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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,794 1,042 36.6 34.1-39.3 1,752 63.4 60.7-65.9
GENDER
Male 1,149 356 32.2 28.3-36.5 793 67.8 63.5-71.7
Female 1,645 686 40.9 37.7-44.2 959 59.1 55.8-62.3
RACE
White 2,585 974 36.9 34.3-39.6 1,611 63.1 60.4-65.7
African American 77 16 19.8 11.0-32.9 61 80.2 67.1-89.0
Other Minorities 122 48 40.8 27.0-56.3 74 59.2 43.7-73.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 53 17 33.4 15.9-57.1 36 66.6 42.9-84.1
Non-Hispanic 2,732 1,022 36.8 34.3-39.4 1,710 63.2 60.6-65.7
AGE
18-24 73 31 44.3 30.2-59.3 42 55.7 40.7-69.8
25-34 216 96 42.7 34.9-50.9 120 57.3 49.1-65.1
35-44 358 117 30.8 25.6-36.5 241 69.2 63.5-74.4
45-54 504 167 32.8 28.1-37.9 337 67.2 62.1-71.9
55-64 660 213 31.3 27.4-35.5 447 68.7 64.5-72.6
65-74 546 203 35.2 30.7-39.9 343 64.8 60.1-69.3
75+ 428 212 47.2 41.6-52.8 216 52.8 47.2-58.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 162 39.0 31.6-46.9 260 61.0 53.1-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 310 36.2 31.4-41.4 564 63.8 58.6-68.6
Some Post-H.S. 712 256 33.3 29.0-37.9 456 66.7 62.1-71.0
College Graduate 785 313 38.7 34.4-43.1 472 61.3 56.9-65.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 139 33.5 27.0-40.7 231 66.5 59.3-73.0
$15,000- 24,999 503 174 36.7 30.0-43.9 329 63.3 56.1-70.0
$25,000- 34,999 331 124 40.8 34.3-47.5 207 59.2 52.5-65.7
$35,000- 49,999 416 156 34.0 28.4-40.1 260 66.0 59.9-71.6
$50,000-74,999 401 156 39.7 33.5-46.2 245 60.3 53.8-66.5
$75,000+ 411 129 31.9 25.1-39.5 282 68.1 60.5-74.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,148 396 33.3 29.7-37.1 752 66.7 62.9-70.3
No 1,579 613 38.2 34.8-41.8 966 61.8 58.2-65.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 420 139 30.7 25.4-36.6 281 69.3 63.4-74.6
Non-Veteran 2,373 902 37.5 34.7-40.4 1,471 62.5 59.6-65.3

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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

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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