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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 364 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 128 34.7 29.2-40.7 138 38.4 32.7-44.4 94 26.0 20.9-31.8
GENDER
Male 154 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 44 29.9 22.2-38.9 60 37.7 29.5-46.7 48 31.2 23.4-40.3
Female 210 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 84 40.4 33.0-48.4 78 39.2 31.7-47.2 46 19.8 14.4-26.5
RACE
White 306 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 109 34.8 28.8-41.3 117 38.6 32.4-45.1 77 25.6 20.2-32.0
Other 56 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 18 34.0 21.1-49.9 21 38.4 24.8-54.1 16 26.8 15.4-42.4
AGE
18-44 158 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 65 38.3 30.1-47.3 57 37.1 29.0-46.1 35 24.3 17.2-33.0
45+ 204 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2 62 30.0 23.5-37.4 80 39.9 32.5-47.7 59 28.4 21.8-36.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 153 2 1.4 0.3- 6.5 58 37.1 28.4-46.6 48 27.4 20.1-36.2 45 34.2 25.2-44.4
Some College + 210 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6 70 33.2 26.2-41.1 90 46.2 38.4-54.1 48 19.9 14.7-26.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 174 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5 58 36.5 28.0-46.0 69 34.5 26.7-43.2 46 28.0 20.1-37.5
$50,000+ 144 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 49 31.0 23.4-39.7 54 42.5 33.7-51.9 40 26.0 19.0-34.4

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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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