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2011 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 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
-Piedmont NC 6,030 107 1.8 1.3- 2.4 2,155 34.5 32.6-36.4 2,176 35.2 33.4-37.2 1,592 28.5 26.7-30.4
GENDER
Male 2,409 22 1.0 0.5- 2.0 686 28.8 26.1-31.7 1,062 42.0 39.0-45.0 639 28.2 25.4-31.1
Female 3,621 85 2.5 1.8- 3.5 1,469 40.2 37.6-42.8 1,114 28.4 26.2-30.8 953 28.9 26.5-31.4
RACE
White 4,655 86 1.5 1.1- 2.2 1,778 37.6 35.3-39.9 1,702 35.0 32.9-37.2 1,089 25.9 23.8-28.1
African American 994 15 1.9 0.9- 4.1 232 23.2 19.6-27.3 324 34.0 29.6-38.7 423 40.8 36.3-45.5
Other minorities 346 *** *** *** 134 36.6 29.5-44.3 135 40.5 33.2-48.3 72 19.8 14.4-26.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 259 *** *** *** 68 24.3 17.2-33.1 122 46.3 37.5-55.3 64 26.6 19.0-35.8
Non-Hispanic 5,756 102 1.7 1.2- 2.3 2,083 35.3 33.4-37.3 2,047 34.3 32.4-36.3 1,524 28.7 26.8-30.7
AGE
18-34 734 18 3.0 1.8- 5.2 311 42.4 37.9-46.9 225 28.5 24.6-32.7 180 26.1 22.2-30.5
35-54 2,009 23 0.9 0.5- 1.7 676 29.5 26.8-32.5 717 37.5 34.4-40.6 593 32.0 29.1-35.2
55-64 1,245 15 1.0 0.5- 1.9 381 27.9 24.5-31.5 477 40.4 36.3-44.7 372 30.8 27.1-34.7
65-74 1,111 22 1.5 0.9- 2.6 364 31.8 27.6-36.4 429 39.3 35.0-43.8 296 27.3 23.5-31.5
75+ 889 29 2.8 1.7- 4.5 406 44.4 39.6-49.4 309 35.4 30.8-40.3 145 17.4 13.7-21.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 677 12 1.1 0.3- 3.4 207 31.3 25.7-37.5 253 38.2 32.5-44.2 205 29.4 24.2-35.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,623 37 1.8 1.0- 3.2 498 31.5 27.9-35.4 589 34.1 30.6-37.9 499 32.5 28.8-36.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,440 23 2.5 1.4- 4.2 469 31.5 28.0-35.3 532 35.0 31.4-38.8 416 31.0 27.4-34.8
College Graduate 2,278 34 1.3 0.8- 2.1 976 41.8 38.9-44.8 798 34.9 32.1-37.8 470 21.9 19.4-24.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 605 18 3.6 1.6- 7.9 180 31.4 25.6-37.7 202 30.9 25.4-37.0 205 34.2 28.4-40.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,001 29 2.4 1.2- 4.5 322 30.1 25.7-34.9 339 34.3 29.7-39.3 311 33.3 28.5-38.4
$25,000- 34,999 555 12 2.6 1.2- 5.9 175 33.4 27.1-40.3 200 33.2 27.3-39.7 168 30.7 25.1-37.0
$35,000- 49,999 717 12 1.3 0.6- 2.8 243 33.7 28.5-39.3 271 35.5 30.3-41.1 191 29.4 24.2-35.2
$50,000+ 2,179 21 1.2 0.6- 2.2 834 35.7 32.7-38.8 821 37.8 34.7-41.0 503 25.3 22.5-28.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,626 44 1.8 1.2- 2.7 450 27.4 23.9-31.1 543 31.1 27.4-35.0 589 39.7 35.8-43.9
No 4,126 57 1.8 1.2- 2.7 1,611 37.0 34.8-39.4 1,526 36.2 34.0-38.5 932 25.0 22.9-27.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 797 *** *** *** 241 25.9 21.7-30.7 341 43.3 38.0-48.7 208 29.8 25.0-35.1
Non-Veteran 5,231 100 1.9 1.3- 2.6 1,913 35.5 33.5-37.6 1,834 34.2 32.2-36.3 1,384 28.4 26.4-30.4

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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 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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