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2008 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 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 371 132 37.5 30.4-45.2 239 62.5 54.8-69.6
Buncombe 334 123 33.7 27.9-40.1 211 66.3 59.9-72.1
Cabarrus 361 143 44.2 36.9-51.9 218 55.8 48.1-63.1
Catawba 434 161 38.3 32.2-44.7 273 61.7 55.3-67.8
Cumberland 462 136 30.6 25.2-36.6 326 69.4 63.4-74.8
Davidson 387 133 32.1 26.1-38.8 254 67.9 61.2-73.9
Durham 370 120 29.3 22.9-36.6 250 70.7 63.4-77.1
Forsyth 388 148 35.6 29.8-42.0 240 64.4 58.0-70.2
Gaston 394 138 35.9 29.1-43.2 256 64.1 56.8-70.9
Guilford 406 152 39.1 32.1-46.6 254 60.9 53.4-67.9
Iredell 416 143 33.8 28.3-39.9 273 66.2 60.1-71.7
Johnston 454 135 30.7 24.8-37.4 319 69.3 62.6-75.2
Mecklenburg 647 276 39.4 34.8-44.2 371 60.6 55.8-65.2
New Hanover 350 142 42.1 34.6-50.0 208 57.9 50.0-65.4
Onslow 396 119 31.0 25.3-37.5 277 69.0 62.5-74.7
Orange 367 183 50.3 43.2-57.5 184 49.7 42.5-56.8
Pitt 370 102 30.4 23.9-37.8 268 69.6 62.2-76.1
Randolph 375 117 31.1 24.3-38.8 258 68.9 61.2-75.7
Robeson 380 93 23.8 18.1-30.6 287 76.2 69.4-81.9
Rowan 431 115 25.7 20.2-32.1 316 74.3 67.9-79.8
Union 393 141 39.2 32.5-46.4 252 60.8 53.6-67.5
Wake 557 208 35.8 30.8-41.1 349 64.2 58.9-69.2
Wayne 425 131 38.9 31.1-47.4 294 61.1 52.6-68.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,066 1,507 32.0 30.0-34.1 3,559 68.0 65.9-70.0
Piedmont 7,275 2,622 34.8 33.1-36.5 4,653 65.2 63.5-66.9
Western NC 2,794 1,042 36.6 34.1-39.3 1,752 63.4 60.7-65.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,837 681 35.9 33.0-39.0 1,156 64.1 61.0-67.0
Northwest 3,174 1,105 33.6 31.2-36.1 2,069 66.4 63.9-68.8
Charlotte 2,016 767 37.9 34.9-40.9 1,249 62.1 59.1-65.1
Greensboro 1,727 660 37.3 33.5-41.3 1,067 62.7 58.7-66.5
Southern Regional 1,477 425 31.4 27.9-35.2 1,052 68.6 64.8-72.1
Coastal 734 258 36.3 31.3-41.6 476 63.7 58.4-68.7
Wake 1,641 533 32.0 28.6-35.6 1,108 68.0 64.4-71.4
Area L 448 124 26.0 20.9-31.8 324 74.0 68.2-79.1
Eastern 2,081 618 33.2 29.7-36.8 1,463 66.8 63.2-70.3

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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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