NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Regions 1 & 2 Demographics

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
Regions 1 & 2 976 320 31.9 28.1-35.9 656 68.1 64.1-71.9
GENDER
Male 436 116 26.2 21.2-31.9 320 73.8 68.1-78.8
Female 540 204 37.4 32.0-43.0 336 62.6 57.0-68.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 849 284 33.0 28.9-37.4 565 67.0 62.6-71.1
Non-Hispanic Black 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 245 86 35.3 27.8-43.5 159 64.7 56.5-72.2
45-64 342 104 27.7 22.4-33.8 238 72.3 66.2-77.6
65+ 378 125 32.0 26.4-38.3 253 68.0 61.7-73.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 394 123 32.3 26.4-38.8 271 67.7 61.2-73.6
Some College + 582 197 31.5 26.8-36.6 385 68.5 63.4-73.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 506 173 33.1 27.9-38.6 333 66.9 61.4-72.1
$50,000+ 306 81 24.0 18.4-30.5 225 76.0 69.5-81.6

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts