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2011 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 10,790 3,865 34.9 33.4-36.4 6,925 65.1 63.6-66.6
-Western NC 1,845 693 35.8 32.5-39.3 1,152 64.2 60.7-67.5
GENDER
Male 740 219 31.3 26.4-36.8 521 68.7 63.2-73.6
Female 1,105 474 40.4 36.1-44.8 631 59.6 55.2-63.9
RACE
White 1,704 655 36.2 32.8-39.7 1,049 63.8 60.3-67.2
Other minorities 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,801 680 36.4 33.0-39.9 1,121 63.6 60.1-67.0
AGE
18-34 147 *** *** *** 82 57.4 47.0-67.1
35-54 518 174 31.8 26.6-37.6 344 68.2 62.4-73.4
55-64 448 150 28.5 23.9-33.7 298 71.5 66.3-76.1
65-74 406 146 31.5 26.5-36.9 260 68.5 63.1-73.5
75+ 315 150 49.6 43.1-56.1 165 50.4 43.9-56.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 106 35.8 28.0-44.4 156 64.2 55.6-72.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 551 178 32.3 26.6-38.6 373 67.7 61.4-73.4
Some Post-H.S. 486 180 36.0 29.6-43.1 306 64.0 56.9-70.4
College Graduate 544 227 40.1 34.7-45.8 317 59.9 54.2-65.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 280 117 44.3 35.0-54.1 163 55.7 45.9-65.0
$15,000- 24,999 359 122 33.5 26.3-41.6 237 66.5 58.4-73.7
$25,000- 34,999 227 74 31.8 24.3-40.3 153 68.2 59.7-75.7
$35,000- 49,999 224 68 23.3 17.4-30.4 156 76.7 69.6-82.6
$50,000+ 451 165 35.4 29.0-42.3 286 64.6 57.7-71.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 658 187 26.5 21.9-31.7 471 73.5 68.3-78.1
No 1,110 465 39.1 34.8-43.5 645 60.9 56.5-65.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 87 30.7 23.4-39.1 187 69.3 60.9-76.6
Non-Veteran 1,571 606 36.5 32.9-40.3 965 63.5 59.7-67.1

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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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