2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 2

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 5,160 1,561 30.7 29.2-32.3 3,599 69.3 67.7-70.8
Medicaid Region 2 839 230 27.6 24.1-31.4 609 72.4 68.6-75.9
GENDER
Male 401 99 26.1 21.2-31.6 302 73.9 68.4-78.8
Female 438 131 29.1 24.3-34.5 307 70.9 65.5-75.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 597 175 28.1 24.0-32.5 422 71.9 67.5-76.0
Non-Hispanic Black 135 34 31.1 22.2-41.7 101 68.9 58.3-77.8
Other 107 21 18.7 11.5-29.1 86 81.3 70.9-88.5
AGE
18-44 256 83 31.0 25.0-37.7 173 69.0 62.3-75.0
45-64 296 61 19.6 15.0-25.3 235 80.4 74.7-85.0
65+ 280 82 31.7 25.3-38.9 198 68.3 61.1-74.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 287 66 22.4 17.2-28.7 221 77.6 71.3-82.8
Some Post-H.S. 252 70 28.9 22.7-36.0 182 71.1 64.0-77.3
College Graduate 300 94 33.2 27.3-39.7 206 66.8 60.3-72.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 365 93 26.2 21.0-32.3 272 73.8 67.7-79.0
$50,000+ 319 88 28.2 22.9-34.3 231 71.8 65.7-77.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 155 49 29.4 21.7-38.6 106 70.6 61.4-78.3

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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 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 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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