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%)
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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,381 53 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,067 31.3 29.4-33.2 1,266 36.8 34.8-38.7 995 30.4 28.5-32.3
GENDER
Male 1,598 *** *** *** 409 25.9 23.5-28.5 693 42.5 39.7-45.4 484 30.5 27.9-33.3
Female 1,783 41 2.1 1.4- 3.0 658 36.7 34.0-39.5 573 31.0 28.4-33.6 511 30.2 27.6-33.0
AGE
18-34 609 13 2.3 1.3- 4.1 254 42.2 37.8-46.6 198 31.7 27.8-36.0 144 23.8 20.1-27.9
35-44 387 *** *** *** 126 32.1 26.9-37.8 132 35.5 30.1-41.3 127 32.0 26.9-37.6
45-54 517 *** *** *** 136 24.8 20.9-29.2 193 37.1 32.5-42.1 181 36.9 32.1-42.1
55-64 655 *** *** *** 164 23.2 19.6-27.3 261 40.2 35.8-44.8 224 35.2 30.9-39.8
65-74 692 *** *** *** 188 25.6 21.9-29.8 268 37.8 33.4-42.3 223 34.8 30.4-39.5
75+ 494 *** *** *** 185 35.1 29.9-40.7 203 41.9 36.3-47.8 94 21.0 16.4-26.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 190 *** *** *** 45 21.5 15.7-28.7 67 35.0 27.2-43.7 74 41.3 33.0-50.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 808 17 2.3 1.3- 4.0 230 30.1 26.3-34.1 299 36.1 32.3-40.1 262 31.6 27.9-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 972 *** *** *** 292 30.6 27.2-34.1 344 34.9 31.5-38.4 327 33.9 30.5-37.5
College Graduate 1,407 23 1.8 1.1- 2.8 499 35.8 32.9-38.7 555 39.9 36.9-42.9 330 22.6 20.2-25.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 *** *** *** 55 33.7 25.4-43.1 51 25.6 18.5-34.2 72 37.8 29.4-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 377 *** *** *** 112 30.6 24.9-37.0 124 28.4 23.3-34.1 136 39.8 33.5-46.4
$25,000- 34,999 254 *** *** *** 78 27.7 21.5-34.8 90 38.3 31.0-46.1 83 32.7 25.9-40.3
$35,000- 49,999 398 *** *** *** 126 29.9 25.0-35.4 151 40.1 34.5-46.0 115 29.2 24.0-35.0
$50,000- 74,999 473 *** *** *** 133 26.5 22.2-31.3 174 36.0 31.0-41.3 160 36.6 31.5-42.1
$75,000+ 1,141 17 1.7 1.0- 2.8 362 31.5 28.4-34.8 458 40.7 37.4-44.1 304 26.1 23.3-29.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,009 *** *** *** 287 28.1 24.8-31.6 334 30.4 27.0-34.0 369 39.5 35.7-43.4
No 2,343 33 1.3 0.9- 2.0 772 32.6 30.4-34.9 919 39.1 36.8-41.5 619 26.9 24.8-29.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 485 *** *** *** 103 21.5 17.4-26.2 238 46.9 41.5-52.3 140 29.6 24.9-34.8
Non-Veteran 2,894 49 1.5 1.1- 2.1 964 32.8 30.8-34.9 1,027 35.2 33.1-37.3 854 30.5 28.5-32.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 924 18 1.7 1.0- 3.0 341 36.2 32.7-39.8 352 37.4 33.9-41.2 213 24.7 21.5-28.2
Regional City or Suburban County 966 *** *** *** 309 31.8 28.3-35.4 361 36.7 33.1-40.3 280 29.8 26.4-33.4
Rural 1,491 19 1.3 0.7- 2.2 417 27.2 24.5-30.1 553 36.3 33.3-39.4 502 35.2 32.1-38.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,747 18 0.9 0.6- 1.6 532 29.7 27.2-32.2 681 39.8 37.1-42.5 516 29.6 27.2-32.2
Unemployed 169 *** *** *** 57 36.5 28.5-45.4 50 27.3 20.6-35.3 58 34.4 26.7-42.9
Retired 1,039 *** *** *** 321 29.5 26.2-33.1 415 38.2 34.5-42.0 286 30.7 27.1-34.6
Unable to Work 215 *** *** *** 47 21.0 14.8-28.8 67 31.5 24.3-39.7 93 43.2 34.9-51.9
Other not in Labor Force 199 *** *** *** 104 53.0 44.9-61.0 49 22.1 16.4-29.0 40 21.4 15.1-29.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 223 *** *** *** 65 30.6 23.5-38.7 71 27.3 20.8-35.0 83 39.2 31.4-47.5
101% to 150% 293 *** *** *** 93 30.4 24.4-37.2 95 31.3 25.3-38.1 103 37.6 30.9-44.8
151% to 200% 299 *** *** *** 88 30.7 24.4-37.8 108 36.4 30.0-43.4 99 31.6 25.4-38.6
More than 200% 1,943 29 1.4 0.9- 2.1 604 30.1 27.8-32.6 756 39.7 37.1-42.3 554 28.8 26.5-31.3
HOUSING
Own 2,511 39 1.6 1.1- 2.3 752 28.8 26.7-31.0 985 38.7 36.4-41.0 735 31.0 28.8-33.2
Rent 652 *** *** *** 225 35.4 31.2-39.8 217 32.5 28.4-36.8 200 30.7 26.6-35.1
Other arrangement 202 *** *** *** 83 47.7 39.4-56.0 58 24.9 18.7-32.3 57 25.3 18.6-33.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 820 *** *** *** 236 26.8 23.3-30.6 287 36.0 32.1-40.2 287 36.0 32.0-40.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,115 18 1.5 0.8- 2.6 305 27.3 24.2-30.6 446 38.6 35.2-42.1 346 32.7 29.3-36.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,446 25 1.8 1.1- 2.9 526 36.3 33.5-39.3 533 35.7 32.8-38.6 362 26.2 23.6-29.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,209 21 1.8 1.0- 3.3 442 37.9 34.6-41.2 426 32.8 29.8-36.0 320 27.5 24.5-30.7
2nd Quartile 907 17 1.5 0.9- 2.6 268 28.4 25.1-32.0 368 40.1 36.4-44.0 254 29.9 26.4-33.7
3rd Quartile 907 *** *** *** 269 28.5 25.1-32.2 346 38.9 35.1-42.8 280 31.0 27.5-34.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 358 *** *** *** 88 23.5 18.4-29.6 126 33.0 27.1-39.5 141 42.9 36.3-49.7

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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.

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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