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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 821 *** *** *** 281 32.1 28.4-36.0 309 38.1 34.2-42.2 221 28.5 24.9-32.4
Region 3 609 19 4.0 2.2- 7.2 176 28.2 24.2-32.6 214 33.7 29.5-38.2 200 34.0 29.8-38.6
Region 4 1,332 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4 473 36.6 33.4-39.8 494 35.6 32.6-38.7 348 26.4 23.7-29.4
Region 5 966 22 2.7 1.5- 4.6 332 35.3 31.7-39.2 313 31.5 28.0-35.1 299 30.5 27.1-34.2
Region 6 496 *** *** *** 136 27.1 22.8-32.0 187 40.0 34.9-45.3 168 31.6 27.1-36.6
Region 7 935 15 2.1 1.1- 3.9 294 31.8 28.2-35.6 353 37.6 33.9-41.4 273 28.5 25.2-32.2
Region 8 816 *** *** *** 245 30.6 26.7-34.7 307 37.4 33.3-41.7 256 30.4 26.7-34.4
Region 9 & 10 646 *** *** *** 205 31.2 26.9-35.7 219 35.1 30.7-39.9 214 32.5 28.2-37.0
STATE REGIONS
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
Piedmont 3,613 66 2.1 1.5- 2.8 1,204 33.7 31.8-35.6 1,305 35.5 33.6-37.4 1,038 28.8 27.0-30.6
Western NC 931 14 1.7 0.9- 3.0 327 33.3 29.9-37.0 337 36.3 32.7-40.1 253 28.7 25.3-32.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 598 *** *** *** 213 34.2 29.8-38.9 224 37.5 32.9-42.3 153 26.6 22.6-31.0
Northwest 1,072 25 2.9 1.8- 4.8 329 29.7 26.6-33.0 383 34.2 31.0-37.6 335 33.2 29.8-36.7
Charlotte 1,096 14 1.2 0.6- 2.3 396 37.3 33.8-40.9 410 36.6 33.3-40.1 276 24.9 22.0-28.1
Greensboro 774 15 1.9 1.0- 3.7 251 32.9 28.9-37.2 264 32.7 28.8-36.8 244 32.5 28.5-36.7
Southern Regional 578 *** *** *** 160 28.6 24.4-33.2 208 37.8 33.1-42.8 205 32.4 28.2-36.9
Southeast 546 *** *** *** 171 32.8 28.0-38.0 210 36.4 31.7-41.3 161 29.3 24.8-34.2
Wake 992 19 2.4 1.4- 4.2 339 35.0 31.4-38.7 362 36.5 33.0-40.2 272 26.1 22.9-29.5
Area L & Eastern 965 14 1.7 0.8- 3.5 283 28.1 24.8-31.6 335 36.5 32.8-40.3 333 33.7 30.2-37.3

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

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