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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 1,783 41 2.1 1.4- 3.0 658 36.7 34.0-39.5 573 31.0 28.4-33.6 511 30.2 27.6-33.0
Non-Hispanic Black 554 *** *** *** 99 19.0 15.2-23.6 161 29.5 24.9-34.6 288 50.7 45.3-56.0
Other 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 473 12 2.8 1.6- 5.0 191 41.3 36.4-46.5 127 25.8 21.6-30.5 143 30.0 25.5-35.1
35-44 367 *** *** *** 112 31.4 25.9-37.5 107 28.1 23.1-33.8 144 39.3 33.4-45.5
45-54 425 *** *** *** 109 25.7 21.2-30.8 132 31.5 26.4-37.1 176 41.0 35.6-46.7
55-64 501 *** *** *** 145 29.3 24.6-34.5 154 31.7 26.8-37.0 196 38.2 33.0-43.7
65-74 537 15 2.8 1.6- 5.0 150 27.2 22.8-32.2 191 36.0 31.0-41.2 181 34.0 29.1-39.3
75+ 384 12 2.6 1.1- 6.2 156 37.3 31.0-44.0 127 37.3 30.6-44.5 89 22.8 17.3-29.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 *** *** *** 43 20.5 14.7-27.8 83 39.0 30.8-47.8 85 39.0 31.1-47.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 645 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8 181 31.1 26.7-36.0 203 28.7 24.7-33.1 242 37.3 32.7-42.2
Some Post-H.S. 800 *** *** *** 244 32.0 28.2-36.0 237 29.8 26.1-33.7 310 37.4 33.4-41.6
College Graduate 1,053 24 2.9 1.8- 4.6 408 39.8 36.3-43.3 324 30.5 27.3-33.9 297 26.8 23.7-30.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 249 *** *** *** 64 28.2 21.4-36.3 68 25.1 18.7-32.7 112 44.8 36.8-53.1
$15,000- 24,999 395 *** *** *** 98 25.7 20.4-31.9 122 29.9 24.5-35.8 168 42.6 36.4-49.0
$25,000- 34,999 235 *** *** *** 76 31.6 24.6-39.5 68 30.2 23.0-38.5 88 36.7 29.3-44.9
$35,000- 49,999 345 *** *** *** 107 30.2 24.6-36.4 102 29.9 24.3-36.2 132 39.4 33.1-46.0
$50,000- 74,999 307 *** *** *** 99 30.8 25.1-37.2 95 29.3 23.6-35.7 106 38.0 31.2-45.4
$75,000+ 678 16 2.7 1.6- 4.7 247 36.9 32.7-41.4 213 31.7 27.7-36.0 202 28.6 24.7-32.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 845 23 2.2 1.3- 3.6 236 28.6 24.9-32.6 232 27.2 23.4-31.3 354 42.0 37.8-46.4
No 1,854 34 1.9 1.3- 2.9 634 34.6 32.0-37.4 613 32.2 29.7-34.9 573 31.2 28.6-33.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,625 55 1.9 1.4- 2.6 845 32.7 30.6-35.0 821 30.8 28.6-33.0 904 34.6 32.3-36.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 761 22 2.5 1.5- 4.0 271 34.6 30.7-38.6 226 31.0 27.2-35.1 242 31.9 28.1-36.1
Regional City or Suburban County 765 15 1.6 0.9- 3.0 270 36.6 32.5-40.9 232 29.1 25.3-33.1 248 32.7 28.7-37.0
Rural 1,189 20 1.9 1.1- 3.2 335 28.5 25.2-31.9 389 31.8 28.5-35.3 445 37.9 34.3-41.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,265 21 1.7 1.1- 2.8 401 31.4 28.4-34.5 415 33.0 30.0-36.3 428 33.9 30.7-37.1
Unemployed 173 *** *** *** 53 34.6 26.6-43.6 41 21.4 15.3-29.1 75 42.1 33.8-51.0
Retired 819 15 1.9 0.9- 3.8 264 31.6 27.7-35.9 284 34.9 30.7-39.4 256 31.5 27.4-35.9
Unable to Work 220 12 4.2 2.1- 8.3 48 23.3 16.6-31.7 51 24.8 18.2-32.9 109 47.7 39.3-56.2
Other not in Labor Force 229 *** *** *** 105 47.4 39.7-55.2 53 21.5 16.0-28.4 66 28.9 22.0-36.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 18.8 11.7-28.9 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 273 *** *** *** 60 22.3 16.5-29.3 80 28.7 22.4-36.1 126 46.2 38.8-53.7
101% to 150% 305 *** *** *** 82 26.1 20.3-32.8 92 28.7 22.9-35.4 128 44.1 37.1-51.4
151% to 200% 269 *** *** *** 85 33.5 26.6-41.1 79 27.9 21.6-35.2 101 37.2 30.2-44.8
More than 200% 1,259 27 2.2 1.4- 3.4 438 34.5 31.4-37.8 393 32.0 28.9-35.2 401 31.4 28.2-34.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 782 11 1.5 0.7- 3.0 224 29.6 25.6-33.9 225 28.4 24.5-32.5 322 40.6 36.3-45.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 853 17 1.9 1.0- 3.5 248 30.3 26.5-34.3 296 32.6 28.9-36.6 292 35.2 31.3-39.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,080 29 2.3 1.5- 3.6 404 36.5 33.2-40.0 326 30.4 27.1-33.8 321 30.8 27.5-34.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 837 24 2.5 1.6- 4.0 328 39.4 35.5-43.5 245 28.0 24.6-31.8 240 30.0 26.3-34.0
2nd Quartile 721 16 1.6 0.9- 2.9 225 30.0 26.2-34.1 252 35.1 31.0-39.4 228 33.3 29.2-37.7
3rd Quartile 761 11 2.0 1.0- 3.9 237 32.9 28.9-37.3 226 29.5 25.6-33.7 287 35.6 31.6-39.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 396 *** *** *** 86 22.6 17.2-29.2 124 27.1 21.9-33.0 180 48.4 41.6-55.2

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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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