2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,160 78 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,483 29.1 27.6-30.7 1,868 35.7 34.1-37.3 1,731 33.6 32.0-35.2
GENDER
Male 2,445 21 1.2 0.7- 2.2 607 25.4 23.4-27.6 1,021 40.6 38.2-43.0 796 32.7 30.5-35.1
Female 2,715 57 2.0 1.5- 2.7 876 32.9 30.8-35.1 847 30.7 28.6-32.9 935 34.4 32.2-36.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,381 53 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,067 31.3 29.4-33.2 1,266 36.8 34.8-38.7 995 30.4 28.5-32.3
Non-Hispanic Black 958 *** *** *** 193 21.6 18.4-25.2 301 30.5 27.0-34.3 455 47.0 43.0-51.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 142 *** *** *** 31 25.8 17.4-36.5 41 26.3 18.6-35.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 21.1 13.2-32.0
Non-Hispanic Other 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 22.3 14.1-33.3
Hispanic 413 *** *** *** 97 25.1 20.3-30.5 169 40.1 34.5-46.0 140 31.8 26.8-37.3
AGE
18-34 1,024 23 2.8 1.7- 4.4 403 40.1 36.7-43.6 324 31.0 27.8-34.4 274 26.1 23.1-29.4
35-44 706 *** *** *** 184 25.5 21.8-29.5 251 35.9 31.7-40.3 266 38.0 33.7-42.5
45-54 830 *** *** *** 192 22.3 19.2-25.7 289 35.0 31.2-39.0 340 41.7 37.7-45.8
55-64 943 *** *** *** 220 22.2 19.2-25.6 351 38.9 35.2-42.8 363 37.7 34.0-41.6
65-74 971 18 1.7 1.0- 2.9 248 24.4 21.2-27.9 366 37.3 33.5-41.2 339 36.6 32.8-40.5
75+ 633 13 1.7 0.7- 3.8 216 32.5 27.9-37.4 264 42.2 37.2-47.5 140 23.6 19.4-28.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 432 *** *** *** 95 21.6 17.3-26.8 169 38.8 33.0-44.9 160 37.2 31.5-43.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,320 29 2.4 1.5- 3.9 342 27.7 24.8-30.9 472 34.7 31.7-37.9 477 35.1 32.0-38.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,448 13 0.6 0.3- 1.2 400 28.5 25.8-31.4 494 34.0 31.2-37.0 541 36.9 34.0-40.0
College Graduate 1,954 28 1.8 1.2- 2.7 645 34.1 31.7-36.6 732 37.3 34.8-39.9 549 26.8 24.5-29.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,510 30 1.8 1.1- 3.0 396 26.6 23.8-29.5 480 30.7 27.8-33.8 604 40.9 37.7-44.2
No 3,602 47 1.5 1.1- 2.2 1,076 30.2 28.4-32.1 1,366 37.3 35.3-39.2 1,113 31.0 29.2-32.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 719 *** *** *** 157 20.5 17.2-24.3 321 43.1 38.6-47.7 237 35.0 30.8-39.6
Non-Veteran 4,438 74 1.7 1.2- 2.2 1,326 30.4 28.8-32.1 1,545 34.6 32.9-36.3 1,493 33.3 31.6-35.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,713 30 1.2 0.8- 1.8 758 27.5 25.6-29.6 1,022 38.4 36.2-40.7 903 32.9 30.8-35.0
Unemployed 316 *** *** *** 94 31.6 25.7-38.2 94 27.5 22.0-33.8 123 38.9 32.4-45.9
Retired 1,416 20 1.3 0.7- 2.3 395 27.2 24.4-30.2 557 37.7 34.5-41.0 444 33.8 30.6-37.2
Unable to Work 384 15 3.9 1.9- 7.9 82 21.2 16.3-27.1 108 29.9 24.4-36.2 179 44.9 38.5-51.5
Other not in Labor Force 304 *** *** *** 143 49.7 43.0-56.5 76 23.3 18.2-29.3 77 23.5 18.1-29.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 362 *** *** *** 103 32.8 26.5-39.7 109 26.0 20.6-32.2 141 36.8 30.2-43.9
