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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 10,790 3,865 34.9 33.4-36.4 6,925 65.1 63.6-66.6
-Eastern NC 2,915 910 31.6 28.8-34.6 2,005 68.4 65.4-71.2
GENDER
Male 1,075 283 28.6 24.4-33.3 792 71.4 66.7-75.6
Female 1,840 627 34.7 31.0-38.5 1,213 65.3 61.5-69.0
RACE
White 1,976 682 34.3 30.8-37.9 1,294 65.7 62.1-69.2
African American 637 148 27.7 22.0-34.2 489 72.3 65.8-78.0
Other minorities 285 76 22.6 14.5-33.5 209 77.4 66.5-85.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,772 873 32.0 29.1-35.1 1,899 68.0 64.9-70.9
AGE
18-34 421 167 41.9 35.4-48.8 254 58.1 51.2-64.6
35-54 885 258 25.6 21.5-30.1 627 74.4 69.9-78.5
55-64 651 159 25.7 20.6-31.6 492 74.3 68.4-79.4
65-74 510 135 24.9 19.9-30.7 375 75.1 69.3-80.1
75+ 426 181 36.7 29.8-44.2 245 63.3 55.8-70.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 390 105 28.2 21.1-36.7 285 71.8 63.3-78.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 918 266 30.6 25.8-36.0 652 69.4 64.0-74.2
Some Post-H.S. 791 250 31.8 26.6-37.5 541 68.2 62.5-73.4
College Graduate 811 286 36.5 31.6-41.8 525 63.5 58.2-68.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 408 116 26.6 20.0-34.6 292 73.4 65.4-80.0
$15,000- 24,999 481 133 28.1 21.7-35.5 348 71.9 64.5-78.3
$25,000- 34,999 287 89 28.4 20.9-37.2 198 71.6 62.8-79.1
$35,000- 49,999 407 103 31.6 24.7-39.5 304 68.4 60.5-75.3
$50,000+ 852 278 30.5 25.6-35.8 574 69.5 64.2-74.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 913 217 25.3 20.4-30.9 696 74.7 69.1-79.6
No 1,866 648 33.6 30.1-37.3 1,218 66.4 62.7-69.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 497 126 29.7 23.6-36.7 371 70.3 63.3-76.4
Non-Veteran 2,417 784 32.0 28.8-35.4 1,633 68.0 64.6-71.2

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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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