2017 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 & 5 Demographics

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 4,480 70 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,368 31.3 29.5-33.2 1,601 34.9 33.0-36.8 1,441 32.1 30.3-33.9
Region 3 & 5 839 14 1.9 1.1- 3.3 272 32.2 28.5-36.1 306 37.3 33.4-41.4 247 28.6 25.1-32.4
GENDER
Male 378 *** *** *** 95 26.8 21.7-32.7 174 45.3 39.4-51.3 105 26.7 21.8-32.1
Female 461 *** *** *** 177 37.5 32.4-42.9 132 29.3 24.4-34.7 142 30.6 25.8-36.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 582 11 2.1 1.1- 4.0 208 35.2 30.8-39.9 211 36.1 31.5-40.9 152 26.6 22.6-31.0
Non-Hispanic Black 151 *** *** *** 32 20.1 12.9-29.9 51 37.7 28.0-48.5 66 40.4 30.8-50.7
Other 106 *** *** *** 32 30.3 21.1-41.3 *** *** *** 29 24.1 16.1-34.4
AGE
18-44 294 *** *** *** 118 38.0 31.8-44.7 94 34.5 28.3-41.2 74 24.5 19.2-30.7
45-64 307 *** *** *** 76 24.2 19.1-30.2 122 40.9 34.4-47.7 108 34.8 28.8-41.3
65+ 234 *** *** *** 75 32.1 25.2-39.9 89 37.7 30.2-45.7 65 27.6 21.4-34.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 271 *** *** *** 71 27.8 21.6-34.8 111 43.0 36.1-50.3 82 26.3 20.9-32.5
Some College + 568 *** *** *** 201 34.9 30.4-39.6 195 33.8 29.3-38.6 165 30.1 25.7-34.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 367 *** *** *** 107 29.5 24.2-35.5 130 37.4 31.5-43.6 120 30.0 24.8-35.7
$50,000+ 356 *** *** *** 125 35.3 29.6-41.5 130 35.0 29.3-41.2 98 28.8 23.5-34.8

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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 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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