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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 821 291 33.4 29.7-37.4 530 66.6 62.6-70.3
Region 3 609 195 32.2 27.9-36.8 414 67.8 63.2-72.1
Region 4 1,332 490 37.9 34.8-41.2 842 62.1 58.8-65.2
Region 5 966 354 38.0 34.3-41.9 612 62.0 58.1-65.7
Region 6 496 141 28.4 24.0-33.3 355 71.6 66.7-76.0
Region 7 935 309 33.9 30.2-37.8 626 66.1 62.2-69.8
Region 8 816 253 32.2 28.2-36.4 563 67.8 63.6-71.8
Region 9 & 10 646 213 32.4 28.1-37.0 433 67.6 63.0-71.9
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,077 635 31.4 29.0-34.0 1,442 68.6 66.0-71.0
Piedmont 3,613 1,270 35.8 33.9-37.7 2,343 64.2 62.3-66.1
Western NC 931 341 35.0 31.5-38.7 590 65.0 61.3-68.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 598 221 35.9 31.4-40.6 377 64.1 59.4-68.6
Northwest 1,072 354 32.6 29.3-36.0 718 67.4 64.0-70.7
Charlotte 1,096 410 38.5 35.0-42.1 686 61.5 57.9-65.0
Greensboro 774 266 34.8 30.7-39.2 508 65.2 60.8-69.3
Southern Regional 578 165 29.8 25.5-34.4 413 70.2 65.6-74.5
Southeast 546 175 34.4 29.5-39.6 371 65.6 60.4-70.5
Wake 992 358 37.4 33.7-41.2 634 62.6 58.8-66.3
Area L & Eastern 965 297 29.8 26.4-33.5 668 70.2 66.5-73.6

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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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