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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 4,823 1,681 35.5 33.7-37.4 3,142 64.5 62.6-66.3
GENDER
Male 1,975 528 28.1 25.5-30.8 1,447 71.9 69.2-74.5
Female 2,848 1,153 42.8 40.3-45.4 1,695 57.2 54.6-59.7
RACE
White 3,528 1,309 37.0 34.8-39.2 2,219 63.0 60.8-65.2
African American 937 211 26.0 22.2-30.1 726 74.0 69.9-77.8
Other minorities 299 135 46.1 39.1-53.2 164 53.9 46.8-60.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 258 97 34.0 27.7-40.9 161 66.0 59.1-72.3
Non-Hispanic 4,542 1,572 35.5 33.6-37.5 2,970 64.5 62.5-66.4
AGE
18-34 750 331 44.7 40.5-48.9 419 55.3 51.1-59.5
35-54 1,500 489 31.8 28.9-34.9 1,011 68.2 65.1-71.1
55-64 961 288 28.4 25.0-32.2 673 71.6 67.8-75.0
65-74 867 256 28.8 24.9-32.9 611 71.2 67.1-75.1
75+ 714 306 41.7 36.7-46.9 408 58.3 53.1-63.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 589 169 30.0 25.1-35.4 420 70.0 64.6-74.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,307 433 32.9 29.5-36.6 874 67.1 63.4-70.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,265 408 33.8 30.3-37.4 857 66.2 62.6-69.7
College Graduate 1,659 670 42.8 39.7-45.9 989 57.2 54.1-60.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 521 174 36.8 31.2-42.8 347 63.2 57.2-68.8
$15,000- 24,999 823 252 31.4 27.3-35.8 571 68.6 64.2-72.7
$25,000- 34,999 460 154 32.9 27.2-39.1 306 67.1 60.9-72.8
$35,000- 49,999 575 186 32.1 27.2-37.4 389 67.9 62.6-72.8
$50,000+ 1,547 564 36.5 33.4-39.8 983 63.5 60.2-66.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,294 357 27.1 23.9-30.6 937 72.9 69.4-76.1
No 3,465 1,299 37.6 35.5-39.8 2,166 62.4 60.2-64.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 561 146 24.4 20.1-29.1 415 75.6 70.9-79.9
Non-Veteran 4,259 1,534 36.7 34.7-38.7 2,725 63.3 61.3-65.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,751 581 32.9 29.8-36.1 1,170 67.1 63.9-70.2
No 3,072 1,100 36.5 34.3-38.9 1,972 63.5 61.1-65.7

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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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