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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 3,871 1,151 30.4 28.7-32.1 2,720 69.6 67.9-71.3
Region 8 460 124 29.2 24.3-34.6 336 70.8 65.4-75.7
GENDER
Male 213 57 29.4 22.4-37.5 156 70.6 62.5-77.6
Female 247 67 29.0 22.3-36.6 180 71.0 63.4-77.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 296 88 32.3 26.2-39.2 208 67.7 60.8-73.8
Non-Hispanic Black 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 143 49 37.1 28.4-46.7 94 62.9 53.3-71.6
45-64 160 33 19.4 13.6-26.8 127 80.6 73.2-86.4
65+ 155 41 27.0 19.1-36.7 114 73.0 63.3-80.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 188 50 28.0 20.7-36.7 138 72.0 63.3-79.3
Some Post-H.S. 145 36 28.7 20.5-38.7 109 71.3 61.3-79.5
College Graduate 124 36 32.1 23.5-42.1 88 67.9 57.9-76.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 205 55 28.3 21.2-36.6 150 71.7 63.4-78.8
$50,000+ 159 40 27.9 20.2-37.2 119 72.1 62.8-79.8
Don't know/Not Sure 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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