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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 439 7 1.4 0.6- 3.4 148 37.1 31.2-43.3 159 32.6 27.7-38.1 125 28.9 23.9-34.4
GENDER
Male 158 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 45 35.2 26.0-45.7 62 31.7 24.3-40.3 49 31.5 23.6-40.7
Female 281 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5 103 38.9 32.2-46.0 97 33.6 27.4-40.4 76 26.2 20.6-32.6
RACE
White 277 4 1.2 0.3- 4.2 94 38.5 31.0-46.7 115 38.1 31.4-45.3 64 22.2 16.8-28.8
Other 159 3 1.8 0.6- 5.9 54 35.6 26.7-45.5 42 22.9 16.3-31.2 60 39.7 30.8-49.3
AGE
18-44 199 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 85 45.4 36.8-54.3 60 27.9 21.3-35.7 53 26.2 19.5-34.1
45+ 237 6 2.7 1.0- 7.1 63 25.8 19.9-32.7 96 38.2 31.5-45.5 72 33.3 26.4-40.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 159 2 1.0 0.2- 4.4 61 47.4 36.9-58.2 54 29.6 21.7-39.0 42 22.0 15.4-30.4
Some College + 279 5 1.7 0.6- 4.8 86 30.6 24.4-37.5 105 34.6 28.5-41.3 83 33.1 26.7-40.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 250 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 82 38.0 29.8-46.9 90 32.0 25.3-39.5 75 29.2 22.4-37.1
$50,000+ 147 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 49 32.0 24.0-41.1 56 36.2 28.0-45.2 41 30.9 23.2-39.9

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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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