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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 276 *** *** *** 111 46.2 37.9-54.7 97 31.8 24.9-39.5 63 20.1 14.3-27.3
Cumberland 363 *** *** *** 100 29.4 22.4-37.5 140 38.9 32.1-46.2 115 29.1 23.3-35.7
Durham 325 *** *** *** 111 40.2 32.9-47.9 121 33.6 27.0-40.9 91 26.1 20.2-32.9
Forsyth 332 *** *** *** 119 36.2 29.2-43.8 100 29.6 23.5-36.5 112 33.6 27.0-40.8
Gaston 290 *** *** *** 86 31.3 23.6-40.1 106 32.7 24.9-41.6 92 35.3 27.3-44.2
Guilford 349 *** *** *** 104 29.6 23.8-36.3 134 39.7 33.1-46.7 101 28.2 22.6-34.6
Mecklenburg 457 *** *** *** 182 37.5 32.4-42.8 156 37.6 32.3-43.2 108 23.0 18.8-27.8
New Hanover 303 *** *** *** 115 40.3 32.1-49.1 97 31.1 24.1-39.2 88 27.9 20.7-36.5
Union 274 *** *** *** 106 39.7 30.3-50.0 93 31.0 22.2-41.5 71 28.4 20.0-38.5
Wake 472 *** *** *** 182 38.0 33.0-43.4 170 37.0 32.1-42.3 111 22.6 18.5-27.3
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 4,823 89 1.7 1.2- 2.2 1,592 33.8 32.0-35.7 1,728 36.1 34.2-38.0 1,414 28.4 26.7-30.1
Western NC 946 *** *** *** 322 34.0 30.1-38.1 355 38.2 34.1-42.4 255 26.6 22.9-30.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 677 *** *** *** 228 34.0 29.2-39.2 261 38.8 33.8-44.1 176 25.5 21.0-30.5
Northwest 1,349 *** *** *** 433 31.9 28.7-35.3 465 35.1 31.8-38.5 436 32.1 28.9-35.5
Charlotte 1,424 29 1.6 1.0- 2.7 502 35.8 32.3-39.4 493 35.3 31.7-39.0 400 27.3 24.2-30.6
Greensboro 1,024 24 1.7 1.0- 2.8 317 30.2 26.6-34.1 393 39.2 35.3-43.3 290 28.9 25.3-32.7
Southern Regional 1,179 23 1.8 1.0- 3.2 310 25.5 21.5-29.9 412 37.0 32.7-41.5 434 35.7 31.5-40.1
Southeast 515 *** *** *** 180 35.0 29.4-41.0 186 37.8 32.2-43.8 144 26.4 21.4-32.1
Wake 1,242 *** *** *** 407 36.5 33.0-40.2 447 35.2 31.8-38.7 369 26.4 23.5-29.7
Area L & Eastern 886 20 2.9 1.6- 5.2 249 27.6 24.0-31.5 316 37.7 33.7-41.9 301 31.8 28.0-35.9

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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.

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