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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 12,649 4,417 34.6 33.1-36.2 8,232 65.4 63.8-66.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 339 111 32.4 24.8-41.1 228 67.6 58.9-75.2
Buncombe 386 184 45.4 39.2-51.7 202 54.6 48.3-60.8
Cabarrus 336 103 32.8 25.5-41.0 233 67.2 59.0-74.5
Catawba 349 138 43.0 35.7-50.6 211 57.0 49.4-64.3
Cumberland 376 102 28.3 22.4-34.9 274 71.7 65.1-77.6
Davidson 390 122 30.2 24.3-36.7 268 69.8 63.3-75.7
Durham 397 148 35.0 28.5-42.2 249 65.0 57.8-71.5
Forsyth 363 123 34.6 27.8-42.0 240 65.4 58.0-72.2
Gaston 330 118 37.1 30.3-44.5 212 62.9 55.5-69.7
Guilford 411 159 42.5 34.6-50.9 252 57.5 49.1-65.4
Iredell 410 144 36.3 29.9-43.4 266 63.7 56.6-70.1
Johnston 354 104 28.0 22.1-34.7 250 72.0 65.3-77.9
Mecklenburg 592 215 35.7 30.7-41.1 377 64.3 58.9-69.3
New Hanover 396 153 41.6 34.0-49.7 243 58.4 50.3-66.0
Onslow 371 121 29.7 24.1-36.0 250 70.3 64.0-75.9
Orange 343 177 51.9 45.2-58.5 166 48.1 41.5-54.8
Pitt 360 124 37.8 30.8-45.5 236 62.2 54.5-69.2
Randolph 334 111 30.1 23.3-37.8 223 69.9 62.2-76.7
Robeson 355 83 30.7 23.8-38.6 272 69.3 61.4-76.2
Rowan 418 136 25.6 20.7-31.3 282 74.4 68.7-79.3
Union 344 133 40.9 33.5-48.7 211 59.1 51.3-66.5
Wake 577 230 38.9 33.6-44.6 347 61.1 55.4-66.4
Wayne 359 101 30.2 23.6-37.6 258 69.8 62.4-76.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,501 1,053 30.4 27.3-33.6 2,448 69.6 66.4-72.7
Piedmont 6,438 2,357 36.1 34.1-38.2 4,081 63.9 61.8-65.9
Western NC 2,710 1,007 37.2 34.1-40.4 1,703 62.8 59.6-65.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,850 709 39.0 36.0-42.2 1,141 61.0 57.8-64.0
Northwest 2,865 986 34.0 30.9-37.3 1,879 66.0 62.7-69.1
Charlotte 1,721 617 36.8 33.0-40.7 1,104 63.2 59.3-67.0
Greensboro 1,560 616 37.3 32.8-41.9 944 62.7 58.1-67.2
Southern Regional 1,145 306 30.7 26.2-35.6 839 69.3 64.4-73.8
Coastal 549 198 31.3 24.3-39.2 351 68.7 60.8-75.7
Wake 1,445 517 34.7 30.9-38.6 928 65.3 61.4-69.1
Area L 135 38 31.0 19.7-45.1 97 69.0 54.9-80.3
Eastern 1,379 430 31.5 26.3-37.2 949 68.5 62.8-73.7

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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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