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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,305 77 1.5 1.2- 2.0 1,636 32.3 30.7-33.9 1,898 34.9 33.3-36.5 1,694 31.3 29.8-32.9
No 664 19 3.2 1.9- 5.5 180 26.1 22.2-30.4 241 35.1 30.7-39.7 224 35.7 31.2-40.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 96 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,818 *** *** *** 1,818 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 2,149 *** *** *** *** *** *** 2,149 100 . - . *** *** ***
Obese 1,922 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,922 100 . - .
Current Smoker
Yes 1,026 30 3.2 2.0- 5.1 349 34.0 30.4-37.7 350 34.4 30.8-38.1 297 28.5 25.1-32.1
No 4,866 64 1.4 1.1- 1.8 1,441 30.8 29.3-32.5 1,762 35.0 33.4-36.7 1,599 32.8 31.2-34.4
History of CVD**
Yes 742 *** *** *** 204 24.7 21.1-28.7 255 35.2 30.9-39.7 276 39.4 34.9-44.0
No 5,184 88 1.9 1.5- 2.4 1,597 32.1 30.5-33.7 1,871 35.1 33.5-36.7 1,628 31.0 29.5-32.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 735 *** *** *** 230 34.7 30.5-39.0 294 38.5 34.4-42.9 202 25.7 22.2-29.7
No 4,961 80 1.8 1.3- 2.3 1,499 30.9 29.3-32.5 1,740 34.2 32.5-35.8 1,642 33.2 31.6-34.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 369 *** *** *** 121 35.3 29.6-41.4 156 40.3 34.3-46.6 83 21.7 17.0-27.2
No 5,313 79 1.6 1.2- 2.1 1,607 31.1 29.6-32.7 1,876 34.5 32.9-36.1 1,751 32.8 31.2-34.3
COPD
Yes 496 *** *** *** 133 28.0 23.1-33.6 158 30.4 25.6-35.7 196 40.1 34.6-45.8
No 5,471 85 1.7 1.3- 2.2 1,680 31.7 30.2-33.2 1,987 35.4 33.9-37.0 1,719 31.2 29.7-32.7
Current Asthma
Yes 475 *** *** *** 106 23.5 19.1-28.6 145 30.6 25.7-36.0 217 44.8 39.3-50.5
No 5,483 88 1.8 1.4- 2.3 1,706 32.1 30.6-33.6 1,996 35.5 33.9-37.0 1,693 30.7 29.2-32.2
Diabetes
Yes 824 *** *** *** 136 16.7 13.9-20.1 244 27.8 24.2-31.8 441 55.1 50.9-59.3
No 5,153 93 1.9 1.5- 2.5 1,680 33.3 31.7-34.9 1,902 36.0 34.4-37.6 1,478 28.8 27.3-30.4
Disability1
Yes 1,506 21 1.3 0.8- 2.3 350 22.3 19.7-25.0 490 33.5 30.5-36.7 645 42.8 39.7-46.1
No 3,836 57 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,227 32.9 31.1-34.7 1,423 35.3 33.5-37.2 1,129 30.1 28.4-32.0
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,751 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 417 23.4 21.0-26.0 561 32.2 29.5-35.1 740 42.4 39.5-45.4
No 4,160 60 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,378 34.2 32.4-36.0 1,565 36.1 34.4-37.9 1,157 28.2 26.5-29.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,890 24 1.1 0.7- 1.7 471 23.9 21.6-26.4 638 33.3 30.7-36.0 757 41.7 38.9-44.6
No 4,093 72 2.0 1.5- 2.6 1,346 34.1 32.3-35.9 1,511 35.7 33.9-37.5 1,164 28.3 26.6-30.0

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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