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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 12,649 216 1.7 1.3- 2.2 4,201 32.9 31.4-34.5 4,557 35.3 33.8-36.8 3,675 30.1 28.6-31.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 339 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6 105 31.3 23.7-40.0 103 26.3 20.3-33.4 125 41.2 31.9-51.2
Buncombe 386 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4 179 44.1 38.0-50.5 124 34.6 28.7-40.9 78 20.1 15.6-25.5
Cabarrus 336 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9 99 31.3 24.1-39.6 115 34.2 27.2-41.9 118 33.1 26.5-40.3
Catawba 349 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 134 42.4 35.1-50.0 122 31.0 25.4-37.2 89 26.0 20.7-32.2
Cumberland 376 5 1.7 0.6- 4.3 97 26.6 20.9-33.2 130 34.9 28.8-41.6 144 36.8 30.7-43.3
Davidson 390 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6 111 28.3 22.5-34.9 161 42.1 35.7-48.8 107 27.8 22.5-33.6
Durham 397 6 2.3 0.7- 7.1 142 32.7 26.4-39.7 127 35.7 28.3-43.8 122 29.3 23.5-35.8
Forsyth 363 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 119 34.1 27.4-41.6 146 37.8 31.7-44.3 94 27.6 22.0-34.0
Gaston 330 6 2.2 0.8- 5.8 112 34.9 28.2-42.3 132 39.1 32.5-46.3 80 23.7 18.1-30.5
Guilford 411 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 154 41.9 34.0-50.3 143 35.2 28.5-42.5 109 22.3 17.6-27.8
Iredell 410 7 1.7 0.6- 4.5 137 34.7 28.3-41.6 165 34.9 29.1-41.2 101 28.7 22.2-36.4
Johnston 354 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 103 27.7 21.9-34.5 131 33.4 27.0-40.4 119 38.6 30.9-47.0
Mecklenburg 592 5 0.9 0.2- 3.7 210 34.8 29.8-40.1 222 38.6 33.3-44.1 155 25.7 21.4-30.6
New Hanover 396 10 6.0 2.5-13.8 143 35.7 28.6-43.4 143 33.5 26.9-40.8 100 24.9 18.6-32.3
Onslow 371 6 1.3 0.5- 3.2 115 28.5 22.9-34.7 139 43.2 36.7-49.9 111 27.1 22.1-32.8
Orange 343 5 1.0 0.4- 2.5 172 50.9 44.2-57.5 97 27.1 21.9-32.9 69 21.0 16.3-26.7
Pitt 360 7 0.9 0.4- 2.1 117 36.9 29.8-44.6 115 30.6 24.5-37.4 121 31.6 25.8-38.1
Randolph 334 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4 106 29.5 22.8-37.3 133 42.8 35.5-50.5 90 27.1 21.1-34.1
Robeson 355 4 1.3 0.3- 5.1 79 29.4 22.5-37.3 114 26.9 21.8-32.8 158 42.4 35.8-49.2
Rowan 418 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 132 25.2 20.3-30.9 166 45.6 38.7-52.6 116 28.8 23.3-35.0
Union 344 8 5.0 1.4-16.6 125 35.9 29.2-43.3 122 33.2 27.1-40.0 89 25.9 20.1-32.6
Wake 577 14 2.1 1.0- 4.4 216 36.9 31.6-42.5 216 38.2 33.0-43.7 131 22.9 18.8-27.6
Wayne 359 3 0.9 0.2- 3.1 98 29.3 22.8-36.7 125 37.7 30.7-45.2 133 32.1 26.1-38.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,501 53 2.1 1.2- 3.6 1,000 28.3 25.3-31.4 1,229 34.0 31.1-37.0 1,219 35.6 32.4-38.9
Piedmont 6,438 103 1.4 1.0- 2.0 2,254 34.6 32.6-36.7 2,340 36.0 34.1-38.0 1,741 27.9 26.1-29.8
Western NC 2,710 60 1.8 1.3- 2.5 947 35.4 32.3-38.5 988 34.6 31.9-37.4 715 28.2 25.1-31.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,850 40 2.0 1.4- 3.0 669 37.0 34.0-40.2 660 35.7 32.8-38.8 481 25.2 22.6-28.1
Northwest 2,865 50 1.0 0.7- 1.4 936 33.0 29.9-36.3 1,121 37.7 34.8-40.7 758 28.3 25.4-31.3
Charlotte 1,721 26 1.7 0.9- 3.2 591 35.1 31.4-39.0 630 35.4 31.9-39.1 474 27.8 24.3-31.5
Greensboro 1,560 22 0.6 0.4- 1.0 594 36.7 32.2-41.3 512 32.4 28.4-36.7 432 30.3 26.0-35.0
Southern Regional 1,145 16 2.9 1.1- 7.8 290 27.7 23.6-32.3 385 30.9 26.7-35.5 454 38.4 33.7-43.3
Coastal 549 13 2.8 1.3- 6.1 185 28.4 21.8-36.1 194 30.7 23.9-38.5 157 38.0 28.4-48.7
Wake 1,445 26 2.2 1.3- 3.9 491 32.4 28.7-36.4 515 37.3 33.3-41.4 413 28.1 24.7-31.8
Area L 135 4 2.4 0.8- 7.3 34 28.6 17.5-43.1 44 32.5 22.8-44.0 53 36.5 25.5-49.1
Eastern 1,379 19 0.9 0.5- 1.9 411 30.5 25.3-36.3 496 37.9 33.0-43.1 453 30.6 26.2-35.4

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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=BMI 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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