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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Cumberland County

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 5,852 140 2.1 1.6- 2.7 2,415 39.1 37.2-41.0 2,014 35.9 34.1-37.9 1,283 22.9 21.2-24.6
Cumberland County 408 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 168 40.3 34.6-46.2 141 37.3 31.7-43.3 95 21.4 17.2-26.3
GENDER
Male 173 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 61 36.8 28.5-46.0 78 45.8 37.2-54.6 33 17.1 11.6-24.3
Female 235 3 1.8 0.5- 5.9 107 44.5 37.6-51.6 63 27.0 21.1-33.9 62 26.6 20.8-33.5
RACE
White 241 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 109 42.4 35.2-50.0 78 36.1 28.9-44.0 52 20.5 15.4-26.7
Other 155 2 1.2 0.3- 5.6 54 37.2 27.9-47.5 59 39.0 30.2-48.6 40 22.6 15.8-31.2
AGE
18-44 233 4 1.6 0.5- 4.4 103 43.8 36.1-51.8 86 39.9 32.4-47.9 40 14.7 10.3-20.6
45+ 173 0 0.0 . - . 65 34.6 27.3-42.7 54 32.3 25.0-40.5 54 33.1 25.6-41.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 170 2 1.2 0.2- 5.5 69 39.2 30.6-48.5 56 37.1 28.6-46.4 43 22.6 16.0-30.9
Some College + 237 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 99 41.2 33.7-49.1 84 37.4 30.1-45.2 52 20.5 15.5-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 255 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 112 43.6 36.4-51.1 81 34.7 27.7-42.3 59 20.7 15.5-27.0
$50,000+ 80 0 0.0 . - . 30 37.2 24.3-52.1 32 40.7 28.4-54.3 18 22.1 13.4-34.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 403 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3 190 46.1 40.6-51.7 130 33.2 28.1-38.7 76 19.2 15.3-23.9
Durham 380 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 159 40.2 33.9-46.8 135 38.5 31.6-46.0 82 20.7 16.1-26.1
Forsyth 432 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 174 41.5 36.0-47.1 150 35.4 30.4-40.8 97 21.6 17.3-26.6
Gaston 434 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9 157 35.3 30.3-40.5 154 36.8 31.7-42.1 114 26.5 22.1-31.5
Guilford 392 17 3.8 2.1- 6.8 166 40.6 35.2-46.2 124 35.0 29.6-40.9 85 20.6 16.4-25.5
Mecklenburg 407 8 2.0 0.9- 4.6 179 40.9 35.4-46.6 144 38.2 32.7-43.9 76 18.9 15.1-23.5
New Hanover 388 14 2.5 1.4- 4.3 175 42.9 36.5-49.5 129 37.7 30.7-45.3 70 16.9 13.0-21.7
Onslow 409 10 3.0 1.5- 5.9 168 39.0 32.5-45.9 138 39.7 32.3-47.6 93 18.3 14.3-23.0
Wake 400 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 170 43.3 37.7-49.0 139 34.8 29.6-40.5 80 19.2 15.2-24.0
Western NC 581 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 258 42.8 38.4-47.4 203 35.6 31.3-40.1 103 18.3 15.0-22.1
Piedmont NC 635 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 241 36.6 32.0-41.4 223 36.1 31.6-41.0 156 25.7 21.7-30.1
Eastern NC 583 13 2.0 1.0- 4.0 210 36.4 31.7-41.5 204 35.0 30.6-39.7 156 26.5 22.4-31.2

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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 calculating these measures. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.9.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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