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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 813 13 2.2 1.1- 4.6 304 35.1 31.0-39.4 312 42.3 38.0-46.8 184 20.4 17.3-23.9
GENDER
Male 324 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 93 28.2 22.1-35.1 166 52.0 45.1-58.9 64 19.6 14.9-25.3
Female 489 12 4.4 2.0- 9.3 211 42.8 37.7-48.1 146 31.4 26.6-36.7 120 21.4 17.7-25.5
RACE
White 613 12 2.8 1.3- 6.1 240 37.0 32.6-41.7 237 41.1 36.4-45.9 124 19.1 15.7-23.0
Other 192 1 0.9 0.1- 5.8 63 31.0 22.4-41.1 70 44.5 35.0-54.5 58 23.6 17.2-31.5
AGE
18-44 393 8 2.9 1.2- 6.9 158 37.5 31.7-43.8 147 42.1 36.0-48.5 80 17.4 13.5-22.2
45+ 418 5 1.2 0.4- 3.0 146 31.2 26.6-36.3 163 42.4 37.1-47.9 104 25.2 20.7-30.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 199 6 4.5 1.4-13.4 64 31.8 22.9-42.2 74 42.3 32.8-52.3 55 21.5 15.4-29.1
Some College + 612 7 1.3 0.6- 3.0 239 36.4 32.0-40.9 238 42.4 37.7-47.2 128 19.9 16.4-23.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 327 5 1.3 0.4- 3.8 125 38.2 30.8-46.0 103 36.4 29.3-44.2 94 24.1 18.7-30.5
$50,000+ 384 5 1.6 0.6- 4.0 143 32.8 27.7-38.3 165 47.0 41.2-53.0 71 18.6 14.5-23.5

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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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