SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2010 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)*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
.
  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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 295 88 30.6 23.3-39.0 207 69.4 61.0-76.7
Buncombe 245 97 38.0 30.6-46.0 148 62.0 54.0-69.4
Cabarrus 298 99 33.5 26.5-41.3 199 66.5 58.7-73.5
Catawba 286 90 28.0 21.3-35.8 196 72.0 64.2-78.7
Cumberland 282 82 30.0 23.6-37.2 200 70.0 62.8-76.4
Davidson 345 115 33.1 25.3-41.9 230 66.9 58.1-74.7
Durham 594 220 40.7 34.8-46.8 374 59.3 53.2-65.2
Forsyth 267 106 39.9 31.9-48.5 161 60.1 51.5-68.1
Gaston 254 90 42.0 32.4-52.3 164 58.0 47.7-67.6
Guilford 653 243 38.4 33.1-44.0 410 61.6 56.0-66.9
Iredell 314 111 33.4 26.4-41.3 203 66.6 58.7-73.6
Johnston 255 67 29.2 20.3-40.0 188 70.8 60.0-79.7
Mecklenburg 565 224 40.7 34.9-46.8 341 59.3 53.2-65.1
New Hanover 314 120 35.2 28.7-42.3 194 64.8 57.7-71.3
Onslow 290 100 38.7 30.9-47.1 190 61.3 52.9-69.1
Orange 279 123 46.8 38.5-55.3 156 53.2 44.7-61.5
Pitt 334 87 27.3 20.1-35.8 247 72.7 64.2-79.9
Randolph 383 111 27.7 21.5-34.9 272 72.3 65.1-78.5
Robeson 305 95 34.3 26.8-42.7 210 65.7 57.3-73.2
Rowan 350 114 32.1 25.5-39.5 236 67.9 60.5-74.5
Union 329 121 42.7 34.2-51.6 208 57.3 48.4-65.8
Wake 666 262 40.2 34.6-45.9 404 59.8 54.1-65.4
Wayne 348 108 29.6 23.0-37.1 240 70.4 62.9-77.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,987 908 29.8 26.9-32.9 2,079 70.2 67.1-73.1
Piedmont 6,672 2,376 36.8 34.8-38.7 4,296 63.2 61.3-65.2
Western NC 1,875 687 35.6 32.6-38.7 1,188 64.4 61.3-67.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,281 472 37.0 33.3-40.9 809 63.0 59.1-66.7
Northwest 2,276 787 34.0 30.9-37.2 1,489 66.0 62.8-69.1
Charlotte 1,630 606 39.2 35.4-43.0 1,024 60.8 57.0-64.6
Greensboro 1,814 625 34.5 31.3-38.0 1,189 65.5 62.0-68.7
Southern Regional 1,019 307 33.0 28.0-38.5 712 67.0 61.5-72.0
Coastal 467 167 31.2 24.9-38.3 300 68.8 61.7-75.1
Wake 1,697 601 36.1 32.4-40.0 1,096 63.9 60.0-67.6
Area L 121 30 19.2 12.7-28.0 91 80.8 72.0-87.3
Eastern 1,229 376 31.5 26.3-37.2 853 68.5 62.8-73.7

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 11AUG11.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook