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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 14,883 262 2.0 1.7- 2.5 5,052 35.1 33.9-36.2 5,349 36.2 35.1-37.4 4,220 26.6 25.7-27.6
-Buncombe County 344 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6 139 41.6 35.0-48.5 131 35.3 29.5-41.7 68 21.3 15.7-28.2
GENDER
Male 127 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 46 39.0 28.9-50.2 58 41.6 31.8-52.0 22 18.9 11.4-29.8
Female 217 5 2.9 1.0- 8.3 93 44.0 35.8-52.5 73 29.6 23.1-37.0 46 23.5 16.1-33.0
RACE
White 308 6 2.0 0.8- 5.2 127 40.9 34.1-48.1 122 38.2 31.8-45.1 53 18.9 13.2-26.3
Other 33 0 0.0 . - . 11 47.7 27.5-68.7 9 16.3 7.6-31.7 13 36.0 18.8-57.7
AGE
18-44 101 3 2.5 0.7- 8.9 49 50.3 38.7-62.0 27 23.2 15.5-33.1 22 24.0 14.6-36.9
45+ 243 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 90 33.4 27.2-40.3 104 46.7 39.7-53.8 46 18.8 13.9-25.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 124 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 46 37.8 26.7-50.4 44 29.7 21.1-40.0 33 32.0 21.1-45.3
Some College + 219 5 2.5 0.9- 7.0 93 43.9 36.1-52.1 87 38.8 31.4-46.7 34 14.8 9.6-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 191 5 2.9 1.0- 7.9 83 45.8 36.5-55.4 57 24.7 18.3-32.4 46 26.7 18.6-36.7
$50,000+ 105 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 34 33.1 23.5-44.2 56 56.1 45.2-66.5 14 10.4 5.9-17.7

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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=B MI 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.


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