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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 361 5 0.9 0.3- 2.1 121 33.8 28.0-40.1 143 39.6 33.9-45.6 92 25.7 20.8-31.3
GENDER
Male 150 0 0.0 . - . 38 28.4 20.1-38.6 71 44.6 35.7-53.8 41 27.0 19.9-35.5
Female 211 5 1.9 0.8- 4.7 83 40.5 33.3-48.0 72 33.5 26.9-40.8 51 24.2 18.2-31.4
RACE
White 329 5 1.0 0.4- 2.4 111 32.7 26.8-39.3 134 42.0 35.9-48.4 79 24.3 19.4-30.1
Other 30 0 0.0 . - . 9 40.8 22.0-62.7 9 23.0 10.9-42.2 12 36.2 19.0-57.8
AGE
18-44 144 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 52 38.7 29.3-49.2 46 31.7 23.7-40.9 43 28.5 20.7-37.7
45+ 215 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 67 28.8 22.7-35.9 97 47.2 39.7-54.8 49 23.4 17.6-30.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 191 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 61 35.1 26.7-44.6 77 36.8 29.1-45.3 51 27.5 20.5-35.8
Some College + 169 3 1.3 0.4- 4.1 60 32.6 25.5-40.5 65 42.4 34.3-50.8 41 23.8 17.5-31.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 69 34.3 26.3-43.3 81 37.8 30.2-46.0 57 26.8 20.2-34.7
$50,000+ 75 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 27 34.0 23.5-46.3 31 43.4 31.7-55.8 16 21.7 13.2-33.5

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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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