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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 1,918 626 33.3 30.9-35.8 1,292 66.7 64.2-69.1
GENDER
Male 927 270 30.1 26.8-33.7 657 69.9 66.3-73.2
Female 991 356 36.4 32.9-40.0 635 63.6 60.0-67.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,271 446 35.1 32.1-38.3 825 64.9 61.7-67.9
Non-Hispanic Black 398 97 26.0 21.2-31.4 301 74.0 68.6-78.8
Other 251 84 37.1 30.4-44.3 167 62.9 55.7-69.6
AGE
18-34 465 220 48.5 43.4-53.7 245 51.5 46.3-56.6
35-44 262 72 26.3 20.8-32.5 190 73.7 67.5-79.2
45-54 322 75 22.9 18.2-28.4 247 77.1 71.6-81.8
55-64 324 93 27.4 22.3-33.1 231 72.6 66.9-77.7
65-74 322 83 23.7 18.2-30.3 239 76.3 69.7-81.8
75+ 202 76 39.9 31.7-48.7 126 60.1 51.3-68.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 177 42 25.6 18.4-34.4 135 74.4 65.6-81.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 429 138 33.5 28.5-38.9 291 66.5 61.1-71.5
Some Post-H.S. 525 156 31.5 27.1-36.3 369 68.5 63.7-72.9
College Graduate 783 290 38.0 34.2-41.8 493 62.0 58.2-65.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 54 42.8 33.1-53.0 79 57.2 47.0-66.9
$15,000- 24,999 251 77 32.3 25.6-39.9 174 67.7 60.1-74.4
$25,000- 34,999 156 47 31.6 23.5-41.0 109 68.4 59.0-76.5
$35,000- 49,999 215 52 23.0 17.3-30.0 163 77.0 70.0-82.7
$50,000- 74,999 280 97 33.2 27.0-40.0 183 66.8 60.0-73.0
$75,000+ 570 195 34.3 30.0-38.8 375 65.7 61.2-70.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 533 154 28.5 24.1-33.3 379 71.5 66.7-75.9
No 1,364 466 35.1 32.2-38.1 898 64.9 61.9-67.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 227 61 24.7 18.9-31.6 166 75.3 68.4-81.1
Non-Veteran 1,693 566 34.3 31.7-37.0 1,127 65.7 63.0-68.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,040 354 34.2 30.9-37.6 686 65.8 62.4-69.1
Regional City or Suburban County 469 157 34.4 29.5-39.7 312 65.6 60.3-70.5
Rural 411 116 29.5 24.5-35.0 295 70.5 65.0-75.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,067 344 32.1 29.0-35.4 723 67.9 64.6-71.0
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 485 152 31.2 26.3-36.6 333 68.8 63.4-73.7
Unable to Work 130 25 22.7 15.0-32.9 105 77.3 67.1-85.0
Other not in Labor Force 156 76 49.4 40.6-58.2 80 50.6 41.8-59.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 43 34.8 25.4-45.7 86 65.2 54.3-74.6
101% to 150% 240 80 33.7 27.1-41.0 160 66.3 59.0-72.9
151% to 200% 108 26 21.9 14.2-32.1 82 78.1 67.9-85.8
More than 200% 1,071 351 32.8 29.6-36.1 720 67.2 63.9-70.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 102 18 17.3 10.4-27.3 84 82.7 72.7-89.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 772 230 31.7 27.9-35.9 542 68.3 64.1-72.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,046 379 35.7 32.4-39.1 667 64.3 60.9-67.6

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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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