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
-FEMALES 2,715 933 34.9 32.7-37.2 1,782 65.1 62.8-67.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,783 699 38.8 36.0-41.6 1,084 61.2 58.4-64.0
Non-Hispanic Black 554 105 19.8 15.9-24.4 449 80.2 75.6-84.1
Other 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 473 203 44.1 39.1-49.3 270 55.9 50.7-60.9
35-44 367 116 32.6 27.1-38.7 251 67.4 61.3-72.9
45-54 425 117 27.5 22.8-32.7 308 72.5 67.3-77.2
55-64 501 151 30.1 25.3-35.3 350 69.9 64.7-74.7
65-74 537 165 30.0 25.4-35.1 372 70.0 64.9-74.6
75+ 384 168 39.9 33.5-46.7 216 60.1 53.3-66.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 48 22.0 16.0-29.4 168 78.0 70.6-84.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 645 200 33.9 29.4-38.8 445 66.1 61.2-70.6
Some Post-H.S. 800 253 32.8 29.0-36.9 547 67.2 63.1-71.0
College Graduate 1,053 432 42.7 39.1-46.3 621 57.3 53.7-60.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 249 69 30.1 23.1-38.2 180 69.9 61.8-76.9
$15,000- 24,999 395 105 27.6 22.1-33.8 290 72.4 66.2-77.9
$25,000- 34,999 235 79 33.1 25.9-41.1 156 66.9 58.9-74.1
$35,000- 49,999 345 111 30.7 25.1-36.9 234 69.3 63.1-74.9
$50,000- 74,999 307 106 32.7 26.8-39.2 201 67.3 60.8-73.2
$75,000+ 678 263 39.7 35.3-44.2 415 60.3 55.8-64.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 845 259 30.8 27.0-34.9 586 69.2 65.1-73.0
No 1,854 668 36.6 33.9-39.3 1,186 63.4 60.7-66.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,625 900 34.6 32.4-36.9 1,725 65.4 63.1-67.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 761 293 37.0 33.1-41.1 468 63.0 58.9-66.9
Regional City or Suburban County 765 285 38.2 34.1-42.5 480 61.8 57.5-65.9
Rural 1,189 355 30.3 27.0-33.9 834 69.7 66.1-73.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,265 422 33.1 30.1-36.3 843 66.9 63.7-69.9
Unemployed 173 57 36.5 28.3-45.5 116 63.5 54.5-71.7
Retired 819 279 33.5 29.5-37.8 540 66.5 62.2-70.5
Unable to Work 220 60 27.5 20.4-36.0 160 72.5 64.0-79.6
Other not in Labor Force 229 110 49.6 41.8-57.4 119 50.4 42.6-58.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 273 67 25.1 19.0-32.3 206 74.9 67.7-81.0
101% to 150% 305 85 27.2 21.3-34.0 220 72.8 66.0-78.7
151% to 200% 269 89 35.0 28.0-42.6 180 65.0 57.4-72.0
More than 200% 1,259 465 36.7 33.5-40.0 794 63.3 60.0-66.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 782 235 31.0 27.0-35.4 547 69.0 64.6-73.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 853 265 32.2 28.3-36.3 588 67.8 63.7-71.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,080 433 38.9 35.5-42.4 647 61.1 57.6-64.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 837 352 42.0 38.0-46.0 485 58.0 54.0-62.0
2nd Quartile 721 241 31.6 27.7-35.7 480 68.4 64.3-72.3
3rd Quartile 761 248 34.9 30.7-39.3 513 65.1 60.7-69.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 396 92 24.6 18.9-31.2 304 75.4 68.8-81.1

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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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