$15,000- 24,999 707 *** *** *** 188 28.4 24.3-33.0 233 30.1 26.2-34.4 277 40.1 35.6-44.9
$25,000- 34,999 443 *** *** *** 122 26.9 21.9-32.5 165 39.5 33.7-45.5 153 32.9 27.7-38.6
$35,000- 49,999 615 *** *** *** 168 25.5 21.7-29.8 210 36.6 32.0-41.6 230 37.3 32.7-42.1
$50,000-74,999 655 *** *** *** 180 25.8 22.1-29.8 227 34.6 30.3-39.2 241 38.8 34.2-43.5
$75,000+ 1,476 21 1.6 1.0- 2.7 438 29.9 27.2-32.8 569 38.4 35.5-41.4 448 30.0 27.3-32.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 902 22 2.3 1.3- 4.2 284 32.5 28.8-36.4 355 37.4 33.5-41.4 241 27.8 24.2-31.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 140 *** *** *** 38 32.8 23.8-43.3 36 22.7 15.5-32.0 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 464 11 3.6 1.7- 7.5 115 27.8 22.7-33.6 154 29.7 24.6-35.3 184 38.9 33.2-45.0
101% to 150% 550 *** *** *** 142 25.6 21.1-30.6 188 34.3 29.4-39.5 217 39.6 34.6-44.9
151% to 200% 466 *** *** *** 142 31.2 26.2-36.7 159 33.5 28.4-39.1 161 34.4 29.2-40.1
More than 200% 2,617 35 1.3 0.9- 1.9 756 28.3 26.3-30.4 968 37.6 35.4-39.9 858 32.8 30.6-35.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 902 22 2.3 1.3- 4.2 284 32.5 28.8-36.4 355 37.4 33.5-41.4 241 27.8 24.2-31.6
HOUSING
Own 3,449 48 1.6 1.1- 2.3 945 26.3 24.6-28.2 1,317 38.3 36.3-40.4 1,139 33.8 31.8-35.8
Rent 1,327 24 1.7 1.0- 2.7 387 31.7 28.7-34.9 441 31.4 28.5-34.5 475 35.2 32.2-38.4
Other arrangement 358 *** *** *** 141 45.4 39.0-51.9 99 24.4 19.5-30.1 112 28.1 22.7-34.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,540 29 1.8 1.1- 2.7 494 31.9 29.3-34.7 568 36.7 33.9-39.7 449 29.6 26.9-32.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,411 24 2.0 1.2- 3.5 421 30.2 27.4-33.2 508 35.1 32.2-38.2 458 32.6 29.7-35.6
Rural 2,209 25 1.2 0.7- 1.9 568 25.6 23.4-28.0 792 35.2 32.7-37.8 824 38.0 35.4-40.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,458 17 1.1 0.6- 2.0 377 26.1 23.3-29.2 487 33.3 30.3-36.5 577 39.4 36.3-42.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,599 24 1.5 0.9- 2.5 406 25.8 23.2-28.5 615 37.1 34.2-40.0 554 35.6 32.7-38.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,103 37 1.9 1.3- 2.9 700 33.0 30.7-35.5 766 35.9 33.4-38.4 600 29.2 26.9-31.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,603 31 2.3 1.4- 3.7 552 35.3 32.5-38.1 566 33.4 30.7-36.2 454 29.0 26.4-31.8
2nd Quartile 1,367 21 1.2 0.7- 2.0 387 27.3 24.6-30.2 529 38.9 35.9-42.1 430 32.6 29.6-35.7
3rd Quartile 1,442 19 1.7 1.0- 2.8 382 27.0 24.2-29.9 522 36.1 33.1-39.2 519 35.3 32.3-38.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 748 *** *** *** 162 22.4 18.5-26.9 251 30.8 26.5-35.5 328 45.8 40.9-50.8

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

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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