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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 11,534 205 1.4 1.2- 1.7 3,766 33.2 31.8-34.7 4,269 36.7 35.3-38.2 3,294 28.6 27.3-30.0
-Eastern NC 2,987 49 1.2 0.8- 1.8 859 28.6 25.7-31.7 1,091 37.1 34.1-40.1 988 33.1 30.3-36.1
GENDER
Male 1,064 10 0.5 0.3- 1.1 269 25.3 20.9-30.3 461 42.3 37.6-47.1 324 31.8 27.5-36.5
Female 1,923 39 1.9 1.2- 2.9 590 31.7 28.0-35.7 630 32.1 28.5-35.9 664 34.3 30.8-38.1
RACE
White 2,002 35 1.3 0.9- 2.1 627 29.9 26.3-33.7 765 40.5 36.9-44.3 575 28.2 25.1-31.6
African American 707 7 0.6 0.3- 1.4 153 22.7 17.6-28.8 221 29.9 24.5-36.0 326 46.8 40.6-53.1
Other Minorities 263 7 1.9 0.7- 5.6 76 34.8 24.4-46.8 96 30.7 22.1-41.0 84 32.5 22.4-44.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 111 4 2.3 0.6- 7.7 34 34.5 21.5-50.3 40 32.9 21.4-46.9 33 30.4 18.0-46.3
Non-Hispanic 2,869 45 1.1 0.8- 1.7 824 28.2 25.2-31.3 1,045 37.3 34.3-40.4 955 33.4 30.5-36.4
AGE
18-24 128 5 1.7 0.7- 4.4 54 49.7 37.3-62.1 30 22.6 14.3-33.8 39 26.0 16.9-37.8
25-34 296 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3 101 28.2 21.5-36.1 107 44.0 35.6-52.7 83 26.9 19.9-35.2
35-44 403 5 0.8 0.2- 2.8 96 22.4 17.3-28.4 145 38.5 31.5-46.0 157 38.3 31.6-45.5
45-54 556 5 0.9 0.3- 2.8 152 24.4 19.8-29.5 192 36.4 30.7-42.5 207 38.3 32.4-44.6
55-64 656 7 0.6 0.2- 1.8 168 22.4 18.2-27.3 229 38.5 32.9-44.5 252 38.4 32.9-44.3
65+ 927 20 2.1 1.1- 3.9 280 26.6 22.8-30.8 380 41.0 36.4-45.9 247 30.3 25.9-35.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 401 9 1.7 0.7- 3.9 116 28.2 21.4-36.1 128 29.7 22.8-37.6 148 40.5 33.0-48.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 953 17 1.2 0.6- 2.4 260 30.0 24.5-36.2 328 33.0 27.8-38.5 348 35.8 30.4-41.6
Some Post-H.S. 796 12 1.1 0.5- 2.4 226 28.2 22.4-34.9 283 36.2 30.7-42.0 275 34.5 29.1-40.2
College Graduate 835 11 1.1 0.5- 2.4 256 27.3 23.0-32.0 352 46.5 41.0-52.0 216 25.2 20.8-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2 93 30.3 21.5-40.9 109 24.9 17.9-33.6 154 44.0 35.3-53.0
$15,000- 24,999 522 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6 143 22.0 17.1-27.9 177 34.2 27.5-41.5 190 43.0 35.5-50.8
$25,000- 34,999 332 4 0.5 0.1- 1.4 93 28.8 20.8-38.4 110 36.2 27.1-46.4 125 34.6 26.6-43.5
$35,000- 49,999 371 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 100 27.9 20.8-36.4 143 37.9 30.7-45.7 127 34.1 26.8-42.3
$50,000-74,999 369 6 2.1 0.8- 5.5 104 26.7 20.5-34.1 146 40.6 33.1-48.6 113 30.6 24.0-38.0
$75,000+ 552 5 0.6 0.2- 1.8 164 26.8 21.2-33.3 247 48.4 41.6-55.3 136 24.1 18.9-30.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,191 25 1.7 1.0- 2.9 291 24.2 20.0-28.9 370 28.8 24.8-33.2 505 45.3 40.5-50.2
No 1,673 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5 531 30.9 26.9-35.2 671 41.7 37.6-45.8 450 26.6 23.2-30.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 490 6 1.0 0.4- 2.5 134 25.2 19.9-31.5 218 42.5 36.1-49.1 132 31.3 25.1-38.2
Non-Veteran 2,497 43 1.3 0.8- 1.9 725 29.3 26.0-32.9 873 35.9 32.6-39.4 856 33.5 30.3-36.8

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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=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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