2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 2,500 775 30.7 28.6-32.9 1,725 69.3 67.1-71.4
GENDER
Male 1,201 313 26.8 24.0-29.9 888 73.2 70.1-76.0
Female 1,299 462 34.6 31.7-37.7 837 65.4 62.3-68.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,642 560 33.1 30.5-35.8 1,082 66.9 64.2-69.5
Non-Hispanic Black 492 102 22.6 18.4-27.5 390 77.4 72.5-81.6
Other 366 113 33.2 27.5-39.4 253 66.8 60.6-72.5
AGE
18-34 551 242 44.4 39.8-49.1 309 55.6 50.9-60.2
35-44 355 94 24.4 19.7-29.8 261 75.6 70.2-80.3
45-54 445 108 23.5 19.3-28.2 337 76.5 71.8-80.7
55-64 428 97 21.6 17.5-26.3 331 78.4 73.7-82.5
65-74 408 113 25.9 21.3-31.1 295 74.1 68.9-78.7
75+ 282 110 35.2 28.5-42.6 172 64.8 57.4-71.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 192 44 20.6 14.3-28.7 148 79.4 71.3-85.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 559 158 30.5 26.1-35.2 401 69.5 64.8-73.9
Some Post-H.S. 656 196 28.8 25.0-32.9 460 71.2 67.1-75.0
College Graduate 1,091 376 35.8 32.7-39.1 715 64.2 60.9-67.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 636 186 26.7 22.8-31.0 450 73.3 69.0-77.2
No 1,835 582 32.2 29.8-34.8 1,253 67.8 65.2-70.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 276 52 19.2 14.0-25.8 224 80.8 74.2-86.0
Non-Veteran 2,221 723 32.2 29.9-34.5 1,498 67.8 65.5-70.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,392 395 27.9 25.3-30.7 997 72.1 69.3-74.7
Unemployed 164 57 37.0 28.6-46.3 107 63.0 53.7-71.4
Retired 615 200 30.0 25.8-34.6 415 70.0 65.4-74.2
Unable to Work 153 34 19.4 12.9-28.1 119 80.6 71.9-87.1
Other not in Labor Force 160 84 54.9 46.0-63.5 76 45.1 36.5-54.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 52 36.2 27.0-46.6 99 63.8 53.4-73.0
$15,000- 24,999 309 77 24.3 19.0-30.6 232 75.7 69.4-81.0
$25,000- 34,999 193 52 28.4 21.2-36.9 141 71.6 63.1-78.8
$35,000- 49,999 265 73 24.8 19.4-31.1 192 75.2 68.9-80.6
$50,000- 74,999 308 96 28.0 22.9-33.9 212 72.0 66.1-77.1
$75,000+ 827 269 33.0 29.4-36.7 558 67.0 63.3-70.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 200 47 25.3 18.3-33.9 153 74.7 66.1-81.7
101% to 150% 235 52 22.6 16.6-30.1 183 77.4 69.9-83.4
151% to 200% 206 71 33.8 26.5-41.8 135 66.2 58.2-73.5
More than 200% 1,344 425 30.8 28.0-33.6 919 69.2 66.4-72.0
HOUSING
Own 1,596 471 27.9 25.4-30.5 1,125 72.1 69.5-74.6
Rent 711 217 31.8 27.9-35.9 494 68.2 64.1-72.1
Other arrangement 178 83 50.3 41.5-59.0 95 49.7 41.0-58.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,366 457 33.2 30.3-36.1 909 66.8 63.9-69.7
Regional City or Suburban County 617 191 32.2 28.0-36.7 426 67.8 63.3-72.0
Rural 517 127 21.4 17.5-26.0 390 78.6 74.0-82.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,043 268 25.1 22.1-28.5 775 74.9 71.5-77.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,363 483 34.9 32.0-37.8 880 65.1 62.2-68.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 811 309 37.9 34.1-41.8 502 62.1 58.2-65.9
2nd Quartile 990 279 27.0 23.9-30.3 711 73.0 69.7-76.1
3rd Quartile 627 172 28.7 24.5-33.3 455 71.3 66.7-75.5
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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