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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Derived Variables and 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 14,228 243 1.4 1.2- 1.6 5,108 35.5 34.5-36.5 5,194 37.9 36.9-39.0 3,683 25.2 24.3-26.1
-Buncombe County 353 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8 147 39.2 33.8-45.0 128 36.6 31.1-42.4 72 23.0 18.3-28.5
GENDER
Male 139 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 49 32.1 24.5-40.8 65 47.7 38.9-56.7 24 19.6 13.2-28.1
Female 214 5 1.8 0.7- 4.7 98 46.2 38.9-53.7 63 25.7 20.1-32.3 48 26.3 19.9-33.8
RACE
White 317 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7 137 41.2 35.3-47.3 113 36.3 30.5-42.4 62 21.5 16.8-27.2
Other 34 1 2.7 0.4-17.2 9 22.4 11.2-39.7 14 37.7 22.2-56.2 10 37.2 21.1-56.8
AGE
18-44 129 0 0.0 . - . 58 45.0 35.8-54.4 44 34.0 25.6-43.6 27 21.0 14.4-29.7
45+ 224 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7 89 35.5 28.9-42.6 84 38.2 31.4-45.6 45 24.3 18.2-31.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 122 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 46 35.3 26.7-45.1 46 36.9 28.0-46.7 28 26.6 18.5-36.6
Some College + 231 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 101 41.3 34.5-48.5 82 36.4 29.7-43.7 44 21.0 15.6-27.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 79 35.9 28.9-43.4 75 35.3 28.4-42.8 51 27.9 21.4-35.5
$50,000+ 87 2 1.0 0.2- 4.6 43 47.2 36.1-58.5 28 33.4 23.6-44.8 14 18.4 10.7-29.9

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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 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 (MAHEC): 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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