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2017 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 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
-Piedmont NC 1,798 25 1.5 1.0- 2.3 596 31.7 29.2-34.3 626 35.8 33.2-38.5 551 31.0 28.5-33.6
GENDER
Male 853 *** *** *** 233 27.2 23.8-30.9 361 41.6 37.8-45.6 254 30.5 27.0-34.3
Female 945 20 2.3 1.4- 3.8 363 36.1 32.6-39.9 265 30.0 26.5-33.8 297 31.5 28.0-35.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,199 18 1.6 1.0- 2.7 440 34.3 31.3-37.5 407 34.9 31.8-38.2 334 29.2 26.2-32.3
Non-Hispanic Black 349 *** *** *** 73 21.2 16.4-26.9 127 38.5 32.3-45.0 144 38.9 32.9-45.2
Other 250 *** *** *** 83 36.2 28.7-44.4 92 35.9 29.0-43.5 73 27.1 21.1-34.0
AGE
18-34 433 *** *** *** 182 40.0 34.6-45.5 133 33.2 28.1-38.7 109 24.7 20.4-29.7
35-44 268 *** *** *** 88 31.6 25.6-38.3 102 36.4 30.1-43.1 76 31.6 25.3-38.7
45-54 317 *** *** *** 77 24.9 19.7-31.0 118 35.8 29.7-42.4 120 38.6 32.4-45.1
55-64 335 *** *** *** 89 22.3 17.8-27.5 132 42.4 36.3-48.8 110 33.9 28.1-40.2
65-74 260 *** *** *** 83 31.1 24.9-38.0 77 31.7 25.1-39.1 97 35.8 29.3-42.9
75+ 171 *** *** *** 71 35.9 28.1-44.5 61 38.8 30.1-48.3 35 23.3 16.2-32.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 *** *** *** 37 29.6 21.0-40.0 44 34.1 25.3-44.2 52 35.4 26.8-45.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 397 *** *** *** 125 31.8 26.7-37.4 135 34.8 29.5-40.5 128 30.9 25.9-36.3
Some Post-H.S. 469 *** *** *** 130 25.7 21.5-30.4 157 36.4 31.5-41.6 176 36.5 31.7-41.6
College Graduate 796 *** *** *** 304 38.7 34.9-42.5 289 36.4 32.7-40.3 195 23.9 20.7-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 131 *** *** *** 43 28.3 20.6-37.6 32 25.8 18.0-35.5 51 41.6 31.9-51.9
$15,000- 24,999 229 *** *** *** 74 32.9 25.6-41.1 68 30.1 23.4-37.7 84 35.8 28.7-43.5
$25,000- 34,999 156 *** *** *** 53 34.9 26.6-44.2 54 32.8 24.8-42.0 46 30.0 22.1-39.3
$35,000- 49,999 204 *** *** *** 56 25.5 18.8-33.5 75 39.8 32.0-48.2 71 33.7 26.5-41.7
$50,000- 74,999 259 *** *** *** 89 32.3 25.9-39.4 93 37.2 30.4-44.6 75 29.5 23.4-36.5
$75,000+ 558 *** *** *** 189 31.6 27.4-36.2 205 37.2 32.6-42.1 157 30.0 25.7-34.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 451 *** *** *** 116 21.9 17.8-26.6 144 34.7 29.5-40.3 183 41.5 36.0-47.1
No 1,316 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4 466 34.6 31.6-37.7 476 36.3 33.2-39.4 357 27.7 25.0-30.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 *** *** *** 60 26.4 20.4-33.5 92 41.7 34.4-49.5 60 30.4 23.7-38.1
Non-Veteran 1,583 23 1.5 0.9- 2.4 536 32.3 29.6-35.1 533 35.1 32.3-38.0 491 31.1 28.4-33.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,045 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8 362 33.3 30.1-36.7 353 33.6 30.3-37.1 315 31.5 28.2-34.9
Regional City or Suburban County 403 *** *** *** 124 29.6 24.5-35.2 139 37.1 31.6-43.0 135 32.3 27.3-37.8
Rural 350 *** *** *** 110 29.7 24.0-36.1 134 40.6 34.3-47.1 101 27.8 22.5-33.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,046 *** *** *** 329 30.0 26.8-33.3 401 38.8 35.4-42.4 307 30.5 27.3-33.9
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 408 *** *** *** 144 32.1 27.2-37.5 131 33.5 28.1-39.4 126 32.3 27.1-38.0
Unable to Work 130 *** *** *** 31 23.0 15.2-33.2 32 29.5 20.7-40.1 64 44.8 35.0-55.1
Other not in Labor Force 147 *** *** *** 74 47.4 37.7-57.2 39 28.3 20.0-38.3 29 20.4 13.7-29.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 204 *** *** *** 64 31.9 24.3-40.5 59 28.1 21.5-35.8 76 37.6 30.0-45.8
151% to 200% 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 42 35.7 26.0-46.7 30 27.3 18.9-37.6
More than 200% 980 *** *** *** 318 30.2 26.9-33.6 359 37.8 34.2-41.5 292 30.8 27.4-34.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 535 *** *** *** 164 29.1 24.7-33.9 191 36.7 31.9-41.7 172 32.7 28.2-37.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,173 16 1.5 0.8- 2.6 405 32.9 29.8-36.1 402 35.6 32.4-39.0 350 30.0 27.0-33.3

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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.

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.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2017 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2017 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.

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