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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 368 *** *** *** 153 40.5 34.2-47.1 118 32.0 26.2-38.5 89 25.3 20.0-31.5
Cumberland 421 *** *** *** 128 32.5 27.0-38.6 151 35.2 29.7-41.0 133 30.1 25.1-35.6
Durham 418 *** *** *** 144 34.1 28.4-40.3 158 41.2 35.1-47.6 108 23.5 18.8-29.1
Forsyth 396 *** *** *** 130 32.4 26.3-39.2 144 36.2 30.4-42.4 117 28.9 23.6-34.8
Gaston 345 *** *** *** 103 32.8 26.1-40.2 115 31.8 25.1-39.3 117 32.3 25.8-39.5
Guilford 477 *** *** *** 167 35.3 30.1-40.8 161 33.4 28.2-39.0 139 29.9 24.9-35.4
Mecklenburg 632 *** *** *** 213 34.2 29.9-38.8 234 36.7 32.3-41.4 169 25.7 21.7-30.2
New Hanover 375 *** *** *** 132 33.3 26.9-40.4 148 40.2 33.3-47.6 90 24.6 18.8-31.5
Union 361 *** *** *** 125 30.5 24.1-37.7 133 36.9 29.9-44.5 99 32.1 24.6-40.6
Wake 652 *** *** *** 236 39.0 34.3-43.9 242 36.9 32.5-41.5 166 23.0 19.5-26.9
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 5,919 106 1.9 1.4- 2.5 1,916 33.1 31.5-34.8 2,150 36.6 35.0-38.2 1,747 28.4 26.9-30.0
Western NC 1,513 32 2.6 1.6- 4.0 543 34.7 31.6-37.9 518 34.5 31.4-37.8 420 28.2 25.3-31.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,042 26 3.0 1.8- 5.0 380 37.1 33.2-41.3 341 32.3 28.5-36.3 295 27.5 24.1-31.2
Northwest 1,773 21 1.6 1.0- 2.7 552 29.6 26.9-32.4 666 38.4 35.5-41.3 534 30.4 27.8-33.2
Charlotte 1,809 36 2.5 1.5- 4.2 593 33.3 30.4-36.3 663 36.9 33.9-40.0 517 27.3 24.5-30.3
Greensboro 1,254 29 2.0 1.2- 3.2 408 33.1 29.8-36.7 418 32.9 29.7-36.3 399 32.0 28.7-35.4
Southern Regional 1,464 21 1.1 0.7- 1.9 397 29.3 26.2-32.7 532 35.8 32.5-39.2 514 33.8 30.5-37.2
Southeast 699 *** *** *** 233 33.2 28.6-38.2 263 37.0 32.3-41.9 194 28.7 24.5-33.4
Wake 1,550 26 1.4 0.8- 2.3 535 36.1 32.9-39.4 570 37.2 34.1-40.4 419 25.3 22.7-28.1
Area L 383 *** *** *** 107 31.7 25.8-38.2 142 37.0 31.1-43.2 128 29.8 24.6-35.6
Eastern 1,139 *** *** *** 339 29.6 26.4-33.0 417 36.2 32.8-39.7 369 32.4 29.1-35.9

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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.

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