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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 946 14 1.2 0.5- 2.7 322 34.0 30.1-38.1 355 38.2 34.1-42.4 255 26.6 22.9-30.7
GENDER
Male 388 *** *** *** 118 31.4 25.8-37.6 171 43.2 37.0-49.6 98 24.6 19.5-30.6
Female 558 *** *** *** 204 36.6 31.3-42.2 184 33.1 28.0-38.6 157 28.6 23.5-34.4
RACE
White 836 *** *** *** 293 34.6 30.5-39.0 310 37.7 33.5-42.2 220 26.3 22.5-30.5
Other minorities 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 26.9 18.7-37.0 26 26.1 17.2-37.6
35-54 246 *** *** *** 74 29.3 22.9-36.6 85 39.1 31.5-47.2 86 31.4 24.6-39.1
55-64 204 *** *** *** 59 28.2 20.8-37.0 75 41.1 32.6-50.2 70 30.6 23.0-39.5
65-74 210 *** *** *** 72 32.7 25.2-41.1 81 42.2 33.7-51.2 54 23.7 17.0-32.0
75+ 170 *** *** *** 68 42.2 32.3-52.7 77 46.7 36.8-56.9 18 9.4 5.2-16.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 *** *** *** 94 33.3 26.3-41.1 111 38.4 31.2-46.1 79 27.5 21.0-35.1
Some Post-H.S. 250 *** *** *** 73 30.8 24.1-38.4 95 37.4 30.2-45.1 79 29.7 23.2-37.2
College Graduate 281 *** *** *** 113 41.8 34.5-49.6 102 40.5 33.0-48.5 59 16.4 11.9-22.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 *** *** *** 38 26.1 17.2-37.4 *** *** *** 54 32.8 23.7-43.4
$15,000- 24,999 185 *** *** *** 66 36.1 27.1-46.2 67 33.8 25.0-43.8 48 26.6 18.3-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 230 *** *** *** 93 38.8 31.3-46.9 85 40.1 32.1-48.6 50 20.7 14.9-28.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 335 *** *** *** 98 34.0 27.1-41.7 107 30.2 23.8-37.4 126 35.6 28.7-43.1
No 602 *** *** *** 220 34.0 29.3-39.0 244 41.7 36.6-46.9 128 22.7 18.4-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 138 *** *** *** 38 27.9 19.1-38.8 *** *** *** 39 29.5 20.5-40.3
Non-Veteran 808 *** *** *** 284 35.0 30.7-39.5 295 37.5 33.2-42.1 216 26.1 22.1-30.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 670 *** *** *** 211 30.7 26.4-35.3 258 39.9 35.1-44.9 192 28.4 24.0-33.2
No 276 *** *** *** 111 46.2 37.9-54.7 97 31.8 24.9-39.5 63 20.1 14.3-27.3

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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.

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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