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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 6,672 2,376 36.8 34.8-38.7 4,296 63.2 61.3-65.2
GENDER
Male 2,583 679 29.8 26.8-32.9 1,904 70.2 67.1-73.2
Female 4,089 1,697 43.6 41.2-46.1 2,392 56.4 53.9-58.8
RACE
White 5,309 2,010 38.2 36.2-40.3 3,299 61.8 59.7-63.8
African American 1,028 243 30.8 26.0-36.1 785 69.2 63.9-74.0
Other Minorities 304 114 39.1 30.9-48.0 190 60.9 52.0-69.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 215 66 31.8 22.4-43.0 149 68.2 57.0-77.6
Non-Hispanic 6,441 2,306 37.2 35.2-39.2 4,135 62.8 60.8-64.8
AGE
18-24 174 99 56.7 47.3-65.6 75 43.3 34.4-52.7
25-34 506 196 38.1 32.7-43.8 310 61.9 56.2-67.3
35-44 979 348 34.6 30.8-38.6 631 65.4 61.4-69.2
45-54 1,333 433 31.6 28.4-35.0 900 68.4 65.0-71.6
55-64 1,476 450 28.3 25.6-31.3 1,026 71.7 68.7-74.4
65+ 2,167 834 36.2 33.5-39.0 1,333 63.8 61.0-66.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 768 264 41.9 35.4-48.8 504 58.1 51.2-64.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,801 604 35.6 31.5-40.0 1,197 64.4 60.0-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,588 551 35.0 31.3-38.8 1,037 65.0 61.2-68.7
College Graduate 2,509 956 37.1 34.5-39.8 1,553 62.9 60.2-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 655 215 31.2 26.1-36.8 440 68.8 63.2-73.9
$15,000- 24,999 943 306 34.6 28.8-40.9 637 65.4 59.1-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 679 210 30.0 25.0-35.6 469 70.0 64.4-75.0
$35,000- 49,999 835 269 33.2 28.2-38.7 566 66.8 61.3-71.8
$50,000-74,999 928 300 31.5 27.1-36.2 628 68.5 63.8-72.9
$75,000+ 1,675 657 39.6 36.3-42.9 1,018 60.4 57.1-63.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,353 733 31.4 28.1-34.9 1,620 68.6 65.1-71.9
No 4,050 1,535 38.8 36.4-41.2 2,515 61.2 58.8-63.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 878 247 26.4 22.4-30.9 631 73.6 69.1-77.6
Non-Veteran 5,790 2,127 38.0 35.9-40.2 3,663 62.0 59.8-64.1

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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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