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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,068 65 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,328 33.4 31.6-35.2 1,480 35.0 33.2-36.8 1,195 30.0 28.3-31.7
GENDER
Male 1,928 *** *** *** 498 27.0 24.7-29.5 821 40.6 37.9-43.2 590 31.2 28.8-33.8
Female 2,140 46 2.1 1.5- 2.9 830 39.9 37.3-42.5 659 29.3 27.0-31.7 605 28.7 26.3-31.1
AGE
18-34 693 20 3.2 1.9- 5.4 288 41.1 36.9-45.5 229 32.3 28.4-36.5 156 23.4 19.8-27.3
35-44 465 *** *** *** 151 32.1 27.4-37.1 145 31.1 26.4-36.1 163 35.8 30.8-41.0
45-54 624 *** *** *** 167 27.8 23.9-32.1 216 34.4 30.2-38.9 238 37.7 33.4-42.2
55-64 832 *** *** *** 254 30.7 27.0-34.8 297 35.2 31.3-39.2 269 32.7 28.9-36.7
65-74 885 *** *** *** 240 25.5 22.3-29.1 369 42.3 38.4-46.3 263 30.9 27.2-34.8
75+ 545 *** *** *** 219 42.7 37.7-47.8 214 36.7 32.0-41.8 103 19.2 15.5-23.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 *** *** *** 95 29.2 23.5-35.7 88 28.6 22.9-35.1 112 38.8 32.3-45.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,018 17 1.6 0.9- 2.7 274 28.2 24.9-31.8 389 37.2 33.7-40.9 338 32.9 29.5-36.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,234 19 1.1 0.7- 2.0 380 32.7 29.5-36.0 445 35.4 32.2-38.7 390 30.8 27.8-34.0
College Graduate 1,511 23 1.7 1.0- 2.7 576 39.8 36.9-42.8 557 35.1 32.3-38.0 355 23.4 21.0-26.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 *** *** *** 95 31.6 25.0-39.1 92 30.5 24.3-37.6 93 32.4 25.7-39.9
$15,000- 24,999 533 *** *** *** 166 31.9 27.2-37.0 177 32.2 27.4-37.4 183 34.4 29.6-39.6
$25,000- 34,999 359 *** *** *** 120 34.1 28.2-40.5 108 31.0 25.5-37.1 124 33.6 27.9-39.8
$35,000- 49,999 527 *** *** *** 156 29.4 24.8-34.4 211 37.1 32.2-42.3 150 31.3 26.4-36.7
$50,000- 74,999 590 *** *** *** 176 32.2 27.8-36.9 228 33.6 29.3-38.2 182 33.4 28.9-38.3
$75,000+ 1,149 *** *** *** 381 33.4 30.2-36.7 444 38.4 35.1-41.9 310 27.3 24.3-30.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,051 *** *** *** 260 23.3 20.3-26.7 352 34.5 30.9-38.3 425 40.9 37.2-44.8
No 2,556 37 1.5 1.0- 2.3 889 35.7 33.4-38.0 960 35.0 32.8-37.2 670 27.8 25.7-30.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,173 22 1.7 1.0- 2.9 290 24.2 21.2-27.4 389 33.7 30.4-37.2 472 40.4 36.9-44.0
No 2,854 41 1.4 1.0- 2.1 1,025 36.7 34.6-38.9 1,078 35.4 33.3-37.6 710 26.4 24.5-28.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 666 *** *** *** 160 25.8 21.9-30.1 300 44.7 40.2-49.2 198 28.4 24.5-32.6
Non-Veteran 3,402 57 1.7 1.2- 2.4 1,167 34.7 32.7-36.7 1,181 33.4 31.5-35.4 997 30.2 28.3-32.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 930 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0 354 38.2 34.7-41.8 329 35.0 31.6-38.5 234 25.7 22.7-29.1
Regional City or Suburban County 976 *** *** *** 345 34.6 31.1-38.3 323 32.4 29.0-35.9 297 31.9 28.4-35.5
Rural 2,163 41 2.3 1.5- 3.5 629 29.5 27.1-32.1 829 36.6 34.1-39.3 664 31.6 29.0-34.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,040 27 1.5 0.9- 2.3 663 33.2 30.8-35.7 739 35.7 33.2-38.2 611 29.7 27.4-32.1
Unemployed 116 *** *** *** 31 24.1 16.0-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,309 21 1.6 1.0- 2.6 428 33.0 30.0-36.2 529 38.2 35.1-41.4 331 27.1 24.2-30.2
Unable to Work 314 *** *** *** 77 21.2 16.1-27.3 90 31.3 24.8-38.6 142 46.8 39.6-54.1
Other not in Labor Force 278 *** *** *** 125 48.9 42.1-55.8 80 26.1 20.7-32.3 66 22.7 17.3-29.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 233 *** *** *** 60 24.4 18.1-32.0 79 29.9 23.2-37.5 89 42.7 34.8-50.9
101% to 150% 532 *** *** *** 175 31.3 26.7-36.4 165 32.3 27.4-37.5 185 35.1 30.1-40.4
151% to 200% 282 *** *** *** 83 31.5 25.1-38.7 100 34.2 27.8-41.3 91 32.5 26.0-39.7
More than 200% 2,290 28 1.1 0.7- 1.7 733 32.9 30.6-35.3 882 37.0 34.7-39.4 647 29.0 26.8-31.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 745 *** *** *** 206 29.3 24.9-34.2 272 36.0 31.5-40.8 257 32.8 28.4-37.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,598 29 2.0 1.2- 3.2 489 31.3 28.5-34.3 585 33.5 30.7-36.4 495 33.2 30.3-36.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,726 26 1.3 0.9- 2.0 633 36.0 33.4-38.6 624 35.9 33.3-38.5 443 26.8 24.5-29.4

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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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