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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,513 575 37.3 34.1-40.5 938 62.7 59.5-65.9
GENDER
Male 607 182 31.7 27.0-36.9 425 68.3 63.1-73.0
Female 906 393 42.8 38.7-47.0 513 57.2 53.0-61.3
RACE
White 1,236 494 37.4 33.9-41.1 742 62.6 58.9-66.1
Other minorities 270 77 35.5 28.2-43.5 193 64.5 56.5-71.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,451 553 37.3 34.0-40.6 898 62.7 59.4-66.0
AGE
18-34 217 99 48.1 40.3-56.0 118 51.9 44.0-59.7
35-54 390 132 32.1 27.0-37.8 258 67.9 62.2-73.0
55-64 334 100 27.6 22.4-33.6 234 72.4 66.4-77.6
65-74 337 124 35.8 30.0-42.1 213 64.2 57.9-70.0
75+ 229 118 43.9 35.4-52.8 111 56.1 47.2-64.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 197 61 28.3 21.0-36.9 136 71.7 63.1-79.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 476 170 36.5 30.6-42.8 306 63.5 57.2-69.4
Some Post-H.S. 390 150 39.4 33.5-45.5 240 60.6 54.5-66.5
College Graduate 447 192 41.4 36.0-46.9 255 58.6 53.1-64.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 84 34.3 26.7-42.7 139 65.7 57.3-73.3
$15,000- 24,999 292 100 33.3 26.6-40.7 192 66.7 59.3-73.4
$25,000- 34,999 173 65 33.2 25.1-42.3 108 66.8 57.7-74.9
$35,000- 49,999 167 68 39.3 30.7-48.6 99 60.7 51.4-69.3
$50,000+ 405 151 36.7 31.2-42.6 254 63.3 57.4-68.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 446 128 27.2 21.8-33.4 318 72.8 66.6-78.2
No 1,050 440 40.7 36.9-44.6 610 59.3 55.4-63.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 187 53 23.8 17.5-31.5 134 76.2 68.5-82.5
Non-Veteran 1,326 522 38.8 35.4-42.4 804 61.2 57.6-64.6

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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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