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2018 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 4,292 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
-Piedmont NC 1,918 36 2.3 1.6- 3.4 590 31.0 28.6-33.5 695 34.8 32.4-37.4 597 31.9 29.4-34.4
GENDER
Male 927 *** *** *** 258 28.1 24.8-31.6 381 39.0 35.4-42.7 276 30.9 27.5-34.5
Female 991 24 2.6 1.6- 4.1 332 33.8 30.4-37.3 314 30.8 27.5-34.3 321 32.8 29.4-36.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,271 26 2.4 1.5- 3.9 420 32.7 29.7-35.8 478 36.4 33.4-39.6 347 28.5 25.6-31.5
Non-Hispanic Black 398 *** *** *** 94 24.9 20.2-30.2 129 30.7 25.8-36.2 172 43.3 37.7-49.1
Other 251 *** *** *** 77 33.0 26.6-40.1 89 34.1 27.8-41.1 78 28.8 22.9-35.5
AGE
18-34 465 17 5.0 3.0- 8.2 203 43.5 38.5-48.7 143 30.1 25.7-35.0 102 21.4 17.5-25.8
35-44 262 *** *** *** 69 24.9 19.6-31.1 97 38.8 32.4-45.6 93 35.0 28.8-41.7
45-54 322 *** *** *** 74 22.5 17.9-28.0 112 31.7 26.4-37.6 135 45.4 39.2-51.7
55-64 324 *** *** *** 91 27.0 22.0-32.6 106 32.4 26.9-38.4 125 40.2 34.1-46.6
65-74 322 *** *** *** 79 22.8 17.4-29.4 141 44.9 37.9-52.0 98 31.4 25.2-38.4
75+ 202 *** *** *** 67 34.9 27.2-43.5 87 39.2 30.8-48.2 39 21.0 14.3-29.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 177 *** *** *** 36 21.0 14.5-29.3 72 37.6 29.2-46.8 63 36.8 28.5-45.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 429 *** *** *** 124 30.5 25.7-35.9 150 34.4 29.4-39.7 141 32.2 27.4-37.3
Some Post-H.S. 525 *** *** *** 149 29.6 25.3-34.3 179 31.3 27.1-35.9 190 37.1 32.5-42.0
College Graduate 783 *** *** *** 281 36.6 32.9-40.5 292 38.0 34.2-41.9 201 24.1 20.9-27.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 *** *** *** 49 37.3 28.2-47.4 34 23.4 16.4-32.2 45 33.9 24.5-44.7
$15,000- 24,999 251 *** *** *** 69 29.1 22.6-36.6 98 36.7 30.1-43.8 76 31.0 24.7-38.0
$25,000- 34,999 156 *** *** *** 43 28.4 20.7-37.8 55 34.1 25.8-43.5 54 34.3 26.1-43.5
$35,000- 49,999 215 *** *** *** 51 22.7 17.0-29.6 80 35.9 28.9-43.6 83 41.1 33.6-49.0
$50,000- 74,999 280 *** *** *** 92 30.6 24.7-37.2 88 30.9 25.0-37.6 95 35.9 29.3-43.0
$75,000+ 570 *** *** *** 189 33.2 29.0-37.7 208 35.5 31.3-40.0 167 30.2 26.0-34.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 533 *** *** *** 145 26.1 21.9-30.8 174 31.6 27.1-36.6 205 39.9 34.8-45.1
No 1,364 27 2.4 1.5- 3.6 439 32.8 29.9-35.7 510 35.6 32.7-38.6 388 29.3 26.5-32.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 227 *** *** *** 58 23.5 17.9-30.3 101 43.1 35.7-50.8 65 32.2 25.1-40.3
Non-Veteran 1,693 33 2.5 1.7- 3.6 533 31.8 29.3-34.5 595 33.9 31.3-36.6 532 31.8 29.2-34.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,040 20 2.5 1.5- 4.1 334 31.7 28.5-35.0 390 36.7 33.4-40.1 296 29.1 26.0-32.5
Regional City or Suburban County 469 *** *** *** 150 32.5 27.7-37.8 157 32.4 27.5-37.7 155 33.2 28.4-38.5
Rural 411 *** *** *** 107 27.0 22.2-32.3 149 33.6 28.5-39.2 146 36.9 31.6-42.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,067 15 1.7 1.0- 2.9 329 30.4 27.4-33.6 391 36.3 33.1-39.6 332 31.6 28.5-34.9
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 485 *** *** *** 141 29.1 24.3-34.3 203 39.8 34.4-45.5 130 29.0 23.9-34.6
Unable to Work 130 *** *** *** 24 21.6 14.1-31.8 41 31.0 21.9-41.8 64 46.3 36.0-56.8
Other not in Labor Force 156 *** *** *** 69 42.4 34.0-51.3 37 23.1 16.6-31.3 43 27.5 20.3-36.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 *** *** *** 40 31.7 22.5-42.5 40 27.7 19.8-37.3 46 37.5 28.1-47.9
101% to 150% 240 *** *** *** 70 28.7 22.5-35.9 85 35.5 28.9-42.8 75 30.8 24.4-37.9
151% to 200% 108 *** *** *** 24 20.4 13.0-30.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,071 *** *** *** 338 31.4 28.3-34.7 386 34.7 31.6-38.1 334 32.5 29.3-35.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 102 *** *** *** 13 11.6 6.4-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 772 *** *** *** 218 29.7 26.0-33.8 273 33.1 29.3-37.2 269 35.1 31.2-39.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,046 19 2.3 1.4- 3.8 360 33.4 30.3-36.8 380 35.8 32.6-39.2 287 28.5 25.3-31.8

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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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