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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,583 27 1.0 0.6- 1.7 652 28.8 25.8-31.9 1,178 42.8 39.7-45.9 726 27.4 24.7-30.2
Female 4,089 85 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,612 41.7 39.3-44.2 1,305 30.3 28.2-32.5 1,087 26.1 24.1-28.2
RACE
White 5,309 94 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,916 36.5 34.5-38.6 2,000 37.7 35.7-39.8 1,299 24.0 22.3-25.9
African American 1,028 13 1.2 0.6- 2.4 230 29.6 24.8-34.9 346 29.0 24.9-33.3 439 40.3 35.5-45.2
Other Minorities 304 5 0.4 0.1- 1.2 109 38.8 30.5-47.7 123 43.2 34.8-51.9 67 17.7 12.6-24.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 215 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 64 31.7 22.3-42.9 93 44.3 34.3-54.8 56 23.9 16.5-33.3
Non-Hispanic 6,441 110 1.6 1.2- 2.1 2,196 35.6 33.7-37.6 2,382 35.9 34.0-37.8 1,753 26.9 25.2-28.7
AGE
18-24 174 9 3.1 1.5- 6.2 90 53.6 44.4-62.6 51 26.7 19.3-35.9 24 16.6 10.5-25.1
25-34 506 7 1.2 0.5- 2.7 189 36.9 31.6-42.7 162 33.3 28.1-39.0 148 28.6 23.8-33.9
35-44 979 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6 337 33.8 30.0-37.7 343 35.6 31.9-39.5 288 29.8 26.2-33.7
45-54 1,333 19 1.3 0.8- 2.2 414 30.3 27.1-33.7 496 40.0 36.4-43.6 404 28.4 25.4-31.6
55-64 1,476 18 1.0 0.6- 1.8 432 27.3 24.6-30.2 552 41.0 37.7-44.4 474 30.6 27.7-33.7
65+ 2,167 47 2.0 1.4- 2.9 787 34.2 31.6-36.9 863 40.3 37.5-43.2 470 23.5 20.9-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 768 17 1.3 0.6- 2.7 247 40.6 34.1-47.5 283 32.1 26.7-38.0 221 26.0 21.2-31.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,801 36 1.5 1.0- 2.4 568 34.1 30.0-38.4 651 34.4 30.5-38.5 546 30.0 26.4-33.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,588 21 1.7 0.9- 3.2 530 33.3 29.7-37.1 561 34.7 31.1-38.6 476 30.3 26.8-34.0
College Graduate 2,509 38 1.3 0.9- 2.0 918 35.7 33.1-38.4 983 40.6 37.9-43.4 570 22.3 20.0-24.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 655 17 1.8 1.0- 3.2 198 29.4 24.4-35.0 204 35.8 29.9-42.1 236 33.0 28.0-38.5
$15,000- 24,999 943 14 1.1 0.5- 2.7 292 33.5 27.7-39.8 342 34.5 29.5-39.9 295 30.9 26.3-36.0
$25,000- 34,999 679 11 1.1 0.6- 2.3 199 28.9 23.9-34.5 258 35.0 29.5-41.0 211 34.9 29.2-41.1
$35,000- 49,999 835 14 1.6 0.7- 3.4 255 31.7 26.7-37.1 308 37.6 32.4-43.1 258 29.2 24.7-34.2
$50,000-74,999 928 4 0.6 0.1- 2.3 296 30.9 26.6-35.7 354 37.8 33.4-42.4 274 30.7 26.5-35.2
$75,000+ 1,675 24 1.4 0.9- 2.2 633 38.2 34.9-41.5 676 39.3 36.1-42.6 342 21.1 18.4-24.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,353 46 1.6 1.1- 2.4 687 29.8 26.5-33.3 790 32.9 29.7-36.4 830 35.7 32.5-38.9
No 4,050 63 1.4 1.0- 2.0 1,472 37.4 35.0-39.8 1,595 37.9 35.6-40.3 920 23.3 21.3-25.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 878 13 1.1 0.6- 2.1 234 25.4 21.4-29.8 401 46.9 42.1-51.7 230 26.6 22.7-31.0
Non-Veteran 5,790 99 1.5 1.1- 2.0 2,028 36.5 34.4-38.7 2,080 35.2 33.2-37.3 1,583 26.8 24.9-28.7

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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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