2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 4,292 1,345 32.0 30.2-33.8 2,947 68.0 66.2-69.8
-Eastern NC 1,557 455 29.7 26.9-32.7 1,102 70.3 67.3-73.1
GENDER
Male 747 194 26.3 22.7-30.4 553 73.7 69.6-77.3
Female 810 261 33.2 29.1-37.5 549 66.8 62.5-70.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 992 325 33.5 30.0-37.2 667 66.5 62.8-70.0
Non-Hispanic Black 367 75 21.6 16.6-27.6 292 78.4 72.4-83.4
Other 200 55 27.5 20.1-36.4 145 72.5 63.6-79.9
AGE
18-34 301 129 42.0 35.8-48.5 172 58.0 51.5-64.2
35-44 203 44 19.7 14.1-26.8 159 80.3 73.2-85.9
45-54 261 57 17.8 13.2-23.5 204 82.2 76.5-86.8
55-64 281 65 22.3 16.9-28.8 216 77.7 71.2-83.1
65-74 306 81 24.7 19.3-30.9 225 75.3 69.1-80.7
75+ 190 75 49.5 39.8-59.3 115 50.5 40.7-60.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 167 45 28.0 19.9-37.8 122 72.0 62.2-80.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 441 139 34.9 29.5-40.8 302 65.1 59.2-70.5
Some Post-H.S. 464 108 23.0 18.8-27.8 356 77.0 72.2-81.2
College Graduate 486 163 34.0 29.0-39.3 323 66.0 60.7-71.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 44 31.8 23.0-42.1 107 68.2 57.9-77.0
$15,000- 24,999 263 68 27.3 21.1-34.5 195 72.7 65.5-78.9
$25,000- 34,999 168 49 28.0 20.6-37.0 119 72.0 63.0-79.4
$35,000- 49,999 197 53 28.0 20.9-36.4 144 72.0 63.6-79.1
$50,000- 74,999 220 66 26.5 20.2-34.0 154 73.5 66.0-79.8
$75,000+ 304 90 28.2 22.4-34.7 214 71.8 65.3-77.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 545 137 25.1 20.7-30.1 408 74.9 69.9-79.3
No 1,002 314 31.9 28.4-35.6 688 68.1 64.4-71.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 344 96 26.8 21.7-32.6 248 73.2 67.4-78.3
Non-Veteran 1,215 359 30.5 27.3-33.9 856 69.5 66.1-72.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 365 119 31.8 26.6-37.6 246 68.2 62.4-73.4
Rural 1,103 298 27.4 24.1-31.1 805 72.6 68.9-75.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 756 204 28.0 24.2-32.1 552 72.0 67.9-75.8
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 469 146 32.2 27.0-38.0 323 67.8 62.0-73.0
Unable to Work 183 47 21.7 15.5-29.6 136 78.3 70.4-84.5
Other not in Labor Force 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 130 31 27.5 19.0-38.1 99 72.5 61.9-81.0
101% to 150% 245 63 27.8 21.5-35.2 182 72.2 64.8-78.5
151% to 200% 131 39 29.8 21.1-40.2 92 70.2 59.8-78.9
More than 200% 741 217 27.6 23.8-31.7 524 72.4 68.3-76.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 493 114 22.6 17.9-28.2 379 77.4 71.8-82.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 771 244 32.0 28.1-36.2 527 68.0 63.8-71.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 295 97 32.7 26.7-39.3 198 67.3 60.7-73.3

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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 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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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