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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 396 8 3.1 1.3- 7.0 132 34.3 28.2-40.9 150 37.8 31.8-44.1 106 24.9 20.2-30.3
GENDER
Male 157 2 1.4 0.3- 7.2 39 29.9 20.7-41.0 71 43.3 33.9-53.2 45 25.4 18.4-34.0
Female 239 6 4.9 1.8-12.5 93 39.3 32.2-46.9 79 31.5 24.9-38.9 61 24.3 18.6-31.1
RACE
White 338 6 2.4 0.8- 6.9 118 35.2 28.8-42.2 126 37.5 31.2-44.3 88 24.8 19.8-30.7
Other 55 2 6.4 1.6-22.7 14 30.6 15.5-51.5 21 36.9 21.9-54.9 18 26.1 14.6-42.1
AGE
18-44 152 3 2.8 0.7-10.5 60 41.6 31.7-52.2 52 36.0 26.8-46.3 37 19.6 13.6-27.4
45+ 243 5 3.3 1.2- 9.0 71 25.8 20.4-32.0 98 39.9 33.2-47.0 69 31.0 24.5-38.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 173 4 4.1 1.2-12.9 55 32.2 23.0-43.2 64 38.6 29.5-48.6 50 25.0 18.2-33.3
Some College + 223 4 2.2 0.7- 6.9 77 35.8 28.2-44.3 86 37.1 29.5-45.4 56 24.8 18.6-32.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 189 3 2.0 0.5- 6.9 55 29.8 22.1-38.9 70 38.5 30.0-47.9 61 29.7 22.7-37.8
$50,000+ 142 3 3.1 0.9-10.1 55 40.3 30.9-50.5 49 30.3 22.7-39.1 35 26.3 18.8-35.4

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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: 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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