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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 5,984 1,914 33.1 31.7-34.6 4,070 66.9 65.4-68.3
GENDER
Male 2,838 771 28.6 26.6-30.7 2,067 71.4 69.3-73.4
Female 3,146 1,143 37.7 35.6-39.8 2,003 62.3 60.2-64.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,305 1,713 33.8 32.2-35.4 3,592 66.2 64.6-67.8
No 664 199 29.3 25.2-33.7 465 70.7 66.3-74.8
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 1,026 379 37.1 33.5-41.0 647 62.9 59.0-66.5
No 4,866 1,505 32.2 30.6-33.9 3,361 67.8 66.1-69.4
History of CVD**
Yes 742 211 25.4 21.8-29.5 531 74.6 70.5-78.2
No 5,184 1,685 33.9 32.4-35.6 3,499 66.1 64.4-67.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 735 239 35.7 31.6-40.1 496 64.3 59.9-68.4
No 4,961 1,579 32.7 31.1-34.3 3,382 67.3 65.7-68.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 369 130 38.1 32.3-44.3 239 61.9 55.7-67.7
No 5,313 1,686 32.7 31.2-34.3 3,627 67.3 65.7-68.8
COPD
Yes 496 142 29.5 24.5-35.1 354 70.5 64.9-75.5
No 5,471 1,765 33.4 31.9-35.0 3,706 66.6 65.0-68.1
Current Asthma
Yes 475 113 24.6 20.1-29.7 362 75.4 70.3-79.9
No 5,483 1,794 33.9 32.3-35.5 3,689 66.1 64.5-67.7
Diabetes
Yes 824 139 17.0 14.1-20.4 685 83.0 79.6-85.9
No 5,153 1,773 35.2 33.6-36.8 3,380 64.8 63.2-66.4
Disability1
Yes 1,506 371 23.6 21.0-26.4 1,135 76.4 73.6-79.0
No 3,836 1,284 34.5 32.7-36.4 2,552 65.5 63.6-67.3
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,751 450 25.4 22.9-28.0 1,301 74.6 72.0-77.1
No 4,160 1,438 35.7 33.9-37.5 2,722 64.3 62.5-66.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,890 495 25.0 22.6-27.5 1,395 75.0 72.5-77.4
No 4,093 1,418 36.0 34.3-37.9 2,675 64.0 62.1-65.7

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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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