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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Males

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
-MALES 2,838 771 28.6 26.6-30.7 2,067 71.4 69.3-73.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,928 517 28.2 25.8-30.7 1,411 71.8 69.3-74.2
Non-Hispanic Black 491 122 24.8 20.4-29.8 369 75.2 70.2-79.6
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 632 252 40.9 36.5-45.4 380 59.1 54.6-63.5
35-44 386 93 23.9 19.3-29.3 293 76.1 70.7-80.7
45-54 458 79 18.5 14.5-23.3 379 81.5 76.7-85.5
55-64 557 140 24.9 20.8-29.5 417 75.1 70.5-79.2
65-74 523 119 21.6 17.7-26.1 404 78.4 73.9-82.3
75+ 253 81 32.7 26.2-40.0 172 67.3 60.0-73.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 335 110 31.9 26.2-38.3 225 68.1 61.7-73.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 799 204 27.4 23.8-31.4 595 72.6 68.6-76.2
Some Post-H.S. 796 200 26.8 23.2-30.7 596 73.2 69.3-76.8
College Graduate 904 255 29.9 26.5-33.6 649 70.1 66.4-73.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 73 33.9 26.2-42.5 149 66.1 57.5-73.8
$15,000- 24,999 425 138 33.7 28.5-39.3 287 66.3 60.7-71.5
$25,000- 34,999 283 90 35.0 28.4-42.2 193 65.0 57.8-71.6
$35,000- 49,999 348 89 28.2 22.6-34.6 259 71.8 65.4-77.4
$50,000- 74,999 404 95 27.8 22.7-33.6 309 72.2 66.4-77.3
$75,000+ 754 167 21.2 18.0-24.8 587 78.8 75.2-82.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 661 151 21.1 17.5-25.1 510 78.9 74.9-82.5
No 1,822 498 29.3 26.8-32.0 1,324 70.7 68.0-73.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 761 192 25.0 21.4-29.1 569 75.0 70.9-78.6
No 2,034 565 29.4 27.0-31.8 1,469 70.6 68.2-73.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 825 199 25.0 21.6-28.8 626 75.0 71.2-78.4
Non-Veteran 2,012 571 29.7 27.4-32.3 1,441 70.3 67.7-72.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 792 236 29.6 26.1-33.4 556 70.4 66.6-73.9
Regional City or Suburban County 639 182 28.3 24.4-32.5 457 71.7 67.5-75.6
Rural 1,407 353 28.0 25.0-31.3 1,054 72.0 68.7-75.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,660 433 27.6 25.1-30.3 1,227 72.4 69.7-74.9
Unemployed 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 724 184 25.7 22.1-29.8 540 74.3 70.2-77.9
Unable to Work 222 60 25.6 19.1-33.5 162 74.4 66.5-80.9
Other not in Labor Force 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 244 79 32.8 26.1-40.4 165 67.2 59.6-73.9
101% to 150% 402 122 30.8 25.5-36.6 280 69.2 63.4-74.5
151% to 200% 201 58 32.7 25.2-41.2 143 67.3 58.8-74.8
More than 200% 1,492 357 25.0 22.4-27.8 1,135 75.0 72.2-77.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 546 126 26.5 21.4-32.2 420 73.5 67.8-78.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,032 273 27.8 24.5-31.4 759 72.2 68.6-75.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,260 372 29.7 26.9-32.7 888 70.3 67.3-73.1

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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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