2020 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 5,160 1,561 30.7 29.2-32.3 3,599 69.3 67.7-70.8
Medicaid Region 5 1,243 358 30.9 27.7-34.3 885 69.1 65.7-72.3
GENDER
Male 584 145 25.0 21.0-29.5 439 75.0 70.5-79.0
Female 659 213 37.0 32.4-41.9 446 63.0 58.1-67.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 722 234 33.9 29.7-38.3 488 66.1 61.7-70.3
Non-Hispanic Black 285 61 21.8 16.2-28.7 224 78.2 71.3-83.8
Other 236 63 31.9 24.3-40.5 173 68.1 59.5-75.7
AGE
18-44 406 121 33.2 27.9-39.0 285 66.8 61.0-72.1
45-64 412 105 26.0 21.3-31.5 307 74.0 68.5-78.7
65+ 409 124 31.6 26.2-37.7 285 68.4 62.3-73.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 461 124 29.5 24.5-35.1 337 70.5 64.9-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 370 96 28.8 23.4-34.9 274 71.2 65.1-76.6
College Graduate 410 138 36.5 31.0-42.4 272 63.5 57.6-69.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 567 164 31.2 26.3-36.5 403 68.8 63.5-73.7
$50,000+ 462 127 28.2 23.6-33.3 335 71.8 66.7-76.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 214 67 36.1 28.3-44.6 147 63.9 55.4-71.7

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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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