2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 3

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 3 818 242 28.7 25.4-32.3 576 71.3 67.7-74.6
GENDER
Male 390 96 25.3 20.6-30.5 294 74.7 69.5-79.4
Female 428 146 32.2 27.5-37.4 282 67.8 62.6-72.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 553 179 31.0 26.9-35.4 374 69.0 64.6-73.1
Non-Hispanic Black 152 29 18.4 12.4-26.5 123 81.6 73.5-87.6
Other 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 299 107 34.8 29.1-40.9 192 65.2 59.1-70.9
45-64 286 66 22.9 18.0-28.8 220 77.1 71.2-82.0
65+ 219 65 24.8 19.1-31.5 154 75.2 68.5-80.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 265 85 31.0 25.0-37.7 180 69.0 62.3-75.0
Some Post-H.S. 224 58 23.6 18.2-30.2 166 76.4 69.8-81.8
College Graduate 328 99 31.7 26.4-37.5 229 68.3 62.5-73.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 288 80 26.8 21.3-33.2 208 73.2 66.8-78.7
$50,000+ 387 113 28.8 24.1-34.1 274 71.2 65.9-75.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 143 49 32.2 24.4-41.3 94 67.8 58.7-75.6

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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 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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