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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,068 1,393 35.0 33.3-36.9 2,675 65.0 63.1-66.7
GENDER
Male 1,928 517 28.2 25.8-30.7 1,411 71.8 69.3-74.2
Female 2,140 876 42.0 39.4-44.6 1,264 58.0 55.4-60.6
AGE
18-34 693 308 44.4 40.1-48.7 385 55.6 51.3-59.9
35-44 465 157 33.2 28.4-38.3 308 66.8 61.7-71.6
45-54 624 170 27.9 24.0-32.2 454 72.1 67.8-76.0
55-64 832 266 32.2 28.4-36.2 566 67.8 63.8-71.6
65-74 885 253 26.9 23.5-30.5 632 73.1 69.5-76.5
75+ 545 228 44.1 39.1-49.2 317 55.9 50.8-60.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 101 32.6 26.5-39.3 200 67.4 60.7-73.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,018 291 29.8 26.5-33.4 727 70.2 66.6-73.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,234 399 33.8 30.6-37.1 835 66.2 62.9-69.4
College Graduate 1,511 599 41.5 38.5-44.4 912 58.5 55.6-61.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 105 37.1 30.0-44.8 185 62.9 55.2-70.0
$15,000- 24,999 533 173 33.4 28.6-38.6 360 66.6 61.4-71.4
$25,000- 34,999 359 127 35.4 29.5-41.7 232 64.6 58.3-70.5
$35,000- 49,999 527 166 31.6 26.9-36.7 361 68.4 63.3-73.1
$50,000- 74,999 590 180 33.0 28.5-37.7 410 67.0 62.3-71.5
$75,000+ 1,149 395 34.3 31.1-37.6 754 65.7 62.4-68.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,051 274 24.6 21.4-28.0 777 75.4 72.0-78.6
No 2,556 926 37.2 34.9-39.6 1,630 62.8 60.4-65.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,173 312 25.9 22.9-29.2 861 74.1 70.8-77.1
No 2,854 1,066 38.1 36.0-40.3 1,788 61.9 59.7-64.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 666 168 27.0 23.0-31.4 498 73.0 68.6-77.0
Non-Veteran 3,402 1,224 36.4 34.4-38.4 2,178 63.6 61.6-65.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 930 367 39.3 35.8-42.9 563 60.7 57.1-64.2
Regional City or Suburban County 976 356 35.8 32.3-39.5 620 64.2 60.5-67.7
Rural 2,163 670 31.8 29.3-34.4 1,493 68.2 65.6-70.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,040 690 34.6 32.2-37.2 1,350 65.4 62.8-67.8
Unemployed 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,309 449 34.7 31.6-37.9 860 65.3 62.1-68.4
Unable to Work 314 82 22.0 16.8-28.2 232 78.0 71.8-83.2
Other not in Labor Force 278 132 51.2 44.4-58.1 146 48.8 41.9-55.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 233 65 27.5 20.8-35.4 168 72.5 64.6-79.2
101% to 150% 532 182 32.7 28.0-37.7 350 67.3 62.3-72.0
151% to 200% 282 91 33.3 26.8-40.5 191 66.7 59.5-73.2
More than 200% 2,290 761 34.0 31.7-36.4 1,529 66.0 63.6-68.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 745 216 31.2 26.6-36.1 529 68.8 63.9-73.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,598 518 33.3 30.5-36.3 1,080 66.7 63.7-69.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,726 659 37.3 34.7-40.0 1,067 62.7 60.0-65.3

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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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