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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,381 1,120 32.9 31.0-34.8 2,261 67.1 65.2-69.0
GENDER
Male 1,598 421 27.0 24.5-29.6 1,177 73.0 70.4-75.5
Female 1,783 699 38.8 36.0-41.6 1,084 61.2 58.4-64.0
AGE
18-34 609 267 44.5 40.1-48.9 342 55.5 51.1-59.9
35-44 387 128 32.5 27.3-38.2 259 67.5 61.8-72.7
45-54 517 143 25.9 22.0-30.3 374 74.1 69.7-78.0
55-64 655 170 24.6 20.8-28.8 485 75.4 71.2-79.2
65-74 692 201 27.4 23.6-31.6 491 72.6 68.4-76.4
75+ 494 197 37.1 31.8-42.7 297 62.9 57.3-68.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 190 49 23.7 17.5-31.3 141 76.3 68.7-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 808 247 32.3 28.5-36.4 561 67.7 63.6-71.5
Some Post-H.S. 972 301 31.3 27.9-34.8 671 68.7 65.2-72.1
College Graduate 1,407 522 37.5 34.7-40.5 885 62.5 59.5-65.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 58 36.7 28.0-46.3 123 63.3 53.7-72.0
$15,000- 24,999 377 117 31.8 26.0-38.2 260 68.2 61.8-74.0
$25,000- 34,999 254 81 29.0 22.7-36.2 173 71.0 63.8-77.3
$35,000- 49,999 398 132 30.7 25.7-36.1 266 69.3 63.9-74.3
$50,000- 74,999 473 139 27.4 23.1-32.2 334 72.6 67.8-76.9
$75,000+ 1,141 379 33.2 30.0-36.5 762 66.8 63.5-70.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,009 306 30.1 26.7-33.8 703 69.9 66.2-73.3
No 2,343 805 33.9 31.7-36.3 1,538 66.1 63.7-68.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 485 107 23.5 19.1-28.6 378 76.5 71.4-80.9
Non-Veteran 2,894 1,013 34.3 32.3-36.4 1,881 65.7 63.6-67.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 924 359 37.9 34.4-41.6 565 62.1 58.4-65.6
Regional City or Suburban County 966 325 33.5 30.0-37.2 641 66.5 62.8-70.0
Rural 1,491 436 28.5 25.8-31.4 1,055 71.5 68.6-74.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,747 550 30.6 28.2-33.2 1,197 69.4 66.8-71.8
Unemployed 169 61 38.3 30.2-47.2 108 61.7 52.8-69.8
Retired 1,039 338 31.1 27.7-34.7 701 68.9 65.3-72.3
Unable to Work 215 55 25.2 18.4-33.5 160 74.8 66.5-81.6
Other not in Labor Force 199 110 56.5 48.3-64.3 89 43.5 35.7-51.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 223 69 33.5 26.1-41.8 154 66.5 58.2-73.9
101% to 150% 293 95 31.1 25.0-37.9 198 68.9 62.1-75.0
151% to 200% 299 92 32.0 25.6-39.1 207 68.0 60.9-74.4
More than 200% 1,943 633 31.5 29.1-34.0 1,310 68.5 66.0-70.9
HOUSING
Own 2,511 791 30.4 28.2-32.6 1,720 69.6 67.4-71.8
Rent 652 235 36.8 32.6-41.2 417 63.2 58.8-67.4
Other arrangement 202 87 49.8 41.5-58.1 115 50.2 41.9-58.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 820 246 28.0 24.5-31.8 574 72.0 68.2-75.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,115 323 28.8 25.6-32.1 792 71.2 67.9-74.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,446 551 38.1 35.2-41.1 895 61.9 58.9-64.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,209 463 39.7 36.4-43.1 746 60.3 56.9-63.6
2nd Quartile 907 285 29.9 26.6-33.5 622 70.1 66.5-73.4
3rd Quartile 907 281 30.1 26.6-33.8 626 69.9 66.2-73.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 358 91 24.1 19.0-30.2 267 75.9 69.8-81.0

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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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