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2018 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 4,292 80 2.1 1.6- 2.8 1,265 29.8 28.1-31.6 1,539 35.1 33.3-36.9 1,408 33.0 31.2-34.8
GENDER
Male 2,074 33 2.0 1.3- 3.1 536 26.4 24.1-28.8 855 39.5 36.9-42.2 650 32.1 29.6-34.7
Female 2,218 47 2.3 1.6- 3.2 729 33.2 30.8-35.8 684 30.7 28.3-33.1 758 33.9 31.4-36.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,942 60 2.2 1.6- 3.1 938 31.8 29.7-34.0 1,096 36.6 34.4-38.8 848 29.4 27.3-31.5
Non-Hispanic Black 796 *** *** *** 167 22.5 19.1-26.4 249 31.3 27.4-35.4 371 44.8 40.5-49.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 82 *** *** *** 20 15.8 8.6-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 145 *** *** *** 56 43.4 33.8-53.5 40 25.2 17.8-34.4 45 27.8 20.0-37.2
Hispanic 286 *** *** *** 68 25.5 19.6-32.4 123 40.8 34.1-47.9 89 30.6 24.5-37.4
AGE
18-34 891 30 4.4 2.9- 6.4 372 41.7 38.0-45.5 264 28.9 25.6-32.4 225 25.0 21.9-28.4
35-44 551 *** *** *** 138 24.1 20.1-28.5 209 40.0 35.2-44.9 201 35.1 30.5-40.0
45-54 707 *** *** *** 152 20.7 17.4-24.5 256 34.1 29.9-38.5 295 44.6 40.1-49.2
55-64 768 *** *** *** 196 24.6 21.1-28.5 254 34.3 30.2-38.6 310 40.4 36.0-44.9
65-74 815 15 1.2 0.7- 2.2 212 23.6 19.9-27.7 330 43.3 38.7-48.0 258 31.9 27.6-36.4
75+ 513 20 4.6 2.7- 8.0 180 38.1 32.5-44.1 207 36.0 30.6-41.8 106 21.2 16.8-26.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 433 12 3.8 2.0- 7.3 102 22.8 18.1-28.4 149 35.5 29.8-41.7 170 37.8 32.1-43.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,075 34 3.0 2.0- 4.4 308 30.5 27.1-34.0 368 34.0 30.6-37.6 365 32.5 29.2-36.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,235 16 1.6 0.9- 3.0 335 27.5 24.5-30.6 430 32.8 29.7-36.0 454 38.2 34.9-41.6
College Graduate 1,548 18 1.2 0.6- 2.1 521 35.3 32.5-38.3 593 38.8 35.9-41.7 416 24.7 22.3-27.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 354 13 4.8 2.5- 9.0 114 33.4 27.4-40.0 96 27.3 21.9-33.6 131 34.4 28.2-41.3
$15,000- 24,999 641 17 2.9 1.6- 5.0 171 28.0 23.6-32.8 218 34.2 29.7-39.0 235 35.0 30.5-39.8
$25,000- 34,999 403 *** *** *** 116 27.4 22.2-33.2 124 30.9 25.4-37.0 156 39.3 33.5-45.5
$35,000- 49,999 513 *** *** *** 126 23.8 19.7-28.6 205 39.7 34.6-45.0 175 35.1 30.1-40.4
$50,000-74,999 600 *** *** *** 174 28.2 24.0-32.9 218 34.8 30.1-39.7 199 35.3 30.5-40.4
$75,000+ 1,063 11 1.0 0.5- 2.0 326 31.8 28.5-35.3 412 36.5 33.1-40.0 314 30.7 27.4-34.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 724 16 2.8 1.5- 5.4 240 33.2 28.9-37.8 270 36.5 32.1-41.2 198 27.4 23.4-31.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,364 26 2.0 1.2- 3.4 346 24.7 21.9-27.8 437 32.2 29.0-35.6 555 41.1 37.7-44.6
No 2,888 53 2.2 1.6- 3.0 907 32.0 29.9-34.2 1,086 36.0 33.9-38.2 842 29.8 27.7-31.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 686 *** *** *** 186 25.0 21.3-29.1 292 41.8 37.3-46.5 199 32.1 27.7-36.8
Non-Veteran 3,612 71 2.3 1.7- 3.1 1,081 30.6 28.7-32.5 1,251 34.1 32.1-36.0 1,209 33.1 31.1-35.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,131 22 2.5 1.6- 4.0 370 32.1 29.0-35.3 418 36.4 33.2-39.7 321 29.0 26.0-32.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,043 18 1.6 0.9- 2.7 329 32.2 28.8-35.7 385 34.8 31.4-38.5 311 31.4 28.0-35.1
Rural 2,124 40 2.2 1.5- 3.4 568 26.3 23.9-28.9 740 34.2 31.6-36.9 776 37.2 34.5-40.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,195 28 1.7 1.1- 2.5 626 29.1 26.9-31.5 812 36.1 33.7-38.5 729 33.1 30.8-35.6
Unemployed 148 *** *** *** 45 29.0 20.7-38.9 49 31.6 23.4-41.0 51 37.6 28.5-47.6
Retired 1,245 30 2.1 1.3- 3.4 373 29.7 26.4-33.2 493 38.6 35.0-42.3 349 29.7 26.3-33.3
Unable to Work 399 *** *** *** 84 19.9 15.3-25.6 110 32.9 26.8-39.7 196 45.2 38.8-51.7
Other not in Labor Force 288 *** *** *** 131 43.5 37.0-50.3 70 24.7 19.3-30.9 78 26.8 21.3-33.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 25.9 17.1-37.2 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 314 *** *** *** 85 29.3 22.9-36.6 99 29.2 23.4-35.7 126 39.6 32.8-46.7
101% to 150% 611 23 4.5 2.8- 7.2 166 27.3 23.1-31.9 186 32.4 27.9-37.3 236 35.8 31.3-40.6
151% to 200% 303 *** *** *** 88 26.6 21.0-33.1 107 36.0 29.4-43.1 103 35.9 29.4-43.0
More than 200% 2,215 29 1.3 0.8- 2.1 642 29.5 27.2-31.9 852 36.8 34.3-39.3 692 32.4 30.0-34.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 724 16 2.8 1.5- 5.4 240 33.2 28.9-37.8 270 36.5 32.1-41.2 198 27.4 23.4-31.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 832 19 3.0 1.6- 5.5 187 20.4 16.9-24.2 296 35.0 30.7-39.6 330 41.7 37.0-46.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,806 28 1.8 1.1- 2.8 527 29.6 27.1-32.4 638 34.0 31.3-36.8 613 34.6 31.9-37.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,660 33 2.3 1.5- 3.4 553 32.7 30.1-35.5 609 36.3 33.5-39.1 465 28.7 26.1-31.5

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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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