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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 276 116 48.2 39.8-56.6 160 51.8 43.4-60.2
Cumberland 363 108 32.0 24.8-40.1 255 68.0 59.9-75.2
Durham 325 113 40.4 33.1-48.1 212 59.6 51.9-66.9
Forsyth 332 120 36.8 29.8-44.5 212 63.2 55.5-70.2
Gaston 290 92 32.0 24.3-40.8 198 68.0 59.2-75.7
Guilford 349 114 32.1 26.1-38.8 235 67.9 61.2-73.9
Mecklenburg 457 193 39.4 34.3-44.8 264 60.6 55.2-65.7
New Hanover 303 118 41.0 32.8-49.7 185 59.0 50.3-67.2
Union 274 110 40.6 31.1-50.8 164 59.4 49.2-68.9
Wake 472 191 40.3 35.2-45.7 281 59.7 54.3-64.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,527 756 30.7 28.1-33.4 1,771 69.3 66.6-71.9
Piedmont 4,823 1,681 35.5 33.7-37.4 3,142 64.5 62.6-66.3
Western NC 946 336 35.2 31.2-39.4 610 64.8 60.6-68.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 677 240 35.7 30.8-40.9 437 64.3 59.1-69.2
Northwest 1,349 448 32.8 29.6-36.2 901 67.2 63.8-70.4
Charlotte 1,424 531 37.4 33.9-41.1 893 62.6 58.9-66.1
Greensboro 1,024 341 31.9 28.2-35.8 683 68.1 64.2-71.8
Southern Regional 1,179 333 27.3 23.3-31.7 846 72.7 68.3-76.7
Southeast 515 185 35.8 30.2-41.7 330 64.2 58.3-69.8
Wake 1,242 426 38.4 34.8-42.1 816 61.6 57.9-65.2
Area L & Eastern 886 269 30.5 26.7-34.5 617 69.5 65.5-73.3

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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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