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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,640 24 1.9 1.1- 3.0 460 30.0 27.3-32.8 708 40.8 38.0-43.7 448 27.4 24.9-30.0
Female 1,973 42 2.3 1.6- 3.4 744 37.5 34.9-40.1 597 30.0 27.6-32.4 590 30.2 27.8-32.8
RACE
White 2,579 48 2.0 1.4- 2.9 905 34.8 32.6-37.2 963 36.8 34.6-39.1 663 26.3 24.3-28.5
African American 734 *** *** *** 195 28.8 25.0-33.0 231 31.2 27.4-35.3 296 37.7 33.7-41.9
Other minorities 268 *** *** *** 97 38.0 31.1-45.3 98 34.4 27.9-41.4 69 26.0 20.1-33.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 236 *** *** *** 49 20.5 15.3-26.9 103 42.4 35.3-49.9 82 35.7 28.8-43.3
Non-Hispanic 3,357 63 2.1 1.5- 2.9 1,144 34.5 32.6-36.5 1,198 35.0 33.1-37.0 952 28.3 26.5-30.2
AGE
18-34 644 18 3.5 2.1- 5.7 276 43.9 39.5-48.3 197 28.7 25.0-32.7 153 24.0 20.4-28.0
35-54 1,092 *** *** *** 324 29.6 26.7-32.7 398 36.4 33.3-39.7 356 32.7 29.6-35.9
55-64 715 *** *** *** 199 25.9 22.5-29.6 269 39.0 35.0-43.1 237 33.8 30.1-37.8
65-74 657 *** *** *** 190 25.6 22.2-29.3 276 46.3 42.0-50.7 182 26.7 23.1-30.6
75+ 476 *** *** *** 206 40.4 35.5-45.6 151 34.1 29.1-39.3 105 22.7 18.7-27.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 393 *** *** *** 106 25.5 20.5-31.1 145 38.1 32.5-43.9 129 32.3 26.9-38.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 940 *** *** *** 277 32.6 28.9-36.5 333 32.0 28.6-35.5 312 33.4 29.9-37.1
Some Post-H.S. 927 *** *** *** 286 32.3 28.8-36.1 336 36.2 32.6-39.9 291 29.6 26.3-33.1
College Graduate 1,345 21 1.4 0.8- 2.3 531 39.9 36.9-43.0 488 36.7 33.8-39.8 305 21.9 19.5-24.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 356 18 5.2 3.0- 8.8 102 30.4 24.8-36.7 118 33.9 28.2-40.1 118 30.5 25.2-36.4
$15,000- 24,999 566 *** *** *** 156 25.5 21.4-29.9 208 37.9 33.1-42.8 190 34.7 30.0-39.8
$25,000- 34,999 341 *** *** *** 106 30.9 25.3-37.1 126 36.7 30.9-42.9 102 30.4 24.9-36.5
$35,000- 49,999 408 *** *** *** 121 32.3 26.7-38.4 138 31.8 26.6-37.5 143 33.4 28.1-39.2
$50,000+ 1,287 *** *** *** 469 35.5 32.4-38.7 494 37.4 34.3-40.6 310 25.6 22.8-28.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 918 27 2.7 1.7- 4.2 239 25.3 21.9-29.1 294 32.2 28.6-35.9 358 39.9 36.1-43.8
No 2,634 39 2.0 1.3- 2.9 947 36.0 33.8-38.2 990 36.5 34.3-38.7 658 25.6 23.6-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 *** *** *** 129 29.2 24.2-34.7 204 45.8 40.3-51.4 116 24.5 20.1-29.5
Non-Veteran 3,157 61 2.3 1.7- 3.1 1,075 34.3 32.3-36.3 1,099 34.1 32.1-36.1 922 29.4 27.5-31.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,312 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8 431 31.1 28.1-34.2 475 35.5 32.4-38.8 378 31.0 27.9-34.2
No 2,301 38 1.9 1.3- 2.9 773 35.1 32.7-37.6 830 35.4 33.1-37.8 660 27.6 25.5-29.8

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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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