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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic Black

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 5,984 1,914 33.1 31.7-34.6 4,070 66.9 65.4-68.3
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,159 267 24.0 21.1-27.2 892 76.0 72.8-78.9
GENDER
Male 491 122 24.8 20.4-29.8 369 75.2 70.2-79.6
Female 668 145 23.3 19.6-27.5 523 76.7 72.5-80.4
AGE
18-34 247 83 36.0 29.3-43.2 164 64.0 56.8-70.7
35-44 169 29 18.3 12.3-26.5 140 81.7 73.5-87.7
45-54 201 28 14.7 9.9-21.4 173 85.3 78.6-90.1
55-64 250 55 21.0 15.6-27.7 195 79.0 72.3-84.4
65-74 185 36 18.5 12.7-26.2 149 81.5 73.8-87.3
75+ 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 38 25.5 17.7-35.3 116 74.5 64.7-82.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 413 104 26.7 21.7-32.3 309 73.3 67.7-78.3
Some Post-H.S. 311 74 22.9 17.9-28.9 237 77.1 71.1-82.1
College Graduate 280 51 19.6 14.7-25.8 229 80.4 74.2-85.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 34 24.3 16.5-34.3 130 75.7 65.7-83.5
$15,000- 24,999 253 67 26.0 20.0-32.9 186 74.0 67.1-80.0
$25,000- 34,999 132 36 28.9 19.9-39.9 96 71.1 60.1-80.1
$35,000- 49,999 143 31 21.8 14.8-31.0 112 78.2 69.0-85.2
$50,000- 74,999 123 22 21.7 13.9-32.3 101 78.3 67.7-86.1
$75,000+ 133 21 16.2 10.1-24.9 112 83.8 75.1-89.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 314 64 20.3 15.2-26.5 250 79.7 73.5-84.8
No 775 186 24.6 21.1-28.5 589 75.4 71.5-78.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 374 83 22.1 17.4-27.8 291 77.9 72.2-82.6
No 767 179 24.0 20.5-27.8 588 76.0 72.2-79.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 144 30 18.1 12.0-26.3 114 81.9 73.7-88.0
Non-Veteran 1,015 237 24.8 21.6-28.3 778 75.2 71.7-78.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 405 96 24.6 20.1-29.7 309 75.4 70.3-79.9
Regional City or Suburban County 223 50 22.2 16.5-29.1 173 77.8 70.9-83.5
Rural 531 121 24.3 19.6-29.7 410 75.7 70.3-80.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 568 120 22.7 18.7-27.2 448 77.3 72.8-81.3
Unemployed 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 62 20.7 15.6-26.8 201 79.3 73.2-84.4
Unable to Work 185 45 25.8 18.6-34.7 140 74.2 65.3-81.4
Other not in Labor Force 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 32 26.3 18.4-36.1 112 73.7 63.9-81.6
101% to 150% 239 63 26.6 20.2-34.2 176 73.4 65.8-79.8
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 408 82 20.6 16.2-25.7 326 79.4 74.3-83.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 311 70 25.8 18.9-34.2 241 74.2 65.8-81.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 348 77 21.3 16.8-26.6 271 78.7 73.4-83.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 500 120 24.8 20.7-29.3 380 75.2 70.7-79.3

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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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