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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 452 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8 143 32.2 26.6-38.3 166 37.1 31.6-42.9 136 29.3 24.4-34.7
GENDER
Male 161 0 0.0 . - . 46 29.6 20.6-40.5 71 44.4 34.9-54.4 44 26.0 18.8-34.9
Female 291 7 2.8 1.1- 7.2 97 34.6 28.5-41.4 95 30.3 24.7-36.5 92 32.3 26.3-38.9
RACE
White 377 6 1.6 0.6- 4.7 123 32.0 26.4-38.2 144 37.7 31.8-43.9 104 28.6 23.3-34.6
Other 74 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 20 33.2 18.7-51.7 22 35.3 22.0-51.4 31 30.8 19.7-44.8
AGE
18-44 142 2 1.8 0.4- 7.9 49 35.7 26.0-46.8 50 36.5 27.3-46.8 41 26.0 18.3-35.5
45+ 310 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9 94 29.1 23.7-35.1 116 37.6 31.6-44.0 95 32.2 26.5-38.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 250 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 82 34.3 26.6-43.0 89 34.7 27.5-42.7 77 30.4 23.6-38.2
Some College + 202 5 2.5 0.8- 7.8 61 29.7 22.2-38.4 77 40.0 31.9-48.7 59 27.8 21.2-35.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 298 7 2.3 0.9- 5.9 95 32.7 26.2-40.1 106 37.1 30.3-44.5 90 27.9 22.3-34.3
$50,000+ 95 0 0.0 . - . 28 26.5 18.3-36.8 40 44.3 33.6-55.5 27 29.2 20.1-40.4

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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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