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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 368 161 42.6 36.3-49.3 207 57.4 50.7-63.7
Cumberland 421 137 34.7 29.1-40.8 284 65.3 59.2-70.9
Durham 418 152 35.3 29.5-41.5 266 64.7 58.5-70.5
Forsyth 396 135 34.9 28.7-41.7 261 65.1 58.3-71.3
Gaston 345 113 35.9 29.1-43.4 232 64.1 56.6-70.9
Guilford 477 177 36.7 31.5-42.3 300 63.3 57.7-68.5
Mecklenburg 632 229 37.5 33.0-42.3 403 62.5 57.7-67.0
New Hanover 375 137 35.1 28.6-42.3 238 64.9 57.7-71.4
Union 361 129 31.0 24.6-38.2 232 69.0 61.8-75.4
Wake 652 244 40.2 35.5-45.0 408 59.8 55.0-64.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,681 1,135 32.2 30.2-34.3 2,546 67.8 65.7-69.8
Piedmont 5,919 2,022 35.0 33.4-36.7 3,897 65.0 63.3-66.6
Western NC 1,513 575 37.3 34.1-40.5 938 62.7 59.5-65.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,042 406 40.2 36.2-44.3 636 59.8 55.7-63.8
Northwest 1,773 573 31.2 28.5-34.1 1,200 68.8 65.9-71.5
Charlotte 1,809 629 35.8 32.8-38.9 1,180 64.2 61.1-67.2
Greensboro 1,254 437 35.1 31.7-38.6 817 64.9 61.4-68.3
Southern Regional 1,464 418 30.5 27.3-33.9 1,046 69.5 66.1-72.7
Southeast 699 242 34.3 29.6-39.3 457 65.7 60.7-70.4
Wake 1,550 561 37.5 34.2-40.8 989 62.5 59.2-65.8
Area L 383 113 33.2 27.3-39.8 270 66.8 60.2-72.7
Eastern 1,139 353 31.4 28.1-34.9 786 68.6 65.1-71.9

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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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