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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 410 *** *** *** 105 25.6 20.9-30.9 185 43.9 38.3-49.6 116 29.4 24.5-34.9
Female 521 *** *** *** 222 40.6 35.7-45.7 152 29.2 24.7-34.2 137 28.0 23.5-32.9
RACE
White 846 *** *** *** 301 33.1 29.4-36.9 306 36.5 32.7-40.5 225 28.6 25.0-32.4
Other minorities 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 107 *** *** *** 46 42.9 33.0-53.3 32 27.4 19.4-37.3 27 27.8 19.1-38.4
35-54 222 *** *** *** 69 28.4 22.4-35.3 79 39.1 31.8-47.0 70 30.6 24.3-37.7
55-64 213 *** *** *** 57 26.0 20.2-32.9 83 39.6 32.6-46.9 71 33.5 27.0-40.6
65-74 230 *** *** *** 82 34.4 27.8-41.6 89 38.9 32.1-46.0 58 26.6 20.7-33.4
75+ 154 *** *** *** 71 40.7 32.4-49.4 52 35.2 27.3-44.1 26 20.4 13.6-29.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 *** *** *** 33 25.4 17.3-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 277 *** *** *** 94 31.7 26.0-38.1 100 37.2 30.8-44.2 79 28.9 23.3-35.2
Some Post-H.S. 238 *** *** *** 78 33.6 27.0-41.0 91 37.1 30.4-44.4 66 27.9 21.8-35.0
College Graduate 294 *** *** *** 121 41.1 34.9-47.7 102 32.7 27.1-38.9 69 25.6 20.3-31.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** 36 32.6 23.2-43.7 33 31.3 22.0-42.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 172 *** *** *** 52 29.1 21.8-37.7 58 33.4 25.4-42.4 57 34.3 26.5-43.0
$25,000- 34,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 30.3 21.1-41.3
$35,000- 49,999 139 *** *** *** 46 28.9 21.1-38.4 *** *** *** 41 30.3 21.9-40.3
$50,000+ 249 *** *** *** 88 34.0 27.4-41.1 104 41.2 34.2-48.7 57 24.8 18.8-32.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 290 *** *** *** 95 28.5 22.8-35.1 92 34.2 27.4-41.6 97 34.7 28.3-41.8
No 628 *** *** *** 229 35.7 31.4-40.2 238 36.7 32.4-41.2 153 26.3 22.4-30.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 *** *** *** 39 26.4 18.8-35.6 75 49.6 40.2-59.0 32 24.1 16.9-33.0
Non-Veteran 785 *** *** *** 288 34.5 30.7-38.5 262 34.1 30.2-38.2 221 29.5 25.8-33.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 757 *** *** *** 258 31.8 28.1-35.9 275 36.9 32.8-41.1 212 29.5 25.8-33.5
No 174 *** *** *** 69 41.1 32.8-49.9 62 33.5 25.9-42.0 41 24.5 17.5-33.1

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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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