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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 5

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 3,871 1,151 30.4 28.7-32.1 2,720 69.6 67.9-71.3
Medicaid Region 5 491 126 28.4 23.7-33.6 365 71.6 66.4-76.3
GENDER
Male 202 56 28.8 21.7-37.1 146 71.2 62.9-78.3
Female 289 70 28.1 22.2-34.7 219 71.9 65.3-77.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 232 71 30.1 23.7-37.4 161 69.9 62.6-76.3
Non-Hispanic Black 145 29 25.9 17.7-36.1 116 74.1 63.9-82.3
Other 114 26 25.5 17.3-35.9 88 74.5 64.1-82.7
AGE
18-44 181 52 31.7 24.1-40.4 129 68.3 59.6-75.9
45-64 170 30 18.6 12.8-26.3 140 81.4 73.7-87.2
65+ 137 42 33.8 24.3-44.8 95 66.2 55.2-75.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 211 55 28.2 21.1-36.5 156 71.8 63.5-78.9
Some Post-H.S. 150 35 26.9 19.2-36.3 115 73.1 63.7-80.8
College Graduate 128 35 31.0 22.6-40.9 93 69.0 59.1-77.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 238 56 25.8 19.6-33.3 182 74.2 66.7-80.4
$50,000+ 154 40 28.3 20.2-38.1 114 71.7 61.9-79.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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