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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,838 32 1.4 0.9- 2.2 739 27.2 25.2-29.3 1,191 41.0 38.9-43.3 876 30.3 28.3-32.4
Female 3,146 64 2.0 1.5- 2.7 1,079 35.6 33.6-37.8 957 29.0 27.1-31.0 1,046 33.3 31.3-35.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,069 65 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,328 33.4 31.6-35.2 1,481 35.0 33.2-36.8 1,195 30.0 28.2-31.7
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 103 *** *** *** 26 20.4 12.9-30.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 218 *** *** *** 86 47.0 38.2-55.9 72 33.7 25.6-42.9 54 16.2 11.6-22.0
Hispanic 378 *** *** *** 110 32.1 26.7-38.0 145 35.1 29.8-40.8 118 31.2 26.0-36.9
AGE
18-34 1,198 33 3.1 2.1- 4.5 469 40.1 36.9-43.4 389 31.8 28.8-35.0 307 25.0 22.2-27.9
35-44 813 11 1.3 0.7- 2.6 227 28.3 24.8-32.1 273 33.9 30.1-37.8 302 36.5 32.7-40.6
45-54 964 *** *** *** 232 24.6 21.5-28.0 338 34.4 31.0-38.0 388 40.7 37.1-44.4
55-64 1,172 16 1.4 0.8- 2.4 326 27.8 24.7-31.1 412 36.2 32.8-39.6 418 34.7 31.4-38.2
65-74 1,126 17 1.6 0.9- 2.8 289 24.3 21.5-27.5 454 40.7 37.2-44.2 366 33.4 30.1-36.9
75+ 662 *** *** *** 260 40.3 35.8-44.9 259 37.2 32.8-41.9 133 21.3 17.6-25.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 642 *** *** *** 182 28.0 24.0-32.4 207 31.9 27.6-36.5 243 38.0 33.5-42.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,631 35 2.4 1.7- 3.5 427 27.7 25.0-30.5 589 35.4 32.6-38.2 580 34.5 31.8-37.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,738 25 1.3 0.8- 2.0 511 31.3 28.6-34.0 625 35.5 32.8-38.2 577 32.0 29.4-34.7
College Graduate 1,967 26 1.5 0.9- 2.3 695 37.0 34.5-39.6 725 36.0 33.5-38.6 521 25.5 23.3-27.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 550 15 4.0 2.1- 7.6 157 28.6 23.9-33.7 168 30.5 25.8-35.6 210 37.0 32.0-42.3
$15,000- 24,999 993 17 2.2 1.3- 3.8 282 28.4 25.1-32.0 328 31.8 28.3-35.6 366 37.5 33.8-41.4
$25,000- 34,999 578 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 182 32.7 28.0-37.7 176 31.1 26.7-35.9 209 34.7 30.2-39.6
$35,000- 49,999 746 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9 205 27.9 24.1-32.1 298 37.7 33.6-42.0 229 32.2 28.1-36.6
$50,000-74,999 785 *** *** *** 219 31.1 27.2-35.2 303 35.1 31.2-39.1 259 33.3 29.4-37.4
$75,000+ 1,388 17 1.1 0.6- 2.0 439 31.7 28.9-34.7 549 39.6 36.6-42.7 383 27.6 24.9-30.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,506 21 1.3 0.8- 2.3 350 22.3 19.7-25.0 490 33.5 30.5-36.7 645 42.8 39.7-46.1
No 3,836 57 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,227 32.9 31.1-34.7 1,423 35.3 33.5-37.2 1,129 30.1 28.4-32.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,751 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 417 23.4 21.0-26.0 561 32.2 29.5-35.1 740 42.4 39.5-45.4
No 4,160 60 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,378 34.2 32.4-36.0 1,565 36.1 34.4-37.9 1,157 28.2 26.5-29.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 905 12 1.4 0.7- 2.7 207 23.8 20.6-27.4 404 44.8 40.9-48.7 282 30.0 26.6-33.7
Non-Veteran 5,079 84 1.8 1.4- 2.3 1,610 32.5 31.0-34.2 1,745 33.6 32.0-35.2 1,640 32.1 30.5-33.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,611 24 1.4 0.9- 2.1 548 35.1 32.5-37.9 565 34.7 32.1-37.5 474 28.7 26.3-31.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,364 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4 443 31.6 28.8-34.7 469 34.4 31.5-37.5 434 32.5 29.6-35.5
Rural 3,010 54 2.2 1.6- 3.1 827 28.2 26.1-30.4 1,115 35.7 33.5-37.9 1,014 33.9 31.7-36.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,076 43 1.6 1.1- 2.3 906 30.2 28.3-32.2 1,131 36.5 34.5-38.6 996 31.6 29.7-33.6
Unemployed 238 *** *** *** 62 27.4 20.9-35.0 74 31.6 24.8-39.4 95 37.0 29.9-44.6
Retired 1,644 27 1.7 1.1- 2.6 508 30.7 28.1-33.5 651 38.4 35.5-41.3 458 29.2 26.5-32.0
Unable to Work 561 *** *** *** 134 22.0 18.0-26.6 159 29.8 24.9-35.1 260 47.3 41.9-52.7
Other not in Labor Force 448 11 2.2 1.2- 4.3 198 48.7 43.2-54.2 129 26.4 21.9-31.4 110 22.7 18.4-27.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 196 *** *** *** 54 30.3 22.8-38.9 53 26.1 19.1-34.4 82 38.4 30.6-46.8
50% to 100% 534 12 3.1 1.6- 5.9 133 24.5 20.3-29.3 189 33.4 28.6-38.5 200 39.0 33.9-44.2
101% to 150% 906 16 2.0 1.1- 3.4 271 29.5 26.0-33.3 279 30.5 26.9-34.4 340 38.0 34.1-42.1
151% to 200% 420 *** *** *** 118 29.9 24.7-35.7 147 35.4 29.9-41.3 147 33.5 28.2-39.2
More than 200% 2,934 35 1.2 0.8- 1.8 887 31.2 29.2-33.3 1,138 37.9 35.8-40.0 874 29.7 27.8-31.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,197 16 1.9 0.9- 3.7 312 28.2 24.7-32.0 425 35.4 31.8-39.2 444 34.6 31.1-38.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,180 39 2.0 1.3- 3.0 627 29.1 26.8-31.6 793 34.4 32.0-36.9 721 34.5 32.0-37.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,608 41 1.5 1.1- 2.2 879 33.7 31.7-35.9 931 35.4 33.3-37.6 757 29.3 27.3-31.4

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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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