2017 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 & 7 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 6 & 7 936 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 276 32.4 28.5-36.5 341 34.2 30.5-38.1 308 32.4 28.7-36.3
GENDER
Male 458 *** *** *** 123 29.5 24.4-35.3 195 39.3 33.8-45.0 138 30.9 25.9-36.4
Female 478 *** *** *** 153 35.2 29.6-41.2 146 29.2 24.3-34.7 170 33.9 28.6-39.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 547 *** *** *** 182 32.9 28.3-37.8 200 34.7 30.0-39.7 159 31.4 26.7-36.5
Non-Hispanic Black 255 *** *** *** 49 26.9 19.4-36.0 89 33.0 25.8-41.2 113 38.9 31.4-46.9
Other 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 22.8 14.9-33.2
AGE
18-44 364 *** *** *** 119 36.8 30.5-43.6 143 35.0 29.2-41.3 97 27.1 21.7-33.3
45-64 367 *** *** *** 96 26.3 21.2-32.1 122 31.3 25.8-37.4 145 41.4 35.2-47.8
65+ 198 *** *** *** 59 31.4 23.9-40.0 73 37.4 29.1-46.4 64 30.4 23.2-38.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 314 *** *** *** 91 32.1 25.5-39.5 104 33.6 27.1-40.7 113 32.9 26.7-39.9
Some College + 621 *** *** *** 185 32.6 28.0-37.6 236 34.5 30.0-39.2 195 32.1 27.6-36.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 426 *** *** *** 126 33.0 26.9-39.8 141 29.3 24.3-34.9 152 36.2 30.3-42.4
$50,000+ 366 *** *** *** 102 29.6 24.3-35.5 149 38.0 32.2-44.1 112 31.6 26.0-37.8

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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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