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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,975 *** *** *** 509 26.9 24.4-29.6 865 43.3 40.5-46.1 582 28.7 26.2-31.2
Female 2,848 70 2.2 1.6- 3.0 1,083 40.7 38.1-43.3 863 29.0 26.7-31.4 832 28.1 25.9-30.5
RACE
White 3,528 71 1.7 1.2- 2.3 1,238 35.3 33.2-37.6 1,291 37.0 34.8-39.2 928 26.0 24.1-28.0
African American 937 *** *** *** 199 24.3 20.7-28.3 317 34.0 30.1-38.3 409 40.0 35.9-44.2
Other minorities 299 *** *** *** 129 44.1 37.1-51.2 98 34.1 27.8-41.0 66 19.8 14.7-26.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 258 *** *** *** 97 34.0 27.7-40.9 96 42.3 35.4-49.4 65 23.7 18.5-29.8
Non-Hispanic 4,542 89 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,483 33.7 31.8-35.7 1,625 35.7 33.8-37.7 1,345 28.8 27.0-30.6
AGE
18-34 750 16 2.0 1.1- 3.5 315 42.6 38.5-46.9 239 32.9 28.9-37.1 180 22.5 19.2-26.1
35-54 1,500 22 1.2 0.7- 2.1 467 30.6 27.7-33.6 521 36.6 33.5-39.8 490 31.6 28.7-34.6
55-64 961 *** *** *** 278 27.5 24.1-31.2 344 35.6 31.8-39.7 329 35.9 32.0-40.1
65-74 867 15 1.4 0.8- 2.5 241 27.4 23.6-31.5 338 40.7 36.3-45.2 273 30.5 26.7-34.7
75+ 714 *** *** *** 280 37.3 32.5-42.3 270 38.5 33.7-43.5 138 19.8 16.2-23.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 589 *** *** *** 155 27.1 22.4-32.4 207 36.1 31.1-41.4 213 33.9 29.1-39.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,307 23 1.0 0.6- 1.7 410 31.9 28.5-35.5 476 37.5 33.9-41.2 398 29.6 26.4-33.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,265 *** *** *** 384 32.1 28.7-35.7 442 36.0 32.4-39.8 415 30.2 27.0-33.7
College Graduate 1,659 28 1.7 1.1- 2.6 642 41.1 38.1-44.2 601 34.8 31.9-37.8 388 22.4 20.0-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 521 *** *** *** 162 34.2 28.7-40.1 147 27.7 22.7-33.3 200 35.5 30.0-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 823 16 1.7 0.9- 3.0 236 29.7 25.7-34.1 295 37.4 33.2-41.9 276 31.2 27.2-35.4
$25,000- 34,999 460 *** *** *** 147 31.0 25.5-37.1 172 37.1 31.3-43.3 134 30.1 24.6-36.2
$35,000- 49,999 575 *** *** *** 175 30.4 25.6-35.7 199 34.8 29.7-40.3 190 33.1 28.3-38.3
$50,000+ 1,547 19 0.9 0.5- 1.6 545 35.6 32.5-38.9 601 38.7 35.5-42.0 382 24.8 22.1-27.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,294 27 2.5 1.4- 4.4 330 24.6 21.6-27.9 417 31.6 28.1-35.3 520 41.3 37.6-45.0
No 3,465 60 1.4 1.0- 1.9 1,239 36.3 34.1-38.5 1,283 37.3 35.2-39.6 883 25.0 23.2-27.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 561 *** *** *** 142 23.4 19.3-28.2 256 44.9 39.6-50.2 159 30.8 26.0-36.0
Non-Veteran 4,259 85 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,449 34.9 33.0-36.9 1,470 35.1 33.2-37.2 1,255 28.2 26.4-30.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,751 32 1.3 0.8- 2.1 549 31.5 28.5-34.8 618 34.0 30.9-37.1 552 33.2 30.1-36.4
No 3,072 57 1.8 1.3- 2.6 1,043 34.7 32.5-37.0 1,110 37.0 34.7-39.3 862 26.5 24.5-28.6

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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 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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