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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 433 6 1.7 0.5- 5.4 175 38.3 32.8-44.2 152 36.5 31.0-42.3 100 23.5 19.0-28.7
GENDER
Male 158 0 0.0 . - . 45 27.9 19.9-37.6 72 45.4 36.4-54.8 41 26.7 19.4-35.4
Female 275 6 3.3 1.0-10.2 130 48.5 41.5-55.7 80 27.7 21.9-34.4 59 20.4 15.5-26.5
RACE
White 368 6 2.0 0.6- 6.5 155 40.6 34.5-47.0 129 34.6 29.0-40.7 78 22.7 17.9-28.5
Other 65 0 0.0 . - . 20 27.8 16.8-42.4 23 45.1 30.5-60.7 22 27.1 16.8-40.6
AGE
18-44 148 2 2.5 0.5-11.7 67 44.4 34.8-54.4 52 37.2 28.2-47.2 27 15.9 10.0-24.2
45+ 283 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 106 32.3 26.6-38.5 100 36.1 30.0-42.8 73 30.7 24.7-37.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 141 3 3.1 0.6-14.5 53 35.4 26.1-46.0 48 36.2 26.6-47.1 37 25.2 17.4-35.0
Some College + 292 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6 122 40.0 33.4-47.1 104 36.6 30.3-43.5 63 22.5 17.3-28.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 214 4 2.8 0.7-10.8 86 39.5 31.5-48.1 69 33.3 25.9-41.7 55 24.3 17.9-32.1
$50,000+ 157 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 66 38.7 30.4-47.6 58 36.8 28.8-45.6 32 24.3 17.2-33.1

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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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