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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 388 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9 144 34.6 29.1-40.6 138 37.0 31.2-43.2 100 27.2 22.0-33.0
GENDER
Male 159 0 0.0 . - . 42 25.2 18.1-34.0 72 43.6 34.8-52.9 45 31.1 23.2-40.3
Female 229 6 2.6 1.1- 6.1 102 45.6 38.0-53.4 66 29.2 22.5-37.0 55 22.6 17.1-29.2
RACE
White 333 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 127 34.9 29.0-41.3 127 39.4 33.2-46.1 74 24.6 19.3-30.9
Other 54 1 2.3 0.3-14.7 17 33.4 20.1-50.1 11 23.8 11.8-42.4 25 40.4 26.2-56.5
AGE
18-44 164 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2 64 38.2 29.8-47.4 53 35.0 26.7-44.3 45 25.8 18.7-34.4
45+ 224 4 1.5 0.5- 4.2 80 30.3 24.1-37.3 85 39.4 32.1-47.1 55 28.8 22.1-36.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 191 3 1.7 0.5- 5.2 63 31.7 24.0-40.4 70 35.5 27.6-44.2 55 31.2 23.6-39.9
Some College + 197 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4 81 37.5 29.9-45.9 68 38.5 30.4-47.3 45 23.2 16.8-31.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6 72 32.8 25.2-41.4 74 38.9 30.6-47.7 63 27.7 21.1-35.5
$50,000+ 122 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 44 31.4 22.9-41.4 47 39.0 29.5-49.5 29 28.4 19.5-39.3

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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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