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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,458 22 1.0 0.6- 1.7 601 26.4 24.1-28.9 1,109 43.9 41.3-46.4 726 28.7 26.4-31.0
Female 3,461 84 2.7 1.9- 3.8 1,315 39.8 37.6-42.0 1,041 29.3 27.4-31.3 1,021 28.2 26.3-30.2
RACE
White 4,358 83 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,520 35.2 33.3-37.1 1,592 36.9 35.0-38.8 1,163 26.1 24.4-27.9
African American 1,096 *** *** *** 240 24.5 21.1-28.3 381 35.9 32.3-39.7 463 38.0 34.4-41.7
Other minorities 422 *** *** *** 133 36.3 29.9-43.2 165 36.4 30.5-42.7 114 24.4 19.4-30.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 325 *** *** *** 86 29.2 23.1-36.1 129 39.5 33.2-46.2 106 30.1 24.5-36.4
Non-Hispanic 5,574 102 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,821 33.4 31.7-35.1 2,012 36.3 34.7-38.0 1,639 28.3 26.8-29.9
AGE
18-34 1,041 26 2.4 1.5- 3.6 440 43.9 40.2-47.6 324 30.6 27.4-34.0 251 23.1 20.2-26.4
35-54 1,976 34 2.0 1.2- 3.4 571 27.5 25.2-30.0 722 38.7 36.0-41.4 649 31.8 29.3-34.4
55-64 1,123 *** *** *** 318 27.0 23.8-30.5 409 37.6 34.1-41.3 390 34.9 31.4-38.6
65-74 978 21 1.8 1.1- 3.2 256 25.8 22.4-29.4 378 40.2 36.3-44.2 323 32.2 28.5-36.1
75+ 763 18 2.1 1.2- 3.6 312 39.1 34.8-43.5 300 42.2 37.8-46.8 133 16.6 13.6-20.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 686 *** *** *** 193 29.2 24.8-34.0 246 35.8 31.2-40.6 230 32.1 27.7-36.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,629 32 2.0 1.3- 3.1 474 31.8 28.6-35.2 582 35.1 32.1-38.2 541 31.1 28.2-34.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,605 24 1.2 0.7- 1.9 486 31.2 28.3-34.2 601 37.7 34.7-40.7 494 30.0 27.1-32.9
College Graduate 1,981 33 1.9 1.1- 3.3 754 38.8 36.0-41.6 716 37.2 34.5-40.1 478 22.0 19.9-24.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 653 *** *** *** 186 31.9 27.3-36.9 227 35.4 30.7-40.4 221 30.9 26.6-35.6
$15,000- 24,999 979 *** *** *** 274 28.2 24.6-32.2 330 35.2 31.4-39.2 357 34.0 30.3-37.9
$25,000- 34,999 622 *** *** *** 178 29.7 24.8-35.0 231 34.6 29.8-39.7 202 33.5 28.5-38.9
$35,000- 49,999 726 *** *** *** 213 28.6 24.4-33.3 296 42.7 38.0-47.4 211 28.0 23.9-32.4
$50,000+ 1,988 *** *** *** 677 33.8 31.1-36.6 746 37.8 35.0-40.6 540 27.0 24.6-29.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,492 *** *** *** 355 23.3 20.6-26.3 495 33.1 30.1-36.3 618 41.8 38.5-45.1
No 4,373 81 1.9 1.4- 2.5 1,540 35.6 33.7-37.6 1,635 37.4 35.5-39.3 1,117 25.1 23.5-26.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 760 *** *** *** 187 23.0 19.5-27.0 361 47.4 43.0-51.8 207 28.9 25.0-33.1
Non-Veteran 5,158 101 2.0 1.5- 2.7 1,729 34.5 32.7-36.3 1,788 35.2 33.4-36.9 1,540 28.4 26.8-30.0

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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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