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%)
TOTAL 5,160 1,561 30.7 29.2-32.3 3,599 69.3 67.7-70.8
GENDER
Male 2,445 628 26.6 24.5-28.9 1,817 73.4 71.1-75.5
Female 2,715 933 34.9 32.7-37.2 1,782 65.1 62.8-67.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,518 1,364 30.5 28.8-32.2 3,154 69.5 67.8-71.2
No 627 193 32.3 28.0-37.0 434 67.7 63.0-72.0
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 799 288 35.1 31.2-39.2 511 64.9 60.8-68.8
No 4,292 1,250 29.8 28.1-31.5 3,042 70.2 68.5-71.9
History of CVD**
Yes 595 145 22.5 18.7-26.8 450 77.5 73.2-81.3
No 4,524 1,400 31.7 30.0-33.4 3,124 68.3 66.6-70.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 636 216 33.9 29.8-38.4 420 66.1 61.6-70.2
No 4,280 1,279 30.3 28.7-32.1 3,001 69.7 67.9-71.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 287 118 40.5 34.0-47.4 169 59.5 52.6-66.0
No 4,620 1,372 30.3 28.7-31.9 3,248 69.7 68.1-71.3
COPD
Yes 400 109 27.9 22.6-33.9 291 72.1 66.1-77.4
No 4,745 1,445 30.9 29.3-32.6 3,300 69.1 67.4-70.7
Current Asthma
Yes 433 92 23.1 18.7-28.2 341 76.9 71.8-81.3
No 4,705 1,463 31.4 29.8-33.1 3,242 68.6 66.9-70.2
Diabetes
Yes 709 109 15.6 12.4-19.4 600 84.4 80.6-87.6
No 4,443 1,451 33.0 31.3-34.7 2,992 67.0 65.3-68.7
Functional Disability
Yes 1,510 426 28.4 25.6-31.4 1,084 71.6 68.6-74.4
No 3,602 1,123 31.7 29.9-33.6 2,479 68.3 66.4-70.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,630 390 21.6 19.3-24.1 1,240 78.4 75.9-80.7
No 3,528 1,170 34.2 32.3-36.1 2,358 65.8 63.9-67.7

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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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