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

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 4,480 1,438 33.1 31.3-34.9 3,042 66.9 65.1-68.7
Region 3 & 5 839 286 34.0 30.3-38.0 553 66.0 62.0-69.7
GENDER
Male 378 99 28.0 22.8-33.9 279 72.0 66.1-77.2
Female 461 187 40.1 34.9-45.5 274 59.9 54.5-65.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 582 219 37.3 32.8-42.1 363 62.7 57.9-67.2
Non-Hispanic Black 151 34 21.9 14.5-31.8 117 78.1 68.2-85.5
Other 106 33 30.6 21.4-41.6 73 69.4 58.4-78.6
AGE
18-44 294 126 41.0 34.6-47.7 168 59.0 52.3-65.4
45-64 307 77 24.4 19.2-30.4 230 75.6 69.6-80.8
65+ 234 80 34.7 27.6-42.6 154 65.3 57.4-72.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 271 78 30.7 24.3-37.8 193 69.3 62.2-75.7
Some College + 568 208 36.1 31.6-40.9 360 63.9 59.1-68.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 367 117 32.7 27.1-38.7 250 67.3 61.3-72.9
$50,000+ 356 128 36.2 30.4-42.3 228 63.8 57.7-69.6

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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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