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2010 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 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 295 7 5.0 1.8-13.1 81 25.5 19.0-33.4 119 39.3 31.7-47.5 88 30.1 23.5-37.6
Buncombe 245 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 93 36.8 29.5-44.8 86 31.8 24.9-39.5 62 30.3 22.6-39.2
Cabarrus 298 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 94 32.7 25.8-40.5 109 31.4 24.8-38.8 90 35.1 27.4-43.6
Catawba 286 3 0.6 0.2- 1.7 87 27.4 20.8-35.2 128 47.1 39.0-55.3 68 24.9 18.5-32.7
Cumberland 282 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 78 28.8 22.6-36.0 113 41.8 34.6-49.4 87 28.2 22.2-35.1
Davidson 345 7 1.0 0.4- 2.3 108 32.1 24.3-41.0 143 38.9 31.4-47.0 87 28.0 20.5-37.0
Durham 594 10 1.6 0.7- 3.8 210 39.0 33.3-45.1 200 32.9 27.4-39.0 174 26.4 21.8-31.7
Forsyth 267 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 103 38.9 31.0-47.5 96 34.5 27.1-42.7 65 25.6 18.6-34.1
Gaston 254 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 85 41.2 31.6-51.6 101 34.7 26.9-43.4 63 23.3 16.8-31.3
Guilford 653 8 1.6 0.6- 4.5 235 36.8 31.5-42.4 223 33.2 28.6-38.3 187 28.3 23.8-33.3
Iredell 314 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7 108 33.0 26.0-40.8 111 34.3 27.4-41.9 92 32.2 25.5-39.8
Johnston 255 3 1.6 0.4- 5.8 64 27.6 18.8-38.6 101 38.6 30.0-48.0 87 32.2 24.9-40.6
Mecklenburg 565 11 1.3 0.7- 2.6 213 39.4 33.6-45.5 194 32.6 27.3-38.4 147 26.7 22.0-32.0
New Hanover 314 7 2.8 1.1- 7.4 113 32.4 26.1-39.4 122 41.1 34.2-48.3 72 23.7 18.1-30.4
Onslow 290 4 2.4 0.8- 7.5 96 36.3 28.6-44.7 102 36.7 29.4-44.7 88 24.5 18.6-31.6
Orange 279 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 120 46.2 37.9-54.7 96 35.3 27.7-43.6 60 17.9 13.3-23.8
Pitt 334 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 84 26.9 19.7-35.4 120 33.3 26.1-41.3 127 39.5 31.6-47.9
Randolph 383 8 3.6 1.5- 8.7 103 24.1 18.3-31.0 162 43.5 36.4-50.8 110 28.8 22.3-36.3
Robeson 305 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 90 33.0 25.6-41.5 96 24.6 19.3-30.9 114 41.1 33.4-49.1
Rowan 350 6 1.6 0.7- 4.1 108 30.5 23.9-37.9 120 36.4 29.6-43.8 116 31.5 25.5-38.2
Union 329 9 4.7 1.8-11.5 112 38.0 29.8-46.9 122 38.4 30.0-47.6 86 19.0 14.4-24.6
Wake 666 9 1.4 0.6- 3.3 253 38.8 33.3-44.6 239 35.5 30.5-40.9 165 24.4 20.1-29.2
Wayne 348 12 2.8 1.2- 6.2 96 26.8 20.5-34.3 133 43.2 35.2-51.7 107 27.2 21.1-34.3
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 6,672 112 1.5 1.1- 1.9 2,264 35.3 33.4-37.3 2,483 36.5 34.6-38.4 1,813 26.7 25.0-28.5
Western NC 1,875 44 1.7 1.1- 2.6 643 33.9 30.9-37.0 695 36.8 33.8-39.9 493 27.6 24.7-30.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,281 36 2.0 1.3- 3.1 436 35.0 31.4-38.9 481 36.7 33.0-40.4 328 26.3 22.8-30.1
Northwest 2,276 31 1.0 0.6- 1.6 756 33.0 30.0-36.2 865 38.7 35.6-41.9 624 27.3 24.6-30.2
Charlotte 1,630 34 1.6 1.0- 2.6 572 37.5 33.8-41.4 588 33.6 30.1-37.4 436 27.2 24.1-30.6
Greensboro 1,814 30 2.2 1.4- 3.7 595 32.3 29.1-35.7 686 38.2 34.9-41.7 503 27.2 24.4-30.3
Southern Regional 1,019 14 0.9 0.5- 1.7 293 32.1 27.1-37.6 372 37.6 32.8-42.6 340 29.4 25.3-33.9
Coastal 467 11 2.0 0.9- 4.5 156 29.1 23.0-36.2 178 39.7 32.7-47.0 122 29.2 22.9-36.3
Wake 1,697 25 1.4 0.8- 2.4 576 34.7 31.0-38.7 615 36.3 32.8-40.0 481 27.6 24.3-31.1
Area L 121 0 0.0 . - . 30 19.2 12.7-28.0 46 40.2 29.7-51.6 45 40.6 29.9-52.3
Eastern 1,229 24 1.3 0.8- 2.3 352 30.2 25.0-35.9 438 34.4 29.5-39.5 415 34.1 29.2-39.4

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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

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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