2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 613 *** *** *** 194 33.8 29.5-38.5 219 35.5 31.1-40.2 190 29.4 25.5-33.7
Region 3 570 11 2.3 1.1- 5.0 147 25.9 21.8-30.3 226 37.1 32.6-41.8 186 34.7 30.1-39.7
Region 4 807 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7 221 26.4 23.1-30.0 324 38.3 34.5-42.2 243 33.2 29.4-37.3
Region 5 618 *** *** *** 176 28.9 24.9-33.2 219 34.8 30.5-39.4 216 34.3 30.1-38.9
Region 6 598 *** *** *** 161 26.7 22.6-31.2 207 33.0 28.7-37.7 223 38.9 34.3-43.8
Region 7 667 *** *** *** 229 33.0 29.0-37.3 220 34.7 30.5-39.2 210 31.3 27.3-35.6
Region 8 807 *** *** *** 223 30.2 26.2-34.6 293 34.4 30.2-38.8 281 34.5 30.3-38.9
Region 9 & 10 480 *** *** *** 132 28.0 23.3-33.2 160 32.8 28.0-38.0 182 37.4 32.4-42.6
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,876 22 1.2 0.7- 2.1 512 28.2 25.6-30.9 640 33.3 30.6-36.2 702 37.2 34.4-40.1
Piedmont 2,500 43 1.8 1.2- 2.6 732 28.9 26.9-31.1 940 36.4 34.2-38.7 785 32.8 30.6-35.1
Western NC 784 13 1.5 0.8- 2.7 239 32.4 28.5-36.6 288 36.0 32.0-40.2 244 30.1 26.4-34.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 520 *** *** *** 170 34.9 30.1-40.0 180 32.9 28.4-37.7 160 30.7 26.4-35.5
Northwest 835 18 3.0 1.6- 5.4 218 26.1 22.6-29.9 331 37.8 33.9-41.9 268 33.1 29.3-37.2
Charlotte 646 12 1.3 0.6- 2.4 176 27.2 23.5-31.2 262 38.7 34.5-43.1 196 32.8 28.6-37.3
Greensboro 455 *** *** *** 125 28.0 23.4-33.1 170 35.4 30.4-40.6 154 34.4 29.3-39.8
Southern Regional 820 *** *** *** 213 27.3 23.5-31.4 270 29.8 26.0-33.8 328 41.4 37.1-45.9
Southeast 400 *** *** *** 126 33.4 27.8-39.5 152 35.2 29.7-41.1 118 30.8 25.3-36.8
Wake 799 *** *** *** 271 33.0 29.4-36.9 270 35.2 31.3-39.3 248 30.7 27.1-34.6
Area L & Eastern 685 *** *** *** 184 27.1 23.1-31.6 233 34.0 29.8-38.5 259 37.4 33.1-42.0
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 613 *** *** *** 194 34.0 29.5-38.7 219 35.6 31.1-40.3 190 29.3 25.3-33.6
Region 2 839 15 2.0 1.1- 3.8 215 25.5 22.1-29.3 325 36.8 33.0-40.8 284 35.6 31.7-39.7
Region 3 818 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7 223 26.6 23.3-30.1 328 38.6 34.9-42.5 248 32.7 29.0-36.6
Region 4 974 11 1.3 0.7- 2.7 330 33.0 29.7-36.6 324 34.0 30.6-37.7 309 31.6 28.3-35.1
Region 5 1,243 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2 344 29.8 26.7-33.1 438 32.7 29.6-36.0 447 36.3 33.0-39.8
Region 6 673 *** *** *** 177 26.3 22.4-30.7 234 35.3 30.9-39.9 253 36.8 32.6-41.3

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

^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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