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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic Black

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 5,984 96 1.7 1.4- 2.2 1,818 31.4 30.0-32.9 2,148 35.0 33.6-36.5 1,922 31.8 30.4-33.3
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,159 19 1.9 1.2- 3.2 248 22.1 19.2-25.2 390 34.7 31.4-38.1 502 41.3 37.9-44.9
GENDER
Male 491 *** *** *** 114 22.6 18.4-27.5 203 43.3 38.0-48.7 166 31.9 27.1-37.1
Female 668 *** *** *** 134 21.5 17.9-25.7 187 27.2 23.2-31.5 336 49.6 44.9-54.2
AGE
18-34 247 *** *** *** 75 32.3 25.9-39.5 73 29.1 23.2-35.9 91 34.9 28.5-41.9
35-44 169 *** *** *** 27 16.5 10.8-24.3 59 37.5 29.1-46.9 81 44.1 35.3-53.3
45-54 201 *** *** *** 27 14.2 9.5-20.8 68 32.2 25.4-39.9 105 53.1 45.1-60.9
55-64 250 *** *** *** 51 19.4 14.2-26.0 82 38.3 30.8-46.5 113 40.6 33.3-48.4
65-74 185 *** *** *** 33 17.2 11.5-24.8 65 35.8 28.1-44.3 84 45.7 37.3-54.4
75+ 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 *** *** *** 37 25.4 17.6-35.1 52 35.5 26.5-45.6 64 39.0 29.8-49.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 413 *** *** *** 92 22.9 18.3-28.4 130 31.1 26.0-36.8 179 42.2 36.5-48.1
Some Post-H.S. 311 *** *** *** 69 21.1 16.3-26.8 104 34.5 28.5-41.0 133 42.6 36.2-49.2
College Graduate 280 *** *** *** 50 19.2 14.3-25.4 103 40.3 33.5-47.5 126 40.0 33.4-47.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 *** *** *** 31 21.4 14.1-31.3 52 33.8 24.8-44.0 78 41.9 32.7-51.7
$15,000- 24,999 253 *** *** *** 61 23.2 17.5-29.9 74 28.5 22.2-35.6 112 45.6 38.0-53.3
$25,000- 34,999 132 *** *** *** 35 28.4 19.4-39.5 38 30.4 21.4-41.1 58 40.8 31.0-51.3
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** 28 19.9 13.1-29.0 51 37.0 28.1-47.0 61 41.2 31.9-51.1
$50,000- 74,999 123 *** *** *** 22 21.7 13.9-32.3 46 39.9 30.0-50.6 55 38.4 28.9-48.9
$75,000+ 133 *** *** *** 19 13.7 8.3-21.8 61 44.3 35.0-54.0 51 39.5 30.5-49.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 314 *** *** *** 59 18.6 13.7-24.7 89 29.8 23.5-36.9 161 49.9 42.8-57.1
No 775 *** *** *** 175 23.0 19.6-26.9 274 35.8 31.8-40.0 315 39.6 35.5-43.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 374 *** *** *** 77 20.1 15.5-25.6 102 27.5 22.1-33.6 189 50.4 43.9-56.8
No 767 *** *** *** 167 22.3 18.9-26.1 280 37.6 33.6-41.9 308 38.4 34.4-42.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 144 *** *** *** 27 16.2 10.4-24.3 58 43.7 34.2-53.7 56 38.2 29.1-48.3
Non-Veteran 1,015 16 2.0 1.1- 3.4 221 22.8 19.8-26.2 332 33.4 29.9-37.1 446 41.8 38.1-45.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 405 *** *** *** 88 22.2 18.0-27.2 145 35.9 30.8-41.4 164 39.5 34.3-45.0
Regional City or Suburban County 223 *** *** *** 45 19.4 14.2-26.0 86 41.1 33.6-48.9 87 36.8 29.7-44.4
Rural 531 *** *** *** 115 23.2 18.6-28.6 159 29.8 24.9-35.2 251 45.9 40.3-51.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 568 *** *** *** 110 20.4 16.6-24.8 199 35.9 31.4-40.7 249 41.4 36.6-46.3
Unemployed 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 *** *** *** 58 19.6 14.6-25.7 99 41.3 33.9-49.3 102 38.0 30.9-45.6
Unable to Work 185 *** *** *** 43 24.9 17.7-33.7 47 24.4 16.9-33.7 93 49.8 40.5-59.1
Other not in Labor Force 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 *** *** *** 29 23.6 16.0-33.3 50 32.6 24.5-41.8 62 41.1 32.1-50.8
101% to 150% 239 *** *** *** 58 24.4 18.2-31.8 64 25.9 19.8-33.2 112 47.4 39.6-55.4
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 408 *** *** *** 77 19.1 14.9-24.1 158 40.1 34.5-45.9 168 39.3 33.8-45.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 311 *** *** *** 68 25.4 18.5-33.8 102 34.0 27.0-41.8 139 40.2 33.1-47.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 348 *** *** *** 71 19.7 15.3-25.0 115 34.6 28.8-41.0 156 44.1 37.9-50.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 500 *** *** *** 109 22.1 18.3-26.5 173 34.9 30.3-39.9 207 40.3 35.5-45.4

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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