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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,875 687 35.6 32.6-38.7 1,188 64.4 61.3-67.4
GENDER
Male 758 218 28.8 24.3-33.7 540 71.2 66.3-75.7
Female 1,117 469 42.4 38.5-46.4 648 57.6 53.6-61.5
RACE
White 1,729 641 35.9 32.8-39.1 1,088 64.1 60.9-67.2
African American 43 15 39.9 19.1-65.3 28 60.1 34.7-80.9
Other Minorities 92 26 27.7 14.7-46.1 66 72.3 53.9-85.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 13 30.8 14.5-53.7 24 69.2 46.3-85.5
Non-Hispanic 1,836 673 35.7 32.7-38.9 1,163 64.3 61.1-67.3
AGE
18-24 41 27 64.0 42.8-80.9 14 36.0 19.1-57.2
25-34 120 42 28.9 20.6-39.0 78 71.1 61.0-79.4
35-44 232 79 32.0 25.5-39.2 153 68.0 60.8-74.5
45-54 304 104 32.7 26.7-39.4 200 67.3 60.6-73.3
55-64 449 136 30.5 25.9-35.7 313 69.5 64.3-74.1
65+ 717 293 40.3 36.2-44.5 424 59.7 55.5-63.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 99 29.6 23.2-36.8 178 70.4 63.2-76.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 575 193 35.6 29.7-41.9 382 64.4 58.1-70.3
Some Post-H.S. 487 187 34.9 29.5-40.8 300 65.1 59.2-70.5
College Graduate 533 207 39.2 33.9-44.7 326 60.8 55.3-66.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 261 84 33.6 26.3-41.7 177 66.4 58.3-73.7
$15,000- 24,999 357 140 39.4 32.3-46.9 217 60.6 53.1-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 236 91 33.9 25.6-43.3 145 66.1 56.7-74.4
$35,000- 49,999 249 67 27.2 20.4-35.2 182 72.8 64.8-79.6
$50,000-74,999 249 79 28.1 21.9-35.2 170 71.9 64.8-78.1
$75,000+ 240 97 40.9 33.3-49.0 143 59.1 51.0-66.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 802 250 31.0 26.7-35.7 552 69.0 64.3-73.3
No 1,012 412 38.8 34.6-43.2 600 61.2 56.8-65.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 84 26.7 20.9-33.5 190 73.3 66.5-79.1
Non-Veteran 1,601 603 36.9 33.6-40.4 998 63.1 59.6-66.4

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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

^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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