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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-Eastern NC 2,987 908 29.8 26.9-32.9 2,079 70.2 67.1-73.1
GENDER
Male 1,064 279 25.9 21.5-30.8 785 74.1 69.2-78.5
Female 1,923 629 33.6 29.9-37.6 1,294 66.4 62.4-70.1
RACE
White 2,002 662 31.2 27.6-35.1 1,340 68.8 64.9-72.4
African American 707 160 23.3 18.2-29.4 547 76.7 70.6-81.8
Other Minorities 263 83 36.7 26.3-48.6 180 63.3 51.4-73.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 111 38 36.8 23.6-52.3 73 63.2 47.7-76.4
Non-Hispanic 2,869 869 29.3 26.3-32.5 2,000 70.7 67.5-73.7
AGE
18-24 128 59 51.4 39.0-63.6 69 48.6 36.4-61.0
25-34 296 106 29.1 22.3-37.0 190 70.9 63.0-77.7
35-44 403 101 23.2 18.1-29.3 302 76.8 70.7-81.9
45-54 556 157 25.3 20.7-30.5 399 74.7 69.5-79.3
55-64 656 175 23.0 18.8-27.9 481 77.0 72.1-81.2
65+ 927 300 28.7 24.8-33.0 627 71.3 67.0-75.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 401 125 29.8 22.9-37.8 276 70.2 62.2-77.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 953 277 31.2 25.7-37.4 676 68.8 62.6-74.3
Some Post-H.S. 796 238 29.4 23.5-36.0 558 70.6 64.0-76.5
College Graduate 835 267 28.4 24.0-33.1 568 71.6 66.9-76.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 98 31.1 22.2-41.6 263 68.9 58.4-77.8
$15,000- 24,999 522 155 22.8 17.8-28.7 367 77.2 71.3-82.2
$25,000- 34,999 332 97 29.2 21.2-38.8 235 70.8 61.2-78.8
$35,000- 49,999 371 101 28.0 20.8-36.4 270 72.0 63.6-79.2
$50,000-74,999 369 110 28.8 22.3-36.2 259 71.2 63.8-77.7
$75,000+ 552 169 27.5 21.8-34.0 383 72.5 66.0-78.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,191 316 25.9 21.7-30.6 875 74.1 69.4-78.3
No 1,673 552 31.8 27.8-36.0 1,121 68.2 64.0-72.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 490 140 26.2 20.8-32.5 350 73.8 67.5-79.2
Non-Veteran 2,497 768 30.6 27.2-34.1 1,729 69.4 65.9-72.8

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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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