2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,201 *** *** *** 302 25.3 22.5-28.3 534 42.7 39.4-46.1 354 30.5 27.4-33.7
Female 1,299 32 2.0 1.3- 3.0 430 32.6 29.7-35.7 406 30.2 27.3-33.2 431 35.2 32.1-38.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,642 29 1.6 1.0- 2.6 531 31.5 29.0-34.1 636 37.5 34.9-40.3 446 29.3 26.7-32.1
Non-Hispanic Black 492 *** *** *** 97 21.6 17.5-26.5 165 31.7 27.0-36.9 225 45.6 40.3-51.0
Other 366 *** *** *** 104 29.1 23.8-35.0 139 39.4 33.2-46.0 114 27.3 22.3-33.0
AGE
18-34 551 *** *** *** 229 41.2 36.7-45.9 172 31.3 27.1-35.9 137 24.3 20.4-28.6
35-44 355 *** *** *** 91 23.8 19.1-29.2 138 37.5 31.8-43.6 123 38.1 32.1-44.4
45-54 445 *** *** *** 102 22.3 18.2-27.0 172 37.6 32.5-42.9 165 38.9 33.7-44.5
55-64 428 *** *** *** 93 20.1 16.3-24.6 180 41.4 36.2-46.9 151 37.0 31.8-42.5
65-74 408 *** *** *** 104 23.9 19.5-29.0 152 36.8 31.4-42.6 143 37.3 31.7-43.2
75+ 282 *** *** *** 102 33.8 27.2-41.2 112 39.2 32.2-46.8 60 25.5 19.1-33.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 192 *** *** *** 39 17.5 11.8-25.0 74 38.4 30.0-47.5 74 41.0 32.3-50.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 559 *** *** *** 142 27.3 23.1-31.9 200 33.7 29.3-38.3 201 35.9 31.3-40.7
Some Post-H.S. 656 *** *** *** 191 28.4 24.6-32.5 235 35.4 31.3-39.7 225 35.8 31.7-40.2
College Graduate 1,091 17 1.8 1.0- 3.0 359 34.0 30.9-37.3 430 38.8 35.6-42.1 285 25.4 22.6-28.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 636 *** *** *** 169 24.3 20.5-28.4 199 30.9 26.6-35.5 251 42.4 37.6-47.4
No 1,835 25 1.5 0.9- 2.5 557 30.7 28.3-33.2 727 37.9 35.3-40.5 526 29.9 27.4-32.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 276 *** *** *** 50 17.6 12.7-23.8 138 46.2 39.2-53.3 86 34.6 28.1-41.8
Non-Veteran 2,221 41 1.8 1.2- 2.6 682 30.4 28.2-32.6 800 35.2 32.9-37.6 698 32.6 30.3-35.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,392 *** *** *** 380 26.8 24.3-29.6 559 40.1 37.2-43.2 438 31.9 29.1-34.9
Unemployed 164 *** *** *** 53 34.1 25.9-43.2 52 28.0 20.5-37.0 55 34.9 26.1-44.9
Retired 615 *** *** *** 188 28.7 24.6-33.2 231 35.4 30.9-40.2 184 34.6 29.9-39.6
Unable to Work 153 *** *** *** 27 14.6 9.2-22.2 48 33.1 24.8-42.6 71 47.5 37.9-57.3
Other not in Labor Force 160 *** *** *** 79 50.6 41.8-59.4 43 22.6 16.4-30.4 33 22.4 15.4-31.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** 44 28.7 20.6-38.4 47 24.7 17.4-33.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 309 *** *** *** 72 23.1 17.8-29.4 104 30.9 25.1-37.3 128 44.8 38.0-51.8
$25,000- 34,999 193 *** *** *** 51 27.6 20.5-36.0 79 39.5 31.6-48.0 62 32.1 24.6-40.6
$35,000- 49,999 265 *** *** *** 71 24.6 19.2-30.8 90 36.0 29.3-43.3 102 39.2 32.4-46.5
$50,000- 74,999 308 *** *** *** 91 27.0 21.9-32.8 105 35.7 29.5-42.3 107 36.3 30.1-43.1
$75,000+ 827 *** *** *** 257 31.3 27.8-35.0 341 39.6 35.8-43.5 217 27.5 24.1-31.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 200 *** *** *** 40 20.5 14.4-28.4 75 33.9 26.2-42.6 78 40.8 32.1-50.1
101% to 150% 235 *** *** *** 50 22.0 16.0-29.4 82 32.4 25.6-40.0 101 44.9 37.3-52.8
151% to 200% 206 *** *** *** 68 32.3 25.2-40.3 68 31.2 24.2-39.2 67 35.0 27.4-43.5
More than 200% 1,344 19 1.3 0.8- 2.2 406 29.4 26.8-32.3 519 38.5 35.5-41.6 400 30.7 27.9-33.7
HOUSING
Own 1,596 24 1.7 1.0- 2.7 447 26.2 23.8-28.8 639 39.1 36.3-42.0 486 33.0 30.2-35.9
Rent 711 *** *** *** 204 30.2 26.4-34.3 248 33.3 29.4-37.4 246 34.9 30.9-39.2
Other arrangement 178 *** *** *** 77 46.8 38.2-55.6 45 23.3 17.0-31.1 50 26.5 19.3-35.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,366 27 1.8 1.2- 2.8 430 31.3 28.6-34.3 499 36.6 33.6-39.7 410 30.2 27.4-33.2
Regional City or Suburban County 617 *** *** *** 178 29.4 25.4-33.7 239 35.5 31.3-39.9 187 32.3 28.1-36.9
Rural 517 *** *** *** 124 21.3 17.3-25.8 202 37.4 32.3-42.8 188 41.1 35.6-46.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,043 *** *** *** 252 23.9 20.9-27.1 411 37.6 34.1-41.2 364 37.3 33.6-41.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,363 27 2.3 1.4- 3.6 456 32.6 29.8-35.5 493 35.7 32.8-38.7 387 29.4 26.7-32.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 811 17 3.0 1.7- 5.2 292 34.9 31.3-38.8 269 32.2 28.6-36.0 233 29.9 26.4-33.8
2nd Quartile 990 17 1.3 0.7- 2.2 262 25.7 22.7-29.0 403 39.7 36.2-43.4 308 33.3 29.7-37.0
3rd Quartile 627 *** *** *** 163 27.4 23.3-31.9 237 36.2 31.8-41.0 218 35.1 30.6-39.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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