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2008 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 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 371 8 1.5 0.7- 3.3 124 36.0 28.9-43.7 127 33.6 26.9-41.1 112 28.9 22.1-36.8
Buncombe 334 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 120 33.1 27.3-39.5 138 45.0 38.2-51.9 73 21.3 16.2-27.5
Cabarrus 361 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 136 42.9 35.5-50.6 131 35.6 29.2-42.4 87 20.2 15.8-25.5
Catawba 434 7 2.4 0.7- 8.1 154 35.9 30.0-42.1 163 37.1 31.6-42.9 110 24.6 19.9-30.2
Cumberland 462 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 133 30.2 24.8-36.2 176 33.7 28.2-39.7 150 35.7 29.3-42.7
Davidson 387 7 2.4 0.8- 7.1 126 29.8 24.0-36.2 143 38.3 31.6-45.4 111 29.6 23.8-36.0
Durham 370 4 0.9 0.2- 3.2 116 28.4 22.1-35.7 144 39.6 33.0-46.7 106 31.1 24.9-38.0
Forsyth 388 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 144 34.6 28.7-40.9 152 42.0 35.8-48.5 88 22.4 17.7-27.9
Gaston 394 8 1.2 0.6- 2.6 130 34.6 27.9-42.0 152 35.3 28.9-42.2 104 28.8 23.1-35.3
Guilford 406 2 0.9 0.2- 5.4 150 38.2 31.2-45.7 145 32.8 26.9-39.2 109 28.1 22.1-35.0
Iredell 416 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3 136 32.4 26.9-38.4 157 39.8 34.0-45.9 116 26.4 21.6-31.9
Johnston 454 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0 129 29.5 23.6-36.2 161 33.7 28.1-39.7 158 35.6 29.5-42.3
Mecklenburg 647 12 2.6 1.1- 6.0 264 36.8 32.4-41.5 218 33.7 29.3-38.4 153 26.8 22.5-31.7
New Hanover 350 7 2.2 0.9- 5.3 135 39.9 32.4-47.9 123 33.3 26.8-40.5 85 24.6 19.1-31.0
Onslow 396 6 0.9 0.4- 2.4 113 30.1 24.3-36.5 155 41.2 34.9-47.8 122 27.8 22.7-33.5
Orange 367 8 2.3 1.0- 5.1 175 48.0 40.9-55.3 100 29.1 23.2-35.9 84 20.6 16.0-26.0
Pitt 370 6 1.2 0.4- 3.1 96 29.2 22.8-36.6 147 39.0 32.2-46.2 121 30.6 24.8-37.2
Randolph 375 7 2.2 0.9- 5.5 110 28.9 22.3-36.6 145 36.9 30.1-44.3 113 32.0 25.8-38.9
Robeson 380 5 3.2 1.1- 9.0 88 20.6 15.6-26.7 139 33.1 26.4-40.5 148 43.1 34.5-52.1
Rowan 431 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 109 24.9 19.4-31.3 188 42.3 35.6-49.3 128 32.0 25.4-39.4
Union 393 8 1.8 0.8- 4.4 133 37.4 30.7-44.6 137 34.7 28.3-41.7 115 26.1 20.8-32.3
Wake 557 5 0.7 0.2- 2.2 203 35.1 30.1-40.4 196 34.8 30.1-39.9 153 29.4 24.7-34.6
Wayne 425 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 130 38.8 31.0-47.2 157 31.2 25.4-37.6 137 29.9 23.6-37.0
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 7,275 118 1.5 1.1- 2.0 2,504 33.3 31.6-35.0 2,665 36.1 34.4-37.7 1,988 29.1 27.5-30.9
Western NC 2,794 52 1.7 1.2- 2.4 990 34.9 32.4-37.5 1,046 37.6 35.1-40.2 706 25.7 23.5-28.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,837 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9 649 34.0 31.2-37.0 698 39.1 36.0-42.3 458 25.0 22.3-27.8
Northwest 3,174 56 1.9 1.2- 2.9 1,049 31.7 29.3-34.1 1,212 38.4 36.0-40.9 857 28.0 25.7-30.4
Charlotte 2,016 39 1.9 1.1- 3.2 728 36.0 33.1-39.0 724 35.5 32.7-38.5 525 26.6 24.0-29.4
Greensboro 1,727 29 1.4 0.8- 2.4 631 36.0 32.2-39.9 600 34.3 30.9-38.0 467 28.3 24.7-32.2
Southern Regional 1,477 15 1.0 0.5- 1.8 410 30.5 27.0-34.2 545 36.0 32.3-39.8 507 32.6 29.0-36.4
Coastal 734 15 3.9 1.8- 8.2 243 32.4 27.7-37.4 274 36.9 32.0-42.0 202 26.9 22.9-31.2
Wake 1,641 19 0.9 0.5- 1.7 514 31.1 27.7-34.7 597 35.2 31.8-38.6 511 32.8 29.3-36.6
Area L 448 5 0.7 0.2- 1.8 119 25.4 20.3-31.2 162 38.2 32.4-44.4 162 35.7 30.3-41.6
Eastern 2,081 24 0.9 0.5- 1.7 594 32.2 28.7-35.9 775 35.0 32.0-38.1 688 31.8 29.0-34.8

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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

^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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