NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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 6,621 104 1.9 1.5- 2.4 2,142 32.5 31.1-33.9 2,396 35.9 34.5-37.3 1,979 29.7 28.4-31.0
-MALES 2,942 32 1.5 1.0- 2.2 781 28.2 26.2-30.2 1,288 42.1 40.0-44.3 841 28.2 26.3-30.2
RACE
White 2,149 21 1.2 0.7- 1.9 565 27.7 25.4-30.2 983 44.2 41.6-46.7 580 26.9 24.7-29.3
African American 498 *** *** *** 133 28.9 24.4-33.9 184 37.1 32.3-42.2 177 32.2 27.8-36.9
Other Minorities 264 *** *** *** 74 29.4 22.8-37.0 110 37.7 30.7-45.3 75 30.5 23.8-38.0
AGE
18-34 550 12 2.7 1.4- 5.0 209 39.9 35.3-44.7 207 35.7 31.3-40.3 122 21.7 18.0-25.9
35-44 404 *** *** *** 95 24.6 20.2-29.7 173 42.3 36.9-47.8 133 32.5 27.6-37.8
45-54 458 *** *** *** 88 19.4 15.7-23.6 192 43.2 38.2-48.3 173 36.2 31.6-41.2
55-64 662 *** *** *** 147 22.0 18.6-25.8 296 44.3 40.0-48.6 214 32.9 29.0-37.0
65-74 529 *** *** *** 112 19.8 16.2-24.0 279 53.7 48.8-58.5 135 25.9 21.9-30.3
75+ 316 *** *** *** 123 36.4 30.6-42.6 128 42.9 36.6-49.4 61 19.2 14.5-24.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 387 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0 99 25.2 20.4-30.7 168 43.4 37.7-49.3 109 27.8 22.7-33.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 807 11 1.6 0.8- 3.2 207 29.3 25.5-33.3 336 37.9 34.1-41.9 253 31.2 27.7-35.0
Some Post-H.S. 737 *** *** *** 190 28.3 24.5-32.4 313 42.2 38.1-46.5 229 28.4 24.9-32.3
College Graduate 998 *** *** *** 283 28.7 25.5-32.1 466 46.3 42.7-49.9 244 24.6 21.7-27.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 262 11 5.2 2.7- 9.9 87 33.6 27.0-40.9 92 37.0 30.3-44.3 72 24.3 19.1-30.3
$15,000- 24,999 452 *** *** *** 121 26.1 21.5-31.3 185 40.8 35.3-46.4 137 31.0 26.0-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 279 *** *** *** 75 28.5 22.7-35.2 120 42.5 35.9-49.4 82 28.4 22.7-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 370 *** *** *** 84 27.0 21.7-33.1 168 41.2 35.5-47.1 115 30.7 25.5-36.4
$50,000- 74,999 373 *** *** *** 95 24.9 19.8-30.7 162 41.0 35.2-47.2 115 33.4 27.8-39.5
$75,000+ 744 *** *** *** 182 25.9 22.1-30.0 366 47.4 43.0-51.8 196 26.8 23.1-30.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 741 11 1.7 0.9- 3.3 174 22.1 18.6-26.0 293 40.7 36.5-45.1 263 35.5 31.5-39.7
No 2,134 21 1.4 0.9- 2.4 592 30.0 27.6-32.4 966 42.7 40.2-45.2 555 25.9 23.8-28.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 863 *** *** *** 222 26.6 23.1-30.4 415 49.1 45.1-53.1 221 24.0 20.9-27.5
Non-Veteran 2,077 27 1.8 1.2- 2.8 559 28.7 26.3-31.2 871 39.8 37.3-42.4 620 29.6 27.4-32.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,683 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4 439 26.6 24.1-29.3 737 42.6 39.8-45.5 489 29.4 26.9-32.2
No 1,259 14 1.6 0.9- 2.9 342 30.2 27.1-33.5 551 41.5 38.3-44.8 352 26.7 24.0-29.7

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 15SEP15.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts