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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 548 12 1.7 0.9- 3.4 243 42.5 37.8-47.3 189 37.9 33.2-42.8 104 17.9 14.6-21.8
GENDER
Male 222 0 0.0 . - . 77 34.1 27.6-41.3 106 49.3 42.0-56.7 39 16.5 11.9-22.5
Female 326 12 3.6 1.8- 7.0 166 51.5 45.3-57.6 83 25.6 20.5-31.4 65 19.4 15.1-24.6
RACE
White 408 9 1.3 0.6- 2.6 199 47.7 42.2-53.1 141 36.4 31.2-41.9 59 14.7 11.1-19.1
Other 135 3 2.8 0.8- 9.2 41 29.7 21.6-39.3 47 42.0 32.3-52.3 44 25.5 18.5-34.1
AGE
18-44 300 6 1.9 0.7- 4.8 152 49.7 43.3-56.2 90 32.5 26.6-39.0 52 15.9 11.9-20.9
45+ 246 6 1.5 0.6- 4.0 90 32.7 26.6-39.5 98 44.6 37.5-51.9 52 21.2 15.9-27.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 136 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 46 34.2 25.6-43.9 48 40.7 31.2-50.9 39 24.3 17.0-33.4
Some College + 412 9 2.0 0.9- 4.4 197 45.5 40.1-51.1 141 36.9 31.6-42.5 65 15.6 12.1-19.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 7 2.9 1.1- 7.5 85 43.2 35.2-51.6 55 29.5 22.4-37.7 49 24.4 18.0-32.2
$50,000+ 234 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 96 37.6 31.1-44.6 97 45.7 38.5-53.0 37 15.6 11.2-21.4

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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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