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2012 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 11,113 188 1.8 1.4- 2.2 3,544 32.4 31.2-33.6 4,012 36.2 35.1-37.4 3,369 29.6 28.5-30.7
-Eastern NC 3,681 50 1.5 1.0- 2.1 1,085 30.8 28.8-32.8 1,344 36.1 34.1-38.1 1,202 31.7 29.8-33.7
GENDER
Male 1,465 *** *** *** 378 27.8 24.8-30.9 611 40.4 37.3-43.7 464 30.6 27.7-33.7
Female 2,216 38 1.7 1.1- 2.5 707 33.8 31.3-36.5 733 31.7 29.2-34.3 738 32.8 30.3-35.4
RACE
White 2,330 37 1.6 1.0- 2.6 777 33.4 31.0-35.9 895 37.9 35.4-40.4 621 27.1 24.9-29.4
African American 816 *** *** *** 164 22.3 18.6-26.6 273 33.3 29.1-37.7 372 43.4 39.0-47.9
Other minorities 508 *** *** *** 137 36.3 29.5-43.7 169 32.2 26.2-38.9 197 30.4 24.6-36.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 170 *** *** *** 51 30.7 22.6-40.1 64 38.1 29.9-47.0 54 30.8 23.3-39.5
Non-Hispanic 3,504 49 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,033 30.8 28.8-32.9 1,277 35.9 33.9-38.1 1,145 31.7 29.7-33.8
AGE
18-34 582 *** *** *** 233 41.5 36.8-46.3 183 30.8 26.6-35.3 151 24.8 20.9-29.2
35-54 1,108 *** *** *** 283 25.4 22.3-28.7 410 38.7 35.2-42.3 407 35.3 31.9-38.8
55-64 785 *** *** *** 196 24.7 21.0-28.8 281 36.1 32.0-40.5 304 38.6 34.5-43.0
65-74 693 *** *** *** 169 22.5 18.9-26.4 282 41.3 36.7-46.0 234 35.1 30.6-39.8
75+ 489 *** *** *** 197 41.2 35.8-46.8 183 36.6 31.4-42.1 96 20.6 16.4-25.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 461 *** *** *** 131 31.4 25.7-37.7 167 35.0 29.4-41.0 159 32.3 26.9-38.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,126 *** *** *** 292 26.7 23.5-30.3 417 37.2 33.7-40.9 395 34.0 30.5-37.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,037 *** *** *** 304 30.9 27.3-34.7 369 35.5 31.8-39.3 350 32.2 28.7-35.9
College Graduate 1,050 *** *** *** 357 35.8 32.3-39.5 389 36.3 32.8-40.0 294 27.1 23.9-30.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 492 *** *** *** 129 28.1 22.7-34.3 166 34.6 29.0-40.7 185 34.2 28.7-40.2
$15,000- 24,999 651 *** *** *** 198 32.2 27.4-37.4 214 32.4 27.7-37.4 231 34.9 30.2-39.9
$25,000- 34,999 421 *** *** *** 110 28.2 22.9-34.2 161 36.9 30.9-43.2 145 33.4 27.7-39.5
$35,000- 49,999 473 *** *** *** 121 26.6 21.9-31.8 176 34.7 29.5-40.3 171 37.5 32.0-43.4
$50,000+ 1,054 *** *** *** 338 33.0 29.5-36.7 410 40.3 36.7-44.1 299 26.1 23.1-29.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,078 *** *** *** 246 23.4 20.1-27.0 361 34.3 30.5-38.2 456 41.3 37.4-45.4
No 2,556 33 1.6 1.0- 2.5 822 33.3 30.9-35.7 967 36.5 34.2-39.0 734 28.6 26.4-31.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 570 *** *** *** 152 24.4 20.4-29.0 245 43.7 38.7-48.8 168 30.7 26.2-35.6
Non-Veteran 3,111 45 1.5 1.0- 2.3 933 32.0 29.8-34.3 1,099 34.6 32.4-36.9 1,034 31.9 29.8-34.1

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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 greater than 30.0

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

**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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