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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Males

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
-MALES 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
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,928 19 1.2 0.6- 2.2 498 27.0 24.7-29.5 821 40.6 37.9-43.2 590 31.2 28.8-33.8
Non-Hispanic Black 491 *** *** *** 114 22.6 18.4-27.5 203 43.3 38.0-48.7 166 31.9 27.1-37.1
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 632 13 2.9 1.5- 5.2 239 38.0 33.8-42.5 240 37.7 33.4-42.1 140 21.4 18.0-25.3
35-44 386 *** *** *** 87 22.4 17.9-27.7 164 42.6 36.9-48.6 129 33.4 28.0-39.3
45-54 458 *** *** *** 79 18.5 14.5-23.3 188 39.0 33.9-44.3 191 42.5 37.2-47.9
55-64 557 *** *** *** 134 24.0 20.0-28.6 219 41.0 36.2-46.1 198 34.1 29.5-39.0
65-74 523 *** *** *** 114 20.5 16.7-24.8 243 45.9 40.8-51.1 161 32.5 27.8-37.7
75+ 253 *** *** *** 79 31.8 25.3-39.1 121 46.7 39.3-54.2 51 20.6 15.2-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 335 *** *** *** 105 28.8 23.4-34.9 110 33.5 27.5-40.0 115 34.6 28.5-41.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 799 14 1.9 1.1- 3.5 190 25.5 21.9-29.4 322 39.4 35.4-43.5 273 33.2 29.4-37.2
Some Post-H.S. 796 *** *** *** 193 25.9 22.4-29.8 337 42.6 38.5-46.7 259 30.6 27.0-34.5
College Graduate 904 *** *** *** 249 29.3 25.9-33.0 420 46.0 42.2-49.8 229 24.1 21.0-27.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 *** *** *** 68 28.1 21.2-36.2 76 35.0 27.4-43.5 73 31.1 23.9-39.3
$15,000- 24,999 425 *** *** *** 130 31.5 26.5-37.1 159 35.6 30.2-41.4 128 30.7 25.5-36.4
$25,000- 34,999 283 *** *** *** 85 33.6 27.0-40.8 98 33.5 27.4-40.3 95 31.5 25.4-38.3
$35,000- 49,999 348 *** *** *** 87 27.3 21.8-33.6 154 42.1 36.0-48.5 105 29.7 24.1-35.9
$50,000- 74,999 404 *** *** *** 94 27.6 22.5-33.4 185 40.9 35.4-46.7 124 31.3 26.0-37.0
$75,000+ 754 *** *** *** 161 20.4 17.3-24.0 352 47.4 43.1-51.6 235 31.4 27.6-35.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 661 *** *** *** 145 20.0 16.6-24.0 242 38.8 34.1-43.8 268 40.1 35.4-44.9
No 1,822 15 1.2 0.7- 2.3 483 28.1 25.6-30.7 791 41.1 38.5-43.9 533 29.6 27.1-32.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 761 12 2.0 1.0- 4.0 180 23.1 19.6-27.0 270 35.7 31.5-40.2 299 39.2 34.9-43.7
No 2,034 17 0.9 0.5- 1.7 548 28.4 26.1-30.9 906 43.0 40.4-45.6 563 27.7 25.4-30.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 825 11 1.2 0.6- 2.3 188 23.8 20.5-27.6 376 46.5 42.4-50.6 250 28.5 25.0-32.2
Non-Veteran 2,012 21 1.5 0.9- 2.5 550 28.2 25.9-30.7 815 39.4 36.8-42.0 626 30.9 28.5-33.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 792 *** *** *** 227 28.6 25.1-32.3 335 43.0 39.1-47.0 221 27.3 24.0-31.0
Regional City or Suburban County 639 *** *** *** 176 27.1 23.3-31.3 261 40.3 35.9-44.8 196 31.5 27.4-35.9
Rural 1,407 17 1.9 1.0- 3.6 336 26.1 23.2-29.3 595 39.9 36.6-43.2 459 32.1 29.1-35.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,660 15 1.1 0.6- 2.2 418 26.5 24.0-29.2 711 42.0 39.3-44.9 516 30.3 27.8-33.0
Unemployed 124 *** *** *** 33 26.5 17.8-37.6 *** *** *** 42 30.9 22.0-41.4
Retired 724 *** *** *** 178 24.7 21.1-28.7 329 44.1 39.8-48.6 211 30.1 26.2-34.4
Unable to Work 222 *** *** *** 58 25.0 18.5-32.9 74 33.5 25.8-42.2 88 40.9 32.8-49.4
Other not in Labor Force 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.4 9.1-24.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 20.8 12.4-32.7
50% to 100% 244 *** *** *** 74 29.2 22.8-36.5 86 33.2 26.5-40.6 79 34.0 27.0-41.7
101% to 150% 402 *** *** *** 118 29.5 24.3-35.3 148 34.4 28.9-40.3 132 34.8 29.1-41.1
151% to 200% 201 *** *** *** 53 31.6 24.1-40.1 76 38.8 31.1-47.1 67 28.5 22.1-35.9
More than 200% 1,492 *** *** *** 348 24.4 21.8-27.1 675 44.1 41.1-47.2 460 30.9 28.1-33.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 546 *** *** *** 119 24.1 19.3-29.7 223 40.6 35.3-46.2 197 32.9 28.1-38.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,032 13 1.8 0.9- 3.5 260 26.1 22.9-29.6 433 39.2 35.6-42.9 326 33.0 29.5-36.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,260 12 1.0 0.5- 1.9 360 28.7 26.0-31.7 535 42.4 39.2-45.6 353 27.9 25.1-30.9

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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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