2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 784 252 33.9 29.9-38.1 532 66.1 61.9-70.1
GENDER
Male 351 94 28.6 23.2-34.6 257 71.4 65.4-76.8
Female 433 158 39.1 33.4-45.2 275 60.9 54.8-66.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 667 218 33.7 29.4-38.2 449 66.3 61.8-70.6
Non-Hispanic Black 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 147 64 44.8 36.1-53.9 83 55.2 46.1-63.9
35-44 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 107 28 24.8 16.7-35.2 79 75.2 64.8-83.3
55-64 141 40 30.2 21.3-41.0 101 69.8 59.0-78.7
65-74 173 56 30.4 22.8-39.3 117 69.6 60.7-77.2
75+ 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 211 54 30.6 22.8-39.5 157 69.4 60.5-77.2
Some Post-H.S. 229 77 34.6 27.7-42.1 152 65.4 57.9-72.3
College Graduate 266 101 38.9 32.5-45.6 165 61.1 54.4-67.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 267 79 31.9 25.4-39.3 188 68.1 60.7-74.6
No 512 172 34.9 29.9-40.2 340 65.1 59.8-70.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 22 20.7 13.1-31.2 72 79.3 68.8-86.9
Non-Veteran 690 230 35.6 31.2-40.3 460 64.4 59.7-68.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 386 126 33.1 27.6-39.1 260 66.9 60.9-72.4
Unemployed 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 244 72 30.2 23.5-37.7 172 69.8 62.3-76.5
Unable to Work 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 116 35 29.3 20.8-39.4 81 70.7 60.6-79.2
$50,000- 74,999 104 34 29.9 21.0-40.6 70 70.1 59.4-79.0
$75,000+ 171 53 30.8 23.4-39.4 118 69.2 60.6-76.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 373 115 28.6 23.7-34.1 258 71.4 65.9-76.3
HOUSING
Own 563 174 31.5 26.9-36.5 389 68.5 63.5-73.1
Rent 171 60 38.5 30.0-47.7 111 61.5 52.3-70.0
Other arrangement 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 244 85 37.6 30.5-45.2 159 62.4 54.8-69.5
Rural 540 167 32.4 27.7-37.6 373 67.6 62.4-72.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 161 50 29.4 21.9-38.2 111 70.6 61.8-78.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 84 33.6 26.8-41.1 200 66.4 58.9-73.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 339 118 36.6 30.6-43.0 221 63.4 57.0-69.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 434 157 37.9 32.5-43.6 277 62.1 56.4-67.5
2nd Quartile 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 209 45 21.2 15.2-28.8 164 78.8 71.2-84.8

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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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