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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 424 4 0.7 0.3- 1.8 170 39.5 34.3-44.9 152 36.6 31.6-42.0 98 23.2 19.0-28.0
GENDER
Male 160 0 0.0 . - . 52 32.9 25.3-41.5 72 44.6 36.3-53.2 36 22.5 16.2-30.3
Female 264 4 1.4 0.5- 3.6 118 45.8 39.2-52.5 80 28.9 23.3-35.2 62 23.9 18.6-30.1
RACE
White 313 4 1.0 0.4- 2.5 140 42.1 36.1-48.3 112 37.6 31.7-44.0 57 19.3 14.8-24.8
Other 109 0 0.0 . - . 30 33.2 23.5-44.6 39 33.5 24.4-44.0 40 33.3 24.2-43.9
AGE
18-44 160 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 68 44.7 36.3-53.5 54 33.0 25.5-41.6 36 21.3 15.1-29.2
45+ 263 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 102 35.9 29.7-42.7 98 39.2 32.6-46.2 61 24.4 18.9-30.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 0 0.0 . - . 49 32.9 24.9-42.0 65 43.9 35.2-52.9 38 23.2 16.7-31.4
Some College + 272 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 121 43.1 36.6-49.9 87 32.7 26.6-39.4 60 23.2 17.9-29.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 223 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6 78 35.5 28.6-43.0 85 38.3 31.3-45.8 58 25.6 19.7-32.5
$50,000+ 133 0 0.0 . - . 59 40.0 31.2-49.4 45 36.2 27.5-45.8 29 23.9 16.6-33.1

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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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