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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 8,296 147 1.7 1.4- 2.2 2,626 32.2 30.8-33.6 2,973 36.7 35.3-38.2 2,550 29.4 28.1-30.7
-Eastern NC 2,527 44 2.1 1.3- 3.2 712 28.6 26.1-31.2 890 36.9 34.3-39.7 881 32.4 29.9-35.0
GENDER
Male 988 *** *** *** 234 25.5 21.9-29.5 424 43.4 39.2-47.6 316 29.4 25.7-33.4
Female 1,539 30 2.4 1.4- 4.2 478 31.6 28.2-35.2 466 30.6 27.4-34.0 565 35.3 31.9-38.9
RACE
White 1,461 34 2.5 1.6- 3.9 478 30.9 27.8-34.1 529 37.4 34.2-40.7 420 29.3 26.3-32.4
African American 616 *** *** *** 121 23.7 18.8-29.4 206 33.9 28.7-39.6 284 40.8 35.3-46.6
Other minorities 418 *** *** *** 99 24.1 16.5-33.8 142 44.9 35.3-55.0 172 29.9 22.3-38.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 *** *** *** 22 18.3 11.2-28.5 *** *** *** 26 24.0 15.8-34.7
Non-Hispanic 2,428 42 2.1 1.4- 3.3 686 29.0 26.4-31.7 849 36.1 33.4-38.9 851 32.8 30.2-35.6
AGE
18-34 395 *** *** *** 151 38.6 32.9-44.8 128 33.1 27.8-38.9 103 24.0 19.1-29.7
35-54 718 *** *** *** 168 22.4 18.7-26.6 261 39.5 34.8-44.4 279 37.0 32.5-41.8
55-64 560 *** *** *** 119 19.5 15.6-24.2 202 37.8 32.7-43.3 233 42.0 36.7-47.5
65-74 486 *** *** *** 131 28.0 22.9-33.9 173 38.4 32.3-44.9 176 32.8 27.2-38.9
75+ 353 *** *** *** 134 32.4 26.2-39.3 123 38.7 31.8-46.1 88 26.6 20.5-33.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 346 *** *** *** 84 23.6 17.7-30.7 110 34.1 26.9-42.1 147 40.2 32.7-48.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 766 *** *** *** 209 27.8 23.4-32.6 271 36.4 31.7-41.3 268 32.7 28.2-37.7
Some Post-H.S. 736 16 2.0 1.1- 3.6 195 29.0 24.5-34.1 255 36.8 32.1-41.8 270 32.1 27.8-36.8
College Graduate 677 *** *** *** 223 33.1 28.7-37.9 254 40.9 36.1-45.9 195 25.5 21.6-29.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 *** *** *** 97 25.6 19.8-32.4 103 31.6 24.6-39.5 155 41.2 33.5-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 462 *** *** *** 120 26.1 21.0-32.0 155 33.1 27.6-39.1 175 38.8 32.9-45.0
$25,000- 34,999 272 *** *** *** 65 23.5 17.3-31.2 107 42.1 34.0-50.5 94 32.3 25.3-40.3
$35,000- 49,999 305 *** *** *** 75 21.0 15.5-27.7 111 44.0 36.3-52.0 115 33.6 26.8-41.0
$50,000+ 679 *** *** *** 200 30.7 26.0-35.9 264 38.5 33.8-43.5 210 29.1 24.8-34.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 794 *** *** *** 198 25.4 21.1-30.1 234 29.1 24.8-33.8 346 43.8 38.8-48.9
No 1,701 27 2.2 1.3- 3.8 508 29.8 26.8-33.0 647 39.8 36.5-43.1 519 28.2 25.3-31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 434 *** *** *** 111 27.2 21.9-33.1 191 46.0 40.0-52.2 129 26.4 21.6-31.9
Non-Veteran 2,092 41 2.5 1.6- 3.8 600 28.9 26.1-31.9 699 34.8 31.9-37.9 752 33.8 30.9-36.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,861 33 2.1 1.3- 3.5 497 27.3 24.6-30.3 653 37.2 34.2-40.4 678 33.3 30.4-36.4
No 666 *** *** *** 215 33.8 28.4-39.7 237 35.7 30.7-41.1 203 28.6 24.0-33.8

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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 30 or greater.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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