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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,140 46 2.1 1.5- 2.9 830 39.9 37.3-42.5 659 29.3 27.0-31.7 605 28.7 26.3-31.1
Non-Hispanic Black 668 11 1.7 0.9- 3.3 134 21.5 17.9-25.7 187 27.2 23.2-31.5 336 49.6 44.9-54.2
Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 566 20 3.4 2.1- 5.4 230 42.4 37.7-47.3 149 25.2 21.2-29.6 167 29.0 24.8-33.6
35-44 427 *** *** *** 140 34.2 29.0-39.7 109 25.0 20.5-30.1 173 39.7 34.4-45.2
45-54 506 *** *** *** 153 30.6 26.1-35.4 150 29.8 25.4-34.7 197 38.9 34.1-43.9
55-64 615 *** *** *** 192 31.5 27.0-36.3 193 31.3 26.9-36.1 220 35.4 30.8-40.3
65-74 602 12 2.0 1.1- 3.7 175 28.1 23.9-32.7 210 35.6 31.1-40.4 205 34.3 29.7-39.2
75+ 409 *** *** *** 181 46.5 40.6-52.5 138 30.3 25.2-35.9 82 21.7 17.1-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 307 *** *** *** 77 27.1 21.4-33.6 97 30.0 24.1-36.6 128 42.0 35.4-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 832 21 3.0 1.8- 4.8 237 30.2 26.3-34.3 267 30.8 27.1-34.7 307 36.1 32.2-40.2
Some Post-H.S. 942 18 1.6 1.0- 2.7 318 36.3 32.5-40.2 288 28.8 25.4-32.5 318 33.3 29.7-37.1
College Graduate 1,062 20 2.2 1.3- 3.6 446 44.0 40.4-47.6 304 27.1 24.0-30.4 292 26.8 23.7-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 328 *** *** *** 89 28.9 22.9-35.8 92 26.6 21.2-32.8 137 41.9 35.3-48.8
$15,000- 24,999 568 *** *** *** 152 25.7 21.6-30.4 169 28.6 24.0-33.6 238 43.5 38.4-48.7
$25,000- 34,999 295 *** *** *** 97 31.7 25.4-38.7 78 28.5 22.4-35.6 114 38.2 31.6-45.2
$35,000- 49,999 398 12 3.3 1.7- 6.4 118 28.5 23.4-34.2 144 33.5 28.0-39.5 124 34.7 29.0-40.9
$50,000- 74,999 381 *** *** *** 125 35.5 29.8-41.6 118 27.5 22.5-33.2 135 35.9 30.3-42.0
$75,000+ 634 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 278 45.6 41.1-50.3 197 30.0 26.0-34.3 148 22.9 19.3-27.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 845 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8 205 24.2 20.6-28.2 248 28.9 25.2-33.0 377 45.3 41.0-49.6
No 2,013 42 2.0 1.4- 2.8 744 37.8 35.2-40.4 631 29.5 27.1-32.0 596 30.8 28.3-33.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 989 21 1.8 1.1- 3.0 237 23.8 20.6-27.4 290 29.2 25.7-32.9 441 45.2 41.3-49.1
No 2,126 43 2.1 1.5- 3.0 830 40.2 37.7-42.8 659 28.9 26.6-31.3 594 28.7 26.4-31.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,067 63 2.0 1.5- 2.6 1,060 35.9 33.8-38.1 930 29.0 27.1-31.1 1,014 33.0 31.0-35.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 819 15 1.7 1.0- 3.0 321 41.9 38.0-45.9 230 26.2 22.9-29.8 253 30.2 26.8-33.9
Regional City or Suburban County 725 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2 267 36.0 31.9-40.4 208 28.8 25.0-33.0 238 33.5 29.4-37.8
Rural 1,602 37 2.5 1.7- 3.6 491 30.3 27.5-33.4 519 31.4 28.5-34.4 555 35.8 32.7-38.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,416 28 2.2 1.5- 3.3 488 35.1 32.1-38.1 420 29.4 26.6-32.4 480 33.3 30.4-36.3
Unemployed 114 *** *** *** 29 28.4 19.5-39.3 30 26.3 17.9-37.0 *** *** ***
Retired 919 21 2.3 1.4- 3.7 330 36.3 32.5-40.2 321 33.0 29.4-36.8 247 28.4 24.8-32.2
Unable to Work 339 *** *** *** 76 19.8 15.0-25.6 85 27.0 21.1-33.9 172 52.0 45.1-58.9
Other not in Labor Force 349 *** *** *** 149 48.7 42.4-55.0 100 24.5 19.8-29.9 93 25.0 19.9-30.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 131 *** *** *** 35 31.8 22.7-42.6 28 17.6 11.3-26.3 65 49.5 39.2-59.9
50% to 100% 290 *** *** *** 59 20.4 15.2-26.8 103 33.5 27.0-40.6 121 43.5 36.5-50.8
101% to 150% 504 12 2.5 1.3- 4.8 153 29.6 24.8-34.8 131 26.9 22.3-32.1 208 41.0 35.7-46.4
151% to 200% 219 *** *** *** 65 28.0 21.2-36.0 71 31.5 24.1-39.9 80 39.2 31.1-47.9
More than 200% 1,442 26 1.9 1.2- 2.9 539 39.2 36.2-42.4 463 30.5 27.8-33.5 414 28.4 25.6-31.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 650 *** *** *** 193 32.4 27.4-37.7 201 30.0 25.4-35.0 247 36.3 31.3-41.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,148 26 2.2 1.4- 3.5 367 32.2 28.9-35.6 360 29.6 26.5-33.0 395 36.0 32.5-39.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,348 29 2.1 1.4- 3.1 519 38.8 35.8-41.9 396 28.3 25.6-31.2 404 30.8 28.0-33.8

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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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