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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

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
-FEMALES 3,146 1,143 37.7 35.6-39.8 2,003 62.3 60.2-64.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,140 876 42.0 39.4-44.6 1,264 58.0 55.4-60.6
Non-Hispanic Black 668 145 23.3 19.6-27.5 523 76.7 72.5-80.4
Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 566 250 45.8 41.0-50.7 316 54.2 49.3-59.0
35-44 427 145 35.3 30.2-40.8 282 64.7 59.2-69.8
45-54 506 159 31.3 26.8-36.1 347 68.7 63.9-73.2
55-64 615 202 33.3 28.8-38.2 413 66.7 61.8-71.2
65-74 602 187 30.1 25.8-34.7 415 69.9 65.3-74.2
75+ 409 189 48.0 42.1-54.0 220 52.0 46.0-57.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 307 82 28.0 22.3-34.6 225 72.0 65.4-77.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 832 258 33.1 29.2-37.3 574 66.9 62.7-70.8
Some Post-H.S. 942 336 37.9 34.1-41.8 606 62.1 58.2-65.9
College Graduate 1,062 466 46.2 42.6-49.8 596 53.8 50.2-57.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 328 99 31.5 25.3-38.4 229 68.5 61.6-74.7
$15,000- 24,999 568 161 27.9 23.6-32.7 407 72.1 67.3-76.4
$25,000- 34,999 295 103 33.2 26.9-40.3 192 66.8 59.7-73.1
$35,000- 49,999 398 130 31.8 26.5-37.6 268 68.2 62.4-73.5
$50,000- 74,999 381 128 36.6 30.9-42.6 253 63.4 57.4-69.1
$75,000+ 634 289 47.1 42.6-51.8 345 52.9 48.2-57.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 845 220 25.8 22.2-29.8 625 74.2 70.2-77.8
No 2,013 786 39.8 37.1-42.5 1,227 60.2 57.5-62.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 989 258 25.6 22.3-29.2 731 74.4 70.8-77.7
No 2,126 873 42.4 39.8-45.0 1,253 57.6 55.0-60.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,067 1,123 37.9 35.8-40.1 1,944 62.1 59.9-64.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 819 336 43.6 39.7-47.6 483 56.4 52.4-60.3
Regional City or Suburban County 725 279 37.7 33.5-42.1 446 62.3 57.9-66.5
Rural 1,602 528 32.8 29.9-35.9 1,074 67.2 64.1-70.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,416 516 37.3 34.3-40.4 900 62.7 59.6-65.7
Unemployed 114 31 29.5 20.5-40.4 83 70.5 59.6-79.5
Retired 919 351 38.6 34.8-42.6 568 61.4 57.4-65.2
Unable to Work 339 82 21.0 16.1-26.8 257 79.0 73.2-83.9
Other not in Labor Force 349 156 50.5 44.2-56.7 193 49.5 43.3-55.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 131 38 32.9 23.7-43.7 93 67.1 56.3-76.3
50% to 100% 290 66 23.0 17.5-29.6 224 77.0 70.4-82.5
101% to 150% 504 165 32.1 27.2-37.4 339 67.9 62.6-72.8
151% to 200% 219 68 29.4 22.4-37.4 151 70.6 62.6-77.6
More than 200% 1,442 565 41.1 38.0-44.2 877 58.9 55.8-62.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 650 202 33.7 28.7-39.1 448 66.3 60.9-71.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,148 393 34.4 31.1-37.9 755 65.6 62.1-68.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,348 548 40.9 37.8-44.0 800 59.1 56.0-62.2

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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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