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2008 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 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,869 28 1.0 0.6- 1.7 741 26.2 23.7-28.8 1,299 42.8 40.1-45.4 801 30.0 27.4-32.8
Female 4,406 90 2.0 1.4- 2.8 1,763 40.3 38.1-42.6 1,366 29.4 27.5-31.5 1,187 28.3 26.2-30.4
RACE
White 5,821 98 1.6 1.2- 2.1 2,130 36.0 34.1-37.9 2,116 35.4 33.6-37.2 1,477 27.1 25.3-28.9
African American 1,020 13 0.9 0.4- 1.9 237 25.3 21.4-29.7 360 35.5 31.5-39.8 410 38.3 34.1-42.7
Other Minorities 416 7 2.3 0.8- 6.2 130 28.6 22.8-35.2 184 42.0 35.2-49.1 95 27.1 20.1-35.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 303 6 3.7 1.4- 9.3 84 24.7 18.3-32.4 131 41.0 33.0-49.5 82 30.6 22.1-40.6
Non-Hispanic 6,960 112 1.3 1.0- 1.7 2,416 34.0 32.3-35.8 2,529 35.6 34.0-37.3 1,903 29.0 27.4-30.7
AGE
18-24 200 5 2.6 1.0- 6.7 112 50.7 42.0-59.5 47 20.8 15.2-27.8 36 25.8 17.9-35.7
25-34 716 9 1.2 0.5- 3.0 251 33.0 28.7-37.7 246 34.2 29.9-38.8 210 31.6 27.3-36.2
35-44 1,212 19 1.5 0.9- 2.6 368 26.7 23.9-29.8 476 42.3 38.7-45.9 349 29.4 26.2-32.8
45-54 1,474 15 0.8 0.4- 1.5 482 30.5 27.6-33.6 531 38.2 34.9-41.5 446 30.5 27.5-33.7
55-64 1,532 19 1.2 0.6- 2.4 448 27.0 24.4-29.8 565 37.6 34.5-40.8 500 34.1 31.0-37.4
65-74 1,191 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5 417 34.3 31.0-37.7 459 37.6 34.2-41.0 298 26.8 23.7-30.1
75+ 914 34 3.2 2.1- 4.7 409 42.7 38.7-46.9 327 37.4 33.4-41.7 144 16.6 13.7-20.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 883 25 4.3 2.4- 7.4 260 27.8 22.8-33.4 341 38.4 33.2-43.8 257 29.6 24.6-35.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,021 38 1.2 0.7- 1.8 618 29.2 26.0-32.7 724 32.9 29.7-36.2 641 36.7 33.0-40.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,870 26 1.7 0.9- 3.1 634 34.7 31.3-38.2 648 32.8 29.7-36.0 562 30.9 27.8-34.2
College Graduate 2,491 28 0.7 0.4- 1.1 986 37.5 35.0-40.1 951 40.4 37.8-43.1 526 21.4 19.2-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 668 21 3.8 1.9- 7.4 194 25.2 19.8-31.5 236 34.5 28.6-40.9 217 36.5 29.8-43.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,108 24 2.5 1.3- 4.7 352 31.2 26.2-36.7 390 34.8 30.1-39.9 342 31.5 26.3-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 725 12 2.5 0.9- 6.8 226 28.3 23.8-33.3 265 36.3 31.4-41.5 222 32.9 27.7-38.5
$35,000- 49,999 979 10 0.7 0.3- 1.7 311 27.1 23.5-31.1 374 38.3 33.9-42.8 284 33.9 29.5-38.6
$50,000-74,999 1,038 12 0.7 0.4- 1.5 312 29.0 25.3-33.0 403 38.5 34.4-42.8 311 31.7 27.8-35.9
$75,000+ 1,833 14 0.5 0.3- 1.0 719 38.6 35.5-41.8 694 36.9 34.0-39.9 406 23.9 21.3-26.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,476 53 2.4 1.5- 3.7 727 28.8 26.1-31.7 845 31.5 28.9-34.2 851 37.3 34.3-40.4
No 4,609 62 1.1 0.7- 1.6 1,702 35.0 32.9-37.2 1,755 37.7 35.7-39.9 1,090 26.2 24.1-28.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,003 10 0.7 0.3- 1.5 280 24.1 20.7-27.9 424 42.5 38.2-46.8 289 32.8 28.5-37.3
Non-Veteran 6,269 108 1.6 1.2- 2.2 2,224 34.6 32.8-36.5 2,239 35.1 33.4-36.9 1,698 28.6 26.8-30.5

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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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