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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 430 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 160 35.5 30.5-40.7 151 36.5 31.4-41.9 117 27.3 22.6-32.5
GENDER
Male 157 0 0.0 . - . 50 30.3 22.9-38.8 70 44.0 35.4-52.9 37 25.8 18.4-34.9
Female 273 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5 110 40.0 33.8-46.5 81 30.1 24.4-36.5 80 28.5 23.1-34.7
RACE
White 265 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 113 42.0 35.5-48.8 84 32.3 26.4-38.9 67 25.0 19.5-31.5
Other 161 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 46 24.7 18.1-32.7 64 42.8 34.0-52.1 50 31.7 23.7-40.9
AGE
18-44 213 2 1.4 0.4- 5.7 92 40.7 33.5-48.3 66 32.9 25.9-40.7 53 25.0 18.8-32.5
45+ 217 0 0.0 . - . 68 29.8 23.4-37.1 85 40.5 33.3-48.1 64 29.7 23.1-37.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 168 0 0.0 . - . 58 35.1 27.3-43.8 60 35.4 27.3-44.4 50 29.5 22.0-38.3
Some College + 262 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 102 35.7 29.6-42.4 91 37.3 30.9-44.2 67 25.7 20.0-32.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 242 0 0.0 . - . 91 35.3 28.8-42.3 75 34.9 28.3-42.2 76 29.8 23.6-36.8
$50,000+ 106 0 0.0 . - . 46 41.8 32.1-52.2 37 35.6 26.3-46.1 23 22.6 15.1-32.6

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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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