2020 BRFSS Survey Results: 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
-Non-Hispanic Black 958 202 22.5 19.2-26.1 756 77.5 73.9-80.8
GENDER
Male 404 97 25.3 20.2-31.2 307 74.7 68.8-79.8
Female 554 105 19.8 15.9-24.4 449 80.2 75.6-84.1
AGE
18-34 166 55 36.4 28.3-45.3 111 63.6 54.7-71.7
35-44 135 22 15.7 9.6-24.4 113 84.3 75.6-90.4
45-54 159 27 16.6 10.6-25.0 132 83.4 75.0-89.4
55-64 188 37 17.4 11.7-25.0 151 82.6 75.0-88.3
65-74 201 39 18.2 12.5-25.7 162 81.8 74.3-87.5
75+ 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 285 60 23.6 17.8-30.7 225 76.4 69.3-82.2
Some Post-H.S. 268 49 18.7 13.6-25.2 219 81.3 74.8-86.4
College Graduate 314 70 21.9 16.9-27.9 244 78.1 72.1-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 159 32 22.0 14.4-32.1 127 78.0 67.9-85.6
$25,000- 34,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 126 20 13.2 7.5-21.9 106 86.8 78.1-92.5
$50,000- 74,999 104 22 18.9 12.0-28.5 82 81.1 71.5-88.0
$75,000+ 190 30 16.8 11.2-24.3 160 83.2 75.7-88.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 279 59 21.6 15.8-28.8 220 78.4 71.2-84.2
No 671 143 23.0 19.1-27.3 528 77.0 72.7-80.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 28 14.5 8.9-22.9 112 85.5 77.1-91.1
Non-Veteran 818 174 23.7 20.1-27.8 644 76.3 72.2-79.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 347 75 23.8 18.6-29.8 272 76.2 70.2-81.4
Regional City or Suburban County 251 62 25.0 18.8-32.3 189 75.0 67.7-81.2
Rural 360 65 18.7 13.6-25.0 295 81.3 75.0-86.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 456 93 21.2 17.0-26.2 363 78.8 73.8-83.0
Unemployed 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 275 52 18.8 13.4-25.8 223 81.2 74.2-86.6
Unable to Work 109 27 21.5 13.4-32.7 82 78.5 67.3-86.6
Other not in Labor Force 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 137 25 21.9 13.3-33.9 112 78.1 66.1-86.7
151% to 200% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 410 71 16.7 12.8-21.4 339 83.3 78.6-87.2
HOUSING
Own 510 86 15.6 12.1-19.8 424 84.4 80.2-87.9
Rent 358 83 25.4 19.9-31.8 275 74.6 68.2-80.1
Other arrangement 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 381 80 23.5 17.9-30.2 301 76.5 69.8-82.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 256 56 24.9 18.8-32.2 200 75.1 67.8-81.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 321 66 19.9 15.1-25.7 255 80.1 74.3-84.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 167 40 22.4 15.8-30.7 127 77.6 69.3-84.2
2nd Quartile 247 57 21.9 16.4-28.5 190 78.1 71.5-83.6
3rd Quartile 331 70 26.0 20.0-32.9 261 74.0 67.1-80.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 213 35 17.4 10.8-26.8 178 82.6 73.2-89.2

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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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