.8
Other Minorities 460 149 36.4 30.1-43.3 311 63.6 56.7-69.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 200 61 34.6 26.1-44.1 139 65.4 55.9-73.9
Non-Hispanic 4,849 1,440 31.8 29.7-34.0 3,409 68.2 66.0-70.3
AGE
18-24 173 96 55.9 46.1-65.3 77 44.1 34.7-53.9
25-34 503 178 33.7 28.7-39.1 325 66.3 60.9-71.3
35-44 776 222 27.7 24.1-31.6 554 72.3 68.4-75.9
45-54 991 236 22.7 19.7-26.0 755 77.3 74.0-80.3
55-64 1,047 265 24.4 21.5-27.5 782 75.6 72.5-78.5
65-74 904 234 26.3 23.0-29.9 670 73.7 70.1-77.0
75+ 642 262 37.9 33.7-42.3 380 62.1 57.7-66.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 781 203 30.1 25.0-35.8 578 69.9 64.2-75.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,577 458 33.2 29.1-37.6 1,119 66.8 62.4-70.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,376 394 30.5 27.0-34.4 982 69.5 65.6-73.0
College Graduate 1,322 449 33.3 30.1-36.7 873 66.7 63.3-69.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 660 181 30.8 25.2-37.0 479 69.2 63.0-74.8
$15,000- 24,999 828 220 29.4 24.6-34.8 608 70.6 65.2-75.4
$25,000- 34,999 574 161 34.1 27.1-41.9 413 65.9 58.1-72.9
$35,000- 49,999 730 196 25.5 21.6-29.9 534 74.5 70.1-78.4
$50,000-74,999 748 231 31.5 26.3-37.1 517 68.5 62.9-73.7
$75,000+ 910 285 31.5 27.6-35.7 625 68.5 64.3-72.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,008 510 26.6 23.5-30.0 1,498 73.4 70.0-76.5
No 2,913 946 34.5 31.8-37.3 1,967 65.5 62.7-68.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 939 236 26.3 21.5-31.8 703 73.7 68.2-78.5
Non-Veteran 4,124 1,270 33.3 31.1-35.7 2,854 66.7 64.3-68.9

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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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