2018 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 4,292 1,345 32.0 30.2-33.8 2,947 68.0 66.2-69.8
GENDER
Male 2,074 569 28.4 26.1-30.9 1,505 71.6 69.1-73.9
Female 2,218 776 35.5 33.0-38.0 1,442 64.5 62.0-67.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,942 998 34.0 31.9-36.2 1,944 66.0 63.8-68.1
Non-Hispanic Black 796 176 23.9 20.4-27.8 620 76.1 72.2-79.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 145 60 46.9 37.2-56.9 85 53.1 43.1-62.8
Hispanic 286 74 28.6 22.5-35.6 212 71.4 64.4-77.5
AGE
18-34 891 402 46.1 42.3-49.9 489 53.9 50.1-57.7
35-44 551 141 24.9 20.9-29.4 410 75.1 70.6-79.1
45-54 707 156 21.3 17.9-25.1 551 78.7 74.9-82.1
55-64 768 204 25.3 21.8-29.2 564 74.7 70.8-78.2
65-74 815 227 24.8 21.0-29.0 588 75.2 71.0-79.0
75+ 513 200 42.8 37.0-48.7 313 57.2 51.3-63.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 433 114 26.7 21.6-32.5 319 73.3 67.5-78.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,075 342 33.4 30.0-37.1 733 66.6 62.9-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,235 351 29.1 26.0-32.3 884 70.9 67.7-74.0
College Graduate 1,548 539 36.5 33.7-39.4 1,009 63.5 60.6-66.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 354 127 38.2 31.9-45.0 227 61.8 55.0-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 641 188 30.8 26.4-35.7 453 69.2 64.3-73.6
$25,000- 34,999 403 123 29.8 24.4-35.7 280 70.2 64.3-75.6
$35,000- 49,999 513 133 25.2 21.0-30.0 380 74.8 70.0-79.0
$50,000-74,999 600 183 29.9 25.6-34.7 417 70.1 65.3-74.4
$75,000+ 1,063 337 32.8 29.5-36.3 726 67.2 63.7-70.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 724 256 36.0 31.6-40.7 468 64.0 59.3-68.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,364 372 26.7 23.8-29.8 992 73.3 70.2-76.2
No 2,888 960 34.2 32.1-36.4 1,928 65.8 63.6-67.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 686 195 26.1 22.3-30.2 491 73.9 69.8-77.7
Non-Veteran 3,612 1,152 32.9 31.0-34.9 2,460 67.1 65.1-69.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,131 392 34.6 31.4-37.9 739 65.4 62.1-68.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,043 347 33.7 30.3-37.3 696 66.3 62.7-69.7
Rural 2,124 608 28.5 26.1-31.2 1,516 71.5 68.8-73.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,195 654 30.8 28.6-33.2 1,541 69.2 66.8-71.4
Unemployed 148 48 30.9 22.4-40.8 100 69.1 59.2-77.6
Retired 1,245 403 31.8 28.4-35.3 842 68.2 64.7-71.6
Unable to Work 399 93 21.9 17.1-27.7 306 78.1 72.3-82.9
Other not in Labor Force 288 140 48.5 41.8-55.2 148 51.5 44.8-58.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 314 89 31.2 24.7-38.6 225 68.8 61.4-75.3
101% to 150% 611 189 31.8 27.3-36.6 422 68.2 63.4-72.7
151% to 200% 303 93 28.1 22.4-34.7 210 71.9 65.3-77.6
More than 200% 2,215 671 30.8 28.5-33.3 1,544 69.2 66.7-71.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 724 256 36.0 31.6-40.7 468 64.0 59.3-68.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 832 206 23.3 19.6-27.5 626 76.7 72.5-80.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,806 555 31.4 28.8-34.2 1,251 68.6 65.8-71.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,660 586 35.0 32.3-37.8 1,074 65.0 62.2-67.7

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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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