2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 6

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 6 673 186 27.9 23.9-32.3 487 72.1 67.7-76.1
GENDER
Male 328 78 25.3 20.0-31.6 250 74.7 68.4-80.0
Female 345 108 30.7 24.9-37.1 237 69.3 62.9-75.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 456 138 30.8 25.9-36.3 318 69.2 63.7-74.1
Non-Hispanic Black 145 27 19.0 12.1-28.5 118 81.0 71.5-87.9
Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 198 67 33.9 26.8-41.8 131 66.1 58.2-73.2
45-64 252 59 22.2 16.8-28.8 193 77.8 71.2-83.2
65+ 219 59 24.5 17.9-32.5 160 75.5 67.5-82.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 267 75 27.8 21.8-34.6 192 72.2 65.4-78.2
Some Post-H.S. 201 48 26.0 19.0-34.4 153 74.0 65.6-81.0
College Graduate 203 63 32.0 24.8-40.2 140 68.0 59.8-75.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 289 77 27.7 21.6-34.8 212 72.3 65.2-78.4
$50,000+ 253 68 25.5 19.6-32.4 185 74.5 67.6-80.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 131 41 32.9 23.7-43.6 90 67.1 56.4-76.3

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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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