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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 607 *** *** *** 171 29.5 24.9-34.5 247 38.6 33.8-43.7 178 29.6 25.2-34.5
Female 906 21 2.9 1.7- 4.9 372 39.9 35.9-44.1 271 30.4 26.6-34.5 242 26.8 23.3-30.7
RACE
White 1,236 25 2.1 1.2- 3.7 469 35.3 31.9-38.9 435 36.0 32.5-39.6 307 26.6 23.5-29.9
Other minorities 270 *** *** *** 70 30.7 23.9-38.5 81 27.4 20.8-35.1 112 37.1 29.8-45.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,451 31 2.6 1.6- 4.1 522 34.7 31.5-38.0 500 34.6 31.4-37.9 398 28.1 25.2-31.3
AGE
18-34 217 *** *** *** 92 43.8 36.1-51.8 60 27.2 20.9-34.6 58 24.7 18.6-31.9
35-54 390 *** *** *** 127 30.7 25.7-36.3 139 37.6 31.9-43.6 119 30.3 25.1-36.1
55-64 334 *** *** *** 94 25.2 20.2-30.9 124 35.9 29.9-42.3 110 36.5 30.2-43.3
65-74 337 *** *** *** 116 33.8 28.0-40.0 113 35.5 29.7-41.7 100 28.7 23.4-34.7
75+ 229 *** *** *** 112 41.9 33.6-50.6 80 41.7 32.3-51.7 31 14.4 9.6-21.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 197 *** *** *** 57 26.5 19.4-35.0 67 39.2 30.4-48.8 69 32.5 24.6-41.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 476 *** *** *** 160 33.6 27.8-39.8 174 34.4 29.0-40.2 132 29.2 23.9-35.0
Some Post-H.S. 390 *** *** *** 137 35.8 30.1-41.8 131 33.2 27.7-39.3 109 27.4 22.4-33.1
College Graduate 447 *** *** *** 187 40.4 35.1-45.9 146 33.7 28.7-39.2 109 24.9 20.3-30.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 *** *** *** 78 30.7 23.6-38.9 68 29.8 22.4-38.3 71 36.0 27.6-45.3
$15,000- 24,999 292 *** *** *** 95 31.6 25.1-38.9 100 33.3 26.3-41.0 92 33.5 26.6-41.1
$25,000- 34,999 173 *** *** *** 62 31.9 24.0-41.1 48 32.1 23.6-42.0 60 34.7 26.6-43.8
$35,000- 49,999 167 *** *** *** 64 35.9 27.7-44.9 59 35.7 27.5-44.8 40 25.0 17.6-34.3
$50,000+ 405 *** *** *** 144 35.5 30.1-41.4 160 40.3 34.7-46.2 94 23.0 18.3-28.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 446 *** *** *** 116 25.0 19.8-31.1 154 34.5 28.8-40.7 164 38.3 32.5-44.5
No 1,050 19 2.6 1.5- 4.6 421 38.1 34.4-42.0 360 34.8 31.2-38.7 250 24.4 21.2-28.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 187 *** *** *** 52 23.7 17.4-31.4 84 48.1 39.5-56.8 50 28.1 20.9-36.7
Non-Veteran 1,326 31 2.8 1.8- 4.5 491 36.0 32.6-39.5 434 33.0 29.7-36.4 370 28.2 25.1-31.5

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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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