2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

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
-Eastern NC 1,876 534 29.4 26.8-32.2 1,342 70.6 67.8-73.2
GENDER
Male 893 221 25.7 22.1-29.6 672 74.3 70.4-77.9
Female 983 313 33.4 29.7-37.4 670 66.6 62.6-70.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,142 365 32.3 29.0-35.8 777 67.7 64.2-71.0
Non-Hispanic Black 439 88 20.5 15.7-26.2 351 79.5 73.8-84.3
Other 295 81 33.8 26.4-41.9 214 66.2 58.1-73.6
AGE
18-34 326 120 38.8 32.6-45.3 206 61.2 54.7-67.4
35-44 261 71 27.5 21.7-34.1 190 72.5 65.9-78.3
45-54 278 65 21.6 16.7-27.5 213 78.4 72.5-83.3
55-64 374 92 23.7 18.7-29.6 282 76.3 70.4-81.3
65-74 390 97 24.1 19.0-30.0 293 75.9 70.0-81.0
75+ 231 81 32.4 25.0-40.7 150 67.6 59.3-75.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 39 27.1 19.2-36.7 123 72.9 63.3-80.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 550 159 29.9 25.2-35.0 391 70.1 65.0-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 563 140 27.1 22.6-32.1 423 72.9 67.9-77.4
College Graduate 597 196 33.9 29.4-38.8 401 66.1 61.2-70.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 607 161 30.0 25.4-35.2 446 70.0 64.8-74.6
No 1,255 369 29.3 26.1-32.6 886 70.7 67.4-73.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 349 87 25.5 20.3-31.4 262 74.5 68.6-79.7
Non-Veteran 1,527 447 30.3 27.4-33.5 1,080 69.7 66.5-72.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 935 267 28.6 25.2-32.3 668 71.4 67.7-74.8
Unemployed 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 557 143 25.0 20.5-30.0 414 75.0 70.0-79.5
Unable to Work 177 46 26.3 18.7-35.8 131 73.7 64.2-81.3
Other not in Labor Force 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 266 72 29.7 22.9-37.7 194 70.3 62.3-77.1
$25,000- 34,999 172 49 27.6 19.6-37.5 123 72.4 62.5-80.4
$35,000- 49,999 234 67 27.1 20.8-34.4 167 72.9 65.6-79.2
$50,000- 74,999 243 57 22.0 16.4-29.0 186 78.0 71.0-83.6
$75,000+ 478 137 27.7 23.1-32.8 341 72.3 67.2-76.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 183 55 34.9 25.9-45.2 128 65.1 54.8-74.1
101% to 150% 221 54 22.9 16.4-31.0 167 77.1 69.0-83.6
151% to 200% 176 50 27.8 20.0-37.1 126 72.2 62.9-80.0
More than 200% 900 251 27.0 23.6-30.7 649 73.0 69.3-76.4
HOUSING
Own 1,290 348 26.0 23.1-29.1 942 74.0 70.9-76.9
Rent 445 134 35.4 29.6-41.8 311 64.6 58.2-70.4
Other arrangement 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 174 66 43.5 34.5-52.9 108 56.5 47.1-65.5
Regional City or Suburban County 550 169 30.6 26.0-35.6 381 69.4 64.4-74.0
Rural 1,152 299 27.1 23.7-30.6 853 72.9 69.4-76.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,203 320 26.9 23.7-30.3 883 73.1 69.7-76.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 272 78 33.2 26.5-40.7 194 66.8 59.3-73.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 401 136 34.0 28.4-40.1 265 66.0 59.9-71.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 358 117 36.1 30.0-42.5 241 63.9 57.5-70.0
2nd Quartile 236 79 30.2 23.8-37.6 157 69.8 62.4-76.2
3rd Quartile 606 184 31.9 27.3-36.8 422 68.1 63.2-72.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 676 154 22.9 18.8-27.7 522 77.1 72.3-81.2

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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.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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