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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 368 6 1.6 0.6- 3.9 119 35.0 28.8-41.7 135 35.3 29.4-41.7 108 28.1 22.9-34.0
GENDER
Male 131 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 33 29.1 20.1-40.2 55 36.5 27.6-46.4 42 33.2 24.5-43.3
Female 237 5 2.0 0.8- 4.9 86 40.2 32.2-48.7 80 34.3 26.6-42.9 66 23.6 18.0-30.3
RACE
White 316 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2 108 37.3 30.4-44.6 118 36.0 29.4-43.0 85 25.5 20.2-31.7
Other 52 1 3.1 0.4-18.7 11 24.8 12.9-42.3 17 32.5 19.7-48.5 23 39.7 25.3-56.0
AGE
18-44 121 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8 51 44.4 34.0-55.2 34 28.7 20.0-39.4 34 25.2 17.5-34.9
45+ 247 4 1.5 0.5- 4.1 68 24.8 19.4-31.2 101 42.4 35.5-49.6 74 31.2 25.0-38.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 164 3 2.0 0.5- 7.5 56 37.1 27.5-47.9 56 35.6 26.1-46.4 49 25.2 18.2-33.8
Some College + 203 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 63 33.3 25.6-42.0 79 35.1 28.0-43.0 58 30.3 23.2-38.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 3 1.5 0.4- 5.0 53 32.6 24.1-42.5 68 38.1 29.5-47.5 57 27.8 20.6-36.3
$50,000+ 136 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 44 34.0 24.9-44.4 51 32.4 24.4-41.6 39 32.7 24.1-42.6

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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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