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2012 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 11,113 3,732 34.2 33.0-35.4 7,381 65.8 64.6-67.0
-Eastern NC 3,681 1,135 32.2 30.2-34.3 2,546 67.8 65.7-69.8
GENDER
Male 1,465 390 29.0 26.0-32.2 1,075 71.0 67.8-74.0
Female 2,216 745 35.5 32.9-38.2 1,471 64.5 61.8-67.1
RACE
White 2,330 814 35.0 32.6-37.6 1,516 65.0 62.4-67.4
African American 816 171 23.4 19.6-27.6 645 76.6 72.4-80.4
Other minorities 508 142 37.4 30.6-44.8 366 62.6 55.2-69.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 170 52 31.1 23.0-40.5 118 68.9 59.5-77.0
Non-Hispanic 3,504 1,082 32.3 30.3-34.4 2,422 67.7 65.6-69.7
AGE
18-34 582 248 44.4 39.7-49.2 334 55.6 50.8-60.3
35-54 1,108 291 26.0 22.9-29.4 817 74.0 70.6-77.1
55-64 785 200 25.2 21.5-29.3 585 74.8 70.7-78.5
65-74 693 177 23.7 20.1-27.7 516 76.3 72.3-79.9
75+ 489 210 42.8 37.4-48.4 279 57.2 51.6-62.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 461 135 32.7 26.9-39.0 326 67.3 61.0-73.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,126 314 28.8 25.4-32.4 812 71.2 67.6-74.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,037 318 32.4 28.7-36.2 719 67.6 63.8-71.3
College Graduate 1,050 367 36.5 33.0-40.2 683 63.5 59.8-67.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 492 141 31.2 25.5-37.5 351 68.8 62.5-74.5
$15,000- 24,999 651 206 32.7 27.9-37.9 445 67.3 62.1-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 421 115 29.8 24.4-35.8 306 70.2 64.2-75.6
$35,000- 49,999 473 126 27.7 23.0-33.0 347 72.3 67.0-77.0
$50,000+ 1,054 345 33.5 30.1-37.2 709 66.5 62.8-69.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,078 261 24.4 21.1-28.0 817 75.6 72.0-78.9
No 2,556 855 34.8 32.4-37.3 1,701 65.2 62.7-67.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 570 157 25.6 21.5-30.2 413 74.4 69.8-78.5
Non-Veteran 3,111 978 33.5 31.3-35.8 2,133 66.5 64.2-68.7

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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 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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