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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 5,984 1,914 33.1 31.7-34.6 4,070 66.9 65.4-68.3
GENDER
Male 2,838 771 28.6 26.6-30.7 2,067 71.4 69.3-73.4
Female 3,146 1,143 37.7 35.6-39.8 2,003 62.3 60.2-64.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,069 1,393 35.0 33.2-36.9 2,676 65.0 63.1-66.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,159 267 24.0 21.1-27.2 892 76.0 72.8-78.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 103 26 20.4 12.9-30.7 77 79.6 69.3-87.1
Non-Hispanic Other 218 92 50.1 41.3-58.9 126 49.9 41.1-58.7
Hispanic 378 115 33.7 28.3-39.6 263 66.3 60.4-71.7
AGE
18-34 1,198 502 43.2 39.9-46.5 696 56.8 53.5-60.1
35-44 813 238 29.6 26.0-33.4 575 70.4 66.6-74.0
45-54 964 238 25.0 21.9-28.3 726 75.0 71.7-78.1
55-64 1,172 342 29.1 26.0-32.4 830 70.9 67.6-74.0
65-74 1,126 306 25.9 23.0-29.1 820 74.1 70.9-77.0
75+ 662 270 41.5 37.0-46.2 392 58.5 53.8-63.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 642 192 30.1 25.9-34.6 450 69.9 65.4-74.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,631 462 30.1 27.4-32.9 1,169 69.9 67.1-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,738 536 32.5 29.9-35.3 1,202 67.5 64.7-70.1
College Graduate 1,967 721 38.5 36.0-41.1 1,246 61.5 58.9-64.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 550 172 32.6 27.6-37.9 378 67.4 62.1-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 993 299 30.6 27.2-34.2 694 69.4 65.8-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 578 193 34.1 29.5-39.2 385 65.9 60.8-70.5
$35,000- 49,999 746 219 30.1 26.1-34.3 527 69.9 65.7-73.9
$50,000-74,999 785 223 31.6 27.8-35.8 562 68.4 64.2-72.2
$75,000+ 1,388 456 32.8 30.0-35.8 932 67.2 64.2-70.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,506 371 23.6 21.0-26.4 1,135 76.4 73.6-79.0
No 3,836 1,284 34.5 32.7-36.4 2,552 65.5 63.6-67.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,751 450 25.4 22.9-28.0 1,301 74.6 72.0-77.1
No 4,160 1,438 35.7 33.9-37.5 2,722 64.3 62.5-66.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 905 219 25.2 21.9-28.9 686 74.8 71.1-78.1
Non-Veteran 5,079 1,694 34.3 32.7-36.0 3,385 65.7 64.0-67.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,611 572 36.5 33.8-39.3 1,039 63.5 60.7-66.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,364 461 33.1 30.2-36.1 903 66.9 63.9-69.8
Rural 3,010 881 30.4 28.3-32.6 2,129 69.6 67.4-71.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,076 949 31.8 29.9-33.9 2,127 68.2 66.1-70.1
Unemployed 238 69 31.4 24.5-39.3 169 68.6 60.7-75.5
Retired 1,644 535 32.4 29.7-35.3 1,109 67.6 64.7-70.3
Unable to Work 561 142 22.9 18.9-27.6 419 77.1 72.4-81.1
Other not in Labor Force 448 209 50.9 45.4-56.4 239 49.1 43.6-54.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 196 61 35.6 27.6-44.5 135 64.4 55.5-72.4
50% to 100% 534 145 27.7 23.2-32.6 389 72.3 67.4-76.8
101% to 150% 906 287 31.5 27.8-35.4 619 68.5 64.6-72.2
151% to 200% 420 126 31.1 25.8-37.0 294 68.9 63.0-74.2
More than 200% 2,934 922 32.4 30.4-34.5 2,012 67.6 65.5-69.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,197 328 30.0 26.4-33.9 869 70.0 66.1-73.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,180 666 31.1 28.8-33.6 1,514 68.9 66.4-71.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,608 920 35.3 33.2-37.5 1,688 64.7 62.5-66.8

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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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