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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 7,275 2,622 34.8 33.1-36.5 4,653 65.2 63.5-66.9
GENDER
Male 2,869 769 27.2 24.7-29.8 2,100 72.8 70.2-75.3
Female 4,406 1,853 42.3 40.1-44.6 2,553 57.7 55.4-59.9
RACE
White 5,821 2,228 37.6 35.7-39.5 3,593 62.4 60.5-64.3
African American 1,020 250 26.2 22.3-30.5 770 73.8 69.5-77.7
Other Minorities 416 137 30.9 24.9-37.7 279 69.1 62.3-75.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 303 90 28.4 21.5-36.5 213 71.6 63.5-78.5
Non-Hispanic 6,960 2,528 35.4 33.6-37.1 4,432 64.6 62.9-66.4
AGE
18-24 200 117 53.4 44.5-62.1 83 46.6 37.9-55.5
25-34 716 260 34.2 29.9-38.9 456 65.8 61.1-70.1
35-44 1,212 387 28.3 25.3-31.4 825 71.7 68.6-74.7
45-54 1,474 497 31.3 28.4-34.4 977 68.7 65.6-71.6
55-64 1,532 467 28.3 25.6-31.1 1,065 71.7 68.9-74.4
65-74 1,191 434 35.7 32.4-39.1 757 64.3 60.9-67.6
75+ 914 443 45.9 41.8-50.1 471 54.1 49.9-58.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 883 285 32.0 26.8-37.8 598 68.0 62.2-73.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,021 656 30.4 27.1-33.9 1,365 69.6 66.1-72.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,870 660 36.3 33.0-39.9 1,210 63.7 60.1-67.0
College Graduate 2,491 1,014 38.2 35.7-40.8 1,477 61.8 59.2-64.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 668 215 29.0 23.3-35.5 453 71.0 64.5-76.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,108 376 33.7 28.6-39.2 732 66.3 60.8-71.4
$25,000- 34,999 725 238 30.9 26.1-36.1 487 69.1 63.9-73.9
$35,000- 49,999 979 321 27.8 24.2-31.8 658 72.2 68.2-75.8
$50,000-74,999 1,038 324 29.8 26.0-33.8 714 70.2 66.2-74.0
$75,000+ 1,833 733 39.1 36.0-42.3 1,100 60.9 57.7-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,476 780 31.2 28.4-34.2 1,696 68.8 65.8-71.6
No 4,609 1,764 36.1 34.0-38.3 2,845 63.9 61.7-66.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,003 290 24.8 21.3-28.6 713 75.2 71.4-78.7
Non-Veteran 6,269 2,332 36.2 34.4-38.1 3,937 63.8 61.9-65.6

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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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