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2011 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 10,790 3,865 34.9 33.4-36.4 6,925 65.1 63.6-66.6
-Piedmont NC 6,030 2,262 36.2 34.3-38.2 3,768 63.8 61.8-65.7
GENDER
Male 2,409 708 29.8 27.1-32.8 1,701 70.2 67.2-72.9
Female 3,621 1,554 42.7 40.1-45.3 2,067 57.3 54.7-59.9
RACE
White 4,655 1,864 39.1 36.9-41.4 2,791 60.9 58.6-63.1
African American 994 247 25.2 21.4-29.4 747 74.8 70.6-78.6
Other minorities 346 139 39.7 32.3-47.5 207 60.3 52.5-67.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 259 73 27.1 19.7-36.2 186 72.9 63.8-80.3
Non-Hispanic 5,756 2,185 37.0 35.0-39.0 3,571 63.0 61.0-65.0
AGE
18-34 734 329 45.4 40.9-50.0 405 54.6 50.0-59.1
35-54 2,009 699 30.5 27.7-33.4 1,310 69.5 66.6-72.3
55-64 1,245 396 28.8 25.4-32.5 849 71.2 67.5-74.6
65-74 1,111 386 33.4 29.1-37.9 725 66.6 62.1-70.9
75+ 889 435 47.2 42.3-52.2 454 52.8 47.8-57.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 677 219 32.4 26.7-38.6 458 67.6 61.4-73.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,623 535 33.3 29.7-37.2 1,088 66.7 62.8-70.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,440 492 34.0 30.4-37.8 948 66.0 62.2-69.6
College Graduate 2,278 1,010 43.2 40.3-46.1 1,268 56.8 53.9-59.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 605 198 34.9 29.0-41.4 407 65.1 58.6-71.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,001 351 32.4 27.9-37.3 650 67.6 62.7-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 555 187 36.0 29.6-43.0 368 64.0 57.0-70.4
$35,000- 49,999 717 255 35.0 29.8-40.6 462 65.0 59.4-70.2
$50,000+ 2,179 855 36.9 33.8-40.0 1,324 63.1 60.0-66.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,626 494 29.2 25.7-32.9 1,132 70.8 67.1-74.3
No 4,126 1,668 38.8 36.5-41.2 2,458 61.2 58.8-63.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 797 248 26.9 22.6-31.8 549 73.1 68.2-77.4
Non-Veteran 5,231 2,013 37.4 35.3-39.5 3,218 62.6 60.5-64.7

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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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