2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,480 70 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,368 31.3 29.5-33.2 1,601 34.9 33.0-36.8 1,441 32.1 30.3-33.9
GENDER
Male 2,083 *** *** *** 546 28.3 25.8-30.9 900 40.5 37.8-43.2 621 30.4 27.9-33.0
Female 2,397 54 2.6 1.8- 3.5 822 34.4 31.8-37.0 701 29.3 26.9-31.9 820 33.7 31.2-36.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,955 61 1.7 1.3- 2.4 1,208 31.4 29.5-33.3 1,433 35.6 33.6-37.6 1,253 31.3 29.4-33.2
No 513 *** *** *** 153 30.3 25.3-35.8 166 30.8 25.9-36.2 186 37.3 32.0-43.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 70 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,368 *** *** *** 1,368 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 1,602 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,602 100 . - . *** *** ***
Obese 1,441 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,441 100 . - .
Current Smoker
Yes 743 24 2.7 1.7- 4.3 274 37.1 32.6-41.8 234 29.7 25.6-34.3 211 30.5 26.1-35.2
No 3,666 46 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,077 30.2 28.3-32.2 1,331 35.6 33.6-37.7 1,212 32.6 30.7-34.6
History of CVD**
Yes 520 *** *** *** 114 21.4 17.1-26.4 194 39.8 33.9-46.0 203 36.8 31.4-42.7
No 3,920 61 1.7 1.3- 2.4 1,240 32.3 30.4-34.3 1,392 34.3 32.4-36.3 1,227 31.6 29.7-33.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 569 *** *** *** 200 34.7 30.1-39.7 220 36.4 31.7-41.4 142 27.6 23.2-32.5
No 3,653 60 1.9 1.4- 2.7 1,090 30.4 28.4-32.4 1,278 34.2 32.2-36.3 1,225 33.5 31.5-35.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 237 *** *** *** 98 41.6 33.9-49.8 80 31.8 24.6-40.0 55 24.9 18.4-32.7
No 3,975 63 1.8 1.3- 2.5 1,195 30.6 28.7-32.5 1,408 34.7 32.7-36.7 1,309 32.9 31.0-34.8
COPD
Yes 426 *** *** *** 105 25.8 20.6-31.8 127 30.8 25.1-37.1 180 40.1 34.1-46.4
No 4,028 56 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,254 31.8 29.9-33.7 1,464 35.2 33.3-37.2 1,254 31.4 29.6-33.3
Current Asthma
Yes 426 *** *** *** 95 22.5 17.7-28.1 135 35.1 29.1-41.7 190 40.7 34.7-47.1
No 4,028 63 1.8 1.3- 2.4 1,267 32.2 30.3-34.2 1,462 35.0 33.1-37.0 1,236 31.0 29.2-32.9
Diabetes
Yes 617 *** *** *** 77 12.8 9.8-16.5 206 32.3 27.6-37.4 329 54.3 49.1-59.5
No 3,857 65 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,290 33.7 31.8-35.8 1,395 35.3 33.3-37.3 1,107 29.1 27.2-31.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,425 31 2.0 1.3- 3.1 357 24.9 22.0-28.1 472 32.4 29.1-35.8 565 40.7 37.2-44.3
No 2,983 39 1.7 1.1- 2.4 989 33.8 31.6-36.1 1,105 35.9 33.7-38.2 850 28.6 26.5-30.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,462 26 1.8 1.2- 2.9 335 23.3 20.5-26.5 477 32.6 29.4-36.0 624 42.2 38.8-45.7
No 3,016 44 1.7 1.2- 2.4 1,032 34.4 32.2-36.6 1,124 35.8 33.6-38.0 816 28.2 26.1-30.3

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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.

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