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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 931 341 35.0 31.5-38.7 590 65.0 61.3-68.5
GENDER
Male 410 109 26.7 21.9-32.1 301 73.3 67.9-78.1
Female 521 232 42.8 37.8-47.9 289 57.2 52.1-62.2
RACE
White 846 315 34.9 31.2-38.8 531 65.1 61.2-68.8
Other minorities 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 222 73 30.3 24.0-37.3 149 69.7 62.7-76.0
55-64 213 59 27.0 21.0-33.9 154 73.0 66.1-79.0
65-74 230 83 34.6 28.0-41.8 147 65.4 58.2-72.0
75+ 154 76 44.4 35.9-53.2 78 55.6 46.8-64.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 38 28.3 19.9-38.6 80 71.7 61.4-80.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 277 98 33.9 27.9-40.4 179 66.1 59.6-72.1
Some Post-H.S. 238 81 34.9 28.2-42.3 157 65.1 57.7-71.8
College Graduate 294 123 41.7 35.4-48.2 171 58.3 51.8-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 172 57 32.3 24.7-41.0 115 67.7 59.0-75.3
$25,000- 34,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 46 28.9 21.1-38.4 93 71.1 61.6-78.9
$50,000+ 249 88 34.0 27.4-41.1 161 66.0 58.9-72.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 290 101 31.1 25.1-37.8 189 68.9 62.2-74.9
No 628 237 37.0 32.7-41.5 391 63.0 58.5-67.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 39 26.4 18.8-35.6 107 73.6 64.4-81.2
Non-Veteran 785 302 36.4 32.5-40.5 483 63.6 59.5-67.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 757 270 33.6 29.8-37.7 487 66.4 62.3-70.2
No 174 71 42.0 33.7-50.8 103 58.0 49.2-66.3

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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.

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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