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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,445 21 1.2 0.7- 2.2 607 25.4 23.4-27.6 1,021 40.6 38.2-43.0 796 32.7 30.5-35.1
Female 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,518 65 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,299 29.0 27.4-30.7 1,639 35.9 34.2-37.7 1,515 33.6 31.9-35.3
No 627 *** *** *** 180 29.7 25.5-34.3 224 34.4 30.0-39.1 210 33.3 28.8-38.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 78 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,483 *** *** *** 1,483 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 1,868 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,868 100 . - . *** *** ***
Obese 1,731 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,731 100 . - .
Current Smoker
Yes 799 *** *** *** 271 33.0 29.2-37.1 272 34.7 30.8-38.9 239 30.2 26.2-34.4
No 4,292 60 1.5 1.1- 2.1 1,190 28.3 26.6-30.0 1,574 35.9 34.1-37.7 1,468 34.3 32.6-36.1
History of CVD**
Yes 595 *** *** *** 139 21.7 18.0-26.0 209 35.4 30.6-40.5 241 42.1 37.2-47.3
No 4,524 71 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,329 29.9 28.3-31.6 1,645 35.6 33.9-37.4 1,479 32.7 31.0-34.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 636 *** *** *** 213 33.6 29.4-38.0 228 36.8 32.5-41.3 192 29.3 25.3-33.6
No 4,280 71 1.8 1.4- 2.5 1,208 28.5 26.9-30.2 1,551 35.4 33.7-37.3 1,450 34.2 32.4-36.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 287 *** *** *** 115 39.9 33.4-46.8 92 33.8 27.5-40.8 77 25.7 20.1-32.3
No 4,620 71 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,301 28.6 27.0-30.2 1,688 35.8 34.1-37.6 1,560 33.9 32.2-35.6
COPD
Yes 400 *** *** *** 96 23.8 19.0-29.4 137 30.6 25.3-36.5 154 41.5 35.2-48.0
No 4,745 64 1.4 1.0- 1.9 1,381 29.5 27.9-31.1 1,728 36.1 34.5-37.9 1,572 32.9 31.3-34.6
Current Asthma
Yes 433 *** *** *** 86 21.6 17.3-26.6 138 30.2 25.2-35.7 203 46.7 41.0-52.5
No 4,705 72 1.6 1.2- 2.2 1,391 29.8 28.2-31.4 1,722 36.1 34.4-37.8 1,520 32.4 30.8-34.1
Diabetes
Yes 709 *** *** *** 105 14.3 11.4-17.9 217 29.1 25.1-33.5 383 55.3 50.6-59.9
No 4,443 74 1.7 1.3- 2.3 1,377 31.3 29.7-33.0 1,647 36.6 34.9-38.4 1,345 30.4 28.7-32.1
Functional Disability
Yes 1,510 30 1.8 1.1- 3.0 396 26.6 23.8-29.5 480 30.7 27.8-33.8 604 40.9 37.7-44.2
No 3,602 47 1.5 1.1- 2.2 1,076 30.2 28.4-32.1 1,366 37.3 35.3-39.2 1,113 31.0 29.2-32.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,630 29 1.7 1.0- 2.8 361 19.9 17.7-22.3 540 33.2 30.3-36.2 700 45.2 42.1-48.3
No 3,528 49 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,121 32.6 30.7-34.5 1,328 36.7 34.7-38.6 1,030 29.2 27.4-31.1

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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.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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