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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 359 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5 130 36.0 30.0-42.4 136 37.0 31.2-43.2 84 25.3 20.1-31.2
GENDER
Male 142 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 39 30.3 21.5-40.8 64 40.9 31.8-50.6 38 28.2 20.2-37.9
Female 217 8 2.9 1.4- 6.2 91 42.0 34.5-49.8 72 32.9 26.1-40.6 46 22.1 16.4-29.2
RACE
White 321 8 1.8 0.8- 3.8 119 36.0 29.7-42.9 122 37.7 31.5-44.4 72 24.5 19.1-30.8
Other 38 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 11 35.9 20.2-55.3 14 30.8 17.8-47.8 12 31.7 17.5-50.3
AGE
18-44 136 6 3.2 1.4- 7.3 54 42.6 32.5-53.4 42 29.1 20.8-39.0 34 25.1 17.7-34.4
45+ 221 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 75 30.6 24.2-37.8 93 43.3 35.8-51.2 50 25.5 18.8-33.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 213 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 77 36.8 28.8-45.5 78 36.6 29.2-44.8 53 24.9 18.8-32.3
Some College + 146 4 1.9 0.7- 5.4 53 34.8 26.4-44.3 58 37.5 28.8-47.2 31 25.7 17.5-36.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 182 5 1.9 0.7- 4.7 63 35.8 27.0-45.8 62 32.5 24.8-41.4 52 29.8 22.4-38.3
$50,000+ 84 2 2.4 0.6- 9.3 34 37.8 26.6-50.4 32 36.1 25.2-48.6 16 23.7 13.6-38.0

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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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