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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
-Piedmont NC 2,702 40 1.5 1.0- 2.1 898 33.5 31.5-35.6 927 34.0 31.9-36.1 837 31.1 29.1-33.1
GENDER
Male 1,290 *** *** *** 362 28.2 25.5-31.1 538 41.0 38.0-44.1 378 29.5 26.8-32.4
Female 1,412 28 1.7 1.1- 2.5 536 38.6 35.7-41.6 389 27.1 24.5-29.9 459 32.6 29.8-35.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,769 25 1.3 0.8- 2.2 634 35.8 33.2-38.3 601 33.1 30.6-35.6 509 29.8 27.4-32.3
Non-Hispanic Black 536 *** *** *** 118 21.9 18.2-26.1 194 36.8 32.3-41.7 214 39.0 34.4-43.8
Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 609 *** *** *** 252 41.6 37.2-46.1 185 30.7 26.7-35.0 159 25.3 21.7-29.4
35-44 406 *** *** *** 117 29.1 24.5-34.1 143 35.4 30.4-40.8 139 34.0 29.1-39.2
45-54 473 *** *** *** 138 28.4 24.1-33.2 152 32.2 27.7-37.0 181 39.1 34.3-44.1
55-64 473 *** *** *** 144 30.4 26.0-35.3 167 36.1 31.4-41.0 156 32.3 27.8-37.1
65-74 437 *** *** *** 118 26.3 22.0-31.2 171 38.4 33.4-43.7 141 34.0 29.0-39.3
75+ 275 *** *** *** 121 44.1 37.3-51.1 97 34.2 27.8-41.2 55 21.3 16.0-27.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 *** *** *** 77 29.5 23.6-36.1 83 32.6 26.3-39.5 96 36.2 29.8-43.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 651 16 2.1 1.2- 3.7 178 28.5 24.7-32.7 220 34.2 30.2-38.4 237 35.1 31.1-39.3
Some Post-H.S. 765 *** *** *** 255 33.9 30.2-37.9 257 32.9 29.3-36.8 246 32.4 28.8-36.3
College Graduate 1,025 15 1.6 0.9- 2.7 386 38.4 35.2-41.8 366 35.7 32.5-39.0 258 24.3 21.5-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 205 *** *** *** 62 31.3 24.2-39.4 61 31.3 24.2-39.3 76 32.5 25.7-40.3
$15,000- 24,999 429 *** *** *** 131 29.8 25.1-34.9 135 31.4 26.4-36.9 157 37.6 32.4-43.2
$25,000- 34,999 247 *** *** *** 76 34.2 27.6-41.4 81 32.5 26.2-39.4 85 32.0 25.8-38.9
$35,000- 49,999 293 *** *** *** 92 30.3 24.6-36.7 103 33.8 27.9-40.3 94 34.7 28.5-41.4
$50,000- 74,999 365 *** *** *** 114 33.1 27.8-38.8 128 31.9 26.8-37.4 122 34.9 29.5-40.6
$75,000+ 766 *** *** *** 272 33.7 30.1-37.5 286 38.4 34.6-42.3 197 26.6 23.3-30.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 545 *** *** *** 125 22.4 18.5-26.8 174 33.4 28.7-38.4 234 42.7 37.8-47.6
No 1,780 18 1.1 0.6- 2.0 628 35.1 32.6-37.7 624 33.9 31.4-36.5 510 29.8 27.4-32.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 670 14 1.7 0.9- 2.9 174 25.1 21.5-29.1 208 31.0 27.0-35.4 274 42.2 37.8-46.7
No 1,996 24 1.2 0.8- 1.9 711 35.9 33.5-38.3 710 35.1 32.7-37.5 551 27.9 25.7-30.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 330 *** *** *** 87 25.7 20.8-31.3 143 42.1 36.2-48.3 98 31.7 26.2-37.8
Non-Veteran 2,371 38 1.6 1.1- 2.3 810 34.4 32.2-36.7 784 33.0 30.9-35.2 739 31.0 28.9-33.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,476 23 1.4 0.9- 2.3 501 35.2 32.5-38.1 515 34.5 31.7-37.3 437 28.9 26.3-31.5
Regional City or Suburban County 693 *** *** *** 240 33.5 29.6-37.6 232 33.3 29.5-37.4 217 32.6 28.7-36.7
Rural 533 *** *** *** 157 28.4 24.2-33.0 180 33.6 29.0-38.5 183 35.3 30.7-40.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,503 21 1.5 0.9- 2.4 475 31.4 28.8-34.1 529 35.6 32.9-38.3 478 31.5 29.0-34.2
Unemployed 114 *** *** *** 32 25.7 17.6-35.9 38 35.1 25.7-45.8 40 34.3 25.3-44.5
Retired 663 *** *** *** 221 33.1 29.1-37.3 247 36.1 31.9-40.4 184 29.5 25.5-33.8
Unable to Work 181 *** *** *** 46 23.5 17.1-31.4 49 28.8 21.3-37.6 83 46.7 38.1-55.4
Other not in Labor Force 236 *** *** *** 123 55.4 48.1-62.4 61 24.5 18.8-31.3 51 19.9 14.8-26.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 203 *** *** *** 56 26.7 20.2-34.2 73 36.0 28.6-44.2 71 36.1 28.7-44.2
101% to 150% 368 *** *** *** 116 31.0 25.9-36.6 107 29.4 24.4-35.0 139 38.2 32.7-44.1
151% to 200% 169 *** *** *** 43 30.8 23.0-39.9 63 37.4 29.2-46.3 59 30.3 23.2-38.4
More than 200% 1,436 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 487 33.2 30.5-36.0 520 36.0 33.2-38.9 413 29.7 27.1-32.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 729 *** *** *** 224 30.4 26.7-34.4 245 33.0 29.2-37.0 250 35.3 31.4-39.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,875 28 1.4 0.9- 2.1 643 34.9 32.4-37.4 651 34.3 31.9-36.8 553 29.4 27.1-31.8

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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