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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 946 336 35.2 31.2-39.4 610 64.8 60.6-68.8
GENDER
Male 388 119 32.2 26.5-38.4 269 67.8 61.6-73.5
Female 558 217 38.3 33.0-43.9 341 61.7 56.1-67.0
RACE
White 836 306 36.0 31.8-40.4 530 64.0 59.6-68.2
Other minorities 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 246 75 29.5 23.1-36.8 171 70.5 63.2-76.9
55-64 204 59 28.2 20.8-37.0 145 71.8 63.0-79.2
65-74 210 75 34.1 26.5-42.7 135 65.9 57.3-73.5
75+ 170 75 43.9 34.0-54.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 97 34.1 27.1-41.8 190 65.9 58.2-72.9
Some Post-H.S. 250 76 32.9 26.0-40.7 174 67.1 59.3-74.0
College Graduate 281 120 43.1 35.7-50.8 161 56.9 49.2-64.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 38 26.1 17.2-37.4 104 73.9 62.6-82.8
$15,000- 24,999 185 70 39.6 30.2-49.8 115 60.4 50.2-69.8
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 230 95 39.3 31.7-47.3 135 60.7 52.7-68.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 335 102 34.3 27.3-41.9 233 65.7 58.1-72.7
No 602 230 35.6 30.8-40.7 372 64.4 59.3-69.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 138 39 28.5 19.7-39.4 99 71.5 60.6-80.3
Non-Veteran 808 297 36.3 32.0-40.9 511 63.7 59.1-68.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 670 220 31.7 27.4-36.4 450 68.3 63.6-72.6
No 276 116 48.2 39.8-56.6 160 51.8 43.4-60.2

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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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