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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
-Piedmont NC 2,702 938 35.0 32.9-37.1 1,764 65.0 62.9-67.1
GENDER
Male 1,290 374 29.5 26.7-32.4 916 70.5 67.6-73.3
Female 1,412 564 40.3 37.4-43.3 848 59.7 56.7-62.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,769 659 37.1 34.6-39.7 1,110 62.9 60.3-65.4
Non-Hispanic Black 536 128 24.2 20.3-28.5 408 75.8 71.5-79.7
Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 609 265 44.0 39.5-48.5 344 56.0 51.5-60.5
35-44 406 124 30.6 26.0-35.8 282 69.4 64.2-74.0
45-54 473 140 28.7 24.4-33.5 333 71.3 66.5-75.6
55-64 473 150 31.7 27.1-36.5 323 68.3 63.5-72.9
65-74 437 125 27.6 23.2-32.5 312 72.4 67.5-76.8
75+ 275 123 44.5 37.7-51.5 152 55.5 48.5-62.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 79 31.2 25.2-38.0 179 68.8 62.0-74.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 651 194 30.7 26.8-34.9 457 69.3 65.1-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 765 262 34.7 30.9-38.6 503 65.3 61.4-69.1
College Graduate 1,025 401 40.0 36.7-43.4 624 60.0 56.6-63.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 205 68 36.2 28.6-44.5 137 63.8 55.5-71.4
$15,000- 24,999 429 137 31.0 26.2-36.2 292 69.0 63.8-73.8
$25,000- 34,999 247 81 35.5 28.9-42.8 166 64.5 57.2-71.1
$35,000- 49,999 293 96 31.5 25.7-37.9 197 68.5 62.1-74.3
$50,000- 74,999 365 115 33.3 28.0-39.0 250 66.7 61.0-72.0
$75,000+ 766 283 35.0 31.4-38.8 483 65.0 61.2-68.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 545 137 24.0 20.0-28.4 408 76.0 71.6-80.0
No 1,780 646 36.3 33.7-38.9 1,134 63.7 61.1-66.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 670 188 26.8 23.0-30.8 482 73.2 69.2-77.0
No 1,996 735 37.1 34.7-39.5 1,261 62.9 60.5-65.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 330 89 26.2 21.2-31.8 241 73.8 68.2-78.8
Non-Veteran 2,371 848 36.0 33.8-38.3 1,523 64.0 61.7-66.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,476 524 36.7 33.9-39.6 952 63.3 60.4-66.1
Regional City or Suburban County 693 244 34.1 30.2-38.3 449 65.9 61.7-69.8
Rural 533 170 31.1 26.7-35.9 363 68.9 64.1-73.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,503 496 32.9 30.3-35.6 1,007 67.1 64.4-69.7
Unemployed 114 36 30.6 21.7-41.3 78 69.4 58.7-78.3
Retired 663 232 34.4 30.4-38.7 431 65.6 61.3-69.6
Unable to Work 181 49 24.6 18.1-32.5 132 75.4 67.5-81.9
Other not in Labor Force 236 124 55.6 48.4-62.7 112 44.4 37.3-51.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 203 59 27.9 21.3-35.5 144 72.1 64.5-78.7
101% to 150% 368 122 32.4 27.2-38.0 246 67.6 62.0-72.8
151% to 200% 169 47 32.4 24.5-41.5 122 67.6 58.5-75.5
More than 200% 1,436 503 34.3 31.5-37.1 933 65.7 62.9-68.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 729 234 31.7 28.0-35.7 495 68.3 64.3-72.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,875 671 36.3 33.8-38.8 1,204 63.7 61.2-66.2

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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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