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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Weight Control

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recomended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,893 185 1.8 1.4- 2.3 3,278 37.2 35.6-38.8 3,122 37.0 35.3-38.6 2,308 24.0 22.6-25.5
-Guilford County 423 5 2.1 0.6- 7.3 163 37.5 32.2-43.2 161 37.3 31.9-43.0 94 23.0 18.7-28.1
GENDER
Male 163 1 2.6 0.4-15.9 50 30.0 22.4-38.8 76 44.4 35.8-53.4 36 23.1 16.6-31.0
Female 260 4 1.7 0.5- 5.8 113 45.0 37.9-52.2 85 30.4 24.1-37.4 58 23.0 17.6-29.6
RACE
White 297 4 3.0 0.8-10.5 123 37.6 31.6-44.1 112 37.1 30.8-43.8 58 22.3 17.1-28.5
Other 125 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 40 37.7 27.5-49.1 48 37.2 27.5-48.2 36 24.8 17.4-34.1
AGE
18-44 165 4 4.1 1.1-14.6 75 42.6 34.0-51.8 52 33.1 25.0-42.4 34 20.1 14.0-28.1
45+ 256 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 86 32.3 26.1-39.2 109 41.5 34.7-48.6 60 25.9 20.2-32.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 144 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5 55 40.2 31.0-50.1 49 34.0 25.3-43.9 39 25.5 18.3-34.4
Some College + 277 4 3.2 0.8-11.4 108 36.6 30.2-43.5 110 38.2 31.7-45.2 55 22.0 16.7-28.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 4 4.5 1.2-15.7 68 37.0 28.9-45.8 76 37.3 29.4-46.0 42 21.2 15.4-28.5
$50,000+ 138 0 0.0 . - . 55 35.8 27.5-45.1 52 38.2 29.3-47.9 31 26.0 18.2-35.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 432 7 1.0 0.4- 2.0 191 45.7 40.1-51.5 144 33.7 28.6-39.2 90 19.6 15.8-24.1
Guilford 423 5 2.1 0.6- 7.3 163 37.5 32.2-43.2 161 37.3 31.9-43.0 94 23.0 18.7-28.1
Mecklenburg 421 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3 174 43.7 37.5-50.0 156 37.3 31.6-43.4 84 17.6 13.9-22.1
Orange 429 10 2.3 1.0- 5.0 221 52.3 44.5-60.0 121 28.3 22.0-35.5 77 17.2 11.3-25.2
Wake 420 12 2.3 1.3- 4.1 166 39.6 34.0-45.4 165 40.5 34.9-46.2 77 17.7 13.7-22.5
Chatham/Lee 366 10 3.1 1.4- 6.4 143 36.8 30.8-43.2 120 36.6 30.1-43.6 93 23.6 18.8-29.1
Nash/Wilson 351 5 1.4 0.5- 4.0 109 29.3 24.1-35.1 122 34.5 28.8-40.6 115 34.8 28.9-41.2
Craven/Pamlico 430 11 2.9 1.5- 5.6 151 36.3 30.9-42.0 152 36.3 31.0-42.1 116 24.5 20.0-29.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 401 10 2.7 1.3- 5.6 146 34.5 29.1-40.3 133 32.6 27.4-38.2 112 30.2 24.2-36.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 431 14 3.9 2.1- 6.9 186 42.6 35.9-49.5 146 35.5 28.9-42.6 85 18.1 14.3-22.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 459 14 3.2 1.7- 6.0 140 28.1 22.2-34.8 158 38.6 29.9-48.2 147 30.1 23.8-37.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 409 12 2.8 1.4- 5.5 144 37.8 26.7-50.3 149 37.1 27.0-48.4 104 22.3 16.7-29.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 448 6 1.6 0.7- 3.7 119 27.1 22.4-32.4 173 39.1 34.0-44.5 150 32.2 27.4-37.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 397 8 2.1 1.0- 4.5 121 33.4 27.6-39.8 139 34.7 28.7-41.2 129 29.8 24.7-35.4
Northeast NC I 438 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4 132 32.1 27.0-37.6 141 32.2 27.2-37.5 159 34.7 29.8-40.1
Northeast NC II 487 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4 155 31.1 26.3-36.3 169 36.2 31.1-41.7 156 30.9 26.2-36.0
Northeastern Partnership 925 13 1.5 0.7- 3.1 287 31.4 27.8-35.3 310 34.8 31.0-38.9 315 32.2 28.6-36.0
Mountain AHEC 1,241 33 2.4 1.5- 3.9 496 40.6 36.5-44.9 437 34.8 30.9-38.9 275 22.2 18.0-27.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,131 49 1.4 0.8- 2.5 1,002 34.5 31.6-37.5 1,112 37.2 34.4-40.2 968 26.8 24.4-29.4
Piedmont 3,800 82 1.9 1.4- 2.7 1,500 38.2 36.0-40.5 1,331 37.3 35.1-39.7 887 22.6 20.7-24.6
Western NC 1,962 54 2.3 1.6- 3.2 776 38.9 35.5-42.4 679 34.9 31.5-38.4 453 24.0 20.6-27.6

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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=B MI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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