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
-MALES 2,445 628 26.6 24.5-28.9 1,817 73.4 71.1-75.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,598 421 27.0 24.5-29.6 1,177 73.0 70.4-75.5
Non-Hispanic Black 404 97 25.3 20.2-31.2 307 74.7 68.8-79.8
Other 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 551 223 41.7 37.0-46.6 328 58.3 53.4-63.0
35-44 339 73 19.8 15.3-25.2 266 80.2 74.8-84.7
45-54 405 84 19.3 15.2-24.2 321 80.7 75.8-84.8
55-64 442 78 16.8 12.9-21.4 364 83.2 78.6-87.1
65-74 434 101 21.9 17.6-26.9 333 78.1 73.1-82.4
75+ 249 61 25.8 19.5-33.3 188 74.2 66.7-80.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 55 25.8 19.1-33.8 161 74.2 66.2-80.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 675 171 27.3 23.4-31.6 504 72.7 68.4-76.6
Some Post-H.S. 648 160 24.7 21.0-28.9 488 75.3 71.1-79.0
College Graduate 901 241 28.5 25.1-32.0 660 71.5 68.0-74.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 312 92 32.3 26.1-39.3 220 67.7 60.7-73.9
$25,000- 34,999 208 46 22.4 15.8-30.7 162 77.6 69.3-84.2
$35,000- 49,999 270 64 21.3 16.4-27.2 206 78.7 72.8-83.6
$50,000- 74,999 348 81 21.7 17.2-26.8 267 78.3 73.2-82.8
$75,000+ 798 196 25.1 21.7-28.8 602 74.9 71.2-78.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 665 167 25.8 21.8-30.2 498 74.2 69.8-78.2
No 1,748 455 27.1 24.6-29.7 1,293 72.9 70.3-75.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 629 128 18.8 15.3-22.8 501 81.2 77.2-84.7
Non-Veteran 1,813 500 28.9 26.5-31.6 1,313 71.1 68.4-73.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 779 230 30.6 26.9-34.5 549 69.4 65.5-73.1
Regional City or Suburban County 646 160 26.2 22.2-30.6 486 73.8 69.4-77.8
Rural 1,020 238 23.3 20.2-26.7 782 76.7 73.3-79.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,448 366 25.2 22.6-27.9 1,082 74.8 72.1-77.4
Unemployed 143 42 30.3 21.8-40.3 101 69.7 59.7-78.2
Retired 597 136 22.1 18.3-26.5 461 77.9 73.5-81.7
Unable to Work 164 37 22.6 15.3-32.1 127 77.4 67.9-84.7
Other not in Labor Force 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 191 59 38.5 29.5-48.3 132 61.5 51.7-70.5
101% to 150% 245 60 25.0 18.5-32.9 185 75.0 67.1-81.5
151% to 200% 197 57 28.3 21.2-36.6 140 71.7 63.4-78.8
More than 200% 1,358 326 23.7 21.2-26.5 1,032 76.3 73.5-78.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 676 159 23.7 19.8-28.1 517 76.3 71.9-80.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 746 165 22.3 18.9-26.1 581 77.7 73.9-81.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,023 304 31.2 27.9-34.7 719 68.8 65.3-72.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 766 231 33.3 29.4-37.5 535 66.7 62.5-70.6
2nd Quartile 646 167 25.4 21.7-29.5 479 74.6 70.5-78.3
3rd Quartile 681 153 22.2 18.7-26.2 528 77.8 73.8-81.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 352 77 22.3 16.9-28.8 275 77.7 71.2-83.1

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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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