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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 1,149 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3 344 31.1 27.1-35.3 504 42.5 38.6-46.5 289 25.3 21.8-29.0
Female 1,645 40 2.3 1.6- 3.4 646 38.6 35.5-41.8 542 32.9 29.8-36.2 417 26.2 23.4-29.1
RACE
White 2,585 49 1.8 1.3- 2.5 925 35.1 32.6-37.8 977 38.0 35.4-40.6 634 25.1 22.8-27.5
African American 77 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 15 18.8 10.3-31.9 25 31.1 19.4-45.9 36 49.1 34.6-63.7
Other Minorities 122 2 1.6 0.3- 8.7 46 39.2 25.4-54.9 41 36.4 23.9-51.1 33 22.8 13.7-35.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 53 1 2.2 0.3-14.1 16 31.3 14.2-55.7 21 40.5 23.1-60.7 15 26.1 13.4-44.7
Non-Hispanic 2,732 51 1.7 1.2- 2.4 971 35.1 32.6-37.6 1,021 37.5 35.0-40.1 689 25.7 23.5-28.1
AGE
18-24 73 2 2.2 0.5- 8.7 29 42.1 28.2-57.4 20 27.1 16.1-41.8 22 28.6 17.8-42.7
25-34 216 7 2.8 1.3- 5.9 89 39.9 32.2-48.2 63 31.5 24.4-39.5 57 25.8 19.3-33.6
35-44 358 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 111 29.4 24.2-35.1 123 38.4 32.5-44.6 118 30.8 25.6-36.6
45-54 504 6 0.8 0.3- 1.9 161 32.0 27.4-37.1 202 40.9 35.9-46.1 135 26.3 22.0-31.1
55-64 660 9 1.6 0.8- 3.3 204 29.7 25.8-33.8 259 41.6 37.3-46.0 188 27.1 23.5-31.1
65-74 546 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 194 33.7 29.3-38.5 228 42.7 37.8-47.9 115 22.1 18.2-26.5
75+ 428 13 2.1 1.2- 3.9 199 45.0 39.5-50.7 146 37.4 32.0-43.1 70 15.4 12.0-19.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 13 4.2 2.2- 7.8 149 34.8 27.6-42.8 155 33.1 26.8-40.0 105 28.0 21.7-35.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 15 1.1 0.6- 1.9 295 35.2 30.3-40.3 315 36.7 32.1-41.5 249 27.1 23.3-31.3
Some Post-H.S. 712 16 2.0 1.1- 3.5 240 31.3 27.1-35.9 249 35.5 30.9-40.4 207 31.2 26.5-36.3
College Graduate 785 8 0.9 0.4- 2.2 305 37.8 33.5-42.2 327 43.2 38.7-47.9 145 18.1 15.0-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 13 3.1 1.4- 6.3 126 30.4 24.2-37.5 125 36.8 29.5-44.7 106 29.7 23.1-37.3
$15,000- 24,999 503 12 2.4 1.2- 4.7 162 34.3 27.7-41.6 185 33.2 27.7-39.2 144 30.1 24.5-36.4
$25,000- 34,999 331 5 1.7 0.7- 4.4 119 39.0 32.7-45.8 107 30.6 24.9-36.9 100 28.7 23.2-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 416 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8 149 32.6 27.1-38.6 158 41.0 34.4-47.8 102 25.0 19.7-31.3
$50,000-74,999 401 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 153 38.5 32.3-45.0 155 39.1 33.0-45.5 90 21.2 16.6-26.6
$75,000+ 411 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 126 31.3 24.5-38.9 189 45.7 39.1-52.5 93 22.4 17.6-28.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,148 33 2.4 1.6- 3.7 363 30.8 27.3-34.6 399 35.9 32.1-39.9 353 30.8 27.4-34.5
No 1,579 19 1.4 0.8- 2.4 594 36.8 33.4-40.4 627 39.1 35.7-42.5 339 22.7 19.9-25.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 420 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 137 30.5 25.2-36.4 191 47.2 41.1-53.5 90 22.0 16.7-28.5
Non-Veteran 2,373 50 2.0 1.4- 2.8 852 35.5 32.8-38.4 855 36.2 33.5-39.0 616 26.3 23.9-28.8

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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

Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available. For cell sizes less than 50, the results are not reliable

^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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