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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 5,919 2,022 35.0 33.4-36.7 3,897 65.0 63.3-66.6
GENDER
Male 2,458 623 27.5 25.1-30.0 1,835 72.5 70.0-74.9
Female 3,461 1,399 42.5 40.3-44.7 2,062 57.5 55.3-59.7
RACE
White 4,358 1,603 37.0 35.1-38.9 2,755 63.0 61.1-64.9
African American 1,096 252 26.1 22.6-29.9 844 73.9 70.1-77.4
Other minorities 422 143 39.2 32.7-46.1 279 60.8 53.9-67.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 325 90 30.4 24.2-37.3 235 69.6 62.7-75.8
Non-Hispanic 5,574 1,923 35.3 33.6-37.0 3,651 64.7 63.0-66.4
AGE
18-34 1,041 466 46.3 42.6-50.0 575 53.7 50.0-57.4
35-54 1,976 605 29.6 27.1-32.1 1,371 70.4 67.9-72.9
55-64 1,123 324 27.4 24.2-30.9 799 72.6 69.1-75.8
65-74 978 277 27.6 24.2-31.3 701 72.4 68.7-75.8
75+ 763 330 41.2 36.8-45.7 433 58.8 54.3-63.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 686 210 32.2 27.6-37.2 476 67.8 62.8-72.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,629 506 33.8 30.6-37.2 1,123 66.2 62.8-69.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,605 510 32.4 29.5-35.4 1,095 67.6 64.6-70.5
College Graduate 1,981 787 40.7 37.9-43.6 1,194 59.3 56.4-62.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 653 205 33.7 29.0-38.7 448 66.3 61.3-71.0
$15,000- 24,999 979 292 30.8 27.0-34.9 687 69.2 65.1-73.0
$25,000- 34,999 622 189 31.9 27.0-37.3 433 68.1 62.7-73.0
$35,000- 49,999 726 219 29.4 25.1-34.0 507 70.6 66.0-74.9
$50,000+ 1,988 702 35.2 32.5-38.0 1,286 64.8 62.0-67.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,492 379 25.1 22.2-28.2 1,113 74.9 71.8-77.8
No 4,373 1,621 37.5 35.6-39.5 2,752 62.5 60.5-64.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 760 192 23.8 20.2-27.8 568 76.2 72.2-79.8
Non-Veteran 5,158 1,830 36.5 34.7-38.3 3,328 63.5 61.7-65.3

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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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