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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 10,790 179 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,686 33.3 31.8-34.7 3,944 36.0 34.5-37.5 2,981 29.1 27.7-30.6
-Eastern NC 2,915 33 1.2 0.6- 2.5 877 30.4 27.6-33.3 1,078 36.0 33.2-39.0 927 32.4 29.7-35.2
GENDER
Male 1,075 *** *** *** 278 27.6 23.4-32.2 469 40.9 36.4-45.6 323 30.5 26.4-34.9
Female 1,840 28 1.4 0.8- 2.6 599 33.2 29.6-37.1 609 31.0 27.6-34.7 604 34.3 30.8-38.0
RACE
White 1,976 28 1.5 0.7- 3.3 654 32.8 29.4-36.4 746 37.1 33.6-40.7 548 28.6 25.5-32.0
African American 637 *** *** *** 145 26.7 21.1-33.2 209 31.0 25.5-37.1 280 41.3 35.3-47.5
Other minorities 285 *** *** *** 74 22.5 14.4-33.4 *** *** *** 94 35.4 26.1-45.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,772 33 1.3 0.7- 2.6 840 30.7 27.8-33.8 1,019 35.7 32.7-38.7 880 32.3 29.5-35.2
AGE
18-34 421 *** *** *** 161 40.1 33.7-46.9 136 31.1 25.4-37.4 118 27.0 21.7-33.1
35-54 885 *** *** *** 250 24.9 20.8-29.4 313 38.6 33.6-43.8 314 35.9 31.2-40.8
55-64 651 *** *** *** 153 24.1 19.2-29.8 261 40.0 34.4-45.8 231 34.3 29.0-40.0
65-74 510 *** *** *** 132 24.7 19.7-30.5 205 35.6 29.7-41.9 170 39.5 33.0-46.4
75+ 426 *** *** *** 172 34.7 28.0-42.1 156 38.0 30.3-46.5 89 25.3 18.7-33.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 390 *** *** *** 98 26.8 19.7-35.3 133 33.7 26.5-41.8 152 38.1 30.7-46.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 918 13 1.9 0.6- 6.0 253 28.7 24.1-33.9 345 38.3 33.2-43.6 307 31.1 26.7-35.9
Some Post-H.S. 791 *** *** *** 246 31.1 25.9-36.7 281 33.3 28.3-38.7 260 34.9 29.8-40.5
College Graduate 811 *** *** *** 277 35.7 30.8-40.9 318 39.1 34.2-44.3 207 24.3 20.1-29.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 408 *** *** *** 109 25.7 19.1-33.7 125 32.8 25.8-40.8 167 40.5 33.0-48.5
$15,000- 24,999 481 *** *** *** 131 28.0 21.6-35.4 175 42.3 34.8-50.3 173 29.6 23.7-36.3
$25,000- 34,999 287 *** *** *** 85 26.8 19.5-35.6 107 31.1 23.8-39.4 91 40.6 31.5-50.4
$35,000- 49,999 407 *** *** *** 102 31.6 24.7-39.4 170 37.2 30.5-44.4 134 31.2 25.1-38.0
$50,000+ 852 *** *** *** 269 28.0 23.4-33.0 342 39.9 34.7-45.4 232 29.6 24.7-35.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 913 *** *** *** 209 24.2 19.4-29.8 308 29.0 24.7-33.8 388 45.7 40.5-51.0
No 1,866 24 1.4 0.6- 3.1 624 32.2 28.7-35.8 720 38.5 35.0-42.3 498 27.9 24.7-31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 497 *** *** *** 124 28.8 22.8-35.8 234 43.4 37.0-50.1 137 26.9 21.4-33.1
Non-Veteran 2,417 31 1.3 0.6- 2.8 753 30.7 27.6-34.0 843 34.5 31.3-37.8 790 33.5 30.5-36.7

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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 30 or greater.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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