2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 4

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 4 974 341 34.4 31.0-37.9 633 65.6 62.1-69.0
GENDER
Male 465 132 28.6 24.1-33.7 333 71.4 66.3-75.9
Female 509 209 40.1 35.3-45.1 300 59.9 54.9-64.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 605 242 38.1 33.7-42.6 363 61.9 57.4-66.3
Non-Hispanic Black 217 40 21.3 15.1-29.1 177 78.7 70.9-84.9
Other 152 59 39.5 30.5-49.3 93 60.5 50.7-69.5
AGE
18-44 386 167 43.5 38.0-49.2 219 56.5 50.8-62.0
45-64 329 84 22.6 18.1-27.8 245 77.4 72.2-81.9
65+ 252 87 31.9 25.2-39.5 165 68.1 60.5-74.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 246 64 27.3 21.1-34.5 182 72.7 65.5-78.9
Some Post-H.S. 226 78 33.5 27.0-40.7 148 66.5 59.3-73.0
College Graduate 501 198 40.3 35.6-45.1 303 59.7 54.9-64.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 322 100 31.0 25.3-37.2 222 69.0 62.8-74.7
$50,000+ 488 177 34.2 29.7-39.0 311 65.8 61.0-70.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 164 64 40.9 32.0-50.5 100 59.1 49.5-68.0

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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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