2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,480 1,438 33.1 31.3-34.9 3,042 66.9 65.1-68.7
GENDER
Male 2,083 562 29.2 26.7-31.8 1,521 70.8 68.2-73.3
Female 2,397 876 36.9 34.3-39.6 1,521 63.1 60.4-65.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,955 1,269 33.1 31.2-35.1 2,686 66.9 64.9-68.8
No 513 161 31.9 26.8-37.4 352 68.1 62.6-73.2
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 743 298 39.8 35.2-44.6 445 60.2 55.4-64.8
No 3,666 1,123 31.8 29.8-33.8 2,543 68.2 66.2-70.2
History of CVD**
Yes 520 123 23.4 18.9-28.5 397 76.6 71.5-81.1
No 3,920 1,301 34.0 32.1-36.0 2,619 66.0 64.0-67.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 569 207 35.9 31.2-41.0 362 64.1 59.0-68.8
No 3,653 1,150 32.3 30.3-34.4 2,503 67.7 65.6-69.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 237 102 43.3 35.5-51.5 135 56.7 48.5-64.5
No 3,975 1,258 32.4 30.5-34.4 2,717 67.6 65.6-69.5
COPD
Yes 426 119 29.1 23.7-35.2 307 70.9 64.8-76.3
No 4,028 1,310 33.4 31.5-35.4 2,718 66.6 64.6-68.5
Current Asthma
Yes 426 101 24.1 19.2-29.8 325 75.9 70.2-80.8
No 4,028 1,330 34.0 32.1-36.0 2,698 66.0 64.0-67.9
Diabetes
Yes 617 82 13.4 10.4-17.2 535 86.6 82.8-89.6
No 3,857 1,355 35.6 33.7-37.7 2,502 64.4 62.3-66.3
Functional Disability
Yes 1,425 388 26.9 23.9-30.2 1,037 73.1 69.8-76.1
No 2,983 1,028 35.5 33.3-37.8 1,955 64.5 62.2-66.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,462 361 25.2 22.2-28.4 1,101 74.8 71.6-77.8
No 3,016 1,076 36.1 33.9-38.3 1,940 63.9 61.7-66.1

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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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