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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 420 11 2.5 1.2- 5.2 159 39.2 33.9-44.8 139 33.6 28.5-39.0 111 24.7 20.4-29.6
GENDER
Male 153 3 2.7 0.8- 8.9 47 35.5 27.3-44.7 66 40.3 32.1-49.2 37 21.5 15.3-29.3
Female 267 8 2.3 1.0- 5.1 112 42.7 36.2-49.4 73 27.2 21.6-33.7 74 27.8 22.1-34.2
RACE
White 352 10 3.0 1.4- 6.3 134 37.8 32.3-43.8 117 34.1 28.6-40.0 91 25.1 20.3-30.6
Other 66 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 24 45.7 32.0-60.0 21 29.8 18.8-43.8 20 23.9 14.8-36.2
AGE
18-44 161 3 2.1 0.6- 7.2 67 44.7 36.2-53.6 48 29.6 22.3-38.2 43 23.6 17.3-31.3
45+ 259 8 2.8 1.1- 7.0 92 35.0 28.6-42.0 91 36.6 30.0-43.7 68 25.6 20.0-32.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 229 7 3.1 1.2- 7.7 93 42.7 35.3-50.4 63 27.7 21.4-35.1 66 26.5 20.6-33.4
Some College + 191 4 1.7 0.5- 5.9 66 34.8 27.8-42.6 76 41.0 33.5-49.1 45 22.4 16.5-29.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 242 7 2.6 0.9- 6.8 95 41.9 34.8-49.4 79 32.5 26.0-39.8 61 23.0 17.6-29.4
$50,000+ 99 2 2.2 0.4-10.6 39 40.5 30.5-51.5 35 36.5 26.7-47.5 23 20.7 13.5-30.4

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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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