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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,621 104 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,142 32.5 31.1-33.9 2,396 35.9 34.5-37.3 1,979 29.7 28.4-31.0
-Eastern NC 2,077 24 1.7 1.0- 2.8 611 29.8 27.3-32.3 754 36.6 34.0-39.3 688 32.0 29.6-34.4
GENDER
Male 892 *** *** *** 216 25.4 22.1-29.2 395 44.1 40.2-48.2 277 29.6 26.2-33.3
Female 1,185 20 2.5 1.4- 4.5 395 33.9 30.6-37.4 359 29.4 26.3-32.7 411 34.2 30.9-37.6
RACE
White 1,363 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7 456 33.5 30.5-36.7 514 37.6 34.4-40.9 376 26.8 24.1-29.8
African American 524 *** *** *** 97 20.2 16.0-25.0 192 38.4 33.3-43.7 233 40.9 36.0-46.1
Other minorities 173 *** *** *** 52 32.1 23.5-42.0 44 24.0 16.5-33.6 73 41.8 32.6-51.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 102 *** *** *** 26 25.2 16.8-35.9 30 25.6 17.5-35.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,968 22 1.7 1.0- 2.8 583 29.9 27.4-32.5 722 37.3 34.6-40.0 641 31.1 28.7-33.7
AGE
18-34 350 *** *** *** 125 37.4 31.8-43.3 113 32.6 27.3-38.4 103 26.4 21.7-31.8
35-54 554 *** *** *** 152 25.1 21.3-29.2 184 36.1 31.5-41.0 213 37.8 33.3-42.5
55-64 491 *** *** *** 131 25.7 21.5-30.4 180 39.3 34.2-44.6 175 34.3 29.7-39.2
65-74 405 *** *** *** 98 24.8 19.9-30.5 179 43.2 37.7-49.0 128 31.9 26.8-37.5
75+ 268 *** *** *** 102 36.5 30.2-43.4 95 37.9 31.2-45.1 66 23.9 18.5-30.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 259 *** *** *** 60 23.4 17.7-30.3 93 36.8 29.9-44.3 105 39.1 32.2-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 639 *** *** *** 158 25.8 21.7-30.3 243 38.5 33.9-43.3 229 33.2 29.0-37.6
Some Post-H.S. 594 *** *** *** 183 32.7 28.2-37.5 215 36.1 31.5-40.9 191 30.0 25.8-34.5
College Graduate 578 *** *** *** 209 36.6 32.1-41.4 201 34.6 30.1-39.3 161 27.6 23.5-32.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 *** *** *** 63 25.8 19.7-33.0 72 29.7 22.9-37.4 99 42.6 35.2-50.4
$15,000- 24,999 357 *** *** *** 98 29.7 23.9-36.2 121 35.3 29.2-42.0 131 31.9 26.5-37.9
$25,000- 34,999 239 *** *** *** 60 25.4 19.1-32.9 86 36.8 29.2-45.0 91 36.7 29.4-44.6
$35,000- 49,999 254 *** *** *** 62 24.4 18.5-31.4 108 43.3 36.2-50.7 82 31.2 25.0-38.2
$50,000+ 621 *** *** *** 185 29.4 25.1-34.1 243 39.0 34.4-43.9 190 30.9 26.6-35.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 625 *** *** *** 139 21.5 17.8-25.7 210 34.9 30.2-39.8 270 42.3 37.6-47.2
No 1,410 *** *** *** 462 32.7 29.8-35.9 532 37.5 34.4-40.7 399 28.0 25.2-30.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 363 *** *** *** 97 28.4 23.2-34.3 167 47.5 41.3-53.7 99 24.1 19.6-29.3
Non-Veteran 1,713 24 2.0 1.2- 3.3 514 30.1 27.4-32.9 586 34.3 31.5-37.2 589 33.6 30.9-36.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,732 19 1.6 0.9- 2.8 505 29.5 26.9-32.3 622 36.5 33.6-39.4 586 32.5 29.9-35.2
No 345 *** *** *** 106 31.4 25.7-37.8 132 37.5 31.5-43.9 102 28.7 23.4-34.5

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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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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