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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 3,613 1,270 35.8 33.9-37.7 2,343 64.2 62.3-66.1
GENDER
Male 1,640 484 31.8 29.1-34.7 1,156 68.2 65.3-70.9
Female 1,973 786 39.8 37.2-42.5 1,187 60.2 57.5-62.8
RACE
White 2,579 953 36.9 34.6-39.2 1,626 63.1 60.8-65.4
African American 734 207 31.1 27.1-35.3 527 68.9 64.7-72.9
Other minorities 268 101 39.6 32.7-47.0 167 60.4 53.0-67.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 236 51 21.9 16.4-28.5 185 78.1 71.5-83.6
Non-Hispanic 3,357 1,207 36.6 34.6-38.7 2,150 63.4 61.3-65.4
AGE
18-34 644 294 47.3 42.9-51.8 350 52.7 48.2-57.1
35-54 1,092 338 30.9 28.0-34.1 754 69.1 65.9-72.0
55-64 715 209 27.2 23.8-30.9 506 72.8 69.1-76.2
65-74 657 199 27.0 23.5-30.8 458 73.0 69.2-76.5
75+ 476 220 43.2 38.2-48.4 256 56.8 51.6-61.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 393 119 29.6 24.4-35.5 274 70.4 64.5-75.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 940 295 34.6 30.9-38.6 645 65.4 61.4-69.1
Some Post-H.S. 927 300 34.2 30.6-38.0 627 65.8 62.0-69.4
College Graduate 1,345 552 41.3 38.3-44.4 793 58.7 55.6-61.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 356 120 35.6 29.7-41.9 236 64.4 58.1-70.3
$15,000- 24,999 566 168 27.4 23.3-32.0 398 72.6 68.0-76.7
$25,000- 34,999 341 113 32.9 27.2-39.2 228 67.1 60.8-72.8
$35,000- 49,999 408 127 34.8 29.0-41.0 281 65.2 59.0-71.0
$50,000+ 1,287 483 37.0 33.9-40.2 804 63.0 59.8-66.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 918 266 28.0 24.5-31.8 652 72.0 68.2-75.5
No 2,634 986 37.9 35.7-40.2 1,648 62.1 59.8-64.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 134 29.7 24.7-35.2 320 70.3 64.8-75.3
Non-Veteran 3,157 1,136 36.6 34.5-38.7 2,021 63.4 61.3-65.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,312 459 33.5 30.4-36.7 853 66.5 63.3-69.6
No 2,301 811 37.0 34.6-39.5 1,490 63.0 60.5-65.4

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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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