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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 406 9 2.0 1.0- 4.1 153 34.3 29.4-39.5 154 39.6 34.3-45.1 90 24.1 19.6-29.3
GENDER
Male 157 2 1.2 0.3- 5.6 41 24.1 17.8-31.8 73 45.4 37.1-53.9 41 29.3 21.8-38.0
Female 249 7 2.8 1.3- 6.1 112 44.3 37.6-51.2 81 33.8 27.5-40.8 49 19.0 14.4-24.7
RACE
White 347 8 2.2 1.0- 4.7 134 35.5 30.2-41.2 133 40.0 34.4-45.9 72 22.4 17.6-27.9
Other 56 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 19 29.9 18.6-44.3 19 35.5 22.4-51.3 17 33.2 20.6-48.8
AGE
18-44 168 5 3.1 1.2- 7.5 66 38.5 30.8-46.8 56 30.8 23.9-38.8 41 27.6 20.4-36.2
45+ 238 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 87 30.9 25.0-37.4 98 46.7 39.6-54.0 49 21.2 15.9-27.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 191 9 4.3 2.1- 8.7 73 35.7 28.5-43.6 62 32.3 25.2-40.2 47 27.7 20.9-35.7
Some College + 215 0 0.0 . - . 80 33.0 26.7-40.1 92 46.0 38.7-53.5 43 20.9 15.3-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 203 7 3.6 1.6- 8.0 81 37.0 29.8-44.8 74 36.7 29.4-44.7 41 22.6 16.3-30.6
$50,000+ 113 0 0.0 . - . 39 30.6 22.6-40.1 47 42.6 33.2-52.5 27 26.8 18.8-36.6

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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 =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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