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Data for Percentage of Adults Who Are Neither Overweight nor Obese North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2010

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2009 34.6% 33.1% 36.2%
North Carolina 2010 34.7% 33.2% 36.2%
North Carolina 2011 34.9%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 38.1%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 38.1%

Data Notes

BMI is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m*m). BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight indicates BMI is less than 18.5, Recommended Range indicates BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight indicates BMI is 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese indicates BMI is 30.0 or greater. This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

Other Views


Overweight and obese estimates are based on self-reported height and weight, which are used to generate Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older reporting that they are neither overweight nor obese
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012

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