2017 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 & 7 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 6 & 7 936 287 33.4 29.5-37.5 649 66.6 62.5-70.5
GENDER
Male 458 125 29.8 24.6-35.6 333 70.2 64.4-75.4
Female 478 162 36.9 31.3-42.9 316 63.1 57.1-68.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 547 188 33.9 29.3-38.8 359 66.1 61.2-70.7
Non-Hispanic Black 255 53 28.1 20.5-37.2 202 71.9 62.8-79.5
Other 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 364 124 37.9 31.6-44.7 240 62.1 55.3-68.4
45-64 367 100 27.3 22.1-33.2 267 72.7 66.8-77.9
65+ 198 61 32.2 24.6-40.8 137 67.8 59.2-75.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 314 97 33.5 26.8-40.9 217 66.5 59.1-73.2
Some College + 621 190 33.4 28.7-38.4 431 66.6 61.6-71.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 426 133 34.5 28.3-41.2 293 65.5 58.8-71.7
$50,000+ 366 105 30.4 25.1-36.3 261 69.6 63.7-74.9

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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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