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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 601 10 1.5 0.8- 3.1 244 39.4 35.2-43.9 216 38.1 33.8-42.6 131 20.9 17.5-24.8
GENDER
Male 242 0 0.0 . - . 80 32.5 26.3-39.3 120 48.6 41.8-55.5 42 18.9 13.9-25.1
Female 359 10 3.1 1.5- 6.1 164 46.6 40.9-52.3 96 27.4 22.5-32.9 89 23.0 18.5-28.1
RACE
White 422 10 2.3 1.1- 4.5 185 41.0 35.9-46.2 153 38.9 33.8-44.2 74 17.9 14.0-22.5
Other 175 0 0.0 . - . 57 35.7 27.9-44.4 62 36.5 28.8-45.1 56 27.7 21.1-35.6
AGE
18-44 296 4 1.5 0.5- 4.3 147 47.6 41.4-53.9 88 32.3 26.6-38.5 57 18.7 14.1-24.2
45+ 304 6 1.6 0.7- 3.8 96 30.2 24.5-36.4 128 44.7 38.5-51.2 74 23.5 18.5-29.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 168 3 1.9 0.5- 7.1 63 36.9 28.9-45.8 53 31.2 23.7-39.8 49 29.9 22.5-38.6
Some College + 432 7 1.4 0.6- 2.9 180 40.4 35.5-45.6 163 41.2 36.1-46.4 82 17.0 13.5-21.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 244 5 2.1 0.7- 5.7 93 38.4 31.5-45.8 80 35.1 28.5-42.3 66 24.4 18.9-31.0
$50,000+ 241 4 1.6 0.6- 4.1 103 39.8 33.4-46.6 92 39.7 33.2-46.6 42 19.0 13.9-25.5

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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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