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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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 3,871 65 1.8 1.4- 2.4 1,086 28.6 26.9-30.3 1,408 35.6 33.9-37.4 1,312 34.0 32.2-35.8
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 398 *** *** *** 116 31.1 25.7-37.1 152 35.1 29.8-40.8 122 31.8 26.4-37.6
Region 3 331 *** *** *** 92 24.8 19.8-30.5 116 36.3 30.1-43.1 118 37.1 31.0-43.7
Region 4 760 *** *** *** 212 27.7 24.2-31.5 291 37.0 33.1-41.0 248 33.6 29.8-37.6
Region 5 558 *** *** *** 160 29.8 25.5-34.4 190 33.2 28.9-37.9 198 35.0 30.6-39.7
Region 6 383 *** *** *** 91 25.4 20.5-31.0 159 39.8 34.4-45.4 127 32.8 27.6-38.5
Region 7 620 *** *** *** 197 30.5 26.4-34.8 223 37.0 32.6-41.6 191 31.2 27.0-35.6
Region 8 460 *** *** *** 114 26.7 22.0-32.1 166 35.4 30.3-40.9 170 35.4 30.4-40.8
Region 9 & 10 361 *** *** *** 104 29.4 24.2-35.2 111 30.7 25.3-36.6 138 37.8 32.1-43.9
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,276 27 2.2 1.5- 3.4 332 27.5 24.6-30.6 451 34.2 31.2-37.4 466 36.0 32.9-39.3
Piedmont 2,083 28 1.6 1.1- 2.4 603 28.8 26.6-31.1 760 35.8 33.5-38.3 692 33.8 31.4-36.2
Western NC 512 *** *** *** 151 29.5 24.9-34.5 197 37.4 32.4-42.6 154 31.0 26.4-36.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 317 *** *** *** 99 33.9 27.6-40.9 123 35.9 29.7-42.5 88 28.1 22.4-34.5
Northwest 595 11 2.7 1.4- 5.1 146 23.5 19.7-27.7 220 36.8 32.2-41.6 218 37.0 32.5-41.8
Charlotte 584 *** *** *** 177 29.7 25.7-34.0 219 36.2 31.9-40.7 184 33.3 29.0-37.9
Greensboro 425 *** *** *** 116 28.5 23.7-34.0 148 34.1 29.1-39.5 152 34.9 29.9-40.3
Southern Regional 502 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 117 24.5 20.2-29.4 185 37.4 32.5-42.5 189 35.6 30.8-40.8
Southeast 218 *** *** *** 60 30.1 23.4-37.9 88 36.0 29.1-43.5 65 31.2 24.6-38.7
Wake 682 *** *** *** 216 31.0 27.1-35.1 246 36.3 32.2-40.7 211 31.5 27.5-35.7
Area L & Eastern 548 *** *** *** 155 28.3 24.1-33.0 179 32.9 28.3-37.9 205 37.1 32.3-42.0
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 489 12 3.0 1.6- 5.3 140 30.4 25.5-35.8 176 33.0 28.2-38.1 161 33.7 28.8-38.9
Region 2 459 *** *** *** 117 23.5 19.2-28.3 175 38.1 32.8-43.7 160 36.6 31.3-42.2
Region 3 541 *** *** *** 163 29.6 25.4-34.0 208 37.3 32.8-42.0 167 32.4 28.0-37.2
Region 4 517 *** *** *** 147 29.9 25.4-34.7 173 32.5 28.0-37.3 187 35.6 31.0-40.4
Region 5 491 *** *** *** 116 26.0 21.5-31.2 185 38.0 33.0-43.2 180 33.6 28.8-38.8
Region 6 454 *** *** *** 154 30.4 25.8-35.4 166 37.2 32.1-42.7 128 31.2 26.2-36.8

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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