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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,621 2,246 34.4 33.0-35.9 4,375 65.6 64.1-67.0
-Eastern NC 2,077 635 31.4 29.0-34.0 1,442 68.6 66.0-71.0
GENDER
Male 892 220 26.2 22.8-30.0 672 73.8 70.0-77.2
Female 1,185 415 36.4 33.0-40.0 770 63.6 60.0-67.0
RACE
White 1,363 473 35.6 32.5-38.8 890 64.4 61.2-67.5
African American 524 99 20.7 16.5-25.6 425 79.3 74.4-83.5
Other minorities 173 56 34.1 25.4-44.0 117 65.9 56.0-74.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 102 27 26.8 18.1-37.7 75 73.2 62.3-81.9
Non-Hispanic 1,968 605 31.6 29.0-34.2 1,363 68.4 65.8-71.0
AGE
18-34 350 134 40.9 35.2-46.9 216 59.1 53.1-64.8
35-54 554 157 26.1 22.3-30.3 397 73.9 69.7-77.7
55-64 491 136 26.4 22.2-31.2 355 73.6 68.8-77.8
65-74 405 98 24.8 19.9-30.5 307 75.2 69.5-80.1
75+ 268 107 38.2 31.7-45.1 161 61.8 54.9-68.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 259 61 24.1 18.3-31.0 198 75.9 69.0-81.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 639 167 28.4 24.1-33.1 472 71.6 66.9-75.9
Some Post-H.S. 594 188 34.0 29.4-38.8 406 66.0 61.2-70.6
College Graduate 578 216 37.8 33.3-42.6 362 62.2 57.4-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 67 27.7 21.4-35.0 171 72.3 65.0-78.6
$15,000- 24,999 357 105 32.7 26.6-39.5 252 67.3 60.5-73.4
$25,000- 34,999 239 62 26.6 20.1-34.2 177 73.4 65.8-79.9
$35,000- 49,999 254 64 25.5 19.5-32.6 190 74.5 67.4-80.5
$50,000+ 621 188 30.1 25.8-34.8 433 69.9 65.2-74.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 625 145 22.8 19.0-27.2 480 77.2 72.8-81.0
No 1,410 479 34.5 31.5-37.7 931 65.5 62.3-68.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 363 97 28.4 23.2-34.3 266 71.6 65.7-76.8
Non-Veteran 1,713 538 32.1 29.3-35.0 1,175 67.9 65.0-70.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,732 524 31.0 28.4-33.9 1,208 69.0 66.1-71.6
No 345 111 33.8 27.9-40.3 234 66.2 59.7-72.1

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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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