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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 8,296 2,773 33.9 32.5-35.3 5,523 66.1 64.7-67.5
-Eastern NC 2,527 756 30.7 28.1-33.4 1,771 69.3 66.6-71.9
GENDER
Male 988 248 27.2 23.5-31.3 740 72.8 68.7-76.5
Female 1,539 508 34.1 30.6-37.7 1,031 65.9 62.3-69.4
RACE
White 1,461 512 33.4 30.2-36.6 949 66.6 63.4-69.8
African American 616 126 25.2 20.1-31.1 490 74.8 68.9-79.9
Other minorities 418 104 25.1 17.4-34.8 314 74.9 65.2-82.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 24 19.5 12.1-29.8 64 80.5 70.2-87.9
Non-Hispanic 2,428 728 31.1 28.4-33.9 1,700 68.9 66.1-71.6
AGE
18-34 395 164 42.9 37.0-49.0 231 57.1 51.0-63.0
35-54 718 178 23.5 19.8-27.7 540 76.5 72.3-80.2
55-64 560 125 20.1 16.2-24.8 435 79.9 75.2-83.8
65-74 486 137 28.8 23.6-34.7 349 71.2 65.3-76.4
75+ 353 142 34.7 28.3-41.7 211 65.3 58.3-71.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 346 89 25.7 19.4-33.3 257 74.3 66.7-80.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 766 227 30.9 26.4-35.8 539 69.1 64.2-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 736 211 31.0 26.4-36.1 525 69.0 63.9-73.6
College Graduate 677 228 33.6 29.1-38.4 449 66.4 61.6-70.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 103 27.3 21.3-34.2 258 72.7 65.8-78.7
$15,000- 24,999 462 132 28.1 22.8-34.0 330 71.9 66.0-77.2
$25,000- 34,999 272 71 25.6 19.1-33.4 201 74.4 66.6-80.9
$35,000- 49,999 305 79 22.4 16.8-29.3 226 77.6 70.7-83.2
$50,000+ 679 205 32.3 27.5-37.5 474 67.7 62.5-72.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 794 214 27.1 22.8-31.8 580 72.9 68.2-77.2
No 1,701 535 32.0 28.9-35.3 1,166 68.0 64.7-71.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 434 114 27.6 22.3-33.5 320 72.4 66.5-77.7
Non-Veteran 2,092 641 31.4 28.5-34.4 1,451 68.6 65.6-71.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,861 530 29.5 26.6-32.5 1,331 70.5 67.5-73.4
No 666 226 35.6 30.2-41.5 440 64.4 58.5-69.8

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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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