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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 16,417 284 1.8 1.5- 2.1 5,701 35.5 34.5-36.6 5,926 36.7 35.7-37.8 4,506 25.9 25.1-26.9
-Alamance County 434 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8 151 35.9 30.3-41.9 146 32.4 26.7-38.7 130 30.3 24.9-36.2
GENDER
Male 144 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 47 29.8 21.1-40.3 64 42.6 32.0-53.9 32 27.1 18.2-38.3
Female 290 6 2.2 0.7- 6.4 104 40.7 34.1-47.6 82 24.3 19.1-30.4 98 32.8 26.9-39.4
RACE
White 333 7 2.0 0.8- 5.3 126 38.1 31.8-44.9 114 30.8 25.3-36.9 86 29.0 22.8-36.1
Other 99 0 0.0 . - . 24 30.3 19.9-43.3 31 35.9 22.9-51.3 44 33.7 23.5-45.8
AGE
18-44 161 2 1.5 0.3- 7.1 57 37.6 28.8-47.4 46 27.7 19.2-38.2 56 33.2 24.8-42.8
45+ 272 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 94 33.9 27.9-40.6 99 37.7 31.1-44.8 74 27.0 21.2-33.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 207 3 1.9 0.4- 7.7 66 32.7 24.9-41.7 69 34.7 25.6-45.1 69 30.6 23.4-39.0
Some College + 224 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 85 39.2 31.5-47.5 75 29.7 23.2-37.2 60 30.0 22.5-38.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 252 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4 78 33.3 26.1-41.3 86 32.7 25.2-41.3 84 33.1 26.1-41.0
$50,000+ 111 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 44 39.3 28.7-51.0 39 29.9 21.2-40.3 26 29.7 19.3-42.6

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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