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%)
TOTAL 5,160 1,561 30.7 29.2-32.3 3,599 69.3 67.7-70.8
GENDER
Male 2,445 628 26.6 24.5-28.9 1,817 73.4 71.1-75.5
Female 2,715 933 34.9 32.7-37.2 1,782 65.1 62.8-67.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,381 1,120 32.9 31.0-34.8 2,261 67.1 65.2-69.0
Non-Hispanic Black 958 202 22.5 19.2-26.1 756 77.5 73.9-80.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 413 104 28.1 22.9-33.9 309 71.9 66.1-77.1
AGE
18-34 1,024 426 42.8 39.4-46.4 598 57.2 53.6-60.6
35-44 706 189 26.1 22.4-30.2 517 73.9 69.8-77.6
45-54 830 201 23.3 20.1-26.8 629 76.7 73.2-79.9
55-64 943 229 23.3 20.2-26.8 714 76.7 73.2-79.8
65-74 971 266 26.1 22.9-29.6 705 73.9 70.4-77.1
75+ 633 229 34.1 29.5-39.1 404 65.9 60.9-70.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 432 103 24.0 19.4-29.4 329 76.0 70.6-80.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,320 371 30.2 27.2-33.4 949 69.8 66.6-72.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,448 413 29.1 26.3-32.0 1,035 70.9 68.0-73.7
College Graduate 1,954 673 35.9 33.4-38.4 1,281 64.1 61.6-66.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,510 426 28.4 25.6-31.4 1,084 71.6 68.6-74.4
No 3,602 1,123 31.7 29.9-33.6 2,479 68.3 66.4-70.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 719 161 21.9 18.3-25.9 558 78.1 74.1-81.7
Non-Veteran 4,438 1,400 32.1 30.4-33.8 3,038 67.9 66.2-69.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,713 788 28.7 26.7-30.8 1,925 71.3 69.2-73.3
Unemployed 316 99 33.6 27.5-40.2 217 66.4 59.8-72.5
Retired 1,416 415 28.5 25.6-31.5 1,001 71.5 68.5-74.4
Unable to Work 384 97 25.1 19.8-31.3 287 74.9 68.7-80.2
Other not in Labor Force 304 151 53.2 46.4-59.9 153 46.8 40.1-53.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 362 112 37.1 30.5-44.3 250 62.9 55.7-69.5
$15,000- 24,999 707 197 29.7 25.5-34.4 510 70.3 65.6-74.5
$25,000- 34,999 443 125 27.6 22.6-33.3 318 72.4 66.7-77.4
$35,000- 49,999 615 175 26.1 22.3-30.4 440 73.9 69.6-77.7
$50,000-74,999 655 187 26.6 22.9-30.7 468 73.4 69.3-77.1
$75,000+ 1,476 459 31.6 28.8-34.5 1,017 68.4 65.5-71.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 902 306 34.9 31.1-38.8 596 65.1 61.2-68.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 140 41 35.7 26.3-46.3 99 64.3 53.7-73.7
50% to 100% 464 126 31.4 26.0-37.4 338 68.6 62.6-74.0
101% to 150% 550 145 26.1 21.7-31.2 405 73.9 68.8-78.3
151% to 200% 466 146 32.0 27.0-37.5 320 68.0 62.5-73.0
More than 200% 2,617 791 29.6 27.6-31.7 1,826 70.4 68.3-72.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 902 306 34.9 31.1-38.8 596 65.1 61.2-68.9
HOUSING
Own 3,449 993 27.9 26.1-29.8 2,456 72.1 70.2-73.9
Rent 1,327 411 33.3 30.3-36.5 916 66.7 63.5-69.7
Other arrangement 358 147 47.5 41.1-54.0 211 52.5 46.0-58.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,540 523 33.7 31.0-36.5 1,017 66.3 63.5-69.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,411 445 32.3 29.4-35.3 966 67.7 64.7-70.6
Rural 2,209 593 26.8 24.5-29.2 1,616 73.2 70.8-75.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,458 394 27.3 24.4-30.3 1,064 72.7 69.7-75.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,599 430 27.3 24.7-30.1 1,169 72.7 69.9-75.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,103 737 35.0 32.6-37.4 1,366 65.0 62.6-67.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,603 583 37.6 34.8-40.5 1,020 62.4 59.5-65.2
2nd Quartile 1,367 408 28.5 25.7-31.4 959 71.5 68.6-74.3
3rd Quartile 1,442 401 28.6 25.8-31.6 1,041 71.4 68.4-74.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 748 169 23.4 19.3-27.9 579 76.6 72.1-80.7

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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.

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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