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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 426 10 2.0 1.0- 4.1 144 34.9 29.3-40.9 164 38.6 33.1-44.5 108 24.5 20.0-29.5
GENDER
Male 169 4 2.6 0.9- 7.1 36 27.5 19.4-37.3 82 44.0 35.4-53.1 47 25.9 19.1-34.1
Female 257 6 1.5 0.6- 3.8 108 41.4 34.0-49.2 82 33.9 26.8-41.8 61 23.2 17.7-29.7
RACE
White 381 10 2.3 1.1- 4.7 132 36.4 30.3-42.9 145 36.4 30.6-42.5 94 24.9 20.1-30.5
Other 44 0 0.0 . - . 11 24.9 13.1-42.1 19 53.6 36.8-69.6 14 21.6 11.9-35.8
AGE
18-44 151 2 1.4 0.3- 5.8 51 37.2 28.3-47.0 58 40.2 31.3-49.8 40 21.2 15.1-28.8
45+ 272 8 2.7 1.3- 5.8 92 31.7 25.8-38.3 104 36.9 30.8-43.5 68 28.6 22.7-35.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 219 4 1.8 0.6- 5.7 68 29.7 22.8-37.7 91 43.1 35.2-51.5 56 25.4 19.2-32.8
Some College + 207 6 2.3 0.9- 5.3 76 40.6 32.2-49.6 73 33.7 26.3-41.9 52 23.4 17.5-30.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 258 9 3.3 1.6- 6.9 89 33.0 26.1-40.8 91 36.7 29.7-44.3 69 27.0 21.0-33.8
$50,000+ 103 0 0.0 . - . 37 40.6 29.9-52.3 40 38.3 28.0-49.8 26 21.1 14.0-30.4

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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: 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